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November 21, 2013

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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
November 21, 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.

2014 S.C. Bar Convention
The deadline for early-bird registration is quickly approaching. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the
S.C. Bar Convention in Kiawah—the only event where you can earn an entire year’s worth of your required CLE credit hours! Visit the Convention website for the full schedule of events and CLE lineup.

Free Counseling Services
The holiday season is upon us, and this time can be particularly difficult for those suffering from depression. Are you or a fellow attorney in need of counseling for mental health-related issues? We do that—so please do not wait another day to pick up the phone. CorpCare provides up to five free hours of intervention counseling for Bar members experiencing emotional or stress-related issues. Lawyers using the service will remain completely anonymous. Call CorpCare toll-free at (855) GET-HELP (438-4357) to be referred to a counselor 24 hours a day. The Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program is also available to help lawyers suffering from substance abuse or depression. Call the confidential, toll-free helpline at (866) 545-9590.

Appointment to Chief Justice's Commission on the Profession
Flo Lester Vinson was appointed to fill the unexpired term of G. Dewey Oxner Jr. on the Chief Justice's Commission on the Profession. The term will expire Dec. 31, 2014.

Bippity boppity boo—Cinderella and Santa, too!
Come see Disney’s Cinderella Kids on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m., and after the show receive complimentary photos with your kiddo and the big guy himself—Santa! No mall lines and a fun show to boot! Tickets are $10 general admission and the proceeds benefit the Bar Foundation's Children's Fund. Purchase seats for you or as gifts 
online or by calling (803) 765-0517.

Advance Sheet update
November 20, 2013
The S.C. Supreme Court certified this case for review pursuant to Rule 204(b), SCACR, and affirmed. The Court found the circuit court properly granted summary judgment in favor of Preservation Capital because section 2 of the insurance policy unambiguously provides coverage for the loss resulting from the parcel’s title defect. The Court further found the circuit court properly declined to consider endorsements that were not made part of the policies because the parties stipulated, and the Court agreed, that the policy was unambiguous.
Preservation Capital Consultants, LLC v. First American Title Insurance Co., Op. No. 27330 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed November 20, 2013) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 49 at 16), is available
Justice Pleicones dissented in a separate opinion.

Firm announcements
Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC announces that W. Taylor Stanley has joined the firm as an associate located at 1812 Lincoln St., Ste. 200, Columbia 29201. (803) 404-6900.

Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP announces that Matthew T. Hemingway and Suzanne E. Hogg have joined the Charleston office as associates located at 40 Calhoun St., Ste. 400, 29401. (843) 727-0307.

The Phipps Law Firm, LLC announces that James Douglas Stanko and Rachel Kathleen Phipps have joined the firm as associates located at 260 W. Coleman Blvd., Ste. A, Mt. Pleasant 29464. (843) 216-9797.

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, Marc Westbrook Judicial Center

December 9
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

December 12
Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Call

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

December 18
Workers' Compensation Committee Meeting, Conference Call

December 19
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

December 20
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

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