S.C. lawyers, judges to convene in Myrtle Beach Jan. 24-27

January 17, 2013

Columbia, S.C. (January 17, 2013) —South Carolina lawyers will convene Thursday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes for the annual S.C. Bar Convention.

The Bar’s House of Delegates meets in conjunction with the Convention on Thursday at 11 a.m. During its meeting, the House is expected to debate:

• a request from the Professional Responsibility Committee for comment on Rule 1.6, Confidentiality of Information;

• a request from the Practice and Procedure Committee to amend Rule 37, Failure to Make or Cooperate in Discovery: Sanctions; and

• proposed South Carolina Bar constitutional and bylaw amendments.

The House will also receive a report on the economic impact of the legal profession in South Carolina, presented by the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. The House will nominate members of the S.C. Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Bar President Angus H. Macaulay will report on issues being addressed during his term.

The annual Memory Hold the Door ceremony takes place on Thursday evening, treating attendees and their guests to an account of the lives and contributions of selected honored, deceased Bar members. This year’s honorees are: Charles E. Baker, Reginald C. Brown Jr., James S. Chandler Jr., Hon. Louis E. Condon, Julian H. Gignilliat, Hon. Thomas Kemmerlin Jr., Clarke W. McCants Jr., Hon. Jamie L. Murdock Jr., D.V. Richardson III and Emil W. Wald.

During Friday’s Plenary Luncheon, Convention attendees will hear remarks from S.C. House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell as well as S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal’s State of the Judiciary address. In addition, the S.C. Bar Foundation’s prestigious DuRant Award will be presented to Harold W. Jacobs of Charleston.

The annual Bar Convention is an opportunity for South Carolina lawyers to attend a variety of continuing legal education programs, network with colleagues and members of the judiciary and enhance their practices through technology demonstrations and programs and services offered by Convention vendors. For a complete Convention itinerary, please visit www.scbar.org/convention.

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.