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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast! 
February 20, 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. 

Electronic ballots for House of Delegates elections
Elections will be held for delegates to the House of Delegates in the 1st, 5th, 7th, 9th and 15th Circuits as well as for the Out of State Delegate. All eligible voters will receive an electronic ballot tomorrow at the e-mail address on file with the Attorney Information System. Please watch for your ballot. Ballots must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 17. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Caine at

Thank you!
The Bar would like to extend a big thank you to the generous sponsors and exhibitors of the 2014 S.C. Bar Convention held Jan. 23-26 at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Please take a moment to view the list of sponsors and exhibitors, and view their web pages by clicking on each logo.

Judicial vacancies
The Judicial Merit Selection Commission is accepting applications for the position of Master-in-Equity, Berkeley County, as
listed in this media release. Correspondence and questions should be directed to the Judicial Merit Selection Commission: Jane O. Shuler, Chief Counsel, P.O. Box 142, Columbia, SC 29202, (803) 212-6629. The Commission will not accept applications after noon on Friday, March 21. For more information, click here.

Cole scholarship applications for March CLE seminars due Feb. 27
Applications for Ronnie M. Cole Scholarships for March seminars are due Feb. 27. 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 qualifying courses offered by the S.C. Bar CLE 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.

You're invited
The South Carolina Law Review presents 
On Task?: Expanding the Boundaries of Legal Education, a symposium focused on issues regarding how the market for legal services delivery continues to evolve. The event will take place Feb. 27-28 at the USC School of Law. Panelists will discuss topics including expectations of clients and firms in today’s market, changes within and outside of the JD curriculum, and new platforms in legal services delivery. Contact for more information, or click here to register.

SCWLA presents So You Want to Be a Partner?

SCWLA will hold the first of its Conversations Series,
So You Want to be a Partner?, on Wednesday, March 12, at Richardson Plowden in Columbia. Tina Cundari of Sowell Grey, Suzi Grigg of Nexsen Pruet and Alana Williams of Nelson Mullins will discuss issues surrounding partnership, the different levels of partnership and expectations for each, and whether partnership is right for everyone. This event is open to SCWLA members only, but you can join at the event. RSVP to by noon on Friday, March 7.

In memoriam
Benjamin M. Mabry, 59, of Columbia died February 17. His obituary can be found

Firm announcements
Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, PC announces that Julia Jones Foster has joined the firm located at 178 W. Main St., Spartanburg 29306. (866) 543-6903.

Tech Data Corporation announces that Andy Gaunce has been named deputy ethics and compliance officer for the company located at 5350 Tech Data Dr., Clearwater, FL 33760. (727) 538-5810.

Thurmond Kirchner Timbes & Yelverton, PA announces that Thomas J. Rode has joined the firm as an associate located at 15 Middle Atlantic Wharf, Charleston 29401. (843) 937-8000.

Mulherin Rehfeldt & Varchetto, PC announces the opening of a Bluffton office located at 110 Traders Cross, 29909, (843) 705-8261 and that Lou Varchetto is the managing partner.

February 21
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

February 21-22
Board of Governors Meeting, Asheville

February 24
Free legal clinics: End of Life Issues (Batesburg); Wills, Estate and Probate (Spartanburg)

February 25
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (Lyman)

February 27
Free legal clinic: Landlord/Tenant Law (Columbia)
Military and Veterans' Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building

February 28
S.C. Bar Foundation Board Meeting, Bar Building
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building
South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Conference Center

March 3
Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (Spartanburg)

March 6
Community Association Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

March 7
ADR Commission Meeting, Bar Building
Animal Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Education Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

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