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January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
January 30, 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. 

Principles for S.C. law schools
During the House of Delegates meeting on Jan. 23, a resolution concerning the establishment of principles for South Carolina law schools and the establishment of a review of the pending sale of the Charleston Law School was discussed. A substitute resolution was ultimately adopted.
Read a summary of the discussion online.

In the Best Interest of the Child
CLE's annual children’s issues and Guardian ad Litem training seminar, In the Best Interest of the Child, will take place as scheduled tomorrow, Jan. 31. The seminar tracks a GAL case in its entirety with an emphasis on solving problems that guardians and attorneys face, including what guardians need to know as they take on a case, best practices for dealing with culturally diverse cases, keys to handling parental interviews, tackling financial issues, and situations where the guardian is faced with allegations of child abuse or neglect. 

Help Cinderella get to the ball
The 2014 YLD Cinderella Project is underway! The annual project provides gently worn formal, bridesmaid and prom dresses, evening bags, jewelry, shoes and other accessories to young women who lack the financial resources to buy these items for their high school proms. Donation sites in Aiken, Anderson, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood and Orangeburg are available at

FY 2015 grant applications due Feb. 10
Don’t forget: the FY 2015 IOLTA grant process is open. The grant cycle is open to any and all applicants, and those applying should carefully review the Conditions and Agreements as well as the IOLTA Grant Policies. These materials and the application can be downloaded here. Applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10.

Lawyers Desk Book still available
The 2013-14 S.C. Bar Lawyers Desk Book is still available for purchase. Please note that member contact information was published as entered in the Supreme Court's Attorney Information System (AIS). Each active Bar member was mailed a complimentary copy in August; additional copies in print and CD format can be purchased for $25 each, plus tax. 
Order extra copies online or by calling (803) 799-6653, ext. 155. The 2014-2015 edition will be available for purchase in mid-August.

In memoriam
Kathleen Keener Elsner, 42, of Isle of Palms died December 8, 2013. Her obituary can be found here.

Firm announcements
Adams and Reese, LLP announces that Lindsey C. Livingston and Tara E. Nauful have joined the Columbia office as partners, William “Bill” H. Short Jr. has joined the Columbia office as special counsel and Dawn M. Hardesty has joined the Columbia office as an associate located at 1501 Main St., 5th Floor, 29201. (803) 254-4190.

announces that Garrett Brown has joined the firm as an associate located at 2170 Ashley Phosphate Rd., Ste. 620, N. Charleston 29406. (843) 820-9719

Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC
announces that Allison Sullivan has been named a member in the firm located at 1614 Taylor St., Columbia 29202. (803) 779-7599.

Joye Law Firm announces that Sydney Lynn has joined the Myrtle Beach office located at 106 Lansford Ct., 29588. (843) 215-3100.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP announces that Daniel Lumm has joined the Columbia office as an associate located at 1320 Main St., 17th Floor, 29201. (803) 255-9705.

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

February 3
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Free legal clinic: Family Law (Pacolet)

February 7
International Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call

February 10
Free legal clinic: Family Law (Spartanburg)

February 11
Free legal clinics: Wills, Estates and Probate (Landrum); End of Life Issues (Myrtle Beach)

February 14
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

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