We read the April 28 letter from Charleston County Democratic Party Chairman Brady Quirk-Garvan that referenced Charleston County Probate Court. His comments were nothing but partisan.

We both have practiced in probate courts throughout South Carolina and believe Charleston County Probate Court is the most efficient probate court in the state. To Probate Judge Irv Condon’s credit, he has brought and continues to bring innovation to Charleston County with vision, leadership and the use of modern technology.

Judge Condon is not only an attorney but a CPA, which benefits citizens of the county.

He provides free workshops on estate administration and estate planning, efficiently manages a large and complex case load, helps with heirs properties, has partnered with Charleston School of Law to assist our senior citizens, and created successful problem-solving programs such Adult Drug Court and Mental Health Court. He provides services to our veterans with a court designed to meet their needs. He also helps our youths by presiding over the Juvenile Drug Court.

Judge Condon is a recognized national expert and past president of many national probate and drug court organizations. Judge Condon’s was one of two courts in our country to be selected by the American Bar Association to pilot the now successful assistance program for seniors under guardianship.

Judge Condon is working with the National Center for State Courts to develop the Rapid Response Conservator Program to monitor transactions by conservators.

Judge Condon also has built a strong team of associate judges, each of whom are attorneys.

Charleston County Probate Court is a national model of excellence.

Stephen M. Slotchiver

Slotchiver & Slotchiver, LLP

State Street


Richard S. Rosen

Rosen Hagood

Meeting Street