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Jasmine Smith appointed to the SC Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors

COLUMBIA, SC – Jasmine Smith of Columbia, an attorney with Robinson Gray, has been appointed to the board of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. The mission of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA) is to enhance the status, influence and effectiveness of women who practice law in South Carolina. SCWLA seeks to ensure that […]

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Kevin Garrison named to Clemson Board of Visitors

COLUMBIA, SC – Kevin Garrison of Columbia, an attorney with Robinson Gray, has been appointed to the Clemson University Board of Visitors. Members of the board of visitors, nominated by the university’s board of trustees, serve as goodwill ambassadors for the university throughout South Carolina. They are involved with student recruitment, student activities and engagement. […]

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Ashley Lamb named diversity coordinator at Robinson Gray

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina law firm Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte has named Ashley Lamb as its first Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator. Ashley, who has worked for the firm for 15 years, also manages all of Robinson Gray’s human relations matters. Now she will work to make diversity an even more prominent part of […]

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Celeste Bowers joins Robinson Gray as associate

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia native Celeste Bowers has joined Robinson Gray as an associate. Celeste focuses her practice on commercial transactions, real estate development, and real estate litigation. She advises clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including but not limited to closings, title issues, and contract formation, negotiation, and interpretation. While pursuing […]

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Betsy Gray named to the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame

Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC is pleased to announce that Betsy Gray is among the newest members of the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame. This program recognizes lawyers age 60 and older. Selection criteria include career accomplishments, contributions to the profession, contributions to the development of the law, contributions to the Bar […]

ELECT Blog Election Law Essays on Current Topics

What can you wear to the polls?

The United States Supreme Court held Minnesota’s prohibition of individuals wearing “political badge, political button, or other political insignia” at the polls violated the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment

ELECT Blog Election Law Essays on Current Topics

Is it okay to give staff time off to vote?

The answer is yes, absolutely! However, employers do not have to give staff time off to vote in South Carolina.  There is no federal law requiring employers to allow their workers time to vote, but 30 states have chosen to grant protection to employees who want to vote during work hours.  For example, in Georgia, […]

Firm News, Accolades

Robinson Gray included in 2019 Best Law Firms in America

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Robinson Gray has been named in the top tier for the Columbia metropolitan area in ten practice areas in the 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms,” a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation. The firm received Tier 1 ranking in the following practice […]

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Straight Party Voting

By statute, the South Carolina legislature allows for and requires the option for straight-ticket voting.  South Carolina Code §7-13-330 provides the instructions for ballot forms, and South Carolina Code §7-13-1340 (b) requires that voting devices “permit each elector … to vote a straight party or body ticket, in one operation[.]” South Carolina is one of […]

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How to Change Your Voter Registration

This is a topic that is very familiar to me—I just did it last week when I moved.  It is extremely easy to change your voter registration in South Carolina and there are several ways to do so. First—and what I wish I had known—you can simply change your address with the South Carolina Department […]