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August 3, 2011

August 03, 2011

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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition!
August 3, 2011
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at
The South Carolina Bar is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

New DVD series release
Going Solo - A Practical Guide to Hanging Out Your Shingle 
Thinking about going solo? If you are looking for trusted advice about starting your own firm, this DVD series is for you! Each of the four DVDs features tips and guidelines from lawyers who have been in your shoes. From marketing and technology to financing and fees, this DVD series has all the information you need to successfully start your own firm. If you are thinking about hanging out your shingle, order today.

Featured seminar
“Exploring the Business Side of Law Firms" – 2011 Solo & Small Firm CLE and Annual Meeting
If you’ve been looking for a CLE seminar that addresses the needs of real small firm lawyers, this is it. In just one day, you'll get practical advice, answers to specific questions and important tips on how to build a successful business. Practicing law is much more than simply knowing the law. It's about running your practice like a business and understanding the marketing and ethical considerations every attorney needs to succeed. With two course tracks (Technology for Small Firms and Practice Management), exhibitors chosen specifically for small firms and a luncheon for all attendees, this is a seminar you cannot afford to miss! 

More upcoming seminars
Judgment Collections in South Carolina: A View From All Sides 

Preparing and Defending Medical Malpractice Actions

S.C. Tax Law Update

What Every CPA and Tax Attorney Should Know About I.T. (International Tax)

19th Annual Probate Bench/Bar

S.C. Bar Concealed Weapons Permit and CLE Training Course

CLE Division offers family law distance learning special
Looking for a convenient way to obtain your CLE credit hours? How about saving a little cash? Check out our distance learning seminars. You can pause, rewind and review archived webcasts and Seminars Direct Online programs for up to 30 days. Best of all, the Bar is offering a 10 percent discount on all family law on-demand, online seminars through Aug. 13. Simply enter family2011 at checkout to receive your discount. 
Click here for a list of titles. 

Substance abuse or mental health issues for the legal profession, on-demand and online 

Substance Abuse: The Circle of Life: How to Stay on Top of It 
Faculty: Adam Fisher Jr., The Fisher Law Firm; Robert Turnbull, Lawyers Helping Lawyers Director, S.C. Bar

Lawyer Depression and Mental Health
Faculty: Jim Blackburn

Other on-demand, online CLE programs
Employee Benefits
Faculty: Nekki Shutt, Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC

Practice & Procedure: When Representing a Client Before DHEC
Faculty: Steven T. Moon, Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC  

Notary Public Law
Faculty: Desa A. Ballard, Ballard Watson Weissenstein; Harvey Watson, Ballard Watson Weissenstein

Minor Settlements in South Carolina

Faculty: Shannon F. Bobertz, Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA

Lobbying and the Practice of Law
Faculty: Kyle Michel, Kyle Michel Law Firm
Eminent Domain Law Condemnation in South Carolina
Faculty: Paul D. de Holczer, Moses Koon & Brackett, PC

Understanding the Tort of Negligent Entrustment and Its Application Inside and Outside the Context of Alcohol Intoxication
Faculty: Michael Montgomery, Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte

Notice and Statue of Limitations Issues in Repetitive Trauma Cases
Faculty: Leslie M. Whitten, Young Clement Rivers, LLP; Matthew O. Riddle, Young, Clement Rivers, LLP

Coming Soon: How to Try Family Court Cases presented by Melissa F. Brown

A full listing of more than 150 Seminars Direct Online can be found at If you have any difficulty registering for these Distance Learning seminars, please e-mail or call (877) 880-1335.

Recent releases

S.C. Evidence Handbook Annotated, Seventh Edition
 by Justin S. Kahn

S.C. Rules of Procedure Annotated 2011
 by Justin S. Kahn

S.C. Rules of Procedure Annotated 2011 and S.C. Evidence Handbook Annotated, Seventh Edition Combo

S.C. Contempt Law, Second Edition
 by Timothy L. Brown

S.C. Criminal Offenses and Penalties Combo (Pocket and All Offenses on CD) by Douglas S. Strickler

S.C. Criminal Offenses and Penalties 2011 (All Offenses on CD)

S.C. Criminal Offenses and Penalties 2011 Pocket Edition
 (1-3 copies)

S.C. Criminal Offenses and Penalties 2011 Pocket Edition
 (4 or more copies)

Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, Fourth Edition,
 edited by M. Malissa Burnette, Leigh M. Nason and M. Baker Wyche III

Coming soon
The Alimony Calculator 2011, Version 1.x by Thomas Traxler 

(A 2011 upgrade will be available for existing users at a discounted price.) 

The S.C. Consumer Protection Code, 2011 Cumulative Supplement 
by Kathleen G. Smith

awyers as Employers: A Guide to S.C. Employment Law for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners edited by William L. Duda, Benjamin P. Glass and Michael M. Shetterly

You Have a Judgment, Now What? 
by Rose D. Manos 

Business Torts, Part 1

Business Torts, Part 2

For a complete listing of upcoming teleseminars, visit If you have any difficulty registering for these teleseminars, please e-mail or call 1-800-694-9747.

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