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Collins & Lacy, P.C. attorney Jack Griffeth assumes the office of President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation on July 1, 2012.

The South Carolina Bar Foundation has long been regarded as the philanthropic arm of the South Carolina Bar. Its mission is to fund the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $43 million to various legal-related organizations that work on behalf of the justice community. The Foundation is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors.

“To me, the Foundation is not just an arm but the heart of the South Carolina Bar, and I am honored and humbled to lead the way in improving the lives of South Carolinians through the advancement of justice,” said Jack Griffeth. “As last year’s survey results showed, the Foundation creates a lasting impact with every donation dollar, and the support of our Bar members and community is invaluable.”

Jack Griffeth, a shareholder with Collins & Lacy, practices in the Greenville office. His 35-year practice of law has focused on defense trial work, representing employers in employment-related litigation and mediation.

“Jack has been an integral part of the Bar Foundation for several years, and we look forward to his continued commitment toward our mission,” said Foundation Executive Director Shannon Willis Scruggs.

Along with being a tireless advocate for the South Carolina Bar Foundation, Jack was the 2011 President of the Greenville Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer for the S.C. Bar Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the House of Delegates for the 13th Judicial Circuit. He is a past member of the South Carolina Bar's nominations committee and past-president of the Bar's Alternative Dispute Resolution Council. Jack is a certified mediator by the South Carolina Bar and speaks frequently on the subject of mediation.

Jack says his goal as president is to enhance the image of the Foundation as the heart of the S.C. Bar and broaden the base of giving to better serve the Foundation’s grantees. For updates on his Foundation presidency and other topics, be sure to follow Jack’s blog, Jack Griffeth: A Man with a Stamp on Life & Law.

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