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September 24, 2013

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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
September 24, 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.

PMAP Tech Tip
The 2013 Solo & Small Firm Conference was a big hit! If you missed it this year, check out this tip from the last presentation of the day. Need an easy way to remind yourself to complete certain tasks later in the week? ForLater allows you to do just that. Simply type in your message and e-mail address, select the date and time you want the reminder to be sent, and click “Remind Me!” ForLater will send you an e-mail reminder at the appropriate time. While you’re at it, send yourself a reminder to join us at next year’s Solo & Small Firm Conference on Sept. 19 in Greenville! Contact PMAP for free assistance with your law practice at

You're invited to Argentina!
Like to travel? Join fellow Bar members in Buenos Aires Jan. 5-17, 2014! The trip includes exploration of the city of Buenos Aires; a tour of the Pampa and its gauchos; visits to Iguazu Falls, the wineries of Mendoza and the High Mountain in the Andes; and an optional tour of the island town of Tigre. You'll also have the chance to meet with Argentinian lawyers, time to shop and explore on your own, and much more. All members of the S.C. Bar are invited to attend. Space is limited to 30 people, and reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration has been extended through Tuesday, Oct. 8! For questions or information on booking domestic flights, contact Nancy Layman at or (803) 776-6999 or (803) 917-0754.

Family Law Section Intensive: Deadline for registration extended
Looking for a fun, unique and engaging seminar like you've never experienced before? Don't miss the S.C. Bar Family Law Section Intensive: Twists and Turns of Child Custody in the Modern Age. This unique experience—held live at Disney's Yacht Club Resort in Orlando—will provide all the tools and resources you need to navigate today’s child custody cases. Register today and reserve your spot!

Cole Scholarship applications for October CLE seminars due tomorrow
Applications for Ronnie M. Cole Scholarships for October seminars are due tomorrow, Sept. 25. The fund provides scholarships to lawyers who need help with the cost of required CLE seminars necessary to maintain their law licenses. The scholarships will be used to attend qualifying courses offered by the S.C. Bar CLE Division. Any member of the S.C. Bar, in good standing, is eligible for a scholarship. To apply, download the application and submit it to Juliana Sobey.

Stand Down Against Homelessness 2013
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina are holding the 14th Annual
Stand Down Against Homelessness Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at Armory Park (5000 Lackawanna Blvd., N. Charleston). The event will offer job and legal counseling, medical and dental screenings and assistance, clothing, food and haircuts for homeless persons in the greater Charleston area. Visit the website to see how your firm can get involved.

Firm announcements
Farnsworth Law Offices, LLC announces that Chris W. Edwards and Christopher A. Grubbs have joined the firm as associates located at 2 Williams St., Greenville 29601. (864) 250-9119.

Johnson Johnson Whittle and Lancer Attorneys, PA
announces that Brett H. Lancer has become a partner in the firm located at 117 Pendleton St., N.W., Aiken 29801. (803) 649-5338.

West Olivetti, LLC announces that Nicholas N. Sears Jr. has joined the firm as an associate located at 23A Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head 29928. (843) 341-9260.

September 25
Judicial Qualifications Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Project Citizen Training, Bar Building

September 26
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building
Judicial Qualifications Committee Meeting, Bar Building

September 27
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Torts and Insurance Practices Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

October 3
Community Association Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
We The People Training, Bar Building

October 8
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

October 10
Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Call

October 11
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

October 17
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

October 18
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

October 18-20
Senior Lawyers Division Fall Conference, Cashiers, NC

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