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December 14, 2011

December 12, 2011

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition! 
December 14, 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.

Only one day left for early bird Convention registration!
The early bird gets the worm–and a great price on Convention registration! 
Register by Thursday, Dec. 15, to get early bird pricing on the 2012 S.C. Bar Convention. To view the full agenda and a complete list of all Convention seminars, click here

Convention sponsor spotlight
Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC

Featured seminar
Motor Carrier Claims: From Wreck to Trial
This powerful and practical program will guide attendees through preliminary accident investigation, case evaluation and settlement proposal strategy. Get insightful tips on taking critical depositions and defending the target defendant, as well as a roadmap for opening statements and critical information on the CDL manual, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Rules of the Road. If you litigate motor carrier cases, as either a plaintiff or defense attorney, this is a seminar you cannot afford to miss.

More upcoming seminars
S.C. Tort Law Update

Everything You Need to Know About Ethics

Lions of the Bar

Advanced IRC Section 1031 Like Kind Exchanges–Avoiding Disasters and Capitalizing on Them

Guardian ad Litem Training and Update

Fraud Against the Government and Whistleblower Actions

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.

On-demand, online CLE programs 
Social Media/Networking
 co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

2011 Case Law Update
co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Current Events in Real Estate co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Title Certifications: Nuts and Bolts 
co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Results-Effective Arbitrations within a Budget

S.C. Construction Law Update: Cases, Legislation, Trends and Developments

The Courage of a Lawyer

Examining the Scheduling Expert: A Short and Practical Approach to the Use and Abuse of Scheduling Experts in Construction Management and Litigation

Unique Contractor Financial Statement: Account Principles Essential for the Construction Attorney

The Grievance Process

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

Attending the 2012 Bar Convention? Visit the publications booth for a special book sale.

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.


2011 FMLA Update

Ethics for Supervising Attorneys

Asset Protection Strategies for Real Estate

Tax Efficient Methods of Getting Money out of a Business

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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