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 Employment Law Practice Essentials
led by Nekki Shutt and Hagood Tighe

Friday, September 19

Bar Conference Center
1501 Park St., Columbia

REGISTRATION FEE:
Early Bird–$195
Regular–$235

MCLE CREDIT 
6.0 MCLE credit hours 

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ABOUT THE SERIES
The “Essentials Series” is comprised of 11 full day courses that will cover major South Carolina practice areas, as well as law office technology. Each course is lead by experienced South Carolina practitioners whose goal is to provide you with practical advice on how to handle cases in designated areas. The courses are process oriented, not substantive law oriented, they are specifically designed to provide you with step-by-step guidance and the opportunity to interact with the faculty.

In order to promote maximum interactivity, the courses will be offered only at the S.C. Bar Conference Center in Columbia. Each course will include detailed materials, with heavy emphasis on forms and checklists. Many courses will offer discounts on S.C. Bar books and software related to the practice area.
 
Each course is limited to a maximum of 100 attendees. Register early to secure a spot for a particular course or courses!
If you have any questions about the series or questions about any of the individual courses, please contact S.C. Bar—CLE Director Terry Burnett at tburnett@scbar.org or 803-576-3780.


The Employment Law Essentials Seminar will offer a unique and powerful learning experience that will provide the tools, resources, and practical information needed to build and maintain a successful employment law practice. Carefully designed by an experienced planning team, this highly interactive program features a diverse group of practitioners 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. 

AGENDA 
8:30 a.m.              Registration
8:55 a.m.              Welcome and Opening Remarks

9 a.m.                    Introduction and Program Overview
                                    Moderators:
                                    Nekki Shutt
                                    Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC
                                    J. Hagood Tighe
                                    Fisher & Phillips, LLP
9:10 a.m.              Presentation of the Fact Pattern
                                    Brian P. Murphy
                                    Brian Murphy Law Firm, PC
                                    Romi Y. Robinson
                                    S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
                                    Amy L. Gaffney
                                    Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, LLC
9:20 a.m.              Client Intake—Plaintiff’s Attorney
                                    Nekki Shutt
                                    Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC
10 a.m.                   Unemployment Claims in SC
                                    Romi Y. Robinson
                                    S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
 
10:30 a.m.           Break

10:45 a.m.           Client Intake—Defense Attorney
                                    J. Hagood Tighe
                                    Fisher & Phillips, LLP
11:15 a.m.           Labor Licensing and Regulation
                                    Darra J. Coleman
                                    S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
11:45 a.m.            Review and Discussion of Legal Issues Presented So Far
                                    J. Hagood Tighe
                                    Fisher & Phillips, LLP
                                    Nekki Shutt
                                    Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC
12 p.m.                  Lunch (provided)
1:30 p.m.              SCHAC/EEOC Process
                                    Amy L. Gaffney
                                    Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, LLC
2 p.m.                      Litigating Employment Law Claims
                                    Hon. Shiva V. Hodges
                                    U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
                                    Nekki Shutt
                                    Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC
                                    J. Hagood Tighe
                                    Fisher & Phillips, LLP
 
3 p.m.                    Break

3:15 p.m.              Employment Mediation Demonstration
                                    David B. McCormack
                                    Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
                                    Brian P. Murphy
                                    Brian Murphy Law Firm, PC
                                    Nekki Shutt
                                    Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC
                                    Amy L. Gaffney
                                    Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, LLC
                                    J. Hagood Tighe
                                    Fisher & Phillips, LLP
4:15 p.m.              Settlement Agreements and Separation Agreements
                                    David B. McCormack
                                    Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

 5 p.m.                      Adjourn

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative processing fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to CLE Registrar at registrar@scbar.org by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.