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April 4, 2013

April 03, 2013

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

Important notice about your information in the Lawyers Desk Book
Production of the 2013-14 Lawyers Desk Book is underway, and address changes made by June 1 will be reflected in the new edition. All changes in contact information are handled by the 
S.C. Attorney Information System (AIS) exclusively, and you must log on to AIS to update your information. Complete contact information will be published for all Bar members, to include name, organization, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

If you have not entered your fax number in AIS, the Bar does not have it on file. While AIS does not require fax numbers, you must enter one if you would like it to appear in the Lawyers Desk Book. In order to ensure your zip code matches the address published, please do not enter two addresses (P.O. Box and Street) in a single address field. Please review your information carefully, as it will be published as entered in AIS.

YLD celebrates Law Week 2013
Each year, YLD holds a number of public service projects throughout the state during the first week of May in observance of Community Law Week. YLD is gearing up for this year’s event, which will include the Cocky’s Reading Express program, Ask-A-Lawyer phone banks and web chats, a blood drive, and a canned food drive. More information will be added to as it becomes available.

In case you missed it ...
The April 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 news about the winner of this year's state High School Mock Trial competition; the 2013 Pro Bono Award winner; recent activities of the Senior Lawyers Division and Young Lawyers Division; and much more. Don't miss it!

April Bar Foundation grantee activities
Have you been interested in taking on the role of Guardian ad Litem? Know a father who is looking for some guidance? Has the safety and well-being of a child always been your passion? Foundation grantees can help! New Guardian ad Litem training begins April 16; the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition has weekly curriculum sessions on navigating the legal system; and a child abuse awareness presentation will be given at the Richland County Judicial Center. To see a full list of events, including dates, locations and persons to contact,
visit our website. Help us so we can help them by giving to the Bar Foundation today.

Advance Sheet update
April 3, 2013
The S.C. Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Dawson’s motion to be sentenced under the Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act because the Act unambiguously states its sentencing amendments do not apply to criminal prosecutions arising under the amended laws.
State v. Dawson, No. 27238, is available

In memoriam
James Daniel “Jay” Cooper III, 32, of Columbia died March 31. His obituary can be found here.

Firm announcements
Barnwell Law Firm, PC announces its relocation to 147 Wappoo Creek Dr., Ste. 104, Charleston 29412. (843) 722-0178.

Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA announces that Lauren T. Maxwell has joined the Greenville office as an associate located at 55 Beattie Place, Ste. 1200, 29601. (864) 271-9580.

Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP announces that Stephanie Hess has joined the Charleston office as an associate located at 25 Calhoun St., Ste. 250, 29401. (843) 300-6600.

Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, PA announces that Matthew A. Schonfeld has joined the Charleston office located at 421 Wando Park Blvd., Ste. 100, 29464. (843) 284-1080.

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 13
Skills USA Competition, Greenville Conference Center

April 15
Real Estate Practices Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

April 16
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

April 17

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

April 18
Board of Governors Meeting, Bar Building
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

April 19
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

April 26
Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission Meeting, Mike Kelly Law Group (Columbia)
Law Related Education Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Bar Building

May 3
Health Care Law Section Seminar, Conference Center

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