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November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition! 
November 30, 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.

Post-Thanksgiving sale on CLE publications!
Take advantage of the CLE Division's post-Thanksgiving publications sale! Through Friday, Dec. 9, 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. Purchase now by visiting the online 
publications store. To view a list of titles not eligible for a discount, click here

Featured seminar
“U North or True North?” The Challenges of Ethical Decision-Making for In-House Counsel
The role of in-house counsel presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges. We’ve found no better cinematic vehicle for illustrating the ethical and professional demands encountered by in-house counsel than the Oscar-nominated 2007 film Michael Clayton. This unique audience-participation format offers in-house counsel an opportunity to explore the inevitable professional demands and ethical challenges of corporate practice and the corresponding toll they can take on an attorney’s mental health. The practical insights participants will gain from this seminar are designed to help guard against personal and professional pitfalls that can lead to unethical and problematic behaviors, and are applicable in any in-house setting.
Register today!

S.C. Bar Convention spotlight
Memory Hold the Door
In 1958, the S.C. Bar Association and the USC School of Law faculty established the memorial repository and endowment fund, Memory Hold the Door. The lawyers remembered through Memory Hold the Door represent an honor roll of the legal profession, selected by their peers as best exemplifying the qualities of integrity, professionalism and skill required of the bench and bar. The induction ceremony for this prestigious group is open to all Convention attendees, spouses and guests. After the ceremony, join us for the President’s Welcome Reception at the Columbia Museum of Art. 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
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

More upcoming seminars
2011 S.C. Family Court Bench Bar

Loss Mitigation–The Essential Tool Kit for Working with Distressed Property

Keeping Your Nose Clean: Stress and Ethical Decision-Making for Real Estate Attorneys 

Motor Carrier Claims: From Wreck to Trial

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.

Upcoming live webcasts
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 
S.C. Elder Law and Medicaid Boot Camp

2011 S.C. Investor's Title Insurance Seminar co-sponsored by S.C. Investor's Title

Take to the Cloud: Virtual Law Offices and Cloud Computing

Appointed: What You Need to Know About Court Appointments and PCR

Trust Accounting 101: Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

The Attainable Paperless Office

Marketing Tips: From Analog to Digital

Best Practices for a Successful Law Firm

How Not to Commit Malpractice with Your Computer

Sixty Tips for Small Firm Lawyers in 60 Minutes

What's for Lunch needs your help!
Over the last year, attorneys Gibbs B. Leaphart and Daniel W. Hayes have been researching lunch spots throughout the state for the upcoming CLE publication, What's for Lunch? The Attorney's Field Guide to Dining in South Carolina. Now they need your help! Click
here to review the preliminary list of suggested lunch spots and share your opinions of the places you have experienced. Good or bad, if you have a suggestion we missed, we want to hear from you. Each Bar member who e-mails a review to by Jan. 10 will be automatically entered in a drawing for a free copy of What's for Lunch? The Attorney's Field Guide to Dining in South Carolina

Recent releases

The Alimony Calculator 2011, Version 1.0 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

Coming soon

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

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


Business Planning with S Corps, Part 1

Business Planning with S Corps, Part 2

Estate Planning for Retirement Benefits

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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