2019 Commitment to Justice Event

March 21st, 2019

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation will honor Armand Derfner, Esq. with its “Commitment to Justice” Award at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston. Join them to honor Attorney Derfner and support the Center by becoming a sponsor or by purchasing tickets. Proceeds support the Center’s work to protect heirs’ property and to promote the sustainable use of land through for increased economic benefit to low wealth, historically under-served families.


Unveiling of Judge Sol Blatt, Jr. Statue

April 3rd, 2019

3:00 p.m.

J. Waties Waring Judicial Center
83 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Please join our federal judges and the Committee to Erect a Statue of The Honorable Sol Blatt, Jr. for a ceremony honoring Judge Blatt and for the unveiling of the statue of Judge Blatt in the courtyard of the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center on Meeting Street.  If you would like to support the effort to honor the longest serving federal judge in South Carolina history with a donation, your tax-deductible donation may be made to the South Carolina Bar Foundation.  Cash donations should be sent to: The South Carolina Bar Foundation, P. 0. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202, designated for the Sol Blatt, Jr. Statue Fund.  Donations can also be in the form of stock and should be sent to: Charles Schwab and Company, OTC Clearing 0164, Code 40, Client name – South Carolina Bar Foundation, Account Number 7526-9562, designated for the Sol Blatt, Jr. Statue Fund.


Turning Leaf “Field Trip”

April 5th, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3765 Leeds Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

Last year’s field trip was such a success that our grantee, Turning Leaf, is making this an annual event. It only comes around once a year, so don’t miss it. Take a field trip to the Turning Leaf reentry center anytime between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5th to get a peak at what happens in their classes, take a student-led tour of the center, check out their t-shirt screen printing shop and even print your t-shirt if you want. You can be in and out in 30 minutes.


Bank of America Grant Fund Request for Proposals Due

May 10th, 2019

By 5:00 p.m.

The South Carolina Bar Foundation is requesting proposals for a special grant program established as a result of a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Bank of America in a mortgage fraud suit. The South Carolina Bar Foundation (SCBF) will be distributing approximately $6.2 million to eligible grantees over a multi-year period. Therefore, there will be more than one opportunity to apply for a grant, as well as opportunities to apply for additional funding if you demonstrate the importance and success of your program in preventing foreclosure legal assistance and community redevelopment legal assistance.

The Bar Foundation will accept RFPs via email: or mail:
South Carolina Bar Foundation | P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202


Victims’ Rights Week

April 2nd, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
2100 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29210

Over 400 people attend the annual Victims’ Rights Week Conference to receive cutting-edge training and to network with experts in the field.  Professionals working in criminal justice and victim services, counselors and social workers, healthcare providers and educators gather together with survivors of crime to attend the three-day conference, sponsored by SC Victim Assistance Network.