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    "First in Line: The Fight For Marriage Equality"

    Date: August 16, 2016, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Location:
    College of Charleston North Campus ** New Location**
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29405

    Registration & Lunch Buffet to begin at 11:30AM with meeting to follow promptly at 12:00PM.
    Price:
    $20 Members $25 Non Members
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    "First In Line: The Fight For Marriage Equality"

     

    During this presentation, Mrs. Condon will discuss her struggles in leading the way for same-sex marriages to become legal in South Carolina. Ms. Condon and her wife, Nichols Bleckley, were the first couple to have their same-sex marriage application accepted in South Carolina. Both Mrs. Condon and her spouse have been instrumental in making same-sex marriages legal in our state.

    Mrs. Condon currently practices law with Condon Law Firm, LLC and is a Councilmember on Charleston County Council. This presentation will focus on the fight for marriage equality and the benefits available to same-sex spouses and their families as a result of the legalization of their unions.

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    Speaker: Colleen Condon

    Colleen is a native Charlestonian and yes, related to probably any Condon in Charleston you wonder if she is related to, with few exceptions.  She grew up on James Island, graduating from Bishop England and the College of Charleston, Class of 1992 Honors Program.  After seven years working and consulting for Blackbaud (a local software company), she earned her law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 2002 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar the same year.  Her legal career has focused on Family Court matters in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties.  In 2005, she received training in Collaborative Law, and in 2006, she was certified as a Family Court mediator.  As the mother of a teenager, she understands the importance of setting up a new family dynamic for children to thrive when separation and divorce are imminent.

    Colleen has been honored to serve on Charleston County Council since 2005, focusing on quality of life issues to assure Charleston remains a fabulous place to live.

    Meeting Sponsored by:

    ECM Solutions    

    This meeting is approved for HRCI & SHRM Recertification credit