The purpose of this Association shall be to bring together by association, communication and organization, lawyers of South Carolina who devote a substantial amount of their professional time to the handling of litigated cases and whose representation in such cases is primarily for the defense:
to provide for the exchange among the members of this association of such information, ideas, techniques or procedure and court rulings relating to the handling of litigation as are calculated to enhance the knowledge and improve the skills of defense lawyers
to elevate the standards of trial practice in this area and, in conjunction with similar associations in other areas
to develop, establish and secure court adoption or approval or a high standard code of trial conduct and courtroom manner
to support and work for the improvement of the adversary system of jurisprudence in our court
to work for the elimination of court congestion and delays in civil litigation
to promote improvements in the administration of justice and to increase the quantity and quality of service and contribution which the legal profession renders to the community, State and nation.