James Otis Lecture 2021 (Full Program)


The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Twelfth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2021 James Otis Lecture is “The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice.”  Broadcast from the State House, the program’s featured speakers are:

Robert F. Goings, Esquire, past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates’ (ABOTA) SC Chapter is the host for the 2021 James Otis Lecture series.

Representative G. Murrell Smith, Jr., Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee for the South Carolina House of Representatives discusses the importance of the Constitution Day holiday, which honors the history and formation of the United States, and how it has evolved into the nation it is today. Theile B. McVey, the President-Elect of ABOTA’s SC Chapter joins to talk about why James Otis is celebrated as an important figure in U.S. history.  William C. Hubbard, Dean of the University of South Carolina’s School of Law discusses teaching future lawyer leaders about the importance of the law. The Honorable Judge Kaye G. Hearn, Associate Justice on the SC Supreme Court tells viewers why the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege ever accorded to the human race.