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Call for Nominations for the Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Lawyer of the Year Award

COLUMBIA, SC (October 16, 2012) – The Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Lawyer of the Year Award is named in memory of Ellen Hines Smith of Spartanburg. Ellen was the founding director of Piedmont Legal Services. She served as a member of Spartanburg City Council and a municipal court judge. Her entire legal career was devoted to the creation and provision of legal services to the citizens of South Carolina. Her commitment and leadership were recognized both in South Carolina and across the nation. The award is presented to recognize a lawyer who has demonstrated commitment to the development and delivery of quality legal services to the poor in South Carolina through the legal services program.

The nomination form is found here.

Send one the completed nomination form and supporting materials (25 page limit, single-sided, 8 ½ by 11 inches) postmarked by November 15, 2012 to:

Robin F. Wheeler

SC Access to Justice Commission

PO Box 608

Columbia, SC 29202-0608

If submitting by e-mail: email the entire nomination including the nomination form and all supporting materials in one e-mail by midnight November 15, 2012 to  

Contact: Robin F. Wheeler (803) 576-3808








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