“The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice”

S.C. Supreme Court Justice John Few headlines State House event

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Constitution Day is Monday, September 17th. As a prelude to holiday, the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is hosting a lecture program at the South Carolina State House entitled “The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice.”

The event is part of the James Otis Lecture Series and will feature lawyers and judges from across the state. South Carolina Supreme Court Justice John Cannon Few will headline with “What is Justice.”

“South Carolina has a long and proud history shaped by lawyers and judges who have made lasting contributions to the rule of law, to the process of self-government, and to the preservation of our precious individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.”

The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice

South Carolina State House

Friday, September 14, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Among the presenters is Collins & Lacy founding partner Joel Collins. He will discuss “Who was Matthew J. Perry, Jr.”

About The James Otis, Jr. Lecture Series

James Otis, Jr., was arguably the most influential lawyer in early American history. According to John Adams, who was present at the time, Otis’s eloquent argument presented in a Boston court room in 1761 challenging the British laws, known as the Writs of Assistance, lit the spark which led to the American Revolution. The United States Constitution lecture program is designed to allow schools in South Carolina to comply with the requirements of the recent federal statute creating Constitution Day. This law requires all federally-assisted schools, both public and private, to provide educational programs each year on or about the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

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