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September 7, 2011

September 07, 2011

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition!
September 7, 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

Family Law Intensive, Asheville
This year’s program has been extended to a period of three days. Experienced attorneys and financial experts will discuss preparing certain types of agreements, reading and understanding tax returns and other financial statements, examining and cross-examining expert financial witnesses, getting the information you need for/from expert witnesses and how to store information in today’s “paperless” world.

More upcoming seminars
2011 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners

Check out our newest commercial featuring attorney Ken Lester and register today!

2011 N.C./S.C. Construction Law Sections Conference
Sponsor spotlight: 
Construction Interface Services, Inc. - Stop by this booth and drop off your business card for the commemorative Joint N.C./S.C. Construction Law Section Meeting surfboard raffle. Providing highly effective solutions on construction projects since 1991, Construction Interface offers specialized services to attorneys, sureties, contractors, owners/developers, lending institutions and design professionals.  

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 (Florence)

Representing Veterans Before the Department Of Veterans Affairs

South Carolina Elder Law and Medicaid Boot Camp

Three great conference opportunities
Exploring the Business Side of Law Firms
How will your firm address cloud computing, court appointments, social networking and more? Find the answer to these and other issues facing lawyers today at “
Exploring the Business Side of Law Firms” on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Columbia Marriott. Stephanie Kimbro, lawyer, blogger and author of Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online, is just one of the six ABA TECHSHOW alumni presenting a host of legal and practical topics. Exhibitors from the legal software and products world, including Tabs3, Clio and Rocket Matter, will join a variety of companies chosen for their focus on the business side of law practices. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit with software companies who rarely exhibit in South Carolina! This seminar qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics. Click 
here to register.

SCWLA Conference – Women Lawyers and Leadership: Status and Success in a Changed Profession, Columbia
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! 

N.C./S.C. Labor and Employment Law Conference, Charleston
This year's N.C./S.C. Labor and Employment Law Program will be held in Charleston and will feature a variety of riveting topics and great speakers. This advanced level program highlights numerous topics, including “Insight From the Federal Bench” moderated by the Hon. Shiva Hodges, and a fascinating panel of in-house corporate attorneys who will discuss “The Trends We See and Those We Want to See.” As always, there will be excellent substantive updates from the Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit and the North and South Carolina updates, as well as an Ethics Update to satisfy your annual CLE requirements. 

On-demand, online CLE programs 
Collaborating Practice: A Better Approach to Conflict Resolution
Faculty: Shannon Burnett, The Law Offices of Shannon K. Burnett; Jill C. Rothstein, S.C. Bar

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, Joanie H. Winters and Belton T. Ziegler

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

Employee Benefits
Faculty: Nekki Shutt, Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC

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

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.

New releases

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

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

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 

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.) 

Lawyers 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

Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Deleveraging and Refinancing, Part 1

Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Deleveraging and Refinancing, Part 2

Joint Venture Agreements in Business, Part 1

Joint Venture Agreements in Business, 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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