The 12th Annual James Otis Lecture Program - Friday, Sept. 17, 9-11 a.m.

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The 12th Annual James Otis Lecture Program:

"The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice"

will be streamed live on Friday, Sept. 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  View online here

In addition to speeches from Trial Lawyers from throughout the state of South Carolina, the 2021 James Otis Lecture will also feature Justice Kay G. Hearn, South Carolina Supreme Court, providing an informative presentation about “The United States Constitution: An Imperfect Yet Magnificent Document” and Dean William C. Hubbard of the University of South Carolina School of Law will discuss “Why Law?”


The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) annually present the James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The lecture series is broadcast live from the State House in the House Chamber and includes South Carolina high school students who have been recognized as James Otis Scholars.

The program will also be made available in the future on at James Otis Lecture Series