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April 19, 2011
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U.S. Supreme Court Justices to appear at 2012 Bar Convention
The South Carolina Bar is pleased to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer will participate in the 2012 Bar Convention, scheduled for January 19-22 in Columbia. It is the Bar’s honor to host Justices Scalia and Breyer. Additional details regarding the date, time and venue will be released as they become available.

Candidates nominated for Family Court and Master-in-Equity
The Judicial Merit Selection Commission has nominated the following candidates: Family Court, 4th Circuit, Seat 2: Hon. Cely Anne Baker Brigman, Darlington; Hon. Salley Huggins McIntyre, Dillon; and James Alexander "Alex" Stanton IV, Hartsville; Family Court, 13th Circuit, Seat 3: Catherine Carr Christophillis, Greenville; Harry L. "Don" Phillips Jr., Greenville; and Thomas J. Quinn,
Greenville; Family Court, 14th Circuit, Seat 3: Diane P. DeWitt, Beaufort; Deborah Ann Malphrus, Ridgeland. The following candidates have been nominated for Master-in-Equity: Aiken County: Maurice A. Griffith, Aiken; Dorchester County: Paul B. Ferrara III, N. Charleston; and Hon. Maité Murphy, Summerville.

Project Citizen Showcase winners announced
Congratulations to students from Lonnie B. Nelson Middle School (Columbia) and Early College High School (Conway) who won the South Carolina Bar Law Related Education Project Citizen Showcases. Lonnie B. Nelson's work will be displayed at the National Conference of State Legislatures in San Antonio, TX, Aug. 8-11.

February 2011 Bar exam results
The results of the February 2011 Bar Exam will be posted on the
Bar Admissions Page at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22.

PMAP -- Your guide to...
Time management. Do you jump from one task to the next without ever finishing? You may want to try the Pomodoro Technique of getting work done. To begin, you'll need a kitchen timer, a list of tasks and a pencil. Choose a task to be accomplished and set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer). Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put a check on your task list. Take a five minute break and begin a new task with the timer running. Every 4 "Pomodoros" take a longer break (15-20 minutes). The technique was created in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo. To download the free book and forms, visit Contact Courtney Kennaday for practice management advice at or (803) 799-6653, ext. 183.

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Firm announcement
William A. Buxton announces the relocation of Curtis and Croft, LLC to 325 W. Calhoun St., Sumter 29150. (803) 778-7404.

In memoriam
Marc W. Richardson, 39, of Brunswick, GA, died on December 9, 2010. His obituary can be viewed
Clayton D. Steadman, 56, of Clemson died on April 17, 2011. An article honoring his life can be viewed

April 25
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

April 26
Torts & Insurance Practices Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
April 29
Law Related Education Committee Meeting, Bar Building
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Bar Building

May 4
Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

May 5
Board of Governors Meeting, Greenville
House of Delegates and Assembly Meetings, Greenville

May 6
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building

May 20
Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

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