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Course Planner Judge Anne Gue Jones has gathered a distinguished and entertaining faculty, cutting edge topics and practical insights for this annual seminar. If you practice in family court you don’t want to miss this powerful and practical CLE program. As always, this seminar is mandatory for South Carolina’s Family Court judges.

This seminar is an intermediate to advanced level program.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. Dirt Law for Family Court Judges and Lawyers

Teri Callen, Chicago Title Insurance Co.

10:00 a.m. “Things I Can Tell the Judge that You Cannot and Things I Can Tell the Lawyer that You Cannot”
Hon. Vicki J. Snelgrove, S.C. Family Court
Beverly V. Snelgrove, Bluestein and Douglas, LLC

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Family Court Rule 25: A Practical Guide for Judges and Lawyers
Hon. Brian Gibbons, S.C. Circuit Court
Justin S. Kahn, Kahn Law Firm, LLP

11:30 a.m. Mediation Issues When Domestic Violence is Involved
Leslie R. Fisk, S.C. Legal Services

12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. Top 10 List From and For the Bench and Bar:
The top ten pet peeves regarding family law attorneys and family court judges collected from the family law bench and bar (revisited from 1997)    
Hon. Timothy Pogue, S.C. Family Court
Brendan P. Barth, Barth, Ballenger, and Lewis, LLP

2:00 p.m. National Defense Authorization Act of 2017
Mary Frances Quindlen, Quindlen Law Firm, P.A.

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Standardizing “Standard” Visitation – A View from the Bench
Natalie P. Bluestein, Bluestein & Douglas, LLC
Hon. Jerry D. Vinson Jr., S.C. Family Court
Hon. William Marsh Robertson, S.C. Family Court
Hon. Alice Anne Richter, S.C. Family Court
Hon. Michelle M. Hurley, S.C. Family Court

4:15 p.m. Recent Developments with the Indian Child Welfare Act
Raymond W. Godwin, Raymond W. Godwin, Attorney at Law, PC
Robert Hill, Law Office of Robert Hill

4:45 p.m. Adjourn

All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to the CLE Registrar at by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value or to the live webcast of the seminar (if available) will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Requests to transfer to the live webcast must be received by 1 p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.


  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201
  • Aiken
    In-Person Seminar
    Aiken (USC)
    471 University Parkway Room 124, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Anderson
    In-Person Seminar
    Anderson - Center for Excellence
    200 Bleckley St. Room 112, Anderson, SC 29625
  • Beaufort
    In-Person Seminar
    Beaufort Town Center
    2015 Boundary St. Training Room, Beaufort, SC 29902
  • Charleston
    In-Person Seminar
    Charleston - Nelson Mullins
    151 Meeting St., , Charleston, SC 20401
  • Florence
    In-Person Seminar
    Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology
    1951 Pisgah Rd. Room 249, Florence, SC 29501
  • Greenville
    In-Person Seminar
    Greenville Technical College - Buck Mickel Center
    216 S. Pleasantburg Dr. Room 135, Greenville, SC 29607
  • Greenwood
    In-Person Seminar
    Greenwood - County Solicitors Office
    600 Monument St. Ste. 203, Greenwood, SC 29646
  • Hilton Head Island
    In-Person Seminar
    Hilton Head Island Public Library
    11 Beach City Rd. Sm Conf. Room, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
  • Myrtle Beach
    In-Person Seminar
    Myrtle Beach-Horry Georgetown Tech, Grand Stand Campus, Auditorium
    950 Crab Tree Lane Room 601, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
  • Rock Hill
    In-Person Seminar
    Rock Hill - New Port Fire Dept.
    5198 Hampton Ridge Rd. , Rock Hill, SC 29730
  • Spartanburg
    In-Person Seminar
    Spartanburg County Public Library
    151 S. Church St. Hoechst-Celanese Room, Spartanburg, SC 29306
  • Summerville
    In-Person Seminar
    Summerville - SC Mediation and Conference Facility
    1516 Old Trolley Rd. , Summerville, SC 29485
  • Sumter
    In-Person Seminar
    200 Miller Rd. , Sumter, SC 29150