FROM THE PRESIDENT
I am honored to be the president of an organization as worthwhile as the Charleston County Bar Association, and I hope to continue the great work that Lad Howell, Bobby Bernstein, and other past presidents have begun.
The Bar, with the help of Maria Aselage and Thomson-Reuters, is completely re-vamping its website to make it more informative and user-friendly. If you haven’t seen it lately, please check it out at www.charlestoncountybar.org. I think you will be impressed.
In 2013, the Bar started a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. The updated website will link to Facebook, and the page will also list upcoming events, CLE’s, and other information useful to the legal community.
The YouTube channel currently archives videos on Bar activities and events, as well as interviews with distinguished members of the Bench and Bar, past and present. We will continue to update the channel with more interviews, events, and Bar history, so that it will not be lost or forgotten.
The Bar also continues to provide support and volunteers for Pro Bono Legal Services, Inc., which is the only pro bono service in the Lowcountry, and the Center for Heirs’ Property, which helps to clear titles on land which has been passed down through generations of family members but has not been probated.
This year, I hope to add a legal education initiative for the community, which will consist of volunteer attorneys in many different areas of law giving brief synopses of what potential clients need to know about a variety of legal situations. The talks will take place all over Charleston County. Hopefully, the program will educate consumers while rehabilitating the public’s negative perspective of attorneys.
We have an incredibly diverse and talented Bar, and I would love to be able to utilize as many volunteers and skills as members are willing to offer, so please call or e-mail with ideas, suggested topics, or volunteer!
Natalie Parker Bluestein