WELCOME TO THE RCBA

We are an essential resource for attorneys
practicing in Richland County, South Carolina.

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Why I Belong

We've been talking to our members to find out why they enjoy and benefit from being a member of the Richland County Bar Association. See what they are saying!

ABOUT THE RCBA

The Richland County Bar Association is the largest voluntary Bar in South Carolina and was established to promote the common business and professional interests of lawyers practicing in Richland County, South Carolina. Over the years, our membership has grown to over 1,900 attorneys. Our Executive Committee meets monthly to make decisions about the direction of our Bar, and we hold various events all year long to foster strong relationship among our members. Learn more about how you can get involved!

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Celebrating Women's History Month Close to Home

In celebration of Women's History Month, the RCBA is recognizing outstanding women in our county bar throughout the month of March. Members were asked to share about a female member of the Richland County Bar (past or present) that has positively influenced and/or made a significant impact on their legal career.

Ashley Story shares about her mentor Regina Hollins Lewis

As I consider all the women who have made a lasting impact on my legal career, Regina Lewis will always make my short list. I first met Regina when she mediated a difficult case for me when I was a young attorney and since have enjoyed the pleasure of working with her often and calling her my friend.  She excels not only in the courtroom but resolves to mediate the most challenging cases – finding common ground between two oppositions that rivals anyone in our community.  Her leadership, however, knows no bounds; she owns – with her partner, Amy Gaffney – a successful practice that spans the bounds of our state while raising two beautiful and successful daughters.  Regina, thank you for your many contributions to our legal community and also to my practice.  I am forever thankful to rely upon you and enjoy working with you immensely.

Judge Amy McCulloch shares about her mentor & friend Kathryn Luck Campbell Hubbird

I would like to honor Kathryn Luck Campbell Hubbird. While she was only a year ahead of me in law school, she was my mentor in the Richland County Solicitor's Office and a friend. She showed me what it looked like to be a strong prosecutor, ready to take on any case. She asked the tough questions, she prepared and worked tirelessly, and was fearless in the courtroom.

Reece Williams shares about his former colleague Doris McAndrew

Doris McAndrew was fifty when she passed the bar and joined Tootie Williams and me in our firm. Although a U.C. Berkeley feminist who specialized in criminal defense, Doris was disarmingly diffident and motherly. A fan of Shakespeare, her usual plea was for mercy, "It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven." She made it appear unlikely that her clients were guilty and they usually walked.

RCBA MEMBERSHIP

The benefits of membership in the Richland County Bar Association are numerous. We host events regularly, provide networking and service opportunities, offer continuing legal education, and provide regular communication and updates on what's going on in Richland County's legal community. Joining our bar offers access to a wealth of people and resources that will enhance your experience practicing law in Richland Country.

LOOK UP MEMBERS

To find a lawyer, the South Carolina Bar Association has a comprehensive directory.

BECOME A MEMBER

Use our online registration form to become a member and pay for your membership online.

Diversity Committee Highlights Members of local Judiciary

During the month of February, the Education Sub-Committee showcased several Black members of our local judiciary and the history that has influenced them.  They were kind to share a little about who and what inspired their legal careers. We hope you will take a moment to listen to the wonderful insights from our Judges and see how Black history has shaped, and will continue to shape, our Richland County Bar.

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SUPREME COURT GROUNDS BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT

The Supreme Court Beautification Project is a state-wide effort of county bars and private attorneys of South Carolina. It consists of placing a wall along Sumter Street, providing additional lighting to the parking lot, establishing proper shade trees in the parking lot, and replacing asphalt with permeable concrete pavers. We are working hard to raise the funds needed to complete the project. Your support is appreciated!

UPCOMING RCBA EVENTS

Tuesday, March 30 at 12:00 Noon  

Lunch & Learn - “Trial Strategy and Oral Advocacy” via Zoom Pro Webinar

Join us as Robert Goings and Gray Culbreath discuss how they prepare a case with trial in mind, and their experience in how to be a strong oral advocate in motion, trial, and appellate practice.  This panel discussion will provide plaintiff and defense perspectives on strategies and tips for improving oral advocacy skills.

Thursday, May 6, at 7:00 pm

Movie on the Lawn of the Hampton-Preston Mansion

Join the RCBA Wellness & Membership Committees for a casual movie night on the lawn of the Hampton-Preston Mansion. Bring your chairs/blankets - areas will be sectioned off for families or small groups to sit together. More details to follow.

THE RICHBAR NEWS

The Richbar News is the quarterly publication of our association. We feature articles written by Richland County attorneys and provide information about members, our events, and other important happenings in the Richland County legal community.

If you would like to access the latest issue, learn more about advertising in the Richbar News, download past issues of the newsletter, contact the editors, or find out more about the newsletter in general, click on the button below.

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LATEST TWEETS

Grateful for members serving as amazing⚖️mentors -officially/informally - makes an🙌impact on others! #WomenSupportingWomen Tiffany Butler Holt @Tiff_EsqSC shares re: Judge Abigail Rogers & Mandy Pittman tells re: Melissa Mosier @JoyeLawFirm https://richbar.org/#womens-history 🌟👇#leaders

Celebrating MORE amazing @Richland_Co_Bar #women bc #Legal #LeadershipMatters. ⚖️Lamar Fyall shares re: mentor 🌟Judge DeAndrea Benjamin + C. Shea Brighthop shares re: her mentor & friend 🌟RCBA Pres Ashley Story. 🙌👇https://richbar.org/#womens-history #inspirational

Starting the week off right celebrating 🌟⚖️ @Richland_Co_Bar #women #leadership. Mike Polk @polkzilla recognizing 2⃣ 🙌Probate Court mentors - Judge Cathy Kennedy @turnerpadget + Judge Amy McCulloch 👇https://richbar.org/#womens-history @SCBAR @SCBarFoundation @UofSCLaw #WomensHistoryMonth