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September 4, 2012

August 28, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
September 4, 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.

Public hearings for judicial candidates
Public hearings have been scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 12, regarding the qualifications of the candidates for Family Court, 8th Circuit, Seat 3, listed in
this media release. Persons desiring to testify shall furnish written notarized statements of proposed testimony. These statements must be received by Tuesday, Oct. 30, at noon. Statements should be mailed or delivered to the Judicial Merit Selection Commission as follows: Jane O. Shuler, Chief Counsel, 104 Gressette Bldg., P.O. Box 142, Columbia, SC 29202.

It’s almost here!
2012 Solo and Small Firm CLE and Annual Meetingthe event of the year for small firms–is rapidly approaching! Join us Thursday, Sept. 13, for the Conference Kickoff Party at the Bar Conference Center for a great opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere. Continue the fun on Friday with the conference at the Columbia Marriott. With more than 20 exhibitors, top local and national speakers, tips on practice management and technology, a networking lunch, prize drawings and more, you definitely don’t want to miss this! Still need more convincing? Here are the top 10 reasons you should attend the 2012 Solo and Small Firm CLE and Annual Meeting. For more information, contact Courtney Kennaday at

Mock Trial meets social media
S.C. Bar Law Related Education now has a social media presence! Stay up to date on important news, including registration dealdines, competition dates and more by following the program on
Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Probate Bench/Bar seminar this Friday
The 2012 Probate Bench/Bar seminar on Friday, Sept. 7, has been approved for 6.0 Estate Planning and Probate Specialization credit hours. To register for this event, click

LAMP needs your help!
The Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) program is designed to provide assistance to active duty military personnel and, in some instances, their dependents. Attorneys are needed who practice in the areas of wills/trusts, powers of attorney, landlord/tenant, family, employment, probate, guardianship/adoption, military and consumer law. The LAMP program offers pro bono services for service members at the rank of E-3 and below. To volunteer or for more information, contact Cindy Coker, Public Services Director, at or (803) 576-3797, or click here.

Nominations sought for Compleat Lawyer Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Compleat Lawyer Awards. Established in 1992 by the USC School of Law, the awards recognize up to nine outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics and integrity. The postmark deadline for nomination submission is Nov. 1. Click
here for details and nomination materials.

In memoriam
Mary Francis Hayes, 88, of Dillon died August 22. Her obituary can be found

Firm announcements
Clawson and Staubes, LLC announces that Amanda L. Callander has joined the Charleston office as of counsel located at 126 Seven Farms Dr., Ste. 200, 29492. (843) 577-2026.

Carla Faye Grabert-Lowenstein, LLC announces its relocation to 314 Main St., Conway 29526. (843) 488-0912.

September 5
Government Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

September 10
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

September 13
Board of Governors Meeting, Bar Building
Mock Trial Training, Bar Building

September 14
Children's Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

September 18
Nominating Committee Meeting, Bar Building
We the People Training, Bar Building

September 20
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building
Project Citizen Training, Bar Building

September 21
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

September 24-27
Judicial Qualifications Committee Meetings, Bar Building

September 26
Street Law Training, Bar Building

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