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March 28, 2013

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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
March 28, 2013
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 Friday
The South Carolina Bar offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, reopening at 9 a.m. Monday, April 1.

Constitutional amendments approved
By order of March 27 the Court approved the proposed amendments to the Bar Constitution. Those amendments conform the Constitution to the recent changes in Rule 410, SCACR, and permit lawyers admitted to practice in other jurisdictions and law students to become “affiliates” with the Bar, without conferring any privilege to practice law.

Court form changes
The S.C. Judicial Department revised the following forms:
SCCA 426, Family Court Order, Protection from Domestic Abuse Act, approved for use in S.C. family courts; and SCRCP Form 4C, Judgment in a Civil Case, approved for use in S.C. circuit courts. The revised forms can be found online.

Nominate your colleagues for the Young Lawyer of the Year Award
YLD is seeking nominations for the 2013 Young Lawyer of the Year Award, given annually to a young lawyer for his or her contributions to the community and/or the legal profession in South Carolina. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized? 
Nominate by April 2!

Advance Sheet update
March 27, 2013
The S.C. Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Palmetto Home Inspection Services. The Court held that contractual limitation of a home inspector's liability does not violate South Carolina public policy as expressed by the General Assembly and, as a matter of law, is not so oppressive that no reasonable person would make it and no fair and honest person would accept it.
Gladden v. Palmetto Home Inspection Services, No. 27236, is available online.
Justice Beatty dissented in a separate opinion, in which Justice Hearn concurred.

The Court affirmed the circuit court's order dismissing the Appellants' complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Because the Appellants' circuit court complaint only challenged the Enforcement Order issued by DHEC, and not the Revocation Order, the complaint falls squarely within the jurisdiction of the Administrative Law Court under the ambit of the Administrative Procedures Act.
Berry v. SCDHEC, No. 27237, is available

Firm announcements
Collins & Lacy, PC
announces that Mike Pitts has been elected managing partner of the firm, with his office located at 37 Villa Rd., Ste. 500, Greenville 29615. (864) 282-9100.

Joesph C. Good III, PA annouces its relocation to 255 St. Philip St., Charleston 29403. (843) 412-1401.

April 5
Children's Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

April 8
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

April 12
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call

April 16
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

April 17

Employment and Labor Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
LRE Mock Trial Evaluation Meeting, Bar Building

April 18
Board of Governors Meeting, Bar Building

April 19
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building

April 26
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Bar Building

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