About the Chapter

The idea of the South Carolina Chapter – Association of Legal Administrators (SCALA) was conceived by two individuals while attending an educational conference at the Doral Country Club in Miami Beach in 1980. Those attendees were Bruce Beatty and Randy Hayslett. At that time, only 5 members were needed to start a chapter, and thus, SCALA was born consisting of members from Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston.

In 1980, the first President of SCALA was Bruce Beatty. Apparently, he did a GREAT job because he was president for 3 years. Rumor is that Bruce missed a few meetings, thus got nominated and elected. The moral of the story: Do not miss these meetings.

The current membership is extremely thankful to these fellows for an idea that has grown and developed into a first class organization. With educational meetings covering topics such as Financial Management, Human Resources, Facilities Maintenance, Information Technology, Marketing, as well as Law Firm Trends, this organization is the best source of knowledge for Legal Administrators in the state of South Carolina.

Take a moment and review the upcoming events, as well as membership information on this website. SCALA would love to have you as our guest at an upcoming meeting. Just contact one of our current officers.

And, one final note: A great BIG “Thank You” to the first 5 members of SCALA, but especially to Bruce Beatty and Randy Hayslett. Without the Miami Educational Conference in 1980, we could not say that we’ve been around for over 30 years.

chapter history

Chapter Name:

South Carolina Chapter

Region:

2

Chartered:

26–June–80

  • Charter Members

    Bruce A. Beatty

    Joseph F. LeBlanc

    David B.Roper,. Jr.

    Jacqueline P. Peace

    Herbert J. Browning

    Claire C. Fort

    Celeste T. Rivers

    Robert L. Duby

    Alana T. Holmes

    Randolph P. Hayslett

  • First Chapter Officers:

    Bruce A. Beatty, President

    Randolph P. Hayslett, Vice President

    Claire C. Fort, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Chapter Presidents:

    1980

    Bruce A. Beatty

    1981

    Bruce A. Beatty

    1982

    Bruce A. Beatty

    1982

    Randolph P. Hayslett

    1983

    Randolph P. Hayslett

    1983

    Jacqueline P. Peace

    1984

    Jacqueline P. Peace

    1984/1985

    Robert L. Duby

    1985/1986

    Robert S. Davies

    1986/1987

    Robert S. Davies

    1987/1988

    Sheila K. Cottingham

    1988/1989

    Sheila K. Cottingham

    1989/1990

    P. Lamar Parker

    1990/1991

    Linda L. Wills

    1992

    James B. Way

    1993

    Kathleen G. Seatter

    1994

    Rhonda B. Amick

    1995

    Julius E. Herren, Jr.

    1996

    Alberta D. Woodward

    1997

    Larry B. Mack

    1998/1999

    Carol A. Cummings

    1999/2000

    James F. McKivergan

    2000/2001

    L. Clark Reifsnider

    2001/2002

    Maurisa Hudson

    2002/2003

    Harley Babb

    2003/2004

    Paulette Barrs

    2004/2005

    Elizabeth Finch

    2005/2006

    Elizabeth Finch

    2006/2007

    Brenda Stewart

    2007/2008

    Brenda Stewart

    2008/2009

    Shawn Payment

    2009/2010

    Kimberly Maddux

    2010/2011

    Jane Todd

    2011/2012

    Clara Godshall

    2012/2013

    Margaret Glassman

    2013/2014

    Heather Niemi

    2014/2015

    Janci Baker

    2015/2016

    Rob Cluxton, CLM, MBA

    2016/2017

    Judy Carberry

    2017/2018

    Rob Cluxton, CLM, MBA

    2018/2019

    Kyle Carlson

  • Chapter Leadership Institute Attendance:

    1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Chapter Awards:

    2000

    Special Recognition
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    2nd
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Bronze
    Honorable Mention

    Achievements in Diversity
    Activating Volunteers
    Bar Relations
    Chapter Web Sites
    Community Service
    Excellence in Education
    Newsletter Excellence – Category A
    Presidents’ Award of Excellence
    Vendor Partnering

    2001

    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Bronze
    Honorable Mention

    Bar Relations
    Community Service
    Excellence in Education
    Newsletter Excellence – Category A
    Presidents’ Award of Excellence
    Vendor Partnering

    2002

    2nd
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Bronze
    Honorable Mention

    Bar Relations
    Community Service
    Excellence in Education
    Presidents’ Awards of Excellence
    Vendor Partnering

    2003

    2nd
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Bronze
    Honorable Mention

    Bar Relations
    Community Service
    Excellence in Education
    Presidents’ Awards of Excellence
    Vendor Partnering

    2004

    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Silver
    Honorable Mention

    Bar Relations
    Community Service
    Education Excellence – Legal Industry
    Presidents’ Awards of Excellence
    Vendor Partnering

    2005

    1st (mid-sized chps)
    3rd (mid-sized chps)
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Platinum

    Bar Relations
    Chapter Web Sites
    Education Excellence – Legal
    Vendor Partnering
    Presidents’ Award of Excellence

    2006

    1st (Legal Industry)
    2nd (mid-sized chps)
    Honorable Mention
    3rd (mid-sized chps)
    Gold

    Education Excellence
    Electronic Newsletter Excellence
    Membership Brochure
    Vendor Partnering
    Presidents’ Awards of Excellence

    2007

    2nd (mid-sized chps)
    1st (mid-sized chps)
    Honorable Mention
    Gold

    Bar Relations
    Recruitment & Retention
    Vendor Partnering
    Presidents’ Award of Excellence

    2008

    2nd (mid-sized chps)
    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    Platinum

    Bar Relations
    Education Excellence
    Vendor Partnering
    Presidents’ Award of Excellence

    2009

    Honorable Mention
    Honorable Mention
    2nd (mid-sized chps)
    Gold

    Education Excellence
    Vendor Partnering
    Visibility – Bar Relations
    Presidents’ Award of Excellence

    2010

    1st (mid-sized chps)
    Gold

    Visibility – Bar Relations
    Presidents’ Award of Excellence

    2011

    2nd (mid-sized chps)
    Silver

    Visibility – Bar Relations
    Presidents’ Award of Excellence

    2012

    Silver

    Presidents’ Award of Excellence

how to join

If you meet the criteria for membership in the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), you automatically meet the criteria for membership in the South Carolina Chapter – Association of Legal Administrators (SCALA). You must be a member of ALA in order to be a member of SCALA. Membership criteria and benefits of joining ALA can be found on the membership page of ALA’s website.

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