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The CLE 6-Pack Seminar Series
“Bite-sized CLE for the Busy Practitioner”
  Lawyers as Employers: A Primer on Employment Law Issues for the Solo or Small Firm Attorney
 Includes copy of Lawyers as Employers:
Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202 

October 15
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Lawyers as Employers: A Primer on Employment Law Issues for the Solo or Small Firm Attorney
William L. Duda
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC, Columbia
The last thing you need as an attorney is a letter from ODC or a malpractice suit. But a close second is a discrimination suit from a disgruntled former employee. Bill Duda will guide you through the often bewildering maze of complex and time consuming employment-related regulations and requirements that you need to understand as you manage not only your clients, your calendar, but also your employees. This is a must attend seminar for all attorneys who supervise a staff or who advise small business clients on employment-related issues. Each registrant will get a copy of the terrific SC Bar CLE publication Lawyers as Employers: A Guide to South Carolina Employment Law for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners.
November 12
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
John J. “Jack” Pringle Jr.
Adams and Reese LLP, Columbia
The information age is introducing attorneys to a dizzying array of products and services – all of which seem to promise more efficiency, more free time, and more profit. But many lawyers are overwhelmed by the pace of change and are having trouble understanding what computer tools to use and how to put them to work in their practices. While computer technology has the potential to be a significant asset to any law office, it us just one tool lawyers use to manage information and apply knowledge. And despite the power and ubiquity of information technology, computers are not always the answer to the challenges you face. In this powerful program Jack Pringle will teach you three things: 1) the roles information and knowledge play in the problem-solving and client service undertaken by attorneys; 2) how to assess what tools you are currently using to manage information and knowledge in your law practice; and 3) how to evaluate the need for new or additional computer technology in your practice to assist you in managing information and knowledge.
This seminar is for any attorney or law office employee who feels overwhelmed by computer technology, and is looking for a practical way to start the process of determining how to use computer technology effectively.
December 17
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Jason James “J.J.” Andrighetti
Andrighetti Law Firm, LLC, Greenville
Mechanic's Liens: If You Can't Beat It Out of 'Em, Lien It Out of 'Em is a course designed to provide you with the practical information and resources you need to get your "Lien" on. There is no finer example of what not to do when drafting legislation than South Carolina's Mechanic's Lien Statute. This course will unravel the statute and the process for filing and litigating liens.   You will receive helpful tips on client intake and drafting pleadings for lien related cases. We will review various kinds of labor and material that qualify for a lien as well as the numerous landmines/deadlines practitioners must know to successfully prosecute and defend lien related claims. 
January 28
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Melanie McCulley Yenovkian
Simpsonville, SC
The Fourth Amendment, and its accompanying case law, is one of the most complex and malleable areas of the law. Which law applies? Was it a search? Was the arrest valid? Does an exception apply? Is the evidence admissible or tainted? These are just a few of the many questions that arise when addressing search and seizure cases.
Former Thirteenth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Melanie Yenovkian will provide you with unerring guidance on the state of Fourth Amendment law, give practical advice to the criminal law practitioner on searches, seizures, arrests, and evidence, and bring all of this complex material together in an easy-to-understand format.
If you represent criminal defendants or serve as a prosecutor in South Carolina, this is a must seminar for you. Each registrant will get a copy of Melanie’s brand new Second Edition of The Fourth Amendment: A Step-by-Step Guide to Search and Seizure Jurisprudence in South Carolina.
February 26
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Jill Rothstein
SC Bar Risk Management Director
Beth Padgett
SC Bar Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistant Director
Just in time to complete your MCLE/LEPR/SA/MH requirements, join SC Bar Risk Management Director Jill Rothstein and SC Bar Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistant Beth Padgett for a powerful and interactive look at the convergence of attorney mental health and the ethical practice of law. Jill and Beth will use skillfully woven hypothetical tales designed to teach ethics and increase sensitivity to mental and emotional health concerns in the profession. Best of all, each registrant will receive a copy of Annotated South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct, 2013 Edition by Professor Nathan Crystal and Dean Robert Wilcox.
Anyone registering for the full “CLE 6-Pack,” will be automatically registered for this program free of charge!

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