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September 13, 2011
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The South Carolina Bar is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

Next up in the Bar video series: Keri Olivetti
Hilton Head lawyer Keri Olivetti is featured in the "Proud to be a South Carolina Lawyer" video series, designed to present a glimpse into the lives of S.C. lawyers. Click here to see the video, and "Like" the Bar on Facebook to see an additional video each week and share them with others.

Nominating Committee to meet
The Nominating Committee will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Committee will be nominating persons to fill the offices of President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Chair of the House of Delegates, one member each of the Board of Governors for Judicial Regions 2 (Circuits 5, 6, 8 and 11) and 4 (Circuits 1, 2, 9 and 14) and two State Bar Delegates to the American Bar Association. Members of the Bar are invited to forward names to the Committee for consideration for nomination to these offices. Persons seeking office will be asked to submit materials to the Committee which demonstrate their leadership abilities in Bar activities and in other capacities in service to the legal profession. The members of the Committee are Carl Solomon, Columbia, Chair; Les Cotter, Columbia; Stuart Mauney, Greenville; Julie Jeffords Moose, Florence; Scott Pfeiffer, Greenville; Marie-Louise Ramsdale, Mt. Pleasant; Hal Strange, Georgetown; Hagood Tighe, Columbia; and Bruce Wallace, Charleston.

Anticipation is rising-don’t miss the excitement!
There's still time to register for “Exploring the Business Side of Law Firms" on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Columbia Marriott. Lawyers today are faced with many challenging issues, from cloud computing and court appointments to the recent rule changes on trust accounts. How can you effectively market in a down economy? Can you save time and money by switching to a paperless office? Find the answers to these and other questions from top national and local speakers, as well as exhibitors from the legal software and products world, including Tabs3, Clio and Rocket Matter. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! This seminar qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics.

Member discipline
By order of September 12 the Court imposed a public reprimand on Michael James Sarratt for misconduct which involved depositing unearned fees into a personal account rather than a trust account and depositing flat fees into his personal account.

By order of September 12 the Court imposed a public reprimand (and additional conditions) on Sean Kevin Trundy for misconduct which included neglecting a client matter and failing to keep the client informed.

Firm announcements
Holcombe Bomar, PA announces that Kyle T. Clelland has become an associate at the firm located at 100 Dunbar St., Ste. 200, Spartanburg 29306. (864) 594-5300.

Robinson McFadden & Moore, PC
announces that L. Marshall Coleman Newton has joined the firm located at 1901 Main St., Ste. 1200, Columbia 29201. (803) 779-8900.

September 15
Board of Governors Meeting, Bar Building  

September 16
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Nelson Mullins, Columbia

September 21-22
Judicial Qualifications Committee Screening, Bar Building

September 23
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building

September 28
Senior Lawyers Division Executive Council Meeting, Bar Building

October 7
Children's Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

October 14
Resolution of Fee Disputes Circuit Chairs Meeting, Bar Building

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