The South Carolina Bar regards the course as a highly selective program designed to equip young lawyers (in a practice from three to ten years) with networking opportunities, professionalism training, and other skills to better position themselves in both the legal community and their community at large. For approximately six months, the class will meet once a month with each class focusing on a different topic. Opportunities to meet with judges and legislators while gaining insight into the skills necessary for community leadership are just some of the important benefits for participants.
“This is a great opportunity for me both personally and professionally,” said Rupert. “This Academy will help me build on the relationships I have within the Bar and make new connections within the community as well.”
Rupert is an associate practicing professional liability at Collins & Lacy’s Columbia office. She represents healthcare providers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, financial and investment advisors, attorneys, insurance brokers and agents in professional liability litigation. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy, Rupert served as a staff attorney at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
“We were very fortunate to have had Kerri join our team this past year,” said Scott Wallinger, chair of the firm’s management committee. “Her participation in the Leadership Academy will make her a stronger asset to this firm and the community.”