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April 19, 2012

April 17, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
April 19, 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.

Bar President, officers and board members take office May 3
Columbia attorney Angus H. Macaulay will be installed as the 2012-13 president of the Bar on Thursday, May 3, during the House of Delegates and Assembly meetings at the Bar Conference Center. Other officers and board members to be sworn in are: Alice F. Paylor, president-elect; J. Calhoun Watson, treasurer; Anne S. Ellefson, secretary; William Witherspoon, chair, House of Delegates; James Edward Bradley, George C. Johnson, William R. Johnson, Nancy S. Layman, Edward K. Pritchard III and Rebecca A. Roser, Board members; and Rosalyn W. Frierson and Daniel B. White, ABA State Bar Delegates. Bar members are invited to attend a reception honoring incoming President Angus Macaulay at 5 p.m. that day at 1230 Main St., 7th Floor, in Columbia.

Volunteers needed for Special Olympics 2012 Summer Games
YLD is seeking volunteers for the Special Olympics S.C. 2012 Summer Games on Saturday, May 5, at Fort Jackson in Columbia. YLD has reserved the bowling competition at Century Lanes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but volunteers are welcome to register for other events. Please list your group/organization as S.C. Bar YLD when registering and feel free to recruit family members and friends to join us. Volunteers are invited to a happy hour following the event, details of which will be provided to registrants. To register, click 
here. For more information, contact Andy Kunz at or Will Johnson at

Don't forget about member benefits!
The Bar offers its members a variety of benefits for programs and services, including MeetingBridge and UPS. MeetingBridge offers discounts on teleconferencing and web conferencing services, which include rates of 9.5¢ per minute for automated teleconferencing service and 13.5¢ for web conferencing service. For more information or to open a MeetingBridge account, click
here. UPS offers discounts of up to 26 percent for Bar members. For more information or to sign up, visit and use promotional code SER265, or call (800) 742-5877 and press "0" for an agent. To add an existing UPS account to the Bar's discount program, call (800) 325-7000. Take advantage of your member benefits today! For the complete list, click here.

Legislative report
Don't forget to check out tomorrow's 
Weekly Legislative Report! Updates will be posted every Friday throughout the legislative session.

Firm announcements
Bell Carrington, LLC announces that Brian T. Price has joined the firm located at 870 Cleveland St., Ste. 1B, Greenville 29601. (864) 272-0556.

Gibbes Burton, LLC
announces that Christopher P. Farris and Andrea C. Simpson have become associates in the firm located at 308 E. St. John St., Spartanburg 29302. (864) 327-5000.

Lipscomb Law Firm, PA announces that Kelsey Katrina Lipscomb has joined the firm located at 1634 Main St., Ste. 200, Columbia 29201. (803) 233-6654.

In memoriam
Michael S. Church, 61, of Lexington died April 16. His obituary can be found

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, Assembly 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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