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22nd Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina
presented by
The South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202


About the Seminar

This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 LEPR credit hour.

For the 22nd year, the South Carolina Bar – CLE Division brings you the Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina seminar. This program covers issues of interest to not only lawyers who practice criminal law, but also to those who handle civil cases involving criminal issues.
Course Planner Amie Clifford has again brought together an experienced faculty of leading practitioners and judges who will provide you with unerring guidance on topics ranging from court appointments, to significant recent appellate decisions to forensics to sentencing, probation, and parole. This powerful program also features an hour of LEPR credit!
If you are looking for a criminal law program with practical insight on the hottest topics, and a faculty that is second to none, this is the seminar for you!
Program Agenda
8:30 a.m.           Registration
8:55 a.m.           Welcome and Program Overview
9:00 a.m.           Providing Competent Representation, Moving Cases, and Achieving Justice
Moderator: Judge Ralph King Anderson Jr.
S.C. Court of Appeals (Retired)
Amie L. Clifford, Education Coordinator
S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination
Andrew J. Savage
Savage Law Firm
Tara Dawn Shurling, Esquire
The Law Office of Tara Dawn Shurling, PA
Douglas S. Strickler, Circuit Defender
Fifth Judicial Circuit
10:15 a.m.         Break
10:30 a.m.         Significant Appellate Decisions from 2011
Moderator: Honorable John Cannon Few, Chief Judge
S.C. Court of Appeals
David M. Ross, Executive Director
S.C Commission on Prosecution Coordination
Hon. Barry J. Barnette, Solicitor
Seventh Judicial Circuit
Christopher Scalzo, Deputy Public Defender
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Steve Wayne Sumner
Steve W. Sumner, LLC
11:45 p.m.         Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.           Getting Past the Basics: Understanding Prison Sentences, Probation, and Parole Eligibility
John Benjamin Aplin, Assistant Attorney General
S.C. Attorney General’s Office
Chris Florian, Deputy General Counsel
South Carolina Department of Corrections
2:00 p.m.           What You Need to Know about Court Appointments and Contracts: Who, What, When, How, and Why
Hugh Ryan, General Counsel
S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense
2:30 p.m.           Break
2:45 p.m.           Update on SLED Forensic Services
Major C. Todd Hughey, Ph.D., Laboratory Director
Forensic Services, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Emily B. Reinhart, Administrative Lieutenant & Quality Manager/Major Case Coordinator
Forensic Services, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
3:45 p.m.           Civility, Professionalism, and Ethics for Criminal Practitioners
Moderator: Robert M. Wilcox, Dean
                        University of S.C. School of Law
Hon. Ernest A. Finney III, Solicitor
Third Judicial Circuit
Hon. David M. Pascoe Jr., Solicitor
First Judicial Circuit
D. Ashley Pennington, Circuit Defender
Ninth Judicial Circuit
Orrie D. West, Circuit Defender
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
4:45 p.m.           Adjourn


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