E-Blast Archive Issue

E-Blast, November 16, 2010

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
November 16, 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.

Support your team and Children's Chance!
Bar members and their guests are invited to join YLD on Friday, November 26, from 7-10 p.m., at The Westin Poinsett in Greenville for a Carolina/Clemson Pep Rally Fundraiser which will benefit Children's Chance, a non-profit organization that raises money to fund a variety of programs designed to meet the financial, emotional and psychological needs of children with cancer and their families. The cost to attend is $15 in advance or $25 at the door. Click here to view the flyer, and contact Kayla Smith at (803) 799-6653, ext. 135 for more information.
Memory Hold the Door ceremony
The Memory Hold the Door Committee will recognize distinguished, deceased members of the bench and bar at a ceremony during the 2011 Bar Convention at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20. The 2010 honorees are Hon. Lester L. Bates, Jr., Augustus T. Graydon, John F. Hardaway, Hon. James W. Johnson Jr., Thomas K. Johnstone Jr., Reese I. Joye, Douglas McKay Jr., Grady L. Patterson Jr. and M.M. "Rusty" Weinberg Jr. For more information regarding the Bar Convention, please visit For a complete list of past honorees, please visit In addition, the Bar Foundation is accepting donations honoring these inductees. If you would like to make a tribute gift for any of the honorees, please direct your gift to the S.C. Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202, or you may give online.

Bar members serving in public office
The Bar extends its appreciation and congratulations to the following lawyer-legislators who prevailed in the general election:

U.S. House of Representatives, District 2: Congressman Joe Wilson; and U.S. House of Representatives, District 4: Congressman Trey Gowdy. Attorney General: Alan Wilson; S.C. House of Representatives, District 11: Rep. Paul Agnew; District 24: Rep. Bruce Bannister; District 25: Rep. Karl Allen; District 32: Rep. Derham Cole Jr.; District 38: Rep. Doug Brannon; District 40: Rep. Walton J. McLeod; District 43: Rep. Greg Delleney; District 47: Rep. Tommy Pope; District 51: Rep. David Weeks; District 52: Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk; District 54: Rep. Elizabeth Munnerlyn; District 65: Rep. Jay Lucas; District 67: Rep. Murrell Smith; District 68: Rep. Thad Viers; District 72: Rep. James E. Smith; District 73: Rep. Chris Hart; District 74: Rep. Todd Rutherford; District 75: Rep. Jim Harrison; District 81: Rep. Tom Young; District 87: Rep. Todd Atwater; District 90: Rep. Bakari Sellers; District 94: Rep. Jenny Horne; District 98: Rep. Chris Murphy; District 101: Rep. Ronnie Sabb; District 105: Rep. George Hearn; District 107: Rep. Alan Clemmons; District 113: Rep. Seth Whipper; District 115: Rep. Peter McCoy; and District 119: Rep. Leon Stavrinakis.

PMAP -- Your guide to...
Opening multiple Word files at the same time. Lawyers spend the majority of their computing time in word processing functions. There are a number of ways to open Word files, but you may not know that you can open more than one file at the same time. For instructions with illustrations, see TechRepublic. This tip works just as well with non-Word files, such as PDF, WordPerfect, Exel and more. For questions, contact Courtney Kennaday at or (803) 799-6653, ext. 183.

Advance Sheet update
November 15, 2010
The Supreme Court reversed the lower court's holding that the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League (the League) failed to timely file an appeal with the DHEC Board. The Court held the clear and unambiguous meaning of Section 44-1-60(E) provides that a decision is final fifteen days after notice is mailed to the applicant, permittee, licensee and affected persons asking to be notified. The Court interpreted the statute to require DHEC to simultaneously notify the applicant, permittee, licensee and affected persons asking to be notified, and where DHEC fails to do so the latest date of mailing controls when the fifteen day period begins to run. The Court held the League was clearly an affected person who asked to be notified and simultaneous notice was not given to the League. The Court found the notice provision in Regulation 61-101 did not add to or alter Section 44-1-60(E) and overruled the lower court's invalidation of the Regulation.
S.C. Coastal Conservation League v. SCDHEC, No. 26892, is available online.
Acting Chief Justice Pleicones dissented in a separate opinion.

By order of November 15 the Court has disbarred Jessica R. Boney for misconduct which included abandoning her practice, failing to answer formal discipline charges and continued failure to participate in the disciplinary process.

Firm announcement

Wendy M. Bowen, Attorney at Law announces her relocation to 1201 Main St., Ste. 1980, Columbia 29201. (803) 748-1346.

Moon Bell Law Firm LLC, announces that
J. Matthew Whitehead has joined the firm as a partner located at 1 Augusta St., Ste. 301, Greenville 29601. (864) 271-1595.

Jeremy Thompson announces the opening of the Law Office of Jeremy A. Thompson, LLC, located at 1612 Marion St., Ste. 210, Columbia 29201. (803) 779-2555.

Robert G. Rikard and Marion M. Moses of Rikard & Moses, LLC announce that Peter Protopapas has become partner in the firm l
ocated at 1803 Hampton St., Columbia 29201. (803) 978-6111. The firm has changed its name to Rikard Moses & Protopapas, LLC.