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Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP)
Ethics School
presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

Live at the
Bar Conference Center
Columbia, SC 29201
Registration Fees:
Early Bird $230
Regular $280 (after 8/20)
About the Seminar 
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including 6.0 LEPR credit hours.

The Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the Professional Responsibility Committee and CLE Division of the South Carolina Bar. LEAPP is a four-part program that is held two times each year, in February and September. LEAPP Ethics School is a full-day program that includes a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct, giving special attention to those provisions that commonly give rise to disciplinary complaints.   The faculty includes knowledgeable and experienced members of the Bar who deal with various aspects of attorney discipline cases and matters involving ethics, professionalism, and legal malpractice. 

Barbara M. Seymour, Esq., Moderator

9:00 a.m.        Panel Discussion
                          Scope of Representation,
                          Fees, Termination: Rules 1.2, 1.5 and 1.16

                          Communication & Diligence: Rules 1.3 & 1.4

                          Litigation Conduct & Ex Parte Communication: Rules 3.1–3.6
11:30 a.m.     Mid-morning Break

11:45 p.m.     Confidentiality: Rule 1.6
                         Barbara M. Seymour, Esq.
12:45 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)

1:45 p.m.       Succession Planning: Rule 1.3 & 1.19
                         Peyre T. Lumpkin, Esq.

2:15 p.m.       Conflicts of Interest: Rules 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 & 1.13
                         William O. Higgins, Esq.

3:15 p.m.       Mid-afternoon Break

3:30 p.m.       Conflicts of Interest, con’t.
                         William O. Higgins, Esq.

4:30 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 CLE Registrar at registrar@scbar.org by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.


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