E-Blast Archive Issue

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
November 2, 2010
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at

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

2011 Leadership Academy Application Period Opens!
The Bar is accepting applications for the Leadership Academy 2010-11. The third installment of the Academy will focus on the following topics: Lawyers in Public Office, Professionalism, Career Development, Rainmaking, Work-Life Balance, Lawyers and the Judiciary, Pro Bono and Community Service, and Service to the Bar. Sessions will take place in January to May and may require overnight stay. The purpose of the Leadership Academy is to enhance the professional growth and leadership skills development of selected members to prepare them to make greater contributions to the legal profession and to the community. Interested applicants must meet the stated requirements and complete and submit the required application and supporting documents by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 6. Please see the complete application packet for full details. For more information, contact at (803) 576-3765 or toll-free at 1-877-797-2227, ext. 145. Final session dates are being finalized and will be released soon.

Find an event/training -- you may be thankful for attending! 
Grantees of the Bar Foundation are holding nearly 50 community education events and activities throughout the state for the month of November. View the full list here. Events range from legal clinics to fatherhood curriculum courses and the Middle School Mock Trial Regional Competitions -- all available to you! Your Bar Foundation is the only statewide entity that funds the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability. Please join us.

Grant money to be awards to S.C. Legal Services

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) intends to award grants to S.C. Legal Services. The estimated amount of grants awarded to S.C. Legal Services is approximately $5,900,000. The grants will be awarded in January 2011. 

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Desk Books still available for sale!
Have you forgotten to order the new 2010-11 Lawyers Desk Book? Get your extra copies now by credit card or check while they are still available! The books are $25 plus tax.

And don't forget the County Offices Supplement is available for free download at

Advance Sheet update
November 3, 2010

The Court of Appeals affirmed a directed verdict in favor of Respondent. The two issue rule did not apply because the trial court based its ruling only on the procedure issue and not on the substantive merits of the case. Appellant was required by federal law to exhaust the administrative remedies available to her. The court found Appellant's arguments against this requirement were inconsistent from the trial level to the appellate level and were consequently not preserved on appeal. The trial court's implicit finding that a forced resignation amounted to a grievable termination supported a conclusion that Appellant failed to pursue her grievance rights prior to filing suit, and therefore the court held that the trial court did not err in directing a verdict in favor of Respondent on the ground that Appellant failed to exhaust her administrative remedies.

Graves v. Horry-Georgetown Technical Coll.,

No. 4757, is available