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To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Investigations are an essential task at every stage of litigation – determining whether facts exist to bring a claim and, once a complaint is filed, building a case for trial.  When conducted by attorneys, or investigators working as their agents, this fact-finding function is subject to a range of ethics restrictions. Where those restrictions are arguably violated, attorneys not only pote...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar When a client takes a minority ownership stake in a business, they are not only taking the normal market risks associated with any business but also substantial risks associated with having a non-controlling stake.  They may not be entitled to regular or any access to company financial and operating information. They may have no vote or even voice on major company decisions that can have a direct...
 For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here  Persuasion is the point of every word the actor and the lawyer speaks. A performance comes alive when the actor or lawyer connects deeply with an audience through a masterful command of evocative language, human emotion and skillful pacing … resulting in an ovation for the actor … a decisive WIN for the attorney! Presented in three sessions – webcast attendees join a workshop that offers concrete solutions...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar In most conversations among lawyers, there are subtle shadings of words, an emphasis placed on certain facts or a diminution of others, sometimes a concealment of intent or purpose.  There is nothing necessarily wrong about any of this.  Lawyers are required to zealously advocate for their clients’ interests, including in settlement and transactional negotiations.  But that zeal ...
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Military Divorce in South Carolina Featuring Mark E. Sullivan Thursday, December 4 presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street        Registration Fees: Judiciary:  Early Bird $195; Regular $245 (after 11/20) Attorneys: Early Bird $240; Regular $290 (after 11/20)   MCLE/LEPR Credit This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours including 1.0 LEPR credit hour....
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Remarriage is commonplace and comes with a host of estate planning challenges.  Planning for the equitable distribution of property in “blended” families – children or grandchildren from a prior marriage, the second spouse, and perhaps children from the second or subsequent marriage – is fraught with legal and emotional landmines well beyond customary tax planning.  Failure to properly thin...
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2014 Family Court Bench Bar Friday, December 5 presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street   Registration is closed for this program. Columbia and North Charleston sites are full! Walk-in registrations will be accepted at all other locations.  Registration opens at 8:30a.m.   Sites: Anderson Beaufort Florence Greenwood Myrtle Beach North Charleston Rock Hill Spartanburg Regis...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Business attorneys often confront important ethical issues.  In a transaction involving a closely held company, business attorneys are often expected to represent both the company and its owners.  Similarly, business partners frequently do not want to incur extra legal expenses by hiring multiple attorneys, one to represent each partner, preferring for one attorney to represent everyo...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar The ultimate object of many closely held companies is to distribute as much cash and other property to its owners.  This is particularly true when there is not a market for the sale of the company itself.  The owners want to optimize distributions to all of them – or at least some of them, as when a partner decides to retire, becomes disabled, dies or just wants to depart.  These...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Business, real estate and commercial transactions and negotiations are fraught with potential tort liability for attorneys and their clients.  Whether out of disappointment at losing a deal or as a negotiating tactic or legitimate belief, counter-parties, competitors and third parties can easily allege tortious interference with existing or prospective business relationships.  Ther...
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Fee Disputes #14-106 Presented by SC Bar Continuing Legal Educaton Division and SC Resolution of Fee Disputes Committee Tuesday, December 9 Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street Columbia, SC ***This seminar is for members of the Fee Disputes Board ONLY*** Registration is FREE to board members MCLE/LEPR Credit Hours This program qualifies for 2.0 MCLE credit hours and 2.0 LEPR credit hours AGENDA Panel Members Natalie P. Bluestein, Esq., Bluestein & Do...
For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here Thurgood Marshall is one of the giant figures in the history of American jurisprudence. As the passionate and embattled civil rights lawyer who acted as the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, he helped win the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legally end racial segregation in the public schools in the United States. He was the first African American to serve as Solicitor Gen...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Business, real estate and commercial transactions and negotiations are fraught with potential tort liability for attorneys and their clients.  Whether out of disappointment at losing a deal or as a negotiating tactic or legitimate belief, counter-parties, competitors and third parties can easily allege tortious interference with existing or prospective business relationships.  There is also...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Releasing a key employee is as risky a decision for an employer as hiring someone.  Whether the employee is leaving voluntarily or involuntarily, there can be substantial questions about compensation (including sales commissions) and benefits, protection of vital employer information (customer lists, pricing information, trade secrets) to which the departing employee had access, and competition f...
