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November 19, 2013

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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
November 19, 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.

YLD Foundation elects Board members
The S.C. Bar YLD Foundation elected the following members to serve on its Board of Governors: Floyd S. Mills III, ex officio Director of the Corporation (Anderson); Chisa J. Putman (Rock Hill); Anna E. Hamilton (Greenville); Ashleigh R. Wilson (Columbia); Lindsay A. Joyner (Columbia); Blake A. Hewitt (Columbia); Mary A. Shuler (Kingstree); Patrick C. Wooten (Charleston); and H. Cooper Wilson III (Charleston).

Take advantage of early bird savings! 
Join your colleagues at the
2014 S.C. Bar Convention at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort! Take advantage of the early-bird discount by submitting your registration by Dec. 13. Plus, don't miss the first-ever CLE seminar presented by the S.C. Bar Animal Law Committee! View the committee's agenda to see what it has planned for the 2014 Convention, and register online today.

2013 Probate Code form changes
Chief Justice Toal
approved 86 new and revised forms for use in S.C. probate courts, effective Jan. 1, 2014. The 2014 revised forms supersede all previous versions. Additionally, all current probate court forms relating to estates and referenced with PC will be modified to reference ES. The forms, with the exception of those noted for court use only, are available on the Judicial Department's website.

Court form revisions
By order of
November 18 the Court approved SCCA Form 254, Subpoena in a Civil Case, and SCCA Form 254F, Subpoena in a Family Court Case, for use in Circuit Courts and Family Courts of South Carolina. The forms were revised to include Rule 45(d) and can be found on the Judicial Department's website.

PMAP Tech Tip

Wondering what to get your favorite lawyer(s) for the holidays? Push your shopping cart over to these two blogs: Reid Trautz’s ever popular
Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers and Tech Stocking Stuffers at the S.C. Small Firm Blog. Pick up great ideas for small gifts, from the iRoller—a fancy touchscreen cleaner—to the Bison Leather iPad Brief and USB Flash Drive cufflinks. The Practice Management Assistance Program offers all kinds of free advice for S.C. lawyers. Contact Courtney Kennaday at

Nominations sought
Do you know women in the legal profession who have demonstrated passion for their careers and inspired others? Ms. JD, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession, will honor exceptional women with the Passion Forward Awards during its annual conference Feb. 21-22, 2014, in Austin, Texas. For more information and to nominate, visit

Cole Scholarship applications for December CLE seminars due Nov. 22
Applications for Ronnie M. Cole Scholarships for December seminars are due Nov. 22. 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 a qualifying course offered by the S.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Division. Any member of the S.C. Bar, in good standing, is eligible for a scholarship. 
Download the application and submit it to Juliana Sobey.

Member reinstatement
By order of November 15 the Court reinstated April A. Arrasate as an Inactive Member.

In memoriam
Judson F. Ayers Jr., 80, of Greenwood died November 9. His obituary can be found

Samuel Laurence Svalina, 78, of Beaufort died November 16.

Firm announcements
Jamia Foster announces the opening of Jamia Foster Attorney at Law located at 405 S. Pine St., Spartanburg 29302. (864) 381-7183.

Gibbes Burton, LLC announces that Jennifer Howard has joined the firm located at 308 E. St. John St., Spartanburg 29302. (864) 641-3286.

Hyde Law Firm, PA announces that Sarah Beth Gadus has joined the firm as an associate located at 753 E. Main St., Ste. 1, Spartanburg 29302. (864) 804-6330.

The Law Office of Shannon K. Burnett announces that David S. Jones has joined the firm as an associate located at 109 N. Main St., Blythewood 29016. (803) 786-1758.

Raymond Law Firm, PA
announces that Paula Sartor has joined the firm located at 4201 Carolina Exchange Dr., Ste. 202, Myrtle Beach 29579. (843) 236-2149.

Wyche, PA
announces that David Anna has been named a member of the firm located at 44 E. Camperdown Way, Greenville 29601. (864) 242-8200.

November 21
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

December 2
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (Gaston)

December 3
Free legal clinic: Landlord/Tenant Law (N. Myrtle Beach)

December 4
Pro Bono Committee Meeting, Bar Building

December 5
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (Columbia)

December 6
Professional Responsibility Meeting, Bar Building

December 6-7
Middle School Mock Trial State Competition, 

December 9
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

December 12
Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Call

December 13
LRE Mock Trial Subcommittee Meeting, Conference Center
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

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