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It’s All A Game: Top Trial Lawyers Tackle Evidence

Thursday, June 19, 2014
SC Bar Conference Center

This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours

The South Carolina Bar-CLE Division is proud to present the 2014 edition of one of our most popular seminars.   Designed and moderated by Court of Appeals Chief Judge John Few, this innovative, powerful, and practical seminar always takes an entertaining and insightful look at some of the thorniest evidence problems any trial lawyer or judge could face, and this year is no exception. Judge Few has brought together a truly outstanding faculty of talented and experienced trial attorneys for an unforgettable and entertaining learning experience. Judge Few and faculty – John Hayes, Lester Tate, Breon Walker, Meghan Walker, Jamie Hood and Colin Miller – have prepared exhaustively for the program. 
If you are a South Carolina litigator who wants to sharpen your evidence skills and knowledge, or you simply want to come to the most exciting CLE program you have ever attended, then you don’t want to miss It’s All a Game: Top Trial Lawyers Tackle Evidence!

8:30 a.m. Registration 
8:50 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks 
                      Hon. John C. Few
                      Chief Judge, S.C. Court of Appeals
9 a.m.           Navigating the Pitfalls of Unexpected Events—With an Eye Towards Experts
                      John Hayes, Hayes Law Firm, LLC, Charleston

10 a.m.        Hey Mr. Expert, I’m Huckleberry; When Cross Examination Beats Exclusion Under Daubert 
                      S. Lester Tate, Akin & Tate, P.C., Cartersville, GA

11 a.m.   Break
11:15 a.m.   You Can’t Handle the Truth!!!: Effective Ways for Dealing with Difficult, Hostile or Adverse Witnesses 
                      Breon C.M. Walker, Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., Columbia

12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m.      He’s Quite a Character, Have You Heard What He’s Done? The use of character in criminal trials, how a                                      prosecutor plans to use it in her case in chief and what (if anything) can you do about it!
                       Meghan L. Walker, Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Columbia
2:30 p.m.      He’s Quite a Character, Have You Heard What He’s Done? A look at the use of character evidence                                                in civil trials and using prior crimes to impeach a witness.
                       Jamie Hood, Hood Law Firm, Charleston

3:30 p.m.  Break
3:45 p.m.      It’s Hearsay! But is it Relevant or Unfairly Prejudicial?
                       Prof. Colin Miller, USC School of Law, Columbia

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 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.