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June 6, 2012

June 06, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE Edition! 
June 6, 2012
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at

Featured seminar
Government Law Section Mid-Year Update
Each year, the Government Law Section strives to present information that is both timely and useful for local government attorneys. This year’s update offers several thought-provoking topics, including a segment on substance abuse issues in the legal profession. This segment has been approved by the S.C. Supreme Court Commission on CLE for one hour of instruction devoted to substance abuse/mental health, required at least once every three years for practicing attorneys. Don’t miss out on this informative and entertaining seminar. Register now!

Valuable resource of the week
The Alimony Calculator 2011 (Version 1.0)
The Alimony Calculator 2011, Version 1.0 includes the 2006 DSS Guidelines, the 2010 S.C. tax rates and the 2011 Federal tax rates for easy reference. It calculates each spouse's net disposable income after factoring in child support, income taxes, FICA/Medicare taxes and other obligations of the parties so that the practitioner or judge will know how much each party will have to live on each month. How else could you possibly know what is a fair amount of alimony?

Upcoming seminars
"Nobody Told Me There'd Be Days Like These!"–Stress, Pressure and Ethical Decision-Making for Attorneys  

Second Annual Ethics on the River: Ethics in the Age of Tweets and Text 

S.C. Bar Real Estate Workshop

Family Court Mediation Training

Ethics and Managing Business Risk in the Law Firm (click on a location to register)
Greenville, July 26
Columbia, July 27

Live webcast!
Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes and the Courtroom, June 13

On-demand, online programs from the 2012 Bar Convention
A View From the Bench featuring Chief Justice Jean H. Toal

DUI: Reflections From 35 Years and Where We're Headed featuring Ronnie Cole

Case Law Update featuring Amie Clifford and Joseph McCulloch Jr.

Equitable Liens and Maxims:
 Regions Bank v. Covington featuring Daryl G. Hawkins

Applying the New Joint and Several Liability Statute--The Charleston Nine Litigation featuring David Whittington

Publications 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.

Portability of the Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions

Forming a New Non-Profit Organization

Business Divorce: Planning for When Business Fall Apart, Part 1

Business Divorce: Planning for When Business Fall Apart, Part 2

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. To change your e-mail address, you must log on to AIS at 

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