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23rd Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SC Bar Conference Center 

This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours; including up to 2.0 LEPR credit hours and 1.0 MH/SA credit hour


The SC Bar CLE Division is pleased to present the 23rd Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina seminar. As always, Course Planner Amie Clifford has created a challenging and exciting agenda and has 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 special 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, practical 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.  

8:30 a.m.          Registration
8:55 a.m.          Welcome and Program Overview
9:00 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: Honorable John Cannon Few, Chief Judge South Carolina 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
                           Honorable 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, South Carolina House of Representative
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, South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination
                         D. Ashley Pennington, Circuit Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Charleston, South Carolina
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 

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

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25.00 administrative processing fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to SC Bar-CLE Division at registrar@scbar.org by 5 pm one week prior to the seminar. If you register but do not cancel by 5 pm 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.




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