Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
December 18, 2014
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at www.scbar.org. Click here for the most recent CLE Edition, which highlights upcoming CLE opportunities.
Election of Circuit Delegates
The terms of all members of the House of Delegates from even-numbered circuits will expire June 30, 2015. It is necessary to elect Circuit Delegates for two year terms commencing July 1, 2015. Any regular member in good standing whose office address (principal office as reflected in the membership register) is in an even-numbered judicial circuit may be nominated as Circuit Delegate by a petition signed by 10 or more active members in good standing residing in the same circuit, filed with the Board of Governors before January 15, 2015. Read more and download the nomination form.
Legislation prefiled Dec. 18, 2014
Legislation to be considered during the 2015 Legislative Session was prefiled in the House today. Legislative monitoring services are provided by Bar staff to keep members abreast of proposed and pending legislation. In addition, legislative reports are regularly provided through section and committee listserves, via E-Blast and also on the Bar’s website. For more information on legislative program services or specific legislative matters, contact Kali Campbell Turner at (803) 576-3776 or email@example.com. The first regular session of the 121st S.C. General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
2015 License Fee Statements
2015 License Fee Statements have been mailed out and are due Jan. 1, 2015. Avoid delays and pay online today at www.scbar.org/renewdues. You will receive instant confirmation of your payment! Don’t forget that you must verify your contact information in the Court’s Attorney Information System before your fees can be paid. If you have questions about your license fees, contact Libby Breitenbaugh at (803) 799-6653, ext. 165.
A four-question survey collecting pro bono data and information regarding malpractice insurance coverage has been sent via e-mail to all Regular and Inactive in-state Bar members. Your response to the survey is appreciated.
ABA 2014 law school enrollment data
The American Bar Association has released national figures for first-year and total J.D. enrollment for the fall of 2014. The 204 ABA-approved law schools reported a total J.D. enrollment (full-time and part-time students) of 119,775, a 6.9% decrease from 2013. Read more online.
Brazilian Foreign Legal Consultant ID
The Brazilian Bar Association has approved a new ID card issuance system for foreign legal consultants. To receive the Foreign Legal Consultant ID, applicants must provide specific information to the Brazilian Bar.
Living Above the Bar: Convention wellness activities
The Wellness Task Force, comprised of representatives from the Bar and other statewide legal associations, will present a menu of healthy options at the 2015 SC Bar Convention on how to maintain or regain optimal health and well-being. Don't miss these fun fitness classes and activities!
CLE opportunity: "I Object: Trial Lawyers Address Trial Objections"
Experienced litigators know that the difference between winning and losing a case can be the ability to make and argue trial objections effectively. Hone your trial skills on Friday, Jan. 9, and earn 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour with this live seminar. Register for "Trial Objections" online.
Meet the inaugural class of Foundation Ambassadors
Congratulations to the Bar Foundation Ambassador Class of 2015: Beaufort attorney Helen Rose Roper Dovell; Charleston attorneys Elizabeth F. Fulton, Robert B. Hawk and Thomas J. Rode; Columbia attorneys Joshua A. Bennett and Ashley Cole Story; Florence attorney Alexander S. Hogsette; and Hartsville attorney T. Brooke Hunt. Ambassadors will raise awareness of and resources for grantees of the Bar Foundation. Click here to read more about the Ambassadors.
By order of December 16 the Court accepted the resignation from the Bar of Tara Lynn Burns.
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Bar offices closed
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