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Refocusing your Life, your Career, and your Trial Practice Featuring Jim Blackburn Friday, December 12 presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division   Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street   Available via Webcast Sites: Greenville  North Charleston  Registration Fees: Early Bird: $195 Regular (received after 11/28): $245 MCLE/LEPR Credit This program qualifies for 3.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 2.0 L...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar This program will cover ethical issues and risks in three facets of using email in law practice – communications with clients, adversaries, and non-clients or prospective clients.  The program will cover the propriety of using email to communicate with clients about sensitive matters, including offering substantive legal advice and transmitting drafts of documents, the impact of email on preservi...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Working with witnesses to build out a client’s case is at the core of a successful litigation practice.  It is also a process riddled with ethical substantial issues.  Foremost, how do you handle a client that you know isn’t telling the truth?  Are you required to correct misstatements?  Even if witnesses are telling the truth, can you confer with them during breaks in depos...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar   Earnouts are a mechanism for putting off a decision about the value of a company or other property.  The buyer and seller may disagree about what it’s worth and want to take a “wait and see” approach about a variety of factors – to see if revenue or other financial or non-financial metrics meet expectations, certain regulatory or other approvals are obtained, certain contingenci...
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Consumer and Bankruptcy Law Updates (CLE 6-Pack Seminar Series) Tuesday, December 16, 2014   presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division Live at the SC Bar Conference Center  1501 Park Street   REGISTRATION FEES $60 (this seminar ONLY) MCLE Credit Hours 2.0 MCLE credit hours   Join Kelly Rainsford of the SC Department of Consumer Affairs and Janet Haigler of the Haigler Law Firm for fast-paced and powerful pres...
 For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here A master of the courtroom stage, who possessed an uncanny understanding of human character, Clarence Darrow was arguably the greatest trial lawyer of the twentieth century. He was an adamant opponent of capital punishment and a passionate proponent of civil and human rights. Often called the "Attorney for the Damned," he fought for the underdog and took on criminal cases thought to be hopeless. Yet, while comm...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Most successful businesses are owned by one or more families.  Because they are family owned, these companies create many special succession and estate planning challenges.  Control and ownership does not shift among non-owner managers or anonymous shareholders.  Rather, these momentous shifts in control and ownership take place in the often highly charged context of a family and either...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Most successful businesses are owned by one or more families.  Because they are family owned, these companies create many special succession and estate planning challenges.  Control and ownership does not shift among non-owner managers or anonymous shareholders.  Rather, these momentous shifts in control and ownership take place in the often highly charged context of a family and either...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Confidentiality and discretion are touchstones of the attorney-client relationship.  But not all information in a case or matter is confidential.  Indeed, there are instances when an attorney may or is even required to disclose confidences.  The increasing pace of law practice and the spread of technology have also made simple mistakes – like inadvertently sending an email to the wrong pe...
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Trial Evidence: Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom  Featuring Thomas A. Mauet  (America’s most often referenced author on Trial Advocacy) (Video Replay) Presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division Friday, December 19, 2014     at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street     Registration Fees: Early Bird: $285 (received by 12/5)  Regular: $335 (after 12/5)  MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT 6.0 MCLE credit hours &...
  For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here Even in Ben Franklin's time, the public held cynical views about lawyers. How can one be a better practitioner and help negate some of the lingering negative attitudes toward today’s lawyers? In this engaging and informative program, Ben Franklin (who worked with more lawyers than most modern day practitioners) challenges today’s lawyers to expand their own notion of ethics much as he, himself, did during hi...
  For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here BEN FRANKLIN on Ethics (60 Minutes) Featuring Christopher Lowell Ben advises … “Search others for their virtues.  Search thyself for thy vices” and challenges lawyers to put ethical considerations at the heart of legal practice. Even in Ben Franklin's time, the public held cynical views about lawyers.  How can one be a better practitioner and help negate some of the lingering negative attitude...
  For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here  Abraham Lincoln once said, “As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man [person].  There will still be business enough.” Using an engaging documentary-style format, Abraham Lincoln's exemplary qualities of legal and personal professionalism come to life - the qualities he demonstrated day in and day out in his law practice. There will be a live Chat Room discussion wit...