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 23rd Annual Criminal Practice in S.C. - Video Replay

Friday, April 4, 2014

S.C. Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC

Registraton: $280

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!
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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