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March 30, 2011

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Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE Edition!
May 4, 2011

The South Carolina Bar is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

Featured seminars

Labor & Employment Law for S.C. Lawyers Authors' Update & Introduction of 2011 Edition
This year's program features updates and discussion on a number of important topics covered by the authors of Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, Fourth Edition. Best of all, each registrant will receive a FREE copy of the brand new publication! Join your colleagues at the new Bar Conference Center, by live webcast or satellite broadcast for 6.0 hours of MCLE and Labor and Employment Law Specialization Credit.

Interdisciplinary Family Collaborative Practice
This intensive two-day training focuses on developing a team of interdisciplinary professionals to work with family conflict and provide support to clients in reaching a fair and equitable settlement. Attendance at both days will qualify as a basic training in collaborative practice and has been awarded 12.0 hours of MCLE credit, including up to 2.0 hours of LEPR credit.

Ethics on the River -- Current Developments in Ethics and Discipline
Warm weather is fast approaching, and what better way to spend a Friday afternoon in June than paddling with your colleagues down the cool, scenic Saluda River! The CLE Division is excited to sponsor the first "Ethics on the River" CLE program. Don't miss this unique opportunity for fun, fellowship and CLE. Registration is limited to 30, so register today!

Upcoming seminars
Criminal Law Essentials

10th Annual North Carolina & South Carolina Tax Section Workshop

On-demand, online CLE credit hours through Distance Learning
Looking for CLE credit hours? The Bar's Distance Learning program continues to grow as busy attorneys look for ways to maximize their profitability, satisfy CLE requirements and catch up on the latest legal developments without leaving the office. Check out the newest releases below:

Basics with Interpreters
Faculty: Jada B. Charley, S.C. Legal Services

Obstacles for Same Sex Couples in Family Court

Faculty: Leslie Ragsdale Fisk, S.C. Legal Services

The Basics of Bankruptcy for the Family Law Practitioner
Faculty: Pamela W. Blackshire, Clark & Stevens, PA; Jane H. Downey, Moore, Taylor & Thomas

Current Issues in Homeowners Association Law in South Carolina
Faculty: Sean A. O'Connor, Finkel Law Firm, LLC; Julie K. Wilson, Midlands Regional Director, Gold Crown Management, Inc.

Non-Parental Rights to Visitation

Faculty: Rebecca R. West, Law Office of Richard J. Breibart, LLC

How to Take Control of Your Time, Your Technology and Your Clients

Faculty: Dustin A. Cole, President and Master Practice Advisor

Personal Injury Settlements and Special Needs Trusts

Faculty: Franchelle C. Millender, Millender Elder Law, LLC; John D. Kassel, Attorney at Law

The Raw Truth and the Finicky Lawyer

Faculty: Monet S. Pincus, Pincus Family Law

Unauthorized Practice of Law and Advertising Restrictions in Bankruptcy Practice
Faculty: Barbara M. Seymour, Deputy Disciplinary Counsel, Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Hot Topics in Mortgage Modification in South Carolina
Faculty: Susan B. Berkowitz, Director, S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center; Michael J. Cox, Attorney at Law; Carolyn E. Lecque, S.C. Foreclosure Task Force

Handling ERISA Benefit Claims
Faculty: Robert E. Hoskins, Foster Law Firm, LLC

A full listing of more than 150 Seminars Direct Online can be found at If you have any difficulty registering for these Distance Learning seminars, please e-mail or call (877) 880-1335.

New releases
Environmental Law in South Carolina, Third Edition, by Samuel L. Finklea III, Bradford W. Wyche, Phillip Conner, Kim Diana Connolly, Ben A. Hagood Jr., Paul S. League, Mary D. Shahid, W. Marshall Taylor Jr.

Other recent releases
Criminal Procedure for South Carolina Practitioners by Miller W. Shealy and Margaret M. Lawton

South Carolina Case Law and Legislative Update 2010 on CD by John S. Nichols and Kali Campbell Turner with the assistance of Katie Staden
South Carolina Case Law and Legislative Update 2010 comes in a handy and affordable CD format that summarizes S.C. appellate decisions issued from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, and provides a concise summary of all 2010 legislative and regulatory enactments.

Marital Litigation in South Carolina, Substantive Law, Fourth Edition, by Professor Emeritus Roy T. Stuckey

Coming soon
Pattern Jury Instructions for Federal Criminal Cases -- District of South Carolina by Eric Wm. Ruschky

Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, Fourth Edition, edited by M. Malissa Burnette, Leigh M. Nason and M. Baker Wyche III

S.C. Criminal Offenses and Penalties 2011 by Douglas S. Strickler

The Alimony Calculator 2011, Version 1.x
by Thomas Traxler
(A 2011 upgrade will be available for existing users at a discounted price.)

For a complete listing or to order CLE publications, click

Attorney Ethics When Changing Law Firms, May 6

Managing a Trust: Trustee Duties, Liability & Investment Decision, Part 1, May 10

Managing a Trust: Trustee Duties, Liability & Investment Decision, Part 2, May 11

For a complete listing of upcoming teleseminars, visit If you have any difficulty registering for these teleseminars, please e-mail or call 1-800-694-9747.

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