Access to Justice in the Digital Era CLE October 25, 2018
Justice John Cannon Few of the South Carolina Supreme Court
John Cannon Few was born in Anderson, South Carolina. He grew up in Greenwood, and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1981. He attended college at Duke University, where he served as Duke's athletic mascot - the Blue Devil - during his junior year. John graduated from Duke in 1985 with an A.B. degree in English and Economics.
John went on to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of The Order of Wig and Robe and The Order of the Coif. He also served as Student Works Editor of the South Carolina Law Review. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1988.
John began his legal career as law clerk to The Honorable G. Ross Anderson, Jr., United States District Judge. He practiced law in Greenville from 1989 until 2000, and is admitted to practice in South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. John served as a trial judge on the Circuit Court of South Carolina from July 2000 until February 2010. He then became the Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, a position he held until February 2016. John was sworn in as a Justice on the Supreme Court of South Carolina on February 9, 2016.
John is a frequent public speaker. In 1996, he gave a speech entitled "Citizen Participation in the Legal System," for which he was awarded first place in the American Bar Association's nationwide Edward R. Finch Law Day speech contest. Since then he has given numerous speeches to bar associations and civic groups throughout the country. In December 2012, he delivered the commencement speech, entitled "What it Means to be a Lawyer," to the graduates of the Charleston School of Law. In April 2016, he delivered the commencement speech to Lander University. His most frequent speech is entitled "The Courage of a Lawyer," which he has delivered to lawyers' groups in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, and California. John wrote an article based on the speech that appeared under the same name in the Winter 2013 edition of the ABA's "Litigation" journal.
John has also been active in teaching law. He served on the faculty at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, from 2005 to 2009. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law and later a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Charleston School of Law from 2008 to 2012. John is now an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He has also given or moderated over one hundred and twenty-five continuing legal education seminars in South Carolina and numerous other states.
John is a Fellow in Liberty Fellowship, and as a part of Liberty Fellowship is a member of the moderator corps at The Aspen Institute. John completed the Diversity Leaders Initiative through The Riley Institute at Furman University in 2010. In December 2012, the Charleston School of Law awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
John has always been active in community service, even outside of his primary employment in public service. Before becoming a judge, for example, he read to pre-school children on a weekly basis for years in the Greenville Head Start program, tutored middle-school children through Save our Sons, taught middle and high school classes as part of the Junior Achievement program, and served on the board of Friends of the Reedy River. While he was a circuit judge, John served on the 2003-04 Governor's Water Law Review Committee. John now chairs the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission.
Kana Rahman was born in Vienna, Austria to parents from Bangladesh. She grew up in British Columbia, Canada and immigrated to the United States with her mother, father and sister in 1986 when she was 13 years old. She attended Spring Valley High School and chose to make the Midlands of South Carolina her home after law school.
Kana is a former State Prosecutor for Richland County and also practiced with a successful criminal defense firm prior to forming Kana Law Office, LLC.
>University of South Carolina School of Law, 1996-1999, J.D.
>Penn State University, 1992-1996, B.A. (Major: Psychology/English)
>South Carolina, May 2000
>U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, December 2002
>U.S. Supreme Court, 200?
Professional Associations and Memberships:
>Richland County Bar Association
>South Carolina Bar Association
>South Carolina Women Lawyer’s Association
>South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL)
>Certified Guardian and Mediator/Arbitrator
>Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) – Guardian Ad Litem
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.
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.
Harry Goldberg, Esquire
Harry L. Goldberg has engaged in the practice of law since receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1973. His practice primarily involves mediation, arbitration and litigation in medical malpractice, personal injury and business cases. Additionally, Mr. Goldberg is certified as a Circuit Court Civil Mediator and Arbitrator by the Circuit Courts for South Carolina and the United States District Court for South Carolina.
He has presented numerous seminars on Alternative Dispute Resolution and has lectured at various continuing legal education programs sponsored by the South Carolina Bar. Mr. Goldberg is a past chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the South Carolina Bar. He has appeared on television discussing the benefit of mediation in South Carolina. He is a member of the Resolution of Fee Disputes Board and the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar.
Mr. Goldberg is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Goldberg has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of mediation and arbitration every year since 2012. He was named Mediator of the Year in South Carolina for 2012 by Best Lawyers in America.
Kathleen Chewning Barnes
Kathleen C. Barnes is a solo practitioner at Barnes Law Firm, LLC, in Hampton, SC, where she focuses on state and federal appellate practice, as well as state and federal motions practice and trial consulting.
She received a B.A. degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. degree from the Charleston School of Law. Kathleen was a member of The Charleston Law Review and received the 2010 Arthur Gasque Howe Trial Advocacy Award. She is admitted to practice in South Carolina and Georgia state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
She served as law clerk to the Honorable John Cannon Few, Chief Judge for the South Carolina Court of Appeals (now South Carolina Supreme Court Justice), from 2010 to 2012. Kathleen is a member of the Rotary Club of Hampton County and lives in Hampton with her husband, William Barnes, an attorney with Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick, and her daughter.
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.