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Hot Tips From the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners

Friday, September 26

presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

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


Aiken - Business and Education Bldg, Room 124, 471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801
Anderson - The Center of Excellence, 200 Bleckley St., Room 138
Beaufort - One Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary Street, Training Room
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
Myrtle Beach - Horry-Georgetown Tech, Grand Strand Campus, 950 Crab Tree Lane, Room 601
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:
Early Bird $240
Regular $290 (after 9/12)

This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 0.5 LEPR credit hours
Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners is back! As always, the program will provide powerful, practical, fast-paced and entertaining presentations and will give you an opportunity to network with your colleagues in a relaxed and fun environment!
Course planners Vance Stricklin and Melissa Brown have organized a great faculty from across the state to provide you with insights on the latest “Hot” topics and tips in family law. Register today and SAVE so you don’t miss this fantastic annual program on Friday, September 26!


8:30 a.m.       Registration

8:50 a.m.       Welcome
                        Melissa F. Brown
                        C. Vance Stricklin Jr.

9:00 a.m.       Top Ten Tips from the Appellate Bench
                        Hon. H. Bruce Williams
                        S.C. Court of Appeals

9:12 a.m.       Rule 41 and Docket Task Force Update
                        Hon. Dorothy Mobley Jones
                        S.C. Family Court

9:24 a.m.       Just the Factors Ma’am
                        Hon. Jerry D. Vinson Jr.
                        S.C. Family Court

9:36 a.m.       Communicating with the Court???
                        Hon. Vicki Snelgrove
                        S.C. Family Court

9:48 a.m.       Perspectives from a New Judge
                        Hon. Melissa Johnson Emery
                        S.C. Family Court

10:00 a.m.     Tales from the Bench
                        Hon. Monét S. Pincus
                        S.C. Family Court

10:15 a.m.     Latest Tips for Representing Clients with Limited Resources
                        Kirby R. Mitchell
                        S.C. Legal Services

10:30 a.m.     Civil Contempt vs. Criminal Contempt
                        Charles D. Lee III
                        McLaren & Lee

10:45 a.m.     Break

11:00 a.m.     Uniform Divorce Recognition Act - Problems with a Foreign Divorce
                        Joe W. Underwood
                        Moses & Brackett, PC

11:12 a.m.     Criminal Domestic Violence & Wiretapping the Overlap with Family Court
                        James W. Bannister
                        Alex R. Stalvey
                        Bannister & Wyatt, LLC
11:24 a.m.     Revisiting UIFSA’s Spousal Support Quirk Every Family Lawyer & Judge Must Know
                        Melissa F. Brown
                        Melissa F. Brown, LLC

11:36 a.m.     “Pleading Nolo, Not the 5th”                                 
                        J. Mark Taylor
                        Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A.

11:48 a.m.     Restraining Orders and the Right to Bear Arms
                        Katherine H. Tiffany
                        Carter Smith Merriam Rogers & Traxler, PA

12:00 p.m.     Gilley, Meahan & Status of Our Court's View on Pre-nuptial Agreements
                        Robert N. Rosen
                        Rosen Law Firm, LLC

12:20 p.m.     Post-nuptial and Reconciliation Agreements
                        Peter G. Currence
                        McDougall & Self, LLP

12:32 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)

1:45 p.m.       Top Ten Gems of Information in a Tax Return
                        Karen A. Fine 
                        Fine Accountess, LLC

1:57 p.m.       Uniform Marriage Act Update
                        David M. Collins Jr.
                        Collins Law Firm, PC

2:09 p.m.       Use it or Lose it! Protecting a Family Court Record for Appellate Review!”
                        John S. Nichols
                        Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC

2:21 p.m.       Is the Guardian ad Litem a Party to the Litigation?
                        Jenny R. Stevens
                        The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

2:33 p.m.       "Dealing with Problematic GALs - To Remove or Not to Remove
                        J. Benjamin Stevens
                        The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

2:45 p.m.       The Client and You in Agreement: C.Y.A. to avoid O.D.C
                        Harvey M. Watson, II
                        Ballard Watson Weissenstein

3:15 p.m.       Seeing the Practice through the Eyes of a Young Lawyer                       
                        Sandra R. Parise
                        Parise Law Firm, PA
                        Kristina T. Parise
                        Parise Law Firm, PA

3:30 p.m.       Break

3:45 p.m.       How to Divorce an Incapacitated Spouse
                        William Randall Phipps
                        Phipps & Brach, PA

3:57 p.m.       Using a Credit Report in Family Court
                        William B. Fortino
                        Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A.

4:09 p.m.       Probate Issues in Family Court
                        Carrie A. Warner
                        Warner Payne & Black, LLP
4:21 p.m.       Review of United States Supreme Court’s Recent Rulings That Affect Family Law                                        
                        Jonathan W. Lounsberry
                        Melissa F. Brown, LLC

4:33 p.m.       Alimony Update
                        C. Vance Stricklin Jr.
                        Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A.

4:45 p.m.       Adjourn

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