E-Blast Archive Issue

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
October 13, 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.

Call for authors!
The South Carolina Lawyer is seeking authors to write articles that appeal to a broad range of lawyers. If you are interested in writing an article, view the 
Memorandum for Authors and submit a proposal to Authors may receive two MCLE credit hours for articles that are at least 2000 words in length.

Deadline approaching for Compleat Lawyer Awards nominations
The nomination deadline for the 2012 Compleat Lawyer Awards is fast approaching. Established in 1992 by the USC School of Law, the awards recognize up to nine outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics and integrity. Do you know someone who fits the bill? Submit your nomination
electronically, or fill out the form and send it to Compleat Lawyer Nominations, USC School of Law, 701 S. Main St., Ste. 202, Columbia, SC 29208. The postmark deadline for nomination submissions is Nov. 1. 

Lawyers Helping Lawyers supports suicide prevention program
The S.C. Bar and Lawyers Helping Lawyers are supporting efforts to raise awareness for suicide prevention by sponsoring the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness community walks. In the U.S., one person commits suicide every 15 minutes, claiming more than 36,000 lives each year. Thousands of people nationwide will be walking to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide, increase awareness, advocate for mental health issues and assist survivors of suicide loss. According to, of the approximately one million attorneys in America, roughly 250,000 are depressed. Someone you know may be suffering; help raise awareness today! To learn more about AFSP’s efforts, click 
here. To register for an Out of the Darkness walk near you, visit For more information on Lawyers Helping Lawyers, contact Robert Turnbull at

Call for YLD nominations
YLD is seeking nominations for the positions of President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and even-numbered Judicial Circuit Representatives. 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.

YLD/YBD Professional Development Event
YLD’s Professional Development Committee along with the S.C. Bankers Association Young Bankers Division will host a joint event on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd located at 1201 Main St., 23rd Floor, Columbia. Harry A. Huntley, CPA and executive director of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA), will provide an overview of JEDA and discuss the future of tax-exempt bonds. The presentation will be approximately 20 minutes followed by a cocktail reception. Please RSVP by Nov. 2 to Kayla Brazell at Space is limited.

Firm announcements

Monahan & Moses, LLC announces that Cort Flint has joined the firm located at 13-B W. Washington St., Greenville 29601. (864) 241-4604.

Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC
announces that Alexis K. Lindsay has joined the firm located at 1310 Gadsden St., Columbia 29201. (803) 929-1400.

Emma Bennett-Williams
announces the closing of Bennett Williams, LLC located at 4000 S. Faber Pl., Ste. 300, N. Charleston 29405.

October 14

Resolution of Fee Disputes Circuit Chairs Meeting, Bar Building

October 18
Insurance Programs Committee 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
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

October 25
Real Estate Practices Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

October 28
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Bar Building

November 1
Senior Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Meeting, Conference Call

November 9
Member Involvement Task Force Meeting, Bar Building

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