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November 12, 2013

November 07, 2013

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November 12, 2013
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at
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2014 S.C. Bar Convention
Don’t miss out on early-bird registration for the 2014 S.C. Bar Convention at beautiful Kiawah Island! Register by Friday, Dec. 13, to take advantage of special savings. Plus, mark your calendars and join your colleagues for the ever-popular Breakfast Ethics seminar. This year's topic is The Legacy of Watergate: Ethics of Representing an Entity Under the Current Model Rules, featuring John W. Dean and James D. Robenalt.

Help make a difference

The S.C. Bar YLD Voices Against Violence Committee is collecting items for its 2013 Women in Need Necessities Drive. Items will be collected through Nov. 30 and donated to domestic violence shelters throughout the state. Find the complete list of supplies needed, drop off locations and contact information

PMAP Practice Pointer
You can’t please everyone all the time, but having an unhappy client is especially stressful. That is why it’s important to effectively manage client expectations from the outset. Make sure you and your client are on the same page regarding the objectives of your client’s case. Also, it is good practice to let clients know how often you typically respond to e-mails and calls. Keeping your clients in the loop is always good—send them a quick e-mail about some progress you’ve made. Find more tips on mastering client care in this article. PMAP offers free advice for law firms; contact

Save the date: Dec. 10—Greenville grantee gathering
Join the Heart of the Bar on Dec. 10 at Greenville’s West End Community Development Center for a free breakfast CLE to celebrate Foundation grantees—S.C. YMCA Youth In Government, S.C. Legal Services and the Upstate Mediation Center—as they share the impact their work has made on the people of the Upstate. The event qualifies for 0.5 ethics hours with a presentation by Beth Padgett, assistant director of the S.C. Bar Lawyers Helping Lawyers program. RSVP by Dec. 3 by calling (803) 765-0517 or e-mailing Unable to attend, but want to show your support? Click here.

Advance Sheet update
November 6, 2013
The S.C. Court of Appeals reversed Page’s convictions and remanded for a new trial. The court determined the trial court did not err in denying joinder, but did err in finding that a witness’ proffered testimony was irrelevant and in not allowing Page to call that witness.
State v. Page, Op. No. 5182 (S.C. Ct. App. filed November 6, 2013) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 47 at 17), is available

Firm announcements
Anderson, Lapham and Moore, LLC announces that W. Sterling Anderson II, a Major in the Florida Air National Guard, is now serving on active duty as Judge Advocate General Officer with the 101st Air and Space Operations Group at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla. Mr. Anderson will remain of counsel with Anderson, Lapham and Moore, LLC.

Zandra L. Johnson
announces the opening of The Law Firm of Zandra L. Johnson, LLC (a/k/a The Z Firm) located at 330 E. Coffee St., Greenville 29601. (864) 527-5915.

The Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick, LLC announces that Lindsay Funderburk Johnson has joined the firm located at 36 Broad St., Charleston 29401. (843) 410-2545.

Maersk Line, Ltd.
 announces that Gary E. English has become associate general counsel (Maritime Law) of the company located at 1 Commercial Place, 20th Floor, Norfolk, VA 23510. (757) 531-7859.

Pennington Law Firm, LLC
announces that Roger Hall, Jenna V. Hendricks, Alanna B. Herman, Suzie J. Kiser and Kori Brett McKeithan have joined the firm as associates located at 1501 Main St., Columbia 29201. (803) 929-1070.

Scott M. Wild announces the opening of the Law Office of Scott M. Wild, LLC with a mailing address of P.O. Box 6867, Hilton Head Island 29938. (843) 338-3372.

November 13
Real Estate Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

November 14
Board of Governors Meeting, Bar Building
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estates and Probate (Summerville)
Young Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Meeting, Conference Center

November 15
Bar Foundation Board Meeting, Bar Building
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Conference Center
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

November 18
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (Columbia)

November 19
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Conference Center

November 21
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

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