Alice Paylor Elected President-elect of National Caucus of State Bar Associations
At last month’s American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Alice Paylor, a Rosen Hagood partner, was elected the 2018-2019 President-elect of the National Caucus of State Bar Associations (NCSBA).
Established in 1993, the NCSBA coordinates efforts of state bar associations across the country in considering and proposing matters before the ABA House of Delegates. The NCSBA consists of two delegates from every state and the District of Columbia, as well as the territorial bar associations represented in the ABA House of Delegates, and the six regional state bar conferences.
Alice joined Rosen Hagood as an associate in 1982, was made a partner five years later, and served as the firm’s managing partner from 2003 to 2008. She remains a member of its Management Committee. Her practice is two-part – as a trial lawyer, she focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, school law, and zoning law. This includes representation of all types of business entities in contract disputes, business torts, lender-borrower litigation, and more. In her employment law practice, Alice represents both employers and employees in various employment matters including FLSA, discrimination, noncompete, and wrongful termination. Alice also has significant experience working with school districts, private schools, and charter schools.
Commenting on her election, she said “It is a tremendous honor, privilege and responsibility to be selected to lead the Caucus. In a very real sense, the NCSBA represents the working attorney inside the ABA. I will strive to ensure that the concerns and issues that matter to state bar associations are fully presented – they are an important voice, and it’s critical that they’re heard.”
Throughout her career, Alice has served in numerous leadership roles within both the ABA and the South Carolina Bar. She continues to serve as a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and as a South Carolina State Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. In 2013, she became the fourth female president of the South Carolina Bar and the third member of Rosen Hagood to hold the position.