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April 17, 2012

April 12, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
April 17, 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. 

House of Delegates elections
The list of candidates who have been elected to seats on the House of Delegates (effective July 1) can be found
here. Persons elected to represent the 1st, 3rd and 11th Circuits were published in the Feb. 28 edition of E-Blast.

LRE award winners announced!
Congratulations to the following winners of the Law Related Education awards: Lawyer of the Year, Gene Vaught III; Legacy Award, Lynn Dickinson; High School Teacher of the Year, Misty LeClerc, Wando High School; Middle School Teacher of the Year, John Goldsborough, Blythewood Middle School; High School of the Year, Fort Dorchester High School; Middle School of the Year, St. Anthony Catholic School; and Citizen of the Year, Virginia Seymour. In addition, eight Mock Trial scholarships and two We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution scholarships were awarded. Students and teachers will be recognized during their school awards ceremonies. Mr. Vaught will be recognized during the House of Delegates meeting on May 3, and Ms. Seymour and Ms. Dickinson will be recognized during the Board of Governors meeting also on May 3.

PMAP–Your guide to …

The new Casemaker! If you have used the new Casemaker, then you’ve already noticed there's now an optional layer of security that was not in the old version. The first time you use the new version, a pop-up box appears asking you to create an additional password. Since Casemaker now allows members to save research and notes, this additional password is designed to safeguard any saved data. Setting this extra “personal password” is optional, so if you don’t plan to save research or notes in Casemaker, simply click "cancel." For more information about how to save research and notes in Casemaker, check out the 
User Guide. For assistance logging in to the new Casemaker, contact Shelby Crawford at or (803) 799-6653, ext. 118. PMAP is free practice management assistance from the Bar.

Firm announcements
Clawson and Staubes, LLC has joined with Hammack Law Firm, PA to open a Greenville office of Clawson and Staubes, LLC located at 223 W. Stone Ave., 29601, (864) 331-8590. The firm also announces that Brittany F. Boykin has joined the Charleston office located at 126 Seven Farms Dr., Ste. 200, 29492, (843) 577-2026.

Emily I. Perkins
and John R. Perkins Jr. announce the opening of Perkins Law Firm, LLC located at 200 N. Main St., Ste. 301, Greenville 29601. (864) 908-3900.

April 18
Employment and Labor Law Section Selection Committee Meeting, Conference Call

April 19
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

April 20
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Nelson Mullins (Columbia)
LRE Mock Trial Subcommittee Meeting, Bar Building
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

April 27
Law Related Education Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Conference Center
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Bar Building

May 3
Board of Governors Meeting, Bar Building
House of Delegates Meeting and Swearing-In of New Officers, Conference Center

May 7
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

May 8
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

May 16
Community Works Training, Bar Building

May 17
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

May 18
Bar Foundation Board Meeting, Conference Center
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

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