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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
September 29, 2011
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at 
The South Carolina Bar is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

Introducing the Community Association Law Committee
The Board of Governors has created a Community Association Law Committee that will engage in legislative and public policy initiatives affecting community associations in South Carolina. The committee will also assist in developing continuing legal education programs that will address common issues involved in the practice of community association law. Anyone interested in serving on the committee should contact Tara G. Smith at or (803) 799-6653, ext. 146. Members who signed the petition requesting that the committee be established have already been added to the committee roster.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

YLD's Voices Against Violence Committee is hosting a necessities and paper products drive Oct. 3-17 and Nov. 1-14. Volunteers will collect and distribute personal care items, toiletries and other items to domestic violence shelters in Aiken, Beaufort, Camden, Columbia, Florence, Greenwood, Myrtle Beach, N. Charleston, Orangeburg and Sumter. Monetary donations can be made payable directly to the shelters or mailed to the S.C. Bar YLD Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, S.C. 29202. YLD is still looking for volunteers to serve as collection sites in Aiken, Beaufort, Columbia and Greenwood. For more information, contact Melissa Maddox-Barnes at or (843) 805-3294.

Call for YLD nominations

YLD is seeking nominations for the positions of President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and even-numbered Judicial Circuit Representatives. These positions will become vacant June 30, 2012. Nominations should be submitted no later than Oct. 31, 2011. Letters of nomination and a brief bio should be sent to Kayla Brazell at, faxed to (803) 799-4118 or mailed to S.C. Bar YLD, Attn: Kayla Brazell, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, S.C. 29202. For more information, click here or call (803) 799-6653, ext. 135.

Pro Bono Committee seeks nominations for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 
The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Committee is seeking nominations for the 2012 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award. The S.C. Bar presents awards annually to individual lawyers, law firms and institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. If you know someone who should be considered, complete the 
application and return it to S.C. Bar, Attn: Pro Bono Awards, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, S.C. 29202, no later than Nov. 15, 2011. The award will be presented at the Foundation Gala during the S.C. Bar Convention in January.

No trick here -- you’re in for a treat!
S.C. Bar Foundation grantees are providing more than 50 community education events during the month of October. Don’t miss out on events like Sistercare’s Song Bird Café or CASA’s Champions for Children. Nominations for the Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Attorney of the Year Award will be accepted through Oct. 15. The complete listing of events hosted by friends and grantees of the Bar Foundation can be viewed
here. Be sure to contact the person (or organization) listed next to the event for more information. Your Bar Foundation is the only statewide entity that funds the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability. Please join us

Advance Sheet update
September 29, 2011
In this case regarding restrictive covenants, the S.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the master’s grant of summary judgment, since the facts were undisputed. However, the court found the master erred in evaluating the appellant's motion for injunctive relief under a summary judgment standard. Because the court found the appellant failed to satisfy any of the three elements required for a grant of an injunction, the court affirmed the master's denial of an injunction on other grounds appearing in the record. The master did not abuse his discretion in excluding a witness’s testimony.
Rawlinson Road Homeowners Assoc. Inc. v. Jackson, No. 4893, is available

Firm announcements
Timothy L. Griffith announces the opening of The Law Firm of Timothy L. Griffith, Attorney at Law located at 2338 Mt. Vernon Dr., Sumter 29154. (803) 499-2012.

Kernodle Root & Coleman announces that Stephen M. Kozick has joined the firm located at 914 Folly Rd., James Island 29412. (843) 795-7800.

Nexsen Pruet announces that James K. "Jim" Price has joined the Greenville office located at 55 E. Camperdown Way, Ste. 400, 29601. (864) 370-2211.

Dale M. Savage announces that he has joined the Law Office of Peter David Brown, PA as an associate located at 749 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. A, Mt. Pleasant 29464. (843) 971-0099.

October 7

Children's Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

October 13
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

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

October 20
Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Call
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Asheville
Senior Lawyers Law Day Meeting, Conference Center

October 21
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Nelson Mullins, Columbia

October 27
Community Association Law Committee Meeting, Conference Center

October 28
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building

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