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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
September 21, 2010
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at www.scbar.org.

The So
uth Carolina Bar is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

Bench and Bar Survey
The Judicial Merit Selection Commission requests input in the General Assembly's screening of candidates for Circuit Court, At Large, Seat 9. The Commission must determine whether each candidate for judicial office is qualified to serve, and in this regard it seeks the opinion of practicing attorneys, members of the judiciary, clerks of court and sheriffs as to each candidate's fitness for the bench. Please note that this request is separate and distinct from the survey responses requested by the Bar's Judicial Qualifications Committee. Please return this questionnaire via U.S. Mail or e-mail by noon on Thursday, September 30. Contact the Commission directly with questions at (803) 212-6623. To view the list of candidates, click here.

The Bar Foundation needs young lawyers!
But why should YLD care about the S.C. Bar Foundation? As the charitable arm of the Bar, the Foundation supports organizations that advance justice by improving access, education and accountability. The Foundation's mission is in line with the goals and ideals of many young lawyers. A new program, Each One Reach One, has been developed to encourage young lawyer philanthropy through the Foundation. The Foundation will give 25 percent of campaign receipts to YLD for a special project of its choosing. Click here to see why Chris Koon, Tiffany Spann-Wilder and Tyson Nettles choose to participate.

Form changes posted
The S.C. Judicial Department has posted court form changes to SCCA 454 Affidavit to Pay Support through Court and SCCA 455 Order to Pay Support through Court. To view these forms, visit www.sccourts.org/forms.

S.C. Law Review Symposium: Judicial Independence
The S.C. Law Review cordially invites members of the Bar to its upcoming symposium on issues of judicial independence in the world and in South Carolina on October 21-22, featuring the Right Hon. Lord Justice John Laws from the Inner Temple in London. Laws' address will facilitate discussions on the rule of law and the judiciary's role in furthering democracy. The Law Review will also feature the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple, Patrick Maddams. Sessions will examine the judicial decision-making process, judicial selection, judicial recusal and legislative funding of the judiciary. For registration information and a detailed schedule, click here.

PMAP -- Your guide to...
Microsoft Outlook. Have you ever been looking at mail in your inbox, then wanted to jump to your calendar without losing your place in the inbox? Outlook makes it possible through the use of multiple windows. To open multiple windows, right click on an icon (e.g., the calendar) in the Outlook Navigation pane, which is the left column of Outlook, and pick "Open in New Window." Resize your windows so that you can see your calendar and your inbox at the same time, or if you have two monitors, just drag one window over to the other monitor. Then you have a really good view of both windows. If you have questions, contact Courtney Kennaday at (803) 799-6653, ext. 183 or pmap@scbar.org.

Join fellow YLD 16th Judicial Circuit members for Happy Hour
YLD members in the 16th Judicial Circuit are invited to attend the End of Summer/Fall Kick-Off Happy Hour on Thursday, September 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McHale's Irish Pub. Remember to RSVP by noon on September 24 to Tracy Vann.

Legal Services Corporation accepting applications for president
LSC is seeking nominations and applications for the position of president. Chief among the president's responsibilities are reviewing, approving and ensuring effective oversight of all grants made by the Corporation and serving as the organization's principal spokesperson. The deadline for submitting nominations and applications is October 15. To view the organization, position and person profile, click here.

Discipline
By order of September 20 the Court imposed a public reprimand on Eric Reed Martin for misconduct which involved failure to follow proper procedures in three real estate closings.
 
Firm announcement
Cofield Law Firm announces that David Hipp has joined the firm as Of Counsel located at 809 S. Lake Dr., Lexington 29072. (803) 951-0389.

M. Allison Moon
and John R. Bell Jr. announce the opening of the Moon Bell Law Firm, LLC located at 1 Augusta St., Ste. 301, Greenville 29601. (864) 271-1595.

Nexsen Pruet
announces that Anne Ross Rosen has joined the firm
as an associate in the Charleston office located at 205 King St., Ste. 400, 29401. (843) 577-9440.

Willoughby & Hoefer, PA announces that Chad N. Johnston has joined the firm located at 930 Richland St., Columbia 29201. (803) 252-3300.

Calendar

September 22
Construction Law Section Council, Conference Call

September 24

Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Section Council meeting, Conference Call
Professional Responsibility Committee meeting, Nelson Mullins, Columbia

October 1
Workers' Compensation Section Council meeting, Conference Call

October 8

Real Estate Practices Section Council meeting, Conference Call