SC ETV Airs Constitution Day Podcast and PSA. Click here to listen and register.

Update: SC ETV highlights Collins and Lacy’s role in Constituion Day through public service announcements and Speaking of Schools Podcast with Doug Keel. Listen here.

Collins and Lacy, P.C. is pleased to start registering students across the state for the 2011 Constitution Day Program.

Last year, the Honorable Matthew J. Perry joined high school students from the Palmetto State at the State House September 17, for the second annual Constitution Day Observance James Otis Jr. Lecture.

“What an opportunity for the students of our state,” said Collins & Lacy founding partner Joel Collins. “Judge Perry is one of the greatest civil rights lawyers in the history of South Carolina.”

This year’s event will is Friday, September 16th, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with a reception following the event.

More than 100 high school students from communities throughout South Carolina will get a compelling look at our nation’s history live from the floor of the South Carolina State House.

The lecture is named after James Otis, Jr., who was one of the most influential lawyers in American history. Every high school in the state is invited to send two students as a prominent “James Otis Scholar.”

Collins & Lacy, P.C. founding partner Joel Collins and others with the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Foundation started the program in 2009 with an emphasis on educating young people.

“The lecture is designed to acknowledge the wisdom, courage, mistakes and successes of our predecessors who made critical contributions to develop our country’s right of self government and preservation of individual liberties,” says Collins, who just taught a course on the Constitution at the University of South Carolina Honors College.

Did you know federal law requires all schools that receive federal assistance to have a program about the Constitution on or around the anniversary date of the signing of the Constitution, which was September 17, 1787?

SCETV is planning to provide live television coverage of the 2011 Constitution Day event through its ITV program. To register students now, submit their names and your school’s contact information to Kara Gormley Meador at or (803) 255-0429.

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense firm in South Carolina that delivers legal representation for our clients through solid preparation, execution, and client-oriented service aimed at success. Located in the State’s capital city of Columbia, the firm represents local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction; hospitality/retail and entertainment law; insurance/bad faith; products liability; professional liability; commercial transportation; privacy, data management, and cybersecurity; mediation; criminal defense; and governmental affairs/issue advocacy.