member resources


SCWLA is always looking for volunteers to serve on committees. Committee service is a great way to meet and get to know other members while getting more involved with our organization. To learn more about any committee or to volunteer for committee service, please reach out to the points of contact listed below or to SCWLA Executive Director.


Bylaws Committee – Chair Julie Moose
This committee ensures that the SCWLA Bylaws reflect the current structure, standards of practice, and operations of the Association, and that the Bylaws are contemporary and relevant to members.

Membership Committee - Chair Mary LaFave
This committee promotes the benefits of SCWLA membership to existing and potential members, encourages involvement and engagement among members, and serves as liaison to women's organizations at South Carolina's law schools.

Military Committee - Chair Kathy Smith
The military committee has a two-fold mission: (1) to encourage and increase participation in SCWLA events by military attorneys and their attorney spouses, and (2) to increase SCWLA membership knowledge and understanding of military service and events taking place within our state.

Media/Communications Committee – Chair Sima Patel
This committee facilitates communication with SCWLA members and ensures the consistency of SCWLA's message to members, media, and community. Committee members assist with drafting press releases, reporting on local events, taking pictures, and posting to social media websites.

Long Range Planning Committee – Chair Amie Clifford
The purpose of this committee, chaired by the President-Elect is to help formulate a long-range strategic plan for SCWLA, monitor the strategic plan, and assist in the formulation of policy to guide the organization. The committee includes the executive committee, the membership committee chair, a past President of the organization and at-large members.

POWER (Positioning of Women for Empowerment & Recognition) Committee – Chairs Laura Paton and Allyce Bailey
This committee develops programming and information to encourage women to run for political office and seek judicial seats and monitors legislation having an impact on women in South Carolina, especially women lawyers. At least one member from each region is appointed to serve on this committee.