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Substantive Law Committees

The Substantive Law Committees provide 'section' opportunities for the members of SCDTAA similar to those offered by the ABA. Those substantive law sections include:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Insurance Defense/Torts
  • Law Firm Management
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking
  • Worker's Compensation

The committees were established three years ago and have now become particularly active.

Each substantive law committee is afforded the opportunity of a break-out session at the Joint and Annual meetings of the SCDTAA. These are scheduled so that defense lawyers with a specialty can attend both sections most closely related to his or her practice. For example, insurance defense and product liability are always scheduled on separate days.

The break-outs have gotten better and better. They are typically led by the committee chair, several members of the judiciary with significant experience in a given field, and his or her committee designees.

These sessions will often provide and discuss current case law, trends, counsel, and issues germane to the given section-all in a casual, candid, informative setting. Please consider active participation in one or more substantive law committees. Your participation is wholeheartedly welcome.

SCDTAA Historical Facts

The South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association was formally organized on November 14, 1968. Six attorneys attended the initial meeting and by December 8, 1968, the organization had grown to 75 members. Since that time, the SCDTAA has grown to 750 members who practice in multiple areas of Civil Defense Litigation such as:

  • Tort and Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Healthcare and ERISA
  • Insurance Law and Coverage
  • Governmental and Municipal Liability