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 Everything You Need To Know About Ethics


Friday, April 11, 2014

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

Registration $280

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. 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
Adjourn