Members of the South Carolina legal community continue to inspire as they take on national leadership roles. Meet:
Justice Kaye Hearn was recently appointed to serve on the ABA Commission on IOLTA. Created in 1986, the Commission supports the operations of IOLTA programs throughout the country. It also monitors developments in areas that may affect IOLTA operations such as banking, grantmaking, tax law and constitutional law. Justice Hearn is the first appointee to the Commission from South Carolina. She was a member of the South Carolina Court of Appeals for 15 years and was elected to the Supreme Court in 2009.
William C. Hubbard, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia, has been nominated for president-elect of the ABA. Prior to his nomination, Hubbard served as chair of the association’s House of Delegates from 2008 to 2010.
Lanny Lambert, who served on the Bar Foundation board from 2004 to 2008, is secretary of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. He will succeed to the office of treasurer in 2014. Lambert is an attorney with Turner Padget and was president of the South Carolina Bar from 2007 to 2008.
Shannon Willis Scruggs was elected to serve a second term as president of the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP). Established in 1986, NAIP works to enhance legal services for the poor and the administration of justice. In her first term as president, Scruggs worked to establish a legacy program so that retiring or departing IOLTA directors could document their thoughts for the leaders to come. She also established a working group to revamp the IOLTA.org website. In her second term, Scruggs will continue her work on establishing a webinar program to help supplement the biannual meetings and to reach colleagues who otherwise might not be able to attend NAIP workshops. Scruggs has been with the Bar Foundation for 13 years.