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Lawyers, Guns and Money: Criminal Defense Practice Essentials

presented by
The South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202
About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 7.0 MCLE credit hours
Lawyers, Guns and Money: Criminal Defense Practice Essentials is a unique and powerful learning experience that will provide the tools, resources, and practical information needed to build and maintain a successful criminal law practice. Carefully designed by an experienced planning team, this highly interactive program features a diverse group of public and private practitioners and judges chosen specifically for their commitment to imparting practical knowledge in a conversational and interactive way so that participants will learn about skills and processes, rather than black letter law and war stories.

Our distinguished faculty has been asked to stay at the seminar for the entire day so that participants can network and ask questions. The valuable course book will contain many sample forms, checklists, letters, motions, and other resources that participants will use over and over again.

This is not your typical “talking head” CLE! This is the kind of practice-building, educational event that will provide you with the guidance, networking contacts and resources that will form your career! Because of the interactive nature of this program we are not web casting or broadcasting it. Seating is limited to the first 75 registrants, so register today! As an added bonus, we are offering steep discounts to members of the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division, as well as offering discounts on many of our most popular criminal practice CLE publications!
Don’t let this unique opportunity slip by!

8:30 a.m.           Registration
8:50 a.m.           Welcome and Overview
                          Christopher G. Samellas
                          Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office
9 a.m.               Developing a Criminal Defense Practice
                         a. Getting Clients in the Door and Networking
                        James R. Snell
                        Law Office of James R. Snell Jr., LLC
                        b. OID Cases
                        James Hugh Ryan III
                        S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense
                        Mathias G. Chaplin
                        Law Office of Mathias G. Chaplin
10 a.m.            Managing Clients and Cases
                        Bradley M. Kirkland
                        Bradley M. Kirkland, LLC
10:25 a.m.       Break
10:35 a.m.       Pending Case Matters
                        a. Expert Services and the Impaired Client
                        Dr. Thomas Martin
                        Martin Psychiatric Services
                        Theresa N. Johns
                        Theresa Johns, P.A.
                        b. Bond Hearings/Preliminary Hearings/Indictments
                        Benjamin A. Stitely
                        Williams Hendrix Steigner & Brink, PA
                        c. Discovery
                        Arie D. Bax
                        The Bax Law Firm, PA  
12:10 p.m.       Plea Negotiations
                        a. Diversion Programs
                        Brooke E. Lewis
                        Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office
                        b. Probation/Collateral Consequences
                        Nicole L. Singletary
                        The Law Office of Nicole Singletary
1 p.m.              Networking Lunch
1:40 p.m.           Plea Negotiations
                          c. Plea Paperwork
                          Amye L. Rushing
                          Law Offices of Amye L. Rushing, P.A.
                          d. Perspectives
                          David M. Stumbo
                          Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office
                          Robert M. Madsen
                          Eleventh Circuit Public Defender
2:40 p.m.           Pre-Trial and Trial
                          a. Basic and Pre-Trial Motions
                          Daniel R. Goldberg
                          Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office
                          S. Harrison Saunders VI
                          The Law Office of S. Harrison Saunders, VI, LLC
3:10 p.m.           Break
3:20 p.m.         Nuts and Bolts of Practical Trail Advocacy 
                        David M. Stumbo
                        Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office
                        Arie D. Bax
                        The Bax Law Firm, PA
                        b. Straight from the Bench - What Judges Want from Lawyers
                        Hon. Letitia H. Verdin
                        S.C. Circuit Court
4:30 p.m.         GSC Pleas – Demonstrations
                        Hon. Clifton Newman
                        S.C. Circuit Court
                        David M. Stumbo
                        Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office
                        Arie D. Bax
                        The Bax Law Firm, PA
                        S. Harrison Saunders VI
                        The Law Office of S. Harrison Saunders, VI, LLC
5:00 p.m.           Adjourn


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