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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The South Carolina Bar CLE Division is proud to present a very practical, interactive and cross-disciplinary seminar on the law and litigation of eminent domain cases. Course faculty will cover a number of different aspects of this technical area of law with an emphasis on practical application of legal principles and trial strategy to help you handle these cases from start to finish. This program is designed to be interactive and participatory and will be led by attorneys, engineers and appraisers to allow for a comprehensive view of the eminent domain process.

AGENDA
8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

9 a.m. Eminent Domain Trial Procedure: Issues in Context
Paