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January 4, 2012

January 04, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE-Edition! 
January 4, 2012
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.

2012 Convention registration ends Jan. 10

Registration for the 2012 Convention has been extended. Don't miss your chance to choose from 21 CLE seminars, including the popular Law Office Technology Seminar, Criminal and Civil Law Updates and Breakfast Ethics. This year’s line-up of special events, including annual favorites such as the president’s welcome reception, plenary luncheon and wine tasting, in addition to a legislative reception, historical tour of Columbia and glass blowing class, truly offers something for everyone.
Register today! 

Convention sponsor spotlight

Featured seminar
Lions of the Bar
This unique program features a conversation with noted author, CLE lecturer and storyteller Mark Curriden and five of South Carolina’s most experienced and entertaining Bar members. Curriden, author of Contempt of Court, will recount stories of seven of America’s greatest living trial lawyers, including legends such as Bobby Lee Cook, Richard “Racehorse” Haynes and Bernie Nussbaum. These inspiring stories will detail how these "lions" found their way into the practice of law, made a name for themselves and developed their trial techniques as well as their greatest victories and defeats. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share in some of the greatest legal careers in U.S. and South Carolina history!

More upcoming seminars
S.C. Tort Law Update

Everything You Need to Know About Ethics 

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 featured programs will help personal injury and defense lawyers better understand these cases and how to effectively communicate important information to juries. Click here to view all 15 available on-demand Motor Carrier programs.

Other on-demand, online CLE programs
Dissecting QDROs featuring Emily A. Johnson

Getting What Your Expert Needs--Discovery Requests and Tactics to Assist Your Expert Witness featuring J. Benjamin Stevens

Dollars and Sense in Family Court

Avoiding Critical Financial Errors in Divorce Settlements featuring Emily A. Johnson

From File to Trial: Eight Keys to Success in Court and Beyond featuring Mark Drummond

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.

Estate Planning in 2012: Now That the Federal Tax is a Dead Letter, Part 1

Estate Planning in 2012: Now That the Federal Tax is a Dead Letter, Part 2

Dangers of Using “Units” in LLC Planning

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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