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December 6, 2012

December 05, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
December 6, 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.

Expungements resource online
With the assistance and cooperation of S.C. Court Administration, the Bar Task Force on Expungements has developed a 
web-based document that contains frequently asked questions and a directory of expungement coordinators by judicial circuit. This resource is designed to allow citizens to learn about and take advantage of the process set up by the General Assembly to expunge or remove criminal convictions meeting certain statutory requirements. The task force is examining the feasibility of developing a uniform expungement application for all judicial circuits statewide.

Bar members elected to leadership positions in S.C. House
The S.C. Bar extends congratulations to the following members elected to leadership positions in the S.C. House of Representatives: Speaker Pro Tempore James H. "Jay" Lucas (Darlington), Majority Leader Bruce W. Bannister (Greenville), Judiciary Committee Chairman F. Gregory "Greg" Delleney Jr. (Chester), Judiciary Committee First Vice Chairman James E. Smith Jr. (Richland), Rules Committee Chairman Alan D. Clemmons (Horry) and Legislative Ethics Committee Vice Chairman J. David Weeks (Sumter).

Application period open for Rule 608 civil case contracts
Attorneys interested in contracting with the S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense to provide representation for indigent clients in civil matters (post conviction relief and sexually violent predator actions included) are invited to submit applications for consideration. This notice is for contracts in the 20 counties not previously noticed in September. The link for the application and other documents concerning the civil case contract program is located on the home page of the 
SCCID website. Please note some changes have been made to the contract language concerning the amount of malpractice coverage required. All applications must be completed and received by SCCID no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 26. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the commission at (803) 734-1343.

YLD Oyster Roast

YLD members: Join your fellow young lawyers at the 2013 Convention on Friday, Jan. 25, for the YLD Oyster Roast at the Dunes Club (9000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach). The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to young lawyers and a guest. There is no fee to attend, but you must
register by Jan. 11. For more information, contact Morgan Crouch at

Don't miss the post-Thanksgiving publications sale!

The final day of the CLE post-Thanksgiving publications sale is this Friday, Dec. 7! 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. View the sale by visiting the online publications store

In case you missed it ...
The December issue of S.C. Bar News was distributed via e-mail last week. The current issue, as well as a PDF version and description of tips and features, is available on the Bar's website at Be sure to check out this issue for important reminders about 2013 license fee payments and to learn about MyBar, the Bar's new online community; proposed constitution and bylaw amendments; middle schools advancing to the state mock trial competition; and much more. Don't miss it!

Ronnie M. Cole Scholarship applications due Monday!
Monday, Dec. 10, is the last day to apply for the Ronnie M. Cole CLE Scholarship for lawyers in need of assistance with the cost of attending required CLE seminars. New to this application round: a limited number of scholarships for the 2013 S.C. Bar Convention in Myrtle Beach! For details on eligibility and Bar Convention scholarships, please download the application. If you have any questions, call (803) 765-0517.

Advance Sheet update
December 5, 2012
The S.C. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the Court of Appeals' decision in Too Tacky Partnership v. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, 386 S.C. 32, 686 S.E.2d 194 (Ct. App. 2009). The Court dismissed the writ as improvidently granted.
Too Tacky Partnership v. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, No. 27198, is available

Firm announcement
The Fisher Law Firm announces its relocation to 600 E. Washington St., Ste. 620, Greenville 29601. (864) 242-1114.

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
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

December 20
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

December 21
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

January 4
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Conference Center

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