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January 2, 2014

December 31, 2013

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
January 2, 2014
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at Click here for the most recent CLE Edition, which highlights upcoming CLE opportunities.

It's almost here!
Reminder: the cut-off for all
mail-in and online Convention registrations is Monday, Jan. 6. After this date, only walk-in registrations will be accepted at the Convention. Register today before time is up! Plus, check out the Convention sponsor spotlight:

Memory Hold the Door ceremony
The Memory Hold the Door Committee will recognize distinguished, deceased members of the bench and bar at a ceremony during the 2014 Bar Convention at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. The 2013 honorees are Jackson L. Barwick Jr., Justice A. Lee Chandler, David H. Crum, Martha B. Dicus, T. Allen Legare Jr., Hon. Berry L. Mobley, William B. Regan, Melvin L. Roberts, Morris D. Rosen and J.D. Todd Jr. View more Convention information
online. For a complete list of past honorees, visit

2014 Law Day Essay Contest

The S.C. Bar Senior Lawyers Division and the Spartanburg County Bar Association are sponsoring the 2014 Law Day Essay Contest. Students are asked to write an essay on this year's theme, "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters." Submissions must be received by noon on Friday, April 11. Each local overall and grade winning essay will then be submitted to the Senior Lawyers Division for the statewide awards. More information and the contest packet can be found on the
SLD page.

Member discipline
By order of January 2 the Court disbarred C. Kevin Miller (retroactive to March 7, 2012) for, inter alia, failure to act with reasonable promptness and diligence and failure to safeguard clients’ property.

Readmission petition granted
By order of 
December 23 the Court granted the petition for readmission of Kelly Evans. The readmission will occur in February.

Transfer in status
By order of 
December 20 the Court transferred Walter Bilbro Jr. to incapacity inactive status. Ravi Sanyal was appointed as trustee.

By order of 
December 20 the Court reinstated Michael O’Brien Nelson to the practice of law.

Firm announcement
McGrath Law Firm, PA announces its relocation to 802 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant 29466. (843) 606-2755.

January 3
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Conference Center

January 8
Professional Liability Committee Meeting, Conference Call

January 9
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Competition, Columbia College

January 10
Animal Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

January 17
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Lawyers in Transition Task Force Meeting, Conference Call

January 23
Board of Governors Meeting, The Sanctuary (Kiawah Island)
House of Delegates Meeting, The Sanctuary (Kiawah Island)

January 31
Children's Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Law Related Education Committee Meeting, Bar Buildling

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