Our Distinguished Speakers for Super CLE 2020
The CLEs will be held at the Hilton Head Country Club, Hilton Head Plantation, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC. Please allow a few extra minutes for the security gate pass. Please tell security you are going to the country club for the Hilton Head Bar meeting.
The Honorable George C. James, Jr.
The Honorable Jenny Abbott Kitchings, Clerk of Court, Court of Appeals
Jenny Abbott Kitchings received a Bachelor of Arts from Converse College with a major in Modern Languages, including Spanish, Italian, and French. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Juris Doctor and from the top-ranked Moore School of Business with an International Masters of Business Administration.
Upon graduation, Mrs. Kitchings came to work in the judicial system as a trial court law clerk. When her judge was elected to the Court of Appeals, she veered into private practice before returning to the court as an appellate law clerk. She was appointed as Clerk of Court on January 25, 2012. Since then, Mrs. Kitchings has worked to implement a new web-based case management system, served in various leadership roles with the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks, and partnered with IT guru John Reynolds to encourage appellate judges to adopt iPads. She is also a mother, wife, and Clemson Tiger fan.
Alexia Pittas is a former partner of Stuckey Law Offices in Charleston, South Carolina where she focused on domestic litigation, government defense, and civil trial work. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992 and earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1996. She was an active trial attorney and GAL until her move to Georgia in 2005.
She has previously served on the Boards of the South Carolina Women Lawyers, Crime Stoppers, Inc., and the 100 Club of South Carolina, Inc. She currently serves on the Board of the Savannah Widows’ Society and teaches Sunday School at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church.
For the past eleven years, Alexia has been the owner and operator of Lawyer Rescue, providing legal research, writing, and litigation strategy services to trial lawyers throughout the southeastern United States.
She returned to Charleston and active practice this January where she will continue to provide strategy consulting to trial lawyers and focus her practice on family law matters and appeals.
Thank you to all of our distinguished faculty for their time and efforts to educate our members.
CLEs are free to all members of the Hilton Head Bar Association. To join the Hilton Head Bar, please mail $100.00 to the attention of treasurer Tyler Melnick at Finger, Melnick & Brooks, 35 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 200, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.
To reserve your spot in our CLES, or if you are interested in speaking to our membership, please contact Margaret S. Day, Vice President, at Law Office of Margaret S. Day, LLC, P.O. Box 763, Bluffton, SC 29910 or (843) 836-3714.
The Hilton Head Island Bar Association will be applying for 8 hours of general CLE credit for the Super CLE and one hour of ethics credit.