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Third Annual Everything You Need to Know About Ethics
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


About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours including 6.0 LEPR credit hours and 1.0 SA/MH credit hour
The South Carolina Bar and the South Carolina Association of Ethics Counsel are pleased to present the Third Annual Everything you Need to Know About Ethics seminar on January 17. This powerful program features six exhilarating hours of “everything ethics”.  This exciting  and practical seminar will not only help you earn those last minute MCLE/LEPR credit hours, but also fulfill your triennial Substance Abuse/ Mental Health requirement. Register today for this important program and keep your license where it belongs – on your wall!

Program Agenda

8:50 a.m.           “When I say ‘salutations’, it’s just my fancy way of saying hello…”- E.B. White
Desa Ballard and Stephanie Weissenstein
Ballard Watson Weissenstein
9 a.m.               “The matter of fees is important, far more than the mere question of bread and butter involved.”- Abraham Lincoln
Modification of Fees and Other Contract Questions: Rules 1.8 and 1.5
Dr. Gregory Adams
USC School of Law
9:45 a.m.           “I try to avoid conflict. I don’t want people to be unhappy.” – Viggo Mortensen
A Tour Through the Conflicts Rules
William O. Higgins
Adams and Reece, LLP
10:30 a.m.         Update from the Ethics Advisory Committee
Jeffrey Dunlaevy, Committee Chair
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC
10:45 a.m.         Mid-Morning Break
11 a.m.              “Civility is not just about manners.” – Jim Leach
Civility and Loyalty
Stephanie Weissenstein
Ballard Watson Weissenstein
11:30 a.m.         “The unauthorized practice of law is inherently prejudicial to not only the parties involved . . . but also to the public at large”- Justice Toal, S.C. Supreme Court
Wachovia Bank v Coffey and the Matrix Revolution
Harvey M. Watson, III
Ballard Watson Weissenstein
12 p.m.            Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m.           “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.”-Richard Carlson
Managing Stress: Dr. Philip Steude
Your new associates: Beth Padgett, LHL
2:15 p.m.           “Mine is better than ours” – Benjamin Franklin
Splitting the Fee: Rule 1.5(e)
Thomas Pendarvis
Pendarvis Law Offices
R. Davis Howser
Howser Newman & Besley, LLC
3 p.m.               Mid-afternoon break
3:15 p.m.           Professional Responsibility Committee Update
Clifford O. Koon, Jr., Committee Chair
Town of Lexington
3:30 p.m.           “Character is much easier kept than recovered.” –Thomas Pine
Bar Admissions / Character and Fitness
J. Steedley Bogan
Bogan Law Firm
4 p.m.               The Year in Review: 2013
Desa Ballard
Ballard Watson Weissenstein
4:15 p.m.           “People who lose money always need someone to blame.”- James Chanos
Trust Account Primer
Desa Ballard
Ballard Watson Weissenstein
4:45 p.m.           “So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye”- The Sound of Music


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