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December 27, 2012

December 20, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
December 27, 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 Tuesday, Jan. 1. E-Blast will resume its regular schedule on Jan. 3. Happy new year!

Court denies petitions for rehearing
order of December 20, the S.C. Supreme Court denied the petitions for rehearing in State v. Langford. The Court held in abeyance the implementation of the administrative orders entitled Disposition of Cases in General Sessions and Uniform Differentiated Case Management, both dated November 21, 2012. State v. Langford is available online.

PMAP–Your guide to …
Cleaning out your inbox. Having trouble reaching “inbox zero”? We all know the e-mail inbox isn’t a permanent storage space for messages and documents. However, inbox cleaning is a task that often gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. So how do you get your inbox back on track? Productivity author Daniel Gold came up with
Five Ways to Control Your Inbox. Follow his advice and you can reach “inbox zero” in no time! PMAP is free practice management advice for Bar members. For more information, call (803) 799-6653, ext. 183 or e-mail

11,040 reasons why your year-end plan should include the Heart of the Bar
In just one year,
S.C. Bar Foundation grantees closed more than 11,040 cases on behalf of low-income South Carolinians. Our law related education grantees touched the lives of thousands of students, teaching them to become responsible citizens under the law. Other grantees assisted mothers, fathers and families in need by providing mediation, training opportunities and lending a helping hand or listening ear. Join the profession’s effort to provide critical support by including the Foundation, the Heart of the Bar, in your year-end giving plans. To receive credit in 2012 for IRS purposes, your gift should be received or postmarked by Dec. 31. Want a quicker method? Make a gift online! Help us so we can help them.

Firm announcement
Tracy Racine announces the opening of Racine Law Firm, LLC located at 104 Stone Village Dr., Fort Mill 29708. (803) 792-4231.

January 4
Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission Meeting, Conference Center
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Conference Center

January 7
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

January 8
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

January 9
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

January 10
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Competition

January 11
Dispute Resolution Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

January 17
Member Involvement Task Force Meeting, Conference Call

January 18
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Lawyers Helping Lawyers Training, TBD

January 24-27
Board of Governors Meeting, Myrtle Beach
House of Delegates Meeting, Myrtle Beach
Memory Hold the Door Ceremony, Myrtle Beach

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