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October 29, 2013

October 28, 2013

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
October 29, 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.

Malpractice insurance
If you need to purchase professional liability insurance or are interested in shopping for a new policy, the Bar has a place for you to start. View the Bar’s approved insurance carriers and recognized broker.

2014 Leadership Academy application period open
The Bar is accepting applications for the 2014 Leadership Academy. This sixth installment of the Academy will address the following topics: lawyers in public service, professionalism, career/leadership development, work-life balance, the path to the judiciary, pro bono and community service and service to the Bar. Sessions will take place on the following dates: Jan. 25-26 (Bar Convention–Kiawah), Feb. 27 (Columbia), March 28 (Greenville), April 25 (Charleston) and May 8 (Columbia). The purpose of the Leadership Academy is to enhance the professional growth and leadership skills development of selected members to prepare them to make greater contributions to the legal profession and community. Interested applicants must meet and agree to the stated requirements and submit the required application and supporting documents by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. Please see the application packet for complete details. For more information, contact Morgan Crouch at, (803) 576-3835 or toll-free at 1-877-797-2227, ext. 135.

PMAP Practice Pointer
S.C. taxpayers affected by the hacking of the Department of Revenue last year can now sign up for another year of free credit monitoring. This year, the state program is being offered by CSIdentity Corp. Coverage is not transferable, so even if you enrolled with Experian last year you must complete the registration process to take advantage of the new protection. S.C. taxpayers and businesses can sign up for the free identity protection coverage online at or by calling (855) 880-2743. Contact SCDOR for registration assistance. PMAP offers free advice for law firms; contact

Call for nominations
The following S.C. Bar Sections are accepting nominations for the positions listed. For additional information and nomination instructions, click the Section titles below. For other divisions and sections also seeking nominations, please see the
Oct. 24 edition of E-Blast.
Consumer Law Section: Secretary and two general Council Member seats
Criminal Law Section: Secretary and two general Council Member seats
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section: Secretary and two general Council Member seats
Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section: Secretary and two general Council Member seats

Application period open for Rule 608 Civil Contracts
Attorneys interested in contracting with the S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense to provide representation for indigent clients in civil matters (TPR, abuse and neglect, PCR and SVP cases) are invited to submit an application for consideration. This notice only applies to certain designated counties identified on the SCCID website. The link for the application and other important information about the contract program can be found at All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 to be considered. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to SCCID.

In memoriam
Stephen G. Morrison, 64, of Columbia died October 27. An article on Mr. Morrison can be found here. Mr. Morrison served as Chair of the House of Delegates during 1990-92.

Firm announcements
The Fairey Law Firm, LLC announces its relocation to 4985 Savannah Hwy., Hampton 29924. (803) 943-6444. The mailing address remains P.O. Box 661, Hampton 29924.

Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, PA announces that J. Thomas Thompson has joined the firm located at 120 W. Main St., Kingstree 29556. (843) 355-2000.

Venus Poe, PA announces the opening of a Fountain Inn office located at 218 B S. Main St., 29644. (864) 963-0310.

Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, PA announces that Justin C. Few has joined the Greenville office located at 872 S. Pleasantburg Dr., 29607. (864) 272-2667.

Young Clement Rivers, LLP announces that Victoria L. AndersonJ. Camden Hodge and Jocelyn M. Steele have joined the firm as associates located at 25 Calhoun St., Ste. 400, Charleston 29401. (843) 577-4000.


October 30
Nominating Committee Meeting, Conference Center
Unbundled Legal Services Task Force Meeting, Bar Building

November 1
ADR Commission Meeting, Bar Building
International Law Committee Meeting, USC School of Law
Lawyers Helping Lawyers Commission Meeting, Bar Building
Pro Bono Program First Friday Blitz

November 2
Middle School Mock Trial Regional Competition (Conway)

November 4
Free legal clinics: Consumer Law Issues (Anderson); End of Life Issues (Lexington)

November 5
Free legal clinics: Family Law Issues (Greenville); Real Estate and Foreclosure Issues (N. Myrtle Beach)

November 7
Education Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (St. George)

November 8
Animal Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

November 9
Middle School Mock Trial Regional Competitions (Greenville, Lexington and N. Charleston)

November 12
Free Legal Clinics: Real Estate Issues and Foreclosures (Hilton Head); End of Life Issues (W. Columbia)
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Senior Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Meeting, Conference Call

November 13
Real Estate Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

November 14
Board of Governors Meeting, Bar Building
Young Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Meeting, Conference Center

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