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September 21, 2011

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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition! 
September 21, 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 seminars
Representing Veterans Before the Department of Veterans Affairs 
This program on Thursday, Sept. 29, is designed to provide attendees with the three hours of CLE credit needed to meet the VA's requirements for initial and post-accreditation required for attorneys who represent claimants before the VA. Followed by an hour of ethics, the session will conclude with a wine reception and a great opportunity to network with other elder law and VA disability law attorneys. 

South Carolina Elder Law and Medicaid Boot Camp
Elder law affects everyone! The issues affecting the elderly will become magnified as baby boomers age and resources continue to shrink. This program is being held Friday, Sept. 30, and will provide practical knowledge that can be used to identify and solve the most common problems facing your elderly clients. Register today! 

More upcoming seminars
An Extraordinary Response to Extraordinary Times: Electronic Media, Personal Information and the Law Today

Fall Sporting Clays

2011 Master-in-Equity Bench Bar

Gain the Edge! Negotiating Strategies for Lawyers

Concealed Weapons Permit and CLE Training Course, Ehrhardt

Four great conference opportunities
Exploring the Business Side of Law Firms
There's still time to 
register for “Exploring the Business Side of Law Firms" on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Columbia Marriott. Lawyers today are faced with many challenging issues, from cloud computing and court appointments to the recent rule changes on trust accounts. How can you effectively market in a down economy? Can you save time and money by switching to a paperless office? Find the answers to these and other questions from top national and local speakers, as well as exhibitors from the legal software and products world, including Tabs3, Clio and Rocket Matter. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! This seminar qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics.

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.

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
Hot Topics in South Carolina Medical Malpractice

Judgment Collection in South Carolina: A View From All Sides

Sharpening Your Tools: A Practical Guide to Business Law Issues for Improved Client Services

Getting Answers for Making Tech Choices in the Set Up of a New Law Firm
Faculty: William E. Booth III, Booth Law Firm, LLC; David P. Stasaitis

ADA Amendments Act: An Overview of What Attorneys Should Know
Faculty: J. Hagood Tighe, Fisher & Phillips, LLP; Karen L. Luchka, Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Confused Seas: Representing Injured Maritime Workers
Faculty: S. Scott Bluestein, Bluestein Law Firm

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

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

The Fourth Amendment: A Step-by-Step Guide to Search and Seizure Jurisprudence in South Carolina by Melanie M. Yenovkian

Generation Transfer Tax Planning

Equity and Incentive Interests in LLCs

Securities Law Issues for Medium and Smaller Businesses

Metadata: The Hidden Digital World of Client Files in Litigation

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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