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 Piercing the Veil: Paralegals and the Secrets of
Law Firm Profitability and Efficiency
 

Presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
 
And Co-sponsored by
Palmetto Paralegal Association
South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association
Charleston Association of Legal Assistants
 
 
Friday, March 28, 2014
 
Live
S.C. Bar Conference Center
And
4 video-CLE sites


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Sites:
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
Myrtle Beach - Horry-Georgetown Tech, Grand Strand Campus, 950 Crab Tree Lane, Room 601
North Charleston - Trident Tech, 2001 Mabeline Rd, Bldg. 910 Room 229
 
Registration Fees:
Attorney: $230
Paralegal / Legal Assistant: $95
Attorney/Paralegal Combo: $295 

ABOUT THE SEMINAR
The modern practice of law is as much about business efficiencies and effective teamwork as it is about legal and
factual analysis, trial presentation skills and brief writing. Good attorneys can assess a case, plot a trial strategy and
negotiate a settlement. However, great attorneys hire only the most qualified and self-motivated paralegals that
efficiently achieve superior results for their clients. This seminar will bring attorneys and paralegals together for a day of learning and collaboration. Created by thought leaders in the Bar and paralegal communities, this advanced program will explore solutions to enhance law firm efficiency that is guaranteed to engage you as an attorney/paralegal team and challenge you to reach new levels of cooperation, teamwork and cohesiveness as you serve your clients justly.

Attorney’s interested in evolving the scope of their paralegal’s abilities or any paralegal’s looking to advance their legal knowledge should not miss this seminar, both of you should attend! Come as a team to learn not only the secrets of efficiency and profitability but get a head start on saving money through this amazing learning experience.
 
MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour.
 
This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for Paralegals for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Program Agenda

8:30 a.m.         Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:50 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks    
9 a.m.              “I was Just Following Orders”: Attorneys, Paralegals and Ethical Supervision
                                 J. Steedley Bogan, Bogan Law Firm, Columbia
                                Barbara M. Seymour, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Columbia
                            
10 a.m.            If it Doesn’t Make Dollars, Then it Doesn’t Make Sense:  Understanding Your Team’s Contribution to the Bottom Line
                                Cathy Boette, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Columbia
                                Marcia M. Bibb, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP, Charlotte
11 a.m.            Break

11:15 a.m.       Tips and Strategies: Finding the Right Fit for Paralegals and Law Firms
                        Moderator: A. Jackson Barnes, Attorney at Law, Sumter
                                Terry Kelley, Carolina Legal Associates, Columbia
                                Kaye Mullinax, Nexsen Pruet, Columbia
                                Regina B. Ward, Law Firm of Regina B. Ward, LLC, Conway
                                Joanie E. Winters, Law Offices of Joan Elizabeth Winters LLC, Chester 
12:15 p.m.       Lunch (on your own)
 
1:30 p.m.         A Well-oiled Machine: The Secrets to Building and Maintaining High-Functioning Attorney/Paralegal Teams
                                Carole H. Hill, CPA, Charleston 
2 p.m.              Lights, Camera, Action: The Attorney/Paralegal Team in Trial
                                John J. “Jack” Pringle, Adams & Reese, Columbia
3 p.m.              Break  
3:15 p.m.         Then and Now: Perspectives from Both Sides of Attorney/Paralegal Fence
                                Willie F. Badley, Jr.
                                Law Offices of Willie F. Bradley, Jr., LLC, Columbia
3:45 p.m.         More Bang for the Buck: Training Tips for an Effective Paralegal/Attorney Team
                        Moderator: William "Bill" McSorley, Columbia
                                Christopher M. Adams, Collins & Lacy, Columbia
                                Jessica C. Ethridge, Global Lending Services, LLC, Greenville, SC
                                Melissa E. Gregory, Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A., Greenville
4:45 p.m.         Adjourn