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SC Supreme Court appoints Lisle Traywick to Commission on CLE and Specialization

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Supreme Court of South Carolina has appointed Lisle Traywick, an attorney at Robinson Gray law firm, to serve on the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.

The Commission is the Court’s regulatory agency that administers the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education program adopted by the Court in 1982. The program establishes requirements for continuing legal education for South Carolina’s attorneys and judges. In the modern legal environment, the law is complex and changes frequently. The Court maintains CLE requirements to ensure that all active South Carolina Bar members remain competent and current with the law throughout their careers.

The Court appoints 12 members to the Commission: representatives from the state judiciary – including a member of the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals, a circuit court judge, and a family court judge – and practicing attorneys from the four judicial regions.

Robinson Gray has a history of service on this body. Member Becky Laffitte is the immediate past chair of the Commission.

Lisle primarily focuses his practice at Robinson Gray on appellate advocacy and civil litigation. He represents governmental entities and public officials, litigates constitutional and election-related issues, advises public utilities and represents them in regulatory matters, and defends professional negligence claims. He also enjoys teaching Election Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

A 2020 graduate of Leadership Columbia, Lisle serves in leadership roles in numerous professional organizations, and he has repeatedly been recognized by the Court for his commitment to pro bono service.

Lisle graduated cum laude from Wofford College and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review.  Before joining Robinson Gray, he clerked for the Honorable H. Bruce Williams at the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the Honorable David C. Norton at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

“We’re very proud to have Lisle continuing our representation on this important public body, which keeps members of our profession up to high standards of current knowledge and understanding of the law,” said Cal Watson, the firm’s managing member.