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  • Sharp sworn in as South Carolina Bar President

    Beaufort attorney Mary E. Sharp took office as president of the South Carolina Bar on May 6. An experienced litigator and certified mediator, Sharp founded Sharp Law Firm, LLC, in March 2017. Judge Stephanie McDonald of the South Carolina Court of Appeals swore Sharp in during a virtual annual meeting of Bar members.

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  • Story behind the story: Get ahead of the wave

    After over a year of uncertainty and financial stressors, is a wave of business failures and restructurings about to come crashing down upon us? Michael M. Beal thinks so.

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  • Women's History Month Spotlight: Judge J. Michelle Childs

    Judge J. Michelle Childs, who has served on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina since 2010, is current chair of the American Bar Association’s Judicial Division. Active in various state, local and national bar organizations, she encourages young lawyers to get involved in volunteer service. This spotlight on Judge Child's is part of the SC Bar Diversity Committee's Women's History Month series.

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  • The Virtual Jury’s Verdict: Mock Trial Season in SC a Success

    Bob Jones Academy of Greenville recently took home the 2021 State High School Mock Trial Championship in the virtual competition, sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division. Regional and state competitions were held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. The Bob Jones Academy team, led by teacher Chuck Nicholas and attorney coach Allen Fretwell, will represent the Palmetto State virtually at nationals in May. Carolina Forest High School of Myrtle Beach, coached by teacher Anthony Antolak and attorney Brad Smith, was first runner-up.

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  • Women’s History Month Spotlight: M. Malissa Burnette

    Involved in several ground-breaking cases on civil and constitutional rights, M. Malissa Burnette has served as a pioneer for equal rights in the Palmetto State. Burnette — a partner at Burnette, Shutt & McDaniel in Columbia — has been a specialist in Employment and Labor Law since 1993, as certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court. She practices in state and federal courts on employment cases involving discrimination, civil and constitutional rights, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, employment-related torts, wage payment claims, and academic tenure and promotion matters. She also practices family law and represents small businesses and non-profit organizations.

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