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
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.