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November 20, 2012

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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
November 20, 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.

Bar offices closed
The Bar offices will be closed Nov. 22-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. E-Blast will resume its regular schedule Nov. 27.

Online Profiles
Are you looking for new ways to publicize your firm's web address? We do that! Bar members can display a link to their firm website at! To add your website, simply log in at, click “Update My Profile” and add your firm’s website in the appropriate field. The website link will be displayed in the online member directory, which is available to both members and the public.

Judicial Merit Selection Commission announces nominations
The Judicial Merit Selection Commission found the candidates listed on this media release qualified and nominated at the hearing on Nov. 15, 2012.

Post-Thanksgiving publications sale!
CLE will hold its annual post-Thanksgiving publications sale beginning Monday, Nov. 26, and ending Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. Purchase up to four publications and take 15 percent off your order, or purchase five or more publications and take 25 percent off your order. Click 
here to see a list of titles excluded from the sale. Preview the sale by visiting the online publications store

Rule 402 amendments
The S.C. Judicial Department has posted amendments to Rule 402, SCACR. Read the complete order online.

February 2013 Bar Exam laptop usage
The Board of Law Examiners will allow a limited number of applicants to use laptops to complete their answers to the essay sections of the February 2013 Bar Examination. Two hundred and twenty applicants will be randomly selected from those applicants whose completed 
Request to Participate forms are received by Friday, Dec. 14. 

PMAP–Your guide to …
Gifts for lawyers. Wondering what to get your favorite lawyer(s) for the holidays? Check out Reid Trautz’s ever popular Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers! This year, his gift ideas range from Rise & Hang’s unique luggage system to Apple TV. For the bookworm on your list, take a look at the ABA’s list of Great Gifts for Lawyers, which includes new titles and old favorites that are sure to please the avid reader on your holiday list. PMAP is free practice management advice for Bar members. For more information, call (803) 799-6653, ext. 183 or e-mail

Thankful for your support. Happy Thanksgiving from the S.C. Bar Foundation!
What we’re thankful for: The resources, donors and supporters that made it possible to invest close to $2 million this year in organizations that provide civil legal help to those in our community who need it the most. Become one of our supporters by making an online gift today! Help us so we can help them. Happy Thanksgiving!

Firm announcements
McNair Law Firm, PA
announces that Melissa Azallion has joined the Hilton Head office as shareholder located at 23-B Shelter Cove Ln., Ste. 400, 29928. (843) 785-2171.

The S.C. Department of Education
announces that Shawn D. Eubanks has joined the Office of General Counsel as deputy general counsel located at 1429 Senate St., Rm. 1015-H, Columbia 29201. (803) 734-0070.

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA
announces that Ashley Rudisill Forbes has joined the Greenville office located at 200 E. Broad St., Ste. 250, 29601. (864) 552-4600.

November 29
Senior Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Meeting, Conference Call

November 30

Bar Foundation Board Meeting, Conference Center

December 7-8
Middle School Mock Trial State Competition, Lexington

December 12
Law School for Journalists, Conference Center
Project Citizen Training, Bar Building
We the People Training, Bar Building

December 13
Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Call

December 14
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call

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