Course Planners Charlie Ipock and Judge Munford Scott have recruited an experienced faculty to guide you through some of the most important issues trending in probate practice in South Carolina. This year’s program will feature a focused panel discussion on the Veteran Affairs Fiduciary Program, changes to the Uniform Powers of Attorney Act, Mental Health Courts, and a number of other powerful and practical presentations, including an ethics hour as well as Professor Alan Medlin’s always popular case law and statutory update. This program is mandatory for South Carolina’s probate bench and has also been approved for 6.0 hours of Estate Planning and Probate Specialization Credit. If you practice in probate court, this is THE program of the year for you!

This seminar is an intermediate to advanced level program.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Charles E. “Charlie” Ipock, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA, Florence
9:00 a.m. Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Accounts
E. Katherine Wells, S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, Columbia

9:30 a.m. Key Ethics Issues in a Probate Practice
Amy L.B. Hill, Gallivan White & Boyd, Columbia

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Case Law and Statutory Update
Prof. S. Alan Medlin, USC School of Law, Columbia

11:15 a.m. “Show Me the Money!” – Wrongful Death and Minor Settlements, Continued
Whitney Harrison, McGowan Hood & Felder, LLC, Rock Hill
Hon. J. Munford Scott, Florence County Probate Judge

12 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. State Law and the VA Fiduciary Program
Hon. Jacqueline D. Belton, Richland Co. Associate Probate Judge, Columbia
Kenneth H. Dojaquez, Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC, Columbia
Marcia L. Hempy, VA Regional Office, Columbia
Douglas J. Rosinski, Columbia

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Changes to the South Carolina Uniform Powers of Attorney Act
John R. Chase, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA, Charleston

3:30 p.m. No Fault Removal of Trustee through Litigation
Stafford J. “Mac” McQuillin III, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA, Charleston

4:00 p.m. Mental Health Courts and Commitment Proceedings in S.C.
Hon. Jacqueline D. Belton
Hon. Tamara C. Curry
Hon. Carolyn W. Rogers

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.


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