Event Calendar

Bar Conference Center
2013 Family Court Bench/Bar
presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

at these group locations:
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201
and at Anderson, Beaufort, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood,
Moncks Corner, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Spartanburg

Also available via individual Live Webcast 

Seminar Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, 6.0 JCLE credit hours for family court judges and 1.0 LEPR credit hour.


About the Seminar
The South Carolina Bar CLE Division is pleased to present the 2013 South Carolina Family Court Bench Bar Seminar. Judge Dottie Jones and Judge Anne Jones have put together a seasoned faculty featuring some of South Carolina’s leading Family Court judges and respected practitioners. You will hear from family court judges regarding the effects of the docket management orders issued in 2012. A panel of eight new family court judges will share their experiences and thoughts from the other side of the bench. Lee Coggiola’s presentation updating ethics will also qualify for mandatory ethics credit.

As always the seminar is a Mandatory JCLE for South Carolina’s Family Court Judges, so you don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to get valuable insights from the bench on a number of important topics, and also spend the day with the judges who will be at the Bar Conference Center and at our video satellite locations.
8:30 a.m.      Registration
8:50 a.m.      Welcome and Opening Remarks
                     Hon. Anne Gue’ Jones
                     Hon. Dorothy Mobley Jones
                     S.C. Family Court
9 a.m.           ALL Litigants are Created Equal, Including the Self-Represented Litigant
                     Hon. Gwendlyne Y. Smalls
                     S.C. Family Court
9:15 a.m.      Surprise! The Rules of Evidence Also Apply in Family Court
                     Hon. Jack A. Landis
                     S.C. Family Court
9:45 a.m.      Let Your Body Do the Talking
                     Rebecca P. Creel
                     Lester & Hendrix
10 a.m.         Break
10:15 a.m.    Do You Know Your ABC’s?
                     Hon. Dorothy Mobley Jones
                     S.C. Family Court
10:45 a.m.    Turner v. Rogers: Where Are We Now?
                     Gamble H. Anderson
                     State Attorney, SCDSS—Integrated Child Support Services Division
11:15 a.m.    How Responsible Are the Fathers Three Years Later?
                     James F. Thompson
                     James Fletcher Thompson, LLC
12 p.m.         Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m.      Reflections From the Newbies: Is There an Escape Clause?
                     Hon. Tony M. Jones
                     Hon. James G. McGee III
                     Hon. Randall E. McGee
                     Hon. David E. Phillips
                     Hon. Kelly Pope-Black
                     Hon. Joseph C. Smithdeal
                     Hon. Monet S. Pincus
                     Hon. Michelle M. Hurley
                     S.C. Family Court
2:15 p.m.      Poguepourri—A Jeopardy Category You Won’t See on TV
                     Hon. Timothy H. Pogue
                     S.C. Family Court
2:30 p.m.      Break
2:45 p.m.     Temporary Hearings After the Eight Page Rule
                    Hon. Dana A. Morris
                    S.C. Family Court
3:15 p.m.     “Oops They Did It Again! An Annual Review of Appellate Family Law Opinions (with a Pop Princess Perspective)
                     Ashby L. Jones
                     Kinard & Jones, LLC
3:45 p.m.      Ethics Update
                     Lesley M. Coggiola
                     Office of Disciplinary Counsel
4:45 p.m.      Adjourn


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