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October 3, 2013

October 01, 2013

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
October 3, 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.

In case you missed it ...
The October 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 recent honors received by the Continuing Legal Education, Law Related Education and Young Lawyers Divisions; details on the 2014 Bar Convention at Kiawah; middle and high school mock trial competitions; upcoming CLE opportunities; and much more. Don't miss it!

Mock Trial Coaches' Manual for Attorneys and Teachers
Looking for a resource to help you prepare for Mock Trial? The S.C. Bar LRE Division introduces Mock Trial Coaches’ Manual for Attorneys and Teachers, a fabulous reference for coaches of all experience levels. The manual does not replace the competition handbook, which features competition rules and modified rules of evidence. The manual includes general guidelines regarding the roles of teachers and attorneys, tools for the classroom, lesson plans, handouts, tests, and more. Attorneys and teachers can register for this free resource; upon registeration, the document link is provided.
Get started now! Want to get involved with the Mock Trial Program? Volunteer to be a coach or judge by registering online.

Seventh Circuit Adult Drug Court Program
By order of
September 30 the Court rescinded the April 26, 2005, order assigning Joshua L. Queen to preside over the Seventh Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Program. The Hon. Raymond C. Eubanks Jr., Retired Probate Court Judge, was assigned to preside over the program. In addition, the Hon. Jason Thomas Wall, Spartanburg County Magistrate, may preside over the Seventh Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Program in the absence of Judge Raymond C. Eubanks Jr. 

Lots of treats and no tricks with Bar Foundation Grantee October activities
With the many grantee activities going on this month, you can attend one and still have time to get the kids ready for trick-or-treat! Volunteer for the Ask-A-Lawyer phone bank/web chat on Oct. 23, attend a Sistercare or CODA’s domestic violence awareness event or learn how to become a guardian ad litem at a Richland County CASA training sessions. View the full list of events for dates, locations and persons to contact. Then, help us help them by downloading our donor form or making a gift online.

Advance Sheet update
October 1, 2013
After granting a writ of certiorari to review the S.C. Court of Appeals’ decision in Trask v. Beaufort Cnty., 392 S.C. 560, 709 S.E.2d 536 (Ct. App. 2011), the S.C. Supreme Court dismissed the writ as improvidently granted.
Trask v. Beaufort Cnty., Op. No. 27321 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed October 2, 2013) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 42 at 15), is available

In memoriam

Robert Carl Hubbard, 86, of Georgetown died July 25, 2013. His obituary can be found

Firm announcements
Natasha Chisolm announces the opening of The Chisolm Law Firm, LLC located at 1847 Ashley River Rd., Ste. 200, Charleston 29407. (843) 557-3697.

Collins & Lacy, P.C. announces that Blakely Molitor has become an associate in the Columbia office located at 1330 Lady St., Sixth Floor, 29201. (803) 256-2660.

Monckton, Hembree, Mureddu & Humphries, PA
announces that Greg Hembree has joined the firm located at 1300 Professional Dr., Ste. 102, Myrtle Beach 29577. (843) 946-6556.

Murphy Law Firm, LLC
announces that Ashley L. Hudson has joined the firm as an associate and Gerald C. Smoak Sr. has become of counsel to the firm located at 136 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville 29483. (843) 832-1120.

October 7
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estates and Probate (Anderson)

October 8
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Free legal clinics: End of Life Issues (Hilton Head); and Wills, Estates and Probate (Lexington)

October 10
Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Call
Free legal clinic: Landlord/Tenant Law Issues (Summerville)

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

October 15
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estates and Probate (N. Myrtle Beach)

October 17
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estates and Probate (Pelion)

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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