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May 31, 2012

May 25, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
May 31, 2012
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at
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In case you missed it ...
The June issue of S.C. Bar News was distributed via e-mail last week. The current issue, as well as a PDF version and description of tips and features, is available on the Bar's website at Be sure to check out this issue to learn about events from the May 3 House of Delegates meeting, "We Do That," a new promotion of member benefits, the Supreme Court's adoption of a permanent mentoring program, YLD's Law Week celebration, and FAQs on the newest version of Casemaker. Don't miss it!

FRIDAY, JUNE 1: Last day to update your information for the Lawyers Desk Book
Production of the 2012-13 Lawyers Desk Book is underway, and address changes must be made by Friday, June 1, to be included in the new edition. All changes in contact information are handled by the S.C. Attorney Information System (AIS) exclusively, and you must log on to AIS ( to update your information. For help logging on, e-mail or call 1-855-235-2500. Complete contact information will be published for all Bar members, to include name, organization, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

If you have not entered your fax number in AIS, the Bar does not have it on file. While AIS does not require fax numbers, you must enter one if you would like it to appear in the Lawyers Desk Book. In order to ensure your zip code matches the address published, please do not enter two addresses (P.O. Box and Street) in a single address field. Please review your information carefully, as it will be published as entered in AIS.

PMAP–Your guide to …
Malware protection. The word malware is short for malicious software. Malware is any software program designed to damage your computer and can also be designed to gather information stored on your computer. Viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware are a few examples.
Malwarebytes offers a free download of its program designed to detect and remove malware from your computer. Microsoft Security Essentials also offers free malware protection that you can download here. PMAP is free practice management advice for Bar members. For more information, call (803) 799-6653, ext. 183 or e-mail

Legislative report
Don't forget to check out tomorrow's 
Weekly Legislative Report! Updates are posted on Fridays during the legislative session.

Advance Sheet update
May 30, 2012
In this appeal from a family court order, the S.C. Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case. The court found that the family court’s order to award full custody of one of the sons to the father lacked any factual findings to support “a substantial change in circumstances affecting the welfare of the child” as required for such a custody change. The court also found error in the family court’s emphasis on the son’s living preference and in the characterization of the mother’s actions as “excessive corporal punishment.”
Tillman v. Oakes, No. 4978, is available

In memoriam
Robert Nelson DuRant, 92, of W. Columbia died May 28. His obituary can be found

George Evans Mitchell, 77, of Spartanburg died May 22. His obituary can be found

Thomas Hugh Simrill Jr., 90, of Rock Hill died May 22. His obituary can be found

Firm announcements
Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA announces that William R. Harbison has joined the Columbia office as partner and Brittany Lozanne has joined the Columbia office as an associate located at 1201 Main St., Ste. 1200, 29201. (803) 779-1833.

The Law Offices of David C. Alford, PC announces that Andrew R. Hart has joined the firm as an associate located at 160 Hidden Hill Rd., Spartanburg 29304. (864) 574-0870.

Darcy S. Templeton announces the opening of The Templeton Law Firm, LLC located at 140 Gibson Rd., Lexington 29072. (803) 358-7207.

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA announces that Myada El-Sawi has joined the Greenville office located at 200 E. Broad St., Ste. 250, 29601. (864) 552-4611.


June 8
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

June 12
Project Citizen Training, Bar Building

June 15
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Nelson Mullins
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

June 21
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

June 22
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building

June 29
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Bar Building

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