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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
October 28, 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.



Volunteer for Special Olympics with YLD
YLD is partnering with Special Olympics to assist with the 2010 Fall Games on Saturday, November 6, in Greenville. Many volunteer opportunities are available (registration, score and time keepers, reporters, directing athletes to events, organizing lunch, etc.). To register as a volunteer visit www.so-sc.org (for organization, enter "Young Lawyers"). For additional information, please contact Brittany Boykin at bboykin@gwblawfirm.com or (864) 241-7011. Join YLD after the games to toast a productive day.

Volunteers needed to assist military personnel with legal problems
The Pro Bono Program has reactivated the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) program which seeks to provide free or reduced fee legal services to active military personnel who are stationed in South Carolina or whose case is related to South Carolina. LAMP’s effectiveness depends entirely on the volunteers. The program seeks to offer assistance in many areas of law including: wills/trusts, powers of attorney, landlord/tenant, family, guardian/adoption, employment/labor, military and consumer. If you are interested in becoming a LAMP volunteer, please fill out this form or request more information by e-mailing ccoker@scbar.org or kelly.teague@scbar.org

Casemaker makes the case!
The Federal Rules Decisions are now available in the Federal Library on Casemaker, beginning with 247 F.R.D. 25 in 2008. Casemaker has added 22 volumes plus slips of the Federal Rules Decisions and will be adding more historical cases each month. Don't forget: if you want to know how current Casemaker materials are, simply click on the "Currency" link in each library for a summary. For assistance with Casemaker, e-mail casemaker@scbar.org or call (803) 799-6653, ext. 183. Toll-free research assistance is available 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 877-659-0801.

Just another great member benefit...
The GEICO auto insurance program offers Bar members quality car coverage with 24-hour sales, policy and claims service. In addition to receiving GEICO's already low rates, as a Bar member you also qualify for a member discount. For more information, visit the Membership Benefits page or call 1-800-368-2734 for a free, no-obligation rate quote.

Advance Sheet update
October 27, 2010

The Court of Appeals dismissed this appeal of a special referee's order substituting two corporations as defendants in Appellant's case against Respondent because the special referee's order was not immediately appealable. The order was not final and did not fit within a statutory exception permitting an appeal from an interlocutory order.
Neeltec Enter., Inc. v. Long,
No. 4756, is available online.

Firm announcement
William E. Hopkins Jr. has joined the law firm of Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC located at 218 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104. (334) 269-2343.
 
Calendar
October 29
South Carolina Lawyer
Editorial Board Meeting, Bar Building

November 2

YLD Committee Chairs Meeting, Conference Call

November 3

Consumer Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

November 4

Senior Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Meeting, Bar Building

November 5

Military Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building
Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

November 8

Government Law Section Council meeting, Conference Call

November 9

Employment Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Insurance Programs Committee Meeting, South Carolina Bar Conference Center

November 12

Elder Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Richardson Plowden and Robinson, Columbia

November 13

Middle School Mock Trial Regional Competitions, Columbia, Conway and Greenville

November 18

Board of Governors Meeting, South Carolina Bar Conference Center
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

November 19

ADR Section Council Meeting, Mike Kelly Law Group, Columbia
Bar Foundation Board Meeting, South Carolina Bar Conference Center
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Nelson Mullins, Columbia
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

December 1

Corporate, Banking & Securities Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

December 2

Family Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

December 3

Elder Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Real Estate Practices Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

December 4

Middle School Mock Trial State Competition, Lexington

December 9

Children's Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

December 10

ADR Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

December 17

Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call