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23rd Annual Criminal Practice in S.C.
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:
Aiken - USC Aiken, Business & Education Bldg., 471 University Pkwy, Room 124
Anderson - The Center of Excellence, 200 Bleckley St., Room 132
Beaufort - One Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary Street, Room 325
Charleston - Charleston School of Law, 81 Mary St, Mary 101 Room
Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 1951 Pisgah Road, Room 249
Greenville - Greenville Technical College, Buck Mickel Center, 216 South Pleasantburg Dr., Room 188
Greenwood - Greenwood County Solicitors Office, 600 Monument Street, Suite 203
Monks Corner - Trident Tech-Berkeley Campus, 1001 S. Live Oak Drive, HWY 17A, Room 101
Myrtle Beach - Horry-Georgetown Tech, Grand Strand Campus, 950 Crab Tree Lane, Room 601
North Charleston - Trident Tech, 2001 Mabeline Rd, Bldg. 910 Room 123
Rock Hill - The Baxter M. Hood Center, 452 South Anderson Rd, Dalton Room
Spartanburg - Spartanburg County Public Library, 151 S. Church Street, Hoechst-Celanese Room
Sumter - USC Sumter, 200 Miller Rd, Anderson Library Room 102
also available via individual live Webcast
Early Bird:    $230 (received before Feb. 14)
Early Bird:    $290 with book - Drug Litigation in South CarolinaFourth Edition
Regular:       $280 (received after Feb. 14)
Regular:       $340 with book - Drug Litigation in South CarolinaFourth Edition
About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours; 2.0 LEPR; 1.0 SA/MH
The S.C. Bar CLE Division presents the 23rd Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina seminar. Course Planner Amie Clifford has created a challenging agenda and recruited a fabulous faculty of judges and practitioners who will share their insights on the hottest and most practical topics in South Carolina criminal practice. This program features a review of 
significant appellate decisions from 2013, “tips from the bench” from a terrific panel of Circuit Judges, a legislative review and preview with House District 47 Representative Tommy Pope, guidance on avoiding traps when negotiating guilty pleas with Andy Savage, a full hour of ethics and a powerful presentation by Steve Sumner and Bar Lawyers Helping Lawyers Director, Robert Turnbull, on “secondary traumatic stress/ vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue” in practicing
attorneys. This segment qualifies for the new Mental Health/Substance Abuse credit, as well as counting as an
ethics hour.
If you need those last minute CLE credits - especially ethics and mental health credits— this end-of-year program is just the ticket!
As a bonus, by registering for the seminar, you are eligible to purchase the brand new Drug Litigation in South Carolina, Fourth Edition by former 13th Circuit Assistant Solicitor, Melanie McCulley Yenovkian at a special discounted rate!


8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview

9 a.m. Significant Appellate Decisions from 2013: A review of significant decisions issued in 2013 by the South Carolina appellate courts and the Supreme Court of the United States, with a discussion of how the holdings in those cases have impacted or will impact criminal practice in South Carolina
Moderator: Hon. John Cannon Few, Chief Judge S.C. Court of Appeals
Honorable Barry J. Barnette, Solicitor Seventh Judicial Circuit
Wanda H. Carter, Deputy Chief Appellate Defender, S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense
Salley W. Elliott, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General, S.C. Attorney General’s Office
David M. Ross, Executive Director, S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination
Christopher Scalzo, Deputy Public Defender, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Tara Dawn Shurling, The Law Office of Tara Dawn Shurling, PA

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Tips from the Trial Bench for Criminal Practitioners
Circuit Court Judges will discuss prevalent issues they have observed among criminal practitioners and discuss how those issues can be avoided or resolved
Moderator: Hon. L. Casey Manning, Circuit Court Judge Fifth Judicial Circuit
Hon. DeAndrea G. Benjamin, Circuit Court Judge Fifth Judicial Circuit
Hon. R. Ferrell Cothran Jr., Circuit Court Judge
Hon. Edward W. Miller, Circuit Court Judge At Large
Hon. Carmen T. Mullen, Circuit Court Judge Fourteenth Judicial Circuit

12:00 p.m. Negotiating Guilty Pleas: Traps for the Unwary
Andrew J. Savage III, Esquire Savage & Savage
Hon. Scarlett A. Wilson, Solicitor Ninth Judicial Circuit

12:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

2:00 p.m. Legislative Review and Preview: A review of the 2013 Acts of interest to criminal practitioners and a look ahead at what criminal legislation will be and/or may be considered in 2014
Hon. Tommy Pope, Representative District, S.C. House of Representatives

2:30 p.m. Ethics and Professionalism for both Prosecutors and Defense Counsel: Ethics Issues related to Trial Preparation and Conduct and fee agreements
J. Steedley Bogan Bogan Law Firm
Amie L. Clifford, Education Coordinator, S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination
D. Ashley Pennington, Circuit Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Charleston

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Recognizing and Addressing “Secondary Traumatic Stress/Vicarious Trauma/ Compassion Fatigue” in Practicing Attorneys
J. Robert Turnbull, Director Lawyers Helping Lawyers, South Carolina Bar
Steve W. Sumner
Steve W. Sumner, LLC

4:45 p.m. Adjourn 

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