Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP to Sponsor Continuing Legal Education Opportunities at the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health May 12, 2017
in Greenville, SC

Featuring Keynote Luncheon presented by Daniel C. Westbrook, JD, Partner, Nelson Mullins, and Beth Padgett, Assistant Director, Lawyers Helping Lawyers, South Carolina Bar Association

Columbia, South Carolina–Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, a Columbia, SC -based law firm, has announced sponsorship for two hours’ Continuing Legal Education credits for lawyers on May 12, 2017 at the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health at the Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC from 11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. At 11:00 a.m. Beth Padgett, Assistant Director, Lawyers Helping Lawyers, South Carolina Bar Association, will present Making the Case: Supporting Mental Health in the Legal Profession for one hour CLE Ethics/Mental Health credit, followed by Dan Westbrook, JD, Partner, Nelson Mullins, luncheon keynote who will present Mental Health Treatment in South Carolina Prisons for one hour CLE credit.

“Dan Westbrook has been a leader of Nelson Mullins’ nationally recognized pro bono program for more than 25 years. He devotes hundreds of hours a year to providing access to justice for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it,” said former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley, a senior partner at Nelson Mullins. “Dan was co-leader of a team that for 15 years represented men and women in South Carolina’s prisons seeking to improve mental health services and the conditions of their confinement. Nelson Mullins welcomes this opportunity to bring this relevant and timely issue to the forefront of the conversation.”

“We appreciate the support of Nelson Mullins and members of their firm in providing this unique educational opportunity on mental illness,” said Stuart Mauney, a partner with Gallivan, White & Boyd law firm, a community mental health advocate and member of the Symposium executive committee. “The Symposium includes programming specific for lawyers, with the opportunity to earn up to two CLE credit hours.“

Admission for this special event including lunch is $60, and registration is required. To purchase tickets for this and other special events, reserve tables of ten, or register for the conference, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeastern-symposium-on-mental-health-friday-lunch-with-dan-westbrook-tickets-33739123627.

For questions or additional information about the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health, visit http://sesmh.org/ or contact Christine Marsh, Symposium Administrator, at info@sesmh.org or call 864-455-7808.

About Nelson Mullins

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 500 attorneys and other professionals with offices in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. For more information on the Firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com. For additional information, contact Jan Easterling, Nelson Mullins Communications Coordinator, at 800.237.2000, ext. 9794.

About the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health

The 2017 Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health is presenting #MindsMatter! Mental Health Across the Lifespan: Ending Stigma through Research, Education and Practice. Hosted by Greenville Health System's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, the Symposium is held to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, as well as improve access to services. For additional information, conference registration, or to purchase special event tickets and reserve tables, go to www.sesmh.org or contact Christine Marsh, Symposium Administrator, at info@sesmh.org or call 864-455-7808.