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From In-House to the Courthouse:
Building A Complete Construction Lawyer 

Friday, September 26

Sonesta Resort
Hilton Head Island

Registration Fees:
Early Bird - Construction Section Member $325
Regular  - Construction Section Member $375 (received after Sept 12)
Early Bird - Non- Section Member $375
Regular - Non-Section Member $425 (received after Sept 12)

This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour and 1.0 SA/MH credit hour.  

The South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education Division and the South Carolina Bar Construction Law Section are pleased to present the 2014 Construction Law Program. This powerful, practical and diverse program will provide the skills and knowledge to build a complete construction lawyer! Featuring a broad range of perspectives and topics, this seminar will focus on issues critical to success in this complex and challenging practice area. Our experienced faculty includes a South Carolina Circuit Court Judge who is a former construction litigator, in-house counsel at a Fortune 150 company, accomplished expert consultants and witnesses who will provide best practices on working with consultants. In addition, we will hear a skilled and knowledgeable panel of North Carolina lawyers tell what we need to know about construction law in our border state. Our own Frank Elmore will regale us with his annual update on the state of South Carolina construction law. Finally, we are also pleased to include a presentation from Michael Burke of Howell, Michigan, who will share his story and insights on the dangers and solutions to attorney mental health, substance abuse and addiction. 



7:45 a.m.       Registration 
                        Continental Breakfast
                        Santee Ballroom ABC
8:50 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks
                        Joshua D. Spencer, Esq. (Moderator)
                        Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA
                        Greenville, SC
9:00 a.m.       Perspectives from an In-House Counsel and Former Construction Litigator
                        Matt Martin, Esq.
                        Duke Energy
                        Raleigh, NC
10:00 a.m.    A View from the Bench from a Former Construction Litigator
                        Hon. D. Garrison Hill
                        Circuit Court Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit
                        Greenville, SC
11:00 a.m.    Mid-morning Break

11:15 a.m.    Never Enough: The Relationship Between Substance Abuse and Compulsive Gambling
                        Michael J. Burke
                        Never Enough
                        Howell, MI
12:15 p.m.    Luncheon (included)
                        Savannah Ballroom
                        Co-Sponsored by FTI Consulting, Inc. 
1:30 p.m.      What Every South Carolina Lawyer Needs to Know about North Carolina Construction Law
                       Harper Heckman, Esq.
                       Nexsen Pruet, LLC
                       Greensboro, NC
                       Tracy Vann, Esq.
                       Nexsen Pruet, LLC
                       Charlotte, NC 

2:30 p.m.      Best Practices in Working with Consultants and Experts
                       Mike Yako, P.E.
                       GEI Consultants
                       Woburn, MA
                       Richard Livingston, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
                       Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
                       Charleston, SC
                       Roy Strickland, CPA/CFF, CFE, MAFF
                       Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
                       Charleston, SC
3:30 p.m.      Afternoon Break
                       Co-Sponsored by: Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
3:45 p.m.      South Carolina Case Law Update
                       Frank Elmore, Esq.
                       Elmore Goldsmith, P.A.
                       Greenville, SC
4:45 p.m.     Adjourn

5:00 p.m.     Reception for Attendees
6:30 p.m      Sponsors and Exhibitors
                       Oceanfront Pavilion

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $50 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 $50 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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