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2012 Family Court Bench/Bar
presented by
The South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Video-CLE sites statewide: Beaufort, N. Charleston, Florence, Greenville,
Greenwood, Monks Corner, Pendleton and Rock Hill
The Aiken site has been canceled.

About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 LEPR and SA/MH credit hour.
The progarm qualifies for 6.0 JCLE for Family Court Judges.

The South Carolina Bar CLE Division is pleased to present the 2012 South Carolina Family Court Bench Bar Seminar.  Course Planner Judge Dottie Jones has brought together a stellar faculty featuring some of South Carolina’s leading Family Court judges and practitioners.  This year’s program will include entertaining, powerful and practical presentations on a variety of topics of interest to the bench and bar. You will hear from Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal on Docket Management and Justice Kaye G. Hearn on Recent Case Law. Jim Blackburn’s presentation where he will chronicle his fall from grace is not only a riveting story that will leave you spell bound but will also qualify for the mandatory 1.0 hour of  Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit.
As always the seminar is a Mandatory JCLE for South Carolina’s Family Court Judges, so you don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to not only get valuable insights from the bench on a number of important topics, but also spend the day with the judges who will be at the Bar Conference Center and at our video satellite locations. 
8:30 a.m.        Registration
8:55 a.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks
                        Hon. Dorothy Mobley Jones                 
                        S.C. Family Court
9 a.m.              Remarks from the Bench
                        Chief Justice Jean H. Toal         
                        S.C. Supreme Court
9:15 a.m.          Docket Management
                         Justice Kaye G. Hearn
                         S.C. Supreme Court
                         Hon. Aphrodite K. Konduros 
                         S.C. Court of Appeals
9:35 a.m.          Observations on the New Rule to Show Cause
                         Ken H. Lester
                         Lester & Hendrix
9:50 a.m.          A Judicial Perspective on Attorneys’ Fees
                         Hon. Anne Gue Jones
                         S.C. Family Court
10:10 a.m.         Tell Me What I Want to Hear: Giving the Judge the Right Information at a Temporary Hearing
                         Thomas W. Traxler
                         Carter Smith Merriam Rogers & Traxler, PA
11 a.m.             Mid-morning Break
11:15 a.m.        Parenting Arrangements That Work
                        Rosalyn W. Frierson
                        S.C. Judicial Department
11:30 a.m.        The ICJ: Not Another Fight League … or is it?
                        Hon. David G. Guyton
                        S.C. Family Court
11:50 a.m.        Risinger v. Risinger, Still on the Right Side of the Grass
                        R. Scott Dover
                        Law Offices of Scott Dover
12:05 p.m.           Lunch (on your own)
1:20 p.m.          The Unforgiving Minute: A Cautionary (True) Tale for Lawyers and Judges
                         Jim Blackburn
2:20 p.m.          The Nuts and Bolts of Amending Birth Records
                         Julie F. McIntyre
                         S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
                         Luanne Miles
                         S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
3 p.m.              Mid Afternoon Break
3:15 p.m.          Dirt Law for Family Law Practitioners and Judges
                         Teri K. Stomski
                         Rogers Townsend & Thomas
3:45 p.m.          Judicial X's and O's: Family Court Judges Replace Celebrities in this Knock-Off of Hollywood Squares. Who Knew Case Law Updates Could Be This Fun?
                         Tanya A. Gee
                         Nexsen Pruet, LLC
4:45 p.m.          Adjourn


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