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October 6, 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.

In case you missed it ...
The October issue of S.C. Bar News was distributed via e-mail last week. The current issue, as well as a PDF version and description of tips and features, is available on the Bar's website at In this issue you will find news about the 2012 Bar Convention, programs for solo and small firm lawyers, and the “Proud to Be a S.C. Lawyer” video series. Be sure to check out S.C. Bar News to find out more!

Memory Hold the Door ceremony
The Memory Hold the Door Committee will recognize distinguished, deceased members of the bench and bar at a ceremony during the 2012 Bar Convention at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. The 2011 honorees are Roy D. Bates, Hon. Walter B. Brown Jr., Hon. Mary E. Buchan, Cotton C. Harness III, Leo H. Hill, Hon. Matthew J. Perry Jr., Gene V. Pruet, Prof. Charles H. Randall Jr. and Hon. Wyatt T. Saunders Jr. For more information regarding the Bar Convention, click
here. For a complete list of past honorees, visit

Lawyers Desk Books still available!
The 2011-2012 Lawyers Desk Books are still available, but going fast! Print and CD-ROM versions are $25 plus applicable tax. For ordering options, click

Advance Sheet update
October 6, 2011
In this criminal case, the S.C. Court of Appeals reversed the appellant’s conviction of possession with intent to distribute marijuana arising out of a traffic stop. The court found that the State failed to present sufficient evidence to establish that the appellant had dominion and control over the marijuana: the drugs were out of sight, and the State presented no evidence that the appellant was nervous or made any suspicious movements. Accordingly, the State failed to present sufficient circumstantial evidence of knowledge to submit to the jury.   
State v. Jackson, No. 4894, is available

Firm announcements
Jennifer Stone Ashburn announces the opening of Ashburn Law Firm, LLC located at 1612 Marion St., Columbia 29201. (803) 816-0321.

Joseph C. Good
announces the opening of Joseph C. Good III, PA located at 171 Church St., Ste. 120, Charleston 29401. (843) 412-1401.

Brian S. McCoy
announces the opening of McCoy Law Firm, LLC located at 378 E. Main St., Rock Hill 29730. (803) 366-2280.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
announces that Kimberly Newton Renaud has joined the Greenville office located at 104 S. Main St., Ste. 900, 29601. (864) 250-2300.

Renee L. Tedrick
of Ransopher, Tedrick & Smeal, LLP announces the relocation of her Greenville office to 217 E. Park Ave., 29601. (864) 235-0379.

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

October 21
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Nelson Mullins, Columbia

October 28
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building

November 1
Senior Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Meeting, Conference Call

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