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2014 Probate Bench Bar

Friday, September 12

presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park St., Columbia

Anderson - The Center of Excellence, 200 Bleckley St., Room 138
Charleston - Charleston School of Law, 81 Mary St, Mary 101 Room
Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 1951 Pisgah Road, Room 249
Greenville - Greenville Technical College, Buck Mickel Center, 216 South Pleasantburg Dr., Room 188
Greenwood - Greenwood County Solicitors Office, 600 Monument Street, Suite 203
Rock Hill - The Baxter M. Hood Center, 452 South Anderson Rd, Bridges Room
Spartanburg - Spartanburg County Public Library, 151 S. Church Street, Hoechst-Celanese Room

Registration Fees:

Judiciary: Early Bird $195 / Regular $245 (after 8/29)
Attorneys: Early Bird $240 / Regular $290 (after 8/29)

Credit Hours:
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours and 6.0 Estate Planning and Probate specialty credit hours 


About the Seminar

The South Carolina Bar CLE Division is pleased to announce our 2014 Probate Bench Bar Seminar. Charleston attorney G.P. Diminich and Dorchester County Probate Judge Mary Blunt have put together an outstanding agenda and truly excellent faculty to bring you a seminar that will provide you with cutting edge instruction on the hottest topics in Probate Court for 2014. 
As always, this special CLE program is mandatory for South Carolina’s Probate Judges, so if you are an attorney who practices in the Probate Courts, be sure that you don’t miss this unique learning and networking opportunity! 

8:30 a.m.       Registration

8:55 a.m.       Welcome and Announcements
                        Hon. Mary Blunt
                        Dorchester Probate Court

9:00 a.m.       Decanting and Modification of Trusts under the revised Trust Code and ATRA
                        J. Aaron Nelson Jr.
                        Merline & Meacham, P.A.

9:45 a.m.       The Senior Debtor: Debt & Bankruptcy Issues for Elder Law Practitioners
                        Lex A. Rogerson Jr.
                        Law Office of Lex Rogerson
                        Russell A. DeMott
                        DeMott Law Firm, P.A.

10:45 a.m.     Break

11:00 a.m.     Technology Tidbits for Dummies
                        Hon. Travis Moore
                        Greenwood Probate Court

11:30 a.m.     Has UAGPPJA Gotcha? – Dealing with Interstate Transfers of Guardianships and Conservatorships
                        Hon. Edward M. Sauvain
                        Greenville Probate Court

12:00 p.m.      Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m.       Key Concepts and Developments with Modern Portfolio Theory and the Uniform Prudent Investor Act
                        Carly E. Howard
                        BB&T Wealth Management

2:15 p.m.       Uniform Partnering with the Veterans Administration: An Overview of Resources and Benefits
                        Meredith Miller, LISW
                        Veteran’s Justice Outreach

3:00 p.m.        Break

3:15 p.m.       The Yin and Yang of Powers of Attorney
                        Micheal J. Polk
                        Belser & Belser, P.A.

4:00 p.m.       Case Law Update and Q&A Session on Creditor’s Claims re: Foreclosures
                        Professor S. Alan Medlin
                        University of South Carolina School of Law

4:45 p.m.        Adjourn
All registrations must be pre-paid. 
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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