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December 28, 2011

December 27, 2011

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition! 
December 28, 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.

Criminal Law Update, Part 1
The first part of this year’s
Criminal Law Update features an ethics hour with attorney Desa Ballard and Lee Coggiola of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Following the ethics portion, Amie Clifford, Joe McCulloch and Chris Scalzo will discuss YOA and case law updates. Finally, Ronnie Cole will end the seminar with reflections from 35 years of DUI cases. To view the full agenda and a complete list of all Convention seminars, click here

 Convention sponsor spotlight

Featured seminar
Everything You Need to Know About Ethics 
The S.C. Association of Ethics Counsel and the S.C. Bar present six exhilarating hours of all-things ethics related on Friday, Jan. 13. Topics will include how to get paid now, navigating the disciplinary process, advertising rules (even for non-advertising lawyers), ethics rules and social media, trust account pitfalls and the S.C. Supreme Court’s crack-down on rudeness. This is a seminar you don't want to miss!

More upcoming seminars
S.C. Tort Law Update

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


N.C./S.C. Labor and Employment Law Video Replay

The S.C. LLC: New and Current Drafting, Planning, Taxation, Litigation, Securities and Related Considerations

Health Law Symposium

Featured on-demand, online CLE programs
Motor carrier claims have their own unique set of problems in the areas of accident investigation and reconstruction, discovery, case evaluation and trial. In addition, there are other unique aspects to these complex cases involving the CDL manual, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and rules of the road. The following programs will help personal injury and defense lawyers better understand these cases and how to effectively communicate important information to juries.

Effectively Using the CDL Manual 
featuring Joseph A. Fried

Alcohol, Drugs and Trucks: Not Just One Bad Apple
featuring Michael L. Goldberg

The First 30 Days featuring Buck Rogers

Top 10 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations featuring Joseph A. Fried

Theories of Liability featuring Michael L. Goldberg

Maintenance Issues Involving Trucks and Commercial Vehicles featuring Joseph A. Fried

Ways to Access Information About a Trucking Company featuring Joseph A. Fried

Qualcomm, Dispatch and GPS Systems featuring Buck Rogers

Driver Qualifications: Negligent Hiring, Entrustment and Supervision Claims featuring Michael L. Goldberg

Engine Control Module Data in Trucking Cases featuring Buck Rogers and Joseph A. Fried

Hitting the Rear of Stopped and Slow-Moving Trucks featuring Joseph A. Fried

Insurance Issues in Trucking Cases featuring Michael L. Goldberg

How to Take Truck Driver and Safety Director Depositions featuring Joseph A. Fried

Nighttime Truck Driving Cases featuring Michael L. Goldberg

Dealing with Left Turn and Under Ride Cases featuring Buck Rogers and Joseph A. Fried

More on-demand, online CLE programs 
From File to Trial: Eight Keys to Success in Court and Beyond featuring Mark Drummond

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

Practice Before the S.C. Public Service Commission featuring Charles L. Terreni, Terreni Law Firm, LLC 

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 Americans with Disabilities Act Update

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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