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August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE Edition! 
August 15, 2012
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at

Featured seminar
2012 Solo and Small Firm CLE and Annual Meeting
Last year’s conference was a big success with 200 attendees, 14 exhibitors, a seated lunch, an address from the Bar president, prizes and more! We are aiming even higher this year with more exhibits and an additional track for exhibitors to demonstrate products and answer questions. Don't miss the great speakers who will cover technology and practice management topics, such as e-discovery, iPads, fees, cloud computing, staffing issues and everyone’s favorite: 60 Tips. In addition, Bar publications will be available for purchase at a discount. If a software or hardware purchase is in your future, this is the CLE to attend.

Upcoming seminars
Practical Advice for Young Lawyers Trying to Build Their Legal Practice

Civil Court Mediation Training

2012 Probate Bench/Bar

How to Maximize the Revenues and Sale Value of Your Practice Now … or for a Lifetime!

The Law of Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina: 2012 Update

2012 Hot Tips From the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners

Current Topics for Construction Practitioners

Conservation Easements: What, Why and How

Valuable resource of the week
Annotated S.C. Rules of Professional Conduct 2010 Edition by Profs. Nathan M. Crystal and Robert M. Wilcox
The Annotated S.C. Rules of Professional Conduct 2010 Edition is designed to give busy practitioners quick and inexpensive access to every important issue arising under the S.C. Rules of Professional Conduct. This practical soft-cover volume contains the Rules of Professional Conduct and is thoroughly annotated with relevant case law and Ethics Advisory Opinions. The authors have just compiled a document reflecting all of the rule changes from the release of the 2010 edition through Aug. 3, 2012. The updated document can be found

Recent publication releases

S.C. Rules of Procedure Annotated 2012 by Justin S. Kahn 
With research current through June 17, 2012, S.C. Rules of Procedure Annotated 2012 is the most up-to-date premier compendium of the state’s rules of procedure. Whether you need to know the latest civil, criminal, family, probate, administrative, magistrate or alternative dispute resolution rules, this is the book for you!

S.C. Evidence Handbook Annotated, Eighth Edition by Justin S. Kahn 
Like Justin S. Kahn’s celebrated S.C. Rules of Procedure Annotated, this handbook of practical information puts rules, relevant case law and statutes related to evidence in South Carolina at your fingertips. Its more than 300 pages include the full text of the S.C. Rules of Evidence (with official comments), hundreds of annotations through June 18, 2012, selected S.C. evidentiary statutes, selected S.C. constitutional provisions and the newest version of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Want to save some money? Purchase S.C. Rules of Procedure Annotated 2012 and S.C. Evidence Handbook Annotated, Eighth Edition together by clicking 

Service of Process in South Carolina, Third Edition by John S. Nichols 
The third edition provides an updated discussion on service upon an agent that binds a principal under Rule 4(d)(1), SCRCP, and adds discussions of the “mailbox” rule under Rule 5(b), SCRCP, and service permitted on Sunday. Sample forms are also included, both in print and on an accompanying CD, as examples of ways to perfect service.

Masters-in-Equity & Special Referees in South Carolina, Fourth Edition by John S. Nichols 
Updated through June 2012, this handy monograph provides concise reference to the procedures of practice before masters-in-equity and special referees in South Carolina. The book pulls together rules, statutes and case law affecting this specialized area of practice and includes a sample Order of Reference that meets Supreme Court requirements. Also included is a discussion of the Supreme Court's 2009 administrative order regarding the masters continuing jurisdiction over referred matters, recent significant case law regarding the general duties and powers of the masters or special referees, and a discussion of the rules regarding holding funds in escrow. 

S.C. Case Law Update 2011 by John S. Nichols
S.C. Case Law Update 2011 digests and summarizes every S.C. appellate decision issued from Jan. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011. The summaries are organized by areas of law, in reverse chronological order, and each one provides enough information about the case for context and key word listings in bold at the beginning. New this year, S.C. Case Law Update 2011 is only available in downloadable format. Choose your specific, individually-priced area of law, or download the entire resource.

The S.C. Bankruptcy Practice Manual, Revised Second Edition by Jan M. Baker, C. Jennalyn Dalrymple and Lydia A. Eloff
The S.C. Bankruptcy Practice Manual, Revised Second Edition (2012) discusses the basic tenets of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and features helpful practice tips specifically tailored for practice in South Carolina. This helpful how-to manual also includes a user-friendly CD containing the entire book with hypertext links to local and federal rules.

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.

Webcast replays
Current Issues in Homeowners Association Law in South Carolina, Aug. 16

Avoiding 20 Common Ethics Traps, Aug. 17

Ethics Opinions Every S.C. Attorney Should Know, Aug. 20

2011 Hot Tips From the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners, Aug. 21

Loss Mitigation: The Essential Toolkit for Working with Distressed Property Owners, Aug. 22

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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