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July 5, 2012

July 02, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
July 5, 2012
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at
here for the most recent CLE Edition, which highlights upcoming CLE opportunities.

Insurance Products
Do you need options for professional liability insurance or health insurance for your attorneys and staff? We do that! ALPS is your Bar-endorsed professional liability insurance provider, and Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC is the plan administrator for the Bar Group Medical Plan under Carolina Care Plan and Group Dental Plan under Guardian. Bar members are even eligible for an eight percent discount on car insurance through Geico. For additional information, including contact information for these vendors, please visit

Bar petitions under review
The Court has advised the Bar that its proposals on time limits in Magistrates Court and adding a rule on calculating time to the Rules of Criminal Procedure will be considered by the Docket Management Task Force.

Foundation announces new officers and directors
The Bar Foundation announces Jack D. Griffeth as president, Beverly A. Carroll as president-elect and Elaine H. Fowler as secretary/treasurer. The Foundation also welcomes five new directors: Amy Landers May, Jocelyn T. Newman, Alice F. Paylor, Marie-Louise Ramsdale and James W. Sheedy.
Get to know these lawyers who will help the Foundation advance justice by cultivating support to fund grantees. Last year alone, Bar Foundation grantees served more than 10,200 low-income South Carolinians in need of legal services, 450 homeless and 390 victims of domestic abuse. Grantees also enriched the lives of more than 5,000 students through various law related education programs. Please help us so we can help them.

PMAP–Your guide to …
Getting things done. Many of us are guilty of making a to-do list and failing to cross off most items by the end of the day. 
This article explains how adding the reasons why you want to complete each task helps you get more accomplished. To get the most out of your day, take a look at these suggestions on how to effectively organize your day and how to make the most of those 15 minute breaks that are scattered throughout your work day. Working from home? Check out these productivity tips designed to help those with a home office stay on task. For free practice management advice, call (803) 799-6653, ext. 183 or e-mail

You're invited!
The League of Women Voters of South Carolina invites you to the closing of its two-year project on the importance of independence and diversity in the state judicial system. The event will feature a public forum titled "The State of the Judiciary in South Carolina: From Research to Reality" and will take place on Aug. 7 at the USC School of Law Auditorium in Columbia. There will be a 6 p.m. reception followed by the forum at 7 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the S.C. Women Lawyers Association. RSVP by Aug. 3 to Angel Warren at For more information, click here.

Chief Judges for administrative purposes of the summary courts
By order of June 29, the 
attached list of judges of the magisterial and municipal courts are to be designated as Chief Judge or Associate Chief Judge for administrative purposes of the summary courts in the counties in which they hold office.

Fee memoranda
The S.C. Judicial Department has issued fee memoranda regarding statutory provisions for the distribution of revenue generated by the following:
county treasurers; magistrates and municipal judges; and clerks of court and registers of deeds.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals summaries
Members of the South Carolina Law Review have summarized newly published cases from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The summaries can be found 

In memoriam
David Hart Crum, 84, of Denmark died June 28, 2012. His obituary can be found

Paul N. Uricchio III, 69, of Charleston died July 3, 2012. His obituary can be found

Firm announcements
Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA announces that Todd R. Davidson has joined the Greenville office as partner located at 55 Beattie Place, Ste. 1200, 29601. (864) 271-9580.

McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC announces that Allison C. Nussbaum has joined the Charleston office located at 735 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. 200, 29464. (843) 576-2900.

Joseph "Joe" C. Good Jr. has retired as general counsel of the Medical University of South Carolina after 25 years of service. As of July 1, medical center attorney Annette Drachman assumed the duties of general counsel.

Amanda M. Scott announces the opening of The Law Offices of Amanda M. Scott, LLC located at 2909 Devine St., Columbia 29205. (803) 528-8348.

July 12
Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Call
Street Law Training, Bar Building

July 13
ADR Commission Meeting, Conference Center

July 17
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Training, Bar Building

July 19
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Law Related Education Technology Training, Bar Building

July 20
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building

July 27
Dispute Resolution Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Law Related Education Committee Retreat, Nelson Mullins (Columbia)

July 31 
Foundations of Democracy Training, Bar Building

August 2
Community Association Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

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