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Family Law Essentials is a unique learning experience that will provide tools and practical information needed to build and maintain a basic family law practice. Carefully designed by an experienced planning team, this interactive program provides instruction on skills and processes, rather than black letter law. 

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:40 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jonathan W. Lounsberry
The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center
Mary Fran Quindlen
Quindlen Law Firm, P.A.

8:45 a.m. Practice Before the Family Court & Introduction to Sample Case
Jonathan W. Lounsberry

9:15 a.m. Pleadings and Motion Practice in Family Court
Mary Fran Quindlen

9:45 a.m. Temporary Hearings: Sample Hearing and Q & A Session
Addison D. Fender
Fender Law Firm
Jennifer M. Creech
Law Office of Jennifer M. Creech, LLC
Hon. Leslie K. Riddle
S.C. Family Court

10:30 a.m. Break                                

10:45 a.m. Effective Use of Discovery and Subpoenas
Ashby L. Jones
Kinard & Jones, LLC

11:15 a.m. Deans of the Family Court Bar: “What I wish I knew then…”
Ken H. Lester
Lester & Hendrix
John O. McDougall
McDougall, Self, Currence & McLeod, LLP
James T. McLaren
McLaren & Lee

12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. Working with the GAL

Jenny R. Stevens
The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

1:45 p.m. Mediation: preparing your Clients for Mediation and How to Best Assist Your Clients During Mediation                                                   
Sean F. Keefer
Sean F. Keefer, LLC

2:15 p.m. Sample Approval Hearing 
Addison Fender
Jennifer Creech
Hon. H. Bruce Williams
S.C. Court of Appeals

2:45 p.m. Break                                 

3:00 p.m. Contempt Actions in Family Court
Joshua M. Calder
McLaren & Lee

3:30 p.m. Contempt Hearing: Sample Hearing Q&A Session
Addison Fender
Jennifer Creech
Hon. Michele Patrao Forsythe
S.C. Family Court

4:15 p.m. Advice from the Bench
Hon. Bruce Williams
Hon. Michele Patrao Forsythe

4:45 p.m. Adjourn


All registrations must be pre-paid. 
Need to cancel or transfer your registration? Simply notify us in writing no later than 24 hours prior to the published start time of the seminar at registrar@scbar.org. You will be eligible to receive a full refund, be transferred to the live webcast or archived online version of the same seminar (if available), or to a live seminar of equal or lesser value - all with no cancellation or transfer fee.  Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made within 24 hours of a seminar start time, but all other options listed above are available with no transfer fee.

  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201