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Family Law Essentials 
led by Ben Stevens / Ashlin Potterfield

Friday, June 27

Bar Conference Center
1501 Park St., Columbia


THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL

REGISTRATION FEE: 
Early Bird–$195
Regular–$235 (after June 13)

MCLE/LEPR CREDIT
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours

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.


AGENDA
8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
                        J. Benjamin Stevens
                        The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center
 
9:00 a.m. Developing Your Family Law Practice
                        J. Benjamin Stevens
                        The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center
 
9:20 a.m. Pleadings in Family Court
                        Bryan W. Braddock
                        Braddock Law Firm, LLC
 
9:30 a.m. Marriage, Divorce, Separation and Annulment
                        Bryan Braddock
                        Braddock Law Firm, LLC
 
9:40 a.m. Motion Practice
                        C. Vance Stricklin
                        Moore Taylor Law Firm
 
10:00 a.m. Custody and Visitation
                        Rebecca P. Creel
                        Lester & Hendrix
 
10:10 a.m. Factors in Deciding Custody and Visitation
                        Rebecca P. Creel
                        Lester & Hendrix
 
10:20 a.m. Other Types of Parents
                        David Collins
                        Collins Law Firm, PC
 
10:30 a.m. Adoptions
                        David Collins
                        Collins Law Firm, PC
 
10:40 a.m. Morning Break
10:55 a.m. Guardians ad Litem
                        Jenny R. Stevens
                        The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center
 
11:15 a.m. Child Support
                        M. Christine (Tena) Hardee
                        The Hardee Law Firm
 
11:25 a.m. Insurance and Healthcare Expenses
                        M. Christine (Tena) Hardee
                        The Hardee Law Firm
 
11:35 a.m. Division of Assets and Debts
                        David P. Geis
                        Law Offices of David Parker Geis, LLC
 
11:55 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:10 p.m. Getting Hearings Scheduled
                        Hon. Usha Bridges
                        S.C. Family Court
 
1:20 p.m. What to Take With You to Court
                        Hon. Usha Bridges
                        S.C. Family Court
 
1:30 p.m. Restraining Orders
                        Megan H. Dell
                        Dell Family Law, LLC
 
1:40 p.m. Attorney’s Fees
                        Megan H. Dell
                        Dell Family Law, LLC
 
1:50 p.m. Resolution of Cases
                        Ashlin B. Potterfield
                        Taylor/Potterfield
 
2:10 p.m. Alimony
                        Ryan A. McLeod
                        McDougall & Self, LLP
 
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:45 p.m. Organizing and Presenting Your Case
                        Rebecca B. West
                        Harling & West, LLC
 
3:05 p.m. Drafting Orders
                        Katherine H. Tiffany
                        Carter Smith Merriam Rogers & Traxler, PA
 
3:25 p.m. Appeals
                        Reid T. Sherard
                        Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
 
3:35 p.m. Contempt Actions
                        Reid T. Sherard
                        Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
 
3:45 p.m. Discovery and Subpoenas
                        Ashby L. Jones
                        Kinard & Jones, LLC
 
4:05 p.m. Order for Protection Hearings
                        Ernest J. Jarrett
                        Jenkinson Jarrett & Kellahan, PA
 
4:15 p.m. Private Abuse and Neglect Cases
                        Ernest J. Jarrett
                        Jenkinson Jarrett & Kellahan, PA
 
4:25 p.m. Juvenile Criminal Cases
                        M. Christine (Tena) Hardee
                        The Hardee Law Firm
 
4:35 p.m. Proper Filing and Service
                        M. Christine “Tena” Hardee
                        The Hardee Law Firm
 
4:45 p.m. Adjourn

All registrations must be pre-paid.  All registrations must include a credit card number

Cancellation & refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative processing fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to S.C. Bar–CLE Division at registrar@scbar.org by 5 p.m. one week prior to the seminar. If you register but do not cancel by 5 p.m. one week before or register but do not attend, you will receive the course materials in consideration of payment. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.
If you have a disability, please call ahead to let us know how we may accommodate your needs.
 

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