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April 30, 2013

April 26, 2013

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
April 30, 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's Senior Citizens' Handbook wins Notable Document Award
The S.C. Bar's South Carolina Senior Citizens' Handbook: A Guide to Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens has won a S.C. State Library Notable Document Award for 2012. The annual awards recognize publications of outstanding merit and usefulness to South Carolinians. The award will be presented on May 13 at the S.C. State Library.

Bar exam results
results of the February 2013 Bar Exam were posted April 26. The last page contains the pass rates for law schools. The swearing-in ceremony for applicants who have passed the Bar and have completed all other requirements for admission will be held at the Koger Center in Columbia on May 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Legislative report
See what happened last week in the
Weekly Legislative Report! Updates will be posted every Monday throughout the legislative session. For questions regarding pending legislation, contact Catherine Scarlett at

PMAP–Your guide to …
Choosing the right software. Many law offices today are taking their software to the cloud. The two powerhouses of productivity applications, Microsoft Office and Google Apps, are the top choices for lawyers, but how do you decide which is better for your firm?
This article from TechRepublic compares the core features of Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps and includes a helpful downloadable comparison chart. PMAP offers free advice to law firms; contact

Cole Scholarship applications due May 6, June 3
Applications are being accepted for scholarships from the Ronnie M. Cole CLE Scholarship Fund. Apply for May CLE seminars by May 6 and June CLE seminars by June 3. Scholarships are awarded to lawyers in need of help with the cost of required continuing legal education seminars and will be used to attend a qualifying course offered by the S.C. Bar CLE Division. Any member of the S.C. Bar in good standing is eligible to apply provided he or she can show sufficient financial need. Preference is given to Bar Foundation grantees past or present.
Download the application or call (803) 765-0517 with questions.

Firm announcements
Bannister and Wyatt, LLC announces that Alex R. Stalvey has been named a partner in the firm located at 401 Pettigru St., Greenville 29603. (864) 298-0084.

Wall Templeton & Haldrup, PA announces that Katie Stanton has joined the Charleston office as an associate located at 145 King St., Ste. 300, 29401. (843) 329-9500.

May 3
Dispute Resolution Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

May 8
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Meeting, Conference Center

May 10
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

May 14
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

May 16
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building
Board of Governors Meeting, Dunes Club, Sullivan's Island
House of Delegates Meeting, Dunes Club, Sullivan's Island
Swearing-In of New Officers, Dunes Club, Sullivan's Island

May 17
Animal Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building and Conference Call
Bar Foundation Board Meeting, Bar Building
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Workers' Compensation Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

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