National Conference of
Appellate Court Clerks

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iPads: Better than Paper?

Emerging, ever changing, technology trends require those of us in the appellate court system to be able to identify ethical issues that may arise from the use of such technology. As access to information through this technology becomes more accessible at our very fingertips, any time and any place, we will learn how to avoid many of the attendant ethical pitfalls.

Presenter Biographies

Jenny Abbott Kitchings received Bachelor of Arts from Converse College with a major in Modern Languages, including Spanish, Italian, and French. She went on to graduate from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Juris Doctor and from the top-ranked Moore School of Business with an International Masters of Business Administration.

Upon graduation, Jenny came to work in the judicial system as a law clerk for the Honorable Daniel F. Pieper, then a circuit judge. She transitioned to private practice as an associate with Thurmond, Kirchner, & Timbes, PA before she returned to the court system as a law clerk at the Court of Appeals. jenny was appointed as Clerk of Court on January 25, 2012.

John Reynolds has been with the SC Judicial Department IT staff since April of 2001. Spending his first ten years in the Call Center, John has seen just about every technical issue that a user can come up with. After rising through the ranks and becoming a team leader in the Call Center, John was promoted to Internal Applications office to take on new challenges.

Currently he is tasked with support for Appellate Case Management, Time Matters software support for Disciplinary Council, and the "Apple Guy" of the agency for iPads and iPhones. John is always looking for new ways to integrate the iPad into court business. Currently, he is working with the clerk's office to digitize exhibits for viewing on the PC and the iPad.