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May 9, 2012

May 09, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE Edition! 
May 9, 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.

Looking for ethics credits?
"Nobody Told Me There'd Be Days Like These!"–Stress, Pressure and Ethical Decision-Making for Attorneys 
Hilton Head Island, June 14
Based on a series of clips from the critically acclaimed legal thriller, Changing Lanes (starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson), this live program explores the intersection of ethical decision-making and the inevitable stress encountered by attorneys. Participants will have the opportunity to identify and better understand the many sources of pressure common to the practice of law and discover practical ways to avoid the kinds of problems that can literally ruin a career.

Ethics on the River–Get Off the Denial River: Ethics in the Age of Tweets and Text

Columbia, June 22
Warm weather is fast approaching, and what better way to spend a Friday afternoon in June than paddling with your colleagues down the scenic Saluda River? Meet at Saluda Shoals Park where Karen L. Luchka of Fisher & Phillips, LLP will lead an interactive discussion on ethics in social networking and technology. After lunch, River Runner Outfitters will provide an unforgettable afternoon on the beautiful Saluda River. 

Ethics and Managing Business Risk in the Law Firm (click on a location to register)
Greenville, July 26
Columbia, July 27
The ethical and successful practice of law faces more challenges now than ever before. This half-day program presents not only the risks and problems, but down-to-earth solutions to a host of common and uncommon risks. There is a strong focus on risk management as a primary tool for maintaining the highest ethical standards. Preview the presentation

Valuable resource of the week
Going Solo DVD Series–A Practical Guide to Hanging Out Your Shingle
Thinking about going solo? If you are looking for some great tips and guidelines about starting your own firm, this series is for you! This series of four DVDs is the best guide available, as it includes advice from lawyers who have been in your shoes. From marketing and technology to financing and fees, this DVD series has it all! If you are thinking about hanging out your shingle, this is a must have. Order today!

More upcoming seminars
Recent Developments in Employment Law

11th Annual N.C./S.C. Tax Section Workshops

Representing Parents in DSS Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

Government Law Section Mid-Year Update

S.C. Bar Real Estate Intensive

Family Court Mediation Training

Upcoming live webcasts
Ben Franklin on Ethics, May 16

Impeach Justice Douglas, May 23

Lincoln on Professionalism, May 30

On-demand, online CE programs

Briefcase Lawyer: Essentials for Every Practitioner

Ethical Considerations in Marketing Your Law Practice featuring Barbara M. Seymour and Jill C. Rothstein

Ethical Considerations in Establishing and Maintaining Trust Accounts featuring Barbara M. Seymour

Diabetes and the Law
 featuring Robert W. Rushing

A New Age: Suppressing Illegally Obtained Evidence From Wireless Technology featuring Robert W. Rushing

Finishing Strong: Selling Your Law Firm featuring the Hon. Robert S. Carr and C. Roland Jones

You Can Get There From Here: A Roadmap to a Successful DUI Practice

Mental Health Issues in General Sessions Courts featuring the Hon. J. Michael Baxley

Recent publications releases
The Briefcase Lawyer: Essential Information for Every Practitioner
Using the Bar’s Ask-A-Lawyer materials as a starting point, 17 authors joined together to create this brief, concise manual covering 19 topics ranging from landlord/tenant issues to working with clients with limited English proficiency. Equipped with an easy-to-use tabbing system, this book is designed to be a quick reference guide for all attorneys in South Carolina.

Handling Traffic Cases in South Carolina, Fifth Edition by Ronnie M. Cole, James B. Huff and Candice K. Lapham

S.C. Requests to Charge–Criminal, Second Edition by the Hon. Ralph King Anderson Jr.

S.C. Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships, Fourth Edition by Scott Y. Barnes, Prof. James R. Burkhard, Joseph D. Clark, Richard C. Handel, Burnet R. Maybank III, Prof. Martin C. McWilliams Jr. and David A. Merline Jr.

Coming Soon  
The S.C. Bankruptcy Practice Manual, Updated Second Edition by Janice M. Baker, C. Jennalyn Dalrymple and Lydia A. Eloff

S.C. Evidence Handbook AnnotatedEighth Edition by Justin S. Kahn

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.

Commercial Leasing in a Certain Market, Part 1: Office Space

Commercial Leasing in an Uncertain Market, Part 1: Retail Space

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.

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