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November 9, 2011

November 09, 2011

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition! 
November 9, 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.

In memory of Vera G. Belton
Vera Belton, the Bar’s CLE Publications Coordinator since 1994, lost her battle with cancer on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Vera was the kind voice on the line helping members find what they needed and the energetic person processing book orders. She will be missed. Her obituary can be found

S.C. Bar Convention spotlight
The Real Estate Closing, Enforceability Opinions and Hot Topics in Real Estate seminar is designed to provide timely and relevant information to real estate practitioners of all practice types and sizes. Discussion topics will include recurring issues in real estate closings, enforceability opinions including UPL issues and hot topics in real estate law, to include title insurance matters and deed in lieu. Don’t miss this opportunity to join your colleagues in real estate practice and gain insight that will enhance your own practice! To view the full agenda and a complete list of all Convention seminars, click here. Online Convention registration is now open! Register today!  

Convention sponsor spotlight

New releases
The Alimony Calculator 2011, Version 1.x by Thomas Traxler (new purchasers) 

If you are an existing user of this software and would like to purchase the 2011 program, click 

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

Featured seminar
Writing to Win: The Effective Legal Writer
Of all the professions, the law has the most deserved reputation for opaque, jargon-clogged writing. The essentials of effective communication and argument in the legal world, at least initially, are simplification and persuasion. In Writing to Win, Steve Stark (lawyer, journalist, commentator and former teacher of writing at Harvard Law School) shows you how to apply the universal principles of vigorous prose to the job of making a case--and winning it. Each segment of the program, like each chapter of Stark’s book (a copy of which every registrant will receive), opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference. No other CLE seminar or legal writing book is as practical, result-oriented, well presented and well written as Writing to Win.

More upcoming seminars
Version 4.0 Boot Camp for Computer and Assisted Trial Presentations

From File to Trial: Eight Keys to Success in Court and Beyond with the Hon. Marc Drummond

2011 S.C. Family Court Bench Bar

Video Replay Special: Myrtle Beach office of Nexsen Pruet, Nov. 11
Sharpening Your Tools: A Practical Guide to Business Law Issues 
“Night Falls Fast”: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Awareness
Professionalism & Ethics: Interviews with Wade Smith and Alan Schneider

Upcoming live webcasts
Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes and the Courtroom

Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More

Avoiding Critical Financial Errors in Divorce Settlements

Preparing the Financial Declaration: Ethics and Best Practices

The Art of Advocacy–What Can Lawyers Learn from Actors?

On-demand, online CLE programs 
An Extraordinary Response to Extraordinary Times: Electronic Media, Personal Information and the Law Today

2011 Master-in-Equity Bench Bar

2011 Hot Tips for the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners

Understanding Financial Statements and How They Can Be Used in the Legal Arena 
Faculty: C. Mark Bokesch, Bokesch & Tipton, LLC; Sara E. Tipton, Bokesch & Tipton, LLC

S.C. Tax Update

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. 

Other publications
Recent 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

Coming soon
The S.C. Law of Torts, Fourth Edition by professors F. Patrick Hubbard and Robert L. Felix

The after-Thanksgiving book sale will run Nov. 28-Dec. 9. Publications released within the last six months will be excluded from the sale.

Need answers to a publication question or invoice? Want to place an order by phone? Contact Kristie Haustovich at or (803) 771-0333, ext. 126.

Ethics of Working with Experts

UCC Article 9, Foreclosure of Personal Property, Part 1

UCC Article 9, Foreclosure of Personal Property, 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.

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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