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July 2, 2013

June 27, 2013

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
July 2, 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
The Bar offices will be closed Thursday, July 4. E-Blast will resume its regular summer distribution schedule July 11.

Nominating Committee to meet
The Nominating Committee will meet on Oct. 30. The Committee will be nominating persons to fill the offices of President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Chair of the House of Delegates, one member each of the Board of Governors for Judicial Regions 1 (Circuits 7, 10, 13, 16), 3 (Circuits 3, 4, 12, 15) and 4 (Circuits 1, 2, 9, 14) and two State Bar Delegates to the American Bar Association.

Members of the Bar are encouraged to forward names to a Committee member for consideration for nomination to these offices. Names may also be forwarded to the Committee through Executive Director Bob Wells. Persons seeking office will be asked to submit materials to the Committee which demonstrate their leadership abilities in Bar activities and in other capacities in service to the legal profession.

The Committee members are Angus Macaulay, Columbia, Chair; Dan Ballou, Rock Hill; Nick Clekis, Charleston; Doug Jennings, Bennettsville; Bill Pressley, Spartanburg; Pamela Roberts, Columbia; Hal Strange, Georgetown; Hagood Tighe, Columbia; and Bruce Wallace, Charleston.

Get involved!
Looking for unique ways to get involved? has been available to the public since November 2012; thank you to the following lawyers who have answered questions: Donna Backwinkel, Sue Berkowitz, Carolyn Bone, Audrey Brown, Tina Brown, Blakely Cahoon, John Cantrell, Jada Charley, Patrick Chisum, Malissa Church, Gail DuBose, Doug Greer, Lisa Hostetler, Mary Louise Ramsdale, Pam Robinson, Lex Rogerson, Karen Roper, Ken Roper, David Shea, Jenny Stevens, Stacy Thompson, Robin Wheeler and Carrington Wingard. Click here to learn how to participate!

Join the Lawyer Referral Service today!
The Lawyer Referral Service is a public service of the S.C. Bar offering a simple, inexpensive and practical method of introducing people with legal problems to qualified lawyers. If you participated in LRS during the 2012-2013 fiscal year and did not renew your membership by June 30, 2013, you were automatically dropped out of rotation. Please
fill out the application and rejoin today! For more information, contact Joan Brown at

Amendments to S.C. Appellate Court Rules
The order of
February 11 creating a standing receiver and adopting succession planning amendments went into effect July 1. 

Fee memoranda posted
The Judicial Department has posted fee memoranda to its website. Visit the
Court News page for more information.

PMAP Tech Tip
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On-campus interviews at USC School of Law
Employers are invited to sign up for on-campus interviews at the University of South Carolina School of Law. To have a job posted or interview on-campus, please complete a registration form 
online. For more information, call (803) 777-8479.

July Bar Foundation grantee activities
A new fiscal year means new grantee activities. Enjoy networking at Richland County CASA’s summer social, volunteer to help at the expungement clinic through the S.C. Center for Fathers and Families or get engaged with one of LRE’s trainings (Foundations of Democracy, We the People or Street Law). View the
full list of events for dates, locations and persons to contact. Help us help them by downloading our donor form or making a gift online. Enjoy this patriotic Bar Foundation banner and have a safe and happy Independence Day.

Firm announcements
James E. Chellis and John G. Frampton announce the closing of Chellis & Frampton, PA located at 112 W. Fourth St., N., Summerville 29483. Mr. Frampton will resume the practice of law as in-house counsel for the County of Dorchester beginning July 1. Mr. Chellis has been appointed by Gov. Haley and confirmed by the General Assembly to the office of Master-in-Equity for Dorchester County effective July 1. 

The College of Charleston announces that Katie Walker has joined the office of legal affairs as assistant general counsel located at 302 Randolph Hall, Charleston 29424. (843) 953-3157.

Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA announces that Jessica Waller has joined the Columbia office as an associate located at 1201 Main St., Ste. 1200, 29201. (803) 779-1833.

Leanne M. Innet announces the opening of the Law Office of Leanne M. Innet, LLC located at 3660 W. Montague Ave., N. Charleston 29418. (843) 760-2450.

The Law Office of John Reckenbeil, LLC announces that Lawrence "Lee" McNair III has joined the firm as an associate located at 215 Magnolia St., Spartanburg 29306. (864) 582-5472.

Law Offices of Tom Young Jr., PC
announces that R. Andrew Walden has joined the firm as an associate located at 409 Park Ave., SW, Aiken 29801. (803) 649-0000.

Luke Shealey and Brian Shealey announce the opening of The Shealey Law Firm, LLC located at 2008 Lincoln St. Columbia 29201. (803) 929-0008.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources announces that Shannon Furr Bobertz has joined the agency as assistant chief counsel with a mailing address of P.O. Box 167, Columbia 29202. (803) 734-6048.

July 9
Project Citizen Training, Bar Building

July 10
Diversity in the Bar Task Force Meeting, Bar Building

July 11
Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Call

July 18
Task Force on Bar-Law Schools, Bar Building
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Training, Bar Building

July 24
Foundations of Democracy Training, Bar Building

July 30
LRE Technology for Teachers, Bar Building

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