E-Blast Archive Issue

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
November 11, 2010
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at

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


Post-Thanksgiving sale on CLE publications!
The CLE Division is having a post-Thanksgiving publications sale. From Monday, November 29, to Friday, December 10, at 5 p.m., you can purchase up to four publications and take 15 percent off your order, or purchase five or more publications and take 25 percent off your order. Any orders received after 5 p.m. on December 10 will be filled at the regular sale price, and no other discounts will apply. No exceptions. Start making your list now by visiting the online publications store. Click here to see a list of exclusions.

What every young lawyer needs to know

The CLE Division and YLD have joined forces to create an intrigu
ing and interactive seminar for young lawyers in their first years of practice. "A Lawyer Walks into the Bar... A Hands-On Discussion of Issues Facing Lawyers in the First Years of Practice" will be held on Friday, December 17 at the Charleston School of Law. This seminar qualifies for 2.5 MCLE credit hours, including up to .5 LEPR credit hours. View the brochure for this seminar and register today!

Casemaker makes the case!
New this week: Casemaker has added more than 1,000 S.C. District Court Slip Opinions, from January 2010 to the present. After logging into Casemaker, click on "Federal Libraries" in the blue menu bar in Casemaker, then choose District Court Opinions. To narrow your search to S.C. District Court opinions (both published and slips), type South Carolina in the court box on the Casemaker search screen. As slip opinions are published in the official reporter, the reporter citation will be added as well. Please note that slip opinions prior to 2010 are incomplete and will not be augmented. For assistance logging in to Casemaker, e-mail or call (803) 799-6653, ext. 183. Research assistance is also available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekly at 1-877-659-0801.

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.

Advance Sheet update
November 10, 2010
The Court of Appeals held the family court erred in its child support calculation by attributing $390 per month as childcare costs when the testimony presented at the final hearing established the babysitter charged $60 per week. The voluntary decision by Wife to give the babysitter additional money on a random basis should not have been attributed to Husband in calculating his child support obligation. The court held the family court erred in finding Wife did not consent to the second mortgage on the house when the testimony adduced at the final hearing clearly demonstrates otherwise. Further, the court failed to see how the home contained any equity to be divided between the parties. The court affirmed the family court's retroactive increase in Husband's child support obligations and directed the family court to reconsider Wife's request for attorney's fees on remand.
Mosley v. Mosley, No. 4759, is available online.

Firm announcement
Bill Dodson announces the opening of The Dodson Law Firm located at 707 E. North St., Greenville 29601. (864) 233-5330.