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August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition!
August 17, 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.

Featured seminar
Preparing and Defending Medical Malpractice Actions
This comprehensive seminar created by John Kassel addresses the specifics of handling unique cases that arise in the medical malpractice arena. Given from the perspective of both the plaintiff and defense, the presentations will address the applicable standard of care, causation, defense and damages with a focus on how to prove or defend each type of case. Register today!

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.

Two great conference opportunities
“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! 

SCWLA Conference – Women Lawyers and Leadership: Status and Success in a Changed Profession
This outstanding program will celebrate women who have made a difference in the legal profession. The event will feature Professor Anita Hill, activists and authors Gloria Feldt and Gloria Steinem and motivational speaker Deb Sofield, highlighting their accomplishments and the evolving roles of women in the workplace. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime gathering of influential women that is sure to generate much discussion! 

More upcoming seminars
S.C. Tax Law Update

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

19th Annual Probate Bench/Bar

2011 Hot Topics From the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners

2011 N.C./S.C. Construction Law Sections Conference

Time Mastery for Lawyers: Over 100 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity and Satisfaction (Columbia)

Time Mastery for Lawyers: Over 100 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity and Satisfaction (Rock Hill)

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

On-demand, online CLE programs 
How to Try Family Court Cases
Faculty: Melissa F. Brown, Melissa F. Brown, LLC

2011 Government Law Update
Faculty: Robert S. Croom, A. Sandy Cruickshanks IV, Francenia B. Heizer, Ray E. Jones, April C. Lucas, Boyd B. Nicholson, John K. Van Duys, Joan H. Winters and Belton T. Ziegler.

A Practical Guide to Civil and Criminal Contempt in South Carolina
Faculty: The Hon. Timothy L. Brown

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  

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)

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 

Managing a Trust: Trustee Duties, Liability and Investment Decisions, Part 1

Drafting Employee Handbooks

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.

To be added or deleted from the E-Blast mailing list, please contact Donna Oelhafen in Membership Services at or (803) 799-6653, ext. 171. 

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