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November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition! 
November 16, 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.

S.C. Bar and The Ritter Academy offer e-discovery training
The S.C. Bar and
The Ritter Academy announce that S.C. Bar members have the opportunity to enroll in The Ritter Academy's online, self-paced training course on the complex and challenging field of electronic discovery. Bar members have the option of either enrolling for unlimited access to all of the Academy's courses at an annual cost of $489 ($1,199 after Jan. 15, 2012), or enrolling in the “S.C. Six-Pack,” which allows a lawyer to obtain a package of six hours of self-paced CLE for $329 (through March 1, 2012). For more information or to register, click here.

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

S.C. Bar Convention spotlight

Practical Needs for the Family Law Practitioner 
The Family Law Section Council of the S.C Bar is proud to present a program that addresses the practical needs of the family law practitioner. The practice of family law is becoming increasingly impacted by electronic communication and storage, both in representation of clients and access to information within offices. Rick Robertson, an attorney from Texas and with expertise in this area, will explain the admissibility of electronically-obtained evidence and communications and address the future of the electronic office and opportunities to efficiently protect client information. Don’t miss this unique seminar! 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

Featured seminar

From File to Trial: Eight Keys to Success in Court and Beyond with the Hon. Marc Drummond
Litigation is about persuasion, an art that Hon. Mark A. Drummond has devoted his last 30 years to mastering. A successful trial lawyer for 20 years and a trial judge for 10 years, Judge Drummond has conducted training all over the world and trains other advocacy instructors at all three of the NITA teacher training sites. Judge Drummond will offer cutting-edge persuasion tools that will equip you to win more cases, get better offers and gain better results for your clients.
Register today!

More upcoming seminars
Writing to Win: The Effective Legal Writer

2011 S.C. Family Court Bench Bar

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

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

Post-Thanksgiving sale on CLE publications!
The CLE Division is having a post-Thanksgiving publications sale beginning Monday, Nov. 28, and ending Friday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. Purchase up to four publications and take 15 percent off your order, or purchase five or more publications and take 25 percent off your order. Any orders received after 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 will be filled at the regular price, and no other discounts will apply. No exceptions. Preview now by visiting the online 
publications store. To view a list of titles not eligible for a discount during the sale, click 

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.

Buying and Selling Unincorporated Entities

Estate Planning for Farms and Ranchland

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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