International Society of Primerus Law Firms
March 7-9, 2018
Charleston, SC
Young Lawyers Section Conference

$949 Member Registration Fee
$599 Second Member Registration Fee
$225 Spouse/Guest Fee


Connect. Learn. Grow.

This conference gives attendees unmatched opportunities to meet and create long-lasting relationships with other Primerus Young Lawyers from law firms around the world. There will be special programming focused on young lawyer professional development taught by a faculty comprised of a marketing consultant, in-house counsel, a former law school ethics professor and several experienced Rosen Hagood lawyers. Some of the agenda highlights include:

  • Making Your Professional Development a Priority – The Road to Partner
  • Investing in a Lean and Efficient Network to Create Effective Business Relationships
  • Grow Your Professional Network with Primerus Peers
  • In-House Tell All
  • Resolving Disputes – Small Group Hypothetical Fact Pattern
  • Grow Your Practice – Practice Specific Business Development Strategies
  • Ethics Presentation – Is it a Conflict?
  • Ratings and Rankings – Which Ones are Worth the Effort and How to Manage Each

Young lawyers, no matter their current experience level, will leave the Primerus Young Lawyers Conference with tangible tools and practical advice to progress in their practices.

Primerus Young Lawyers Give Back

On top of new connections and excellent programming, the Primerus Young Lawyers have a chance to participate in something special this year.

Primerus will be partnering with Going Places and Affordabike to build bikes for children in the Charleston area. As eloquently stated by Katie Blomquist, Going Places Founder and Executive Director, “Our mission is to provide low income, high poverty kids with the most basic childhood right; a right to joy.”


Amber Vincent is a partner at Alyn-Weiss & Associates which researches and writes marketing communication plans for full-service, contingent fee and family law attorneys and firms. In addition to helping firms meet their overall marketing goals, Amber coaches young lawyers and develops programs for young lawyers within firms looking to build a next generation. As a business coach and speaker, she offers GenX and Millennial lawyers insight and planning structured to create personal relationships with potential clients. Her goal with every attorney is to generate a book of business that is based on what they want to do rather than what they have to do. She has worked with and lectured to young lawyers across the country providing tips and guidance so they can fulfill their work and personal goals. She has spoken to numerous legal associations, including the DRI Young Lawyers conference and Primerus. Amber was also selected as a business and marketing coach for the ABA Women Rainmakers Workshops.

As the firm’s online marketing specialist, Amber has worked on numerous website and search engine optimization strategies for law firms nationwide. She lectures to law firms locally and at national conventions on branding issues, personal business development, social media and optimization tactics. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section, Young Lawyers Division and Women Rainmakers.

Andrew D. Gowdown practices in the areas of personal injury, traumatic brain injury, business and commercial litigation, securities litigation, and medical malpractice. He has been admitted to practice in South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar and the American Bar Association. Mr. Gowdown received his bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Miami University and earned his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.

Mr. Gowdown completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1995. He earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio, in 1998.

James Atkinson Bruorton IV “Chip” focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation, commercial business litigation, condemnation and surety law. Mr. Bruorton also has experience in personal injury, premise liability and defamation matters. He is admitted to practice in both Federal and State Court for the state of South Carolina. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar and the American Bar Association. He is actively involved in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and the Carolina Association of General Contractors. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Financial Management from Clemson University in May of 2000 and earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in May of 2003.

Nathan Crystal is a scholar and a practicing attorney. He has advised individuals and entities, including major law firms, on matters of contract law and professional ethics and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects. He frequently serves as expert witness or consultant in multimillion dollar cases.

Nathan Crystal is a Class of 1969 Professor Emeritus of Professional Responsibility and Contract Law, University of South Carolina. He taught for 32 years at the University of South Carolina School of Law until he retired in 2008. On his retirement from South Carolina he was named the Distinguished Class of 1969 Professor of Professional Responsibility and Contract Law Emeritus. From 2005 to 2014, he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar at the Charleston Law School.

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