SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — The South Carolina Bar swore in a new president Thursday on Sullivan’s Island.

Attorneys from across the state held a meeting for the Bar’s House of Delegates at the Sand Dunes Club. Following the meeting, Charleston attorney Alice F. Paylor became the 2013-14 president of the bar association.

S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean H. Toal administered the oath of office.

Paylor said there’s several initiatives she hopes to address including increasing diversity. She also wants a program to help graduating law students in the job market.

“I love Charleston and everybody who comes here wants to live here, which makes it even more difficult for them to find jobs. What we’re hoping to do is give them some skills and talk to them about other career options,” Paylor said.

Paylor is a partner in the firm of Rosen Hagood, practicing in the areas of complex commercial litigation, employment litigation and school law.

She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Prior to joining Rosen Hagood in 1982, she served as assistant corporation counsel for the City of Charleston.

The S.C. Bar has 14,000 attorney-members. Attorney J. Calhoun Watson of Columbia becomes the Bar’s president-elect.