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Remembering Sarah Leverette

We would like to honor our dear colleague, Sarah Leverette, who passed away on Aug. 29, 2018, at the age of 98. Sarah was one of the first women lawyers in South Carolina and a long-time member of SCWLA and many other community organizations supporting women, including the League of Women Voters. Sarah was the recipient of SCWLA's 2001 Jean Galloway Bissell Award, and she continued to be active throughout her long career. Just this spring, she was the recipient of the 2018 Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law, one of many accolades she received throughout her illustrious career, and she was truly delighted by and appreciative of the kind words of her peers. The South Carolina General Assembly passed a resolution honoring her on the occasion of her 90th birthday, and it shows the remarkable influence she has had on the law and citizens of this state. We take this opportunity to publicly thank her again for her service as both an attorney and as a friend and mentor to so many. Her wit, compassion, and intelligence will be celebrated for many years to come.

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SCWLA was founded through the sheer willpower and determination of countless women who devoted their time and energy to ensure that practicing law is now easier for women lawyers than it was in years past.

Today SCWLA has over 800 members and an active 17-member Board of Directors. The organization emphasizes the opportunity to meet and help other women by sponsoring CLE's, monthly regional lunches, and mentoring programs.

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Special Thanks to Our 2018 Conference Sponsors

Fisher & Phillips LLP  ·  McNair Law Firm  ·  Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney, P.A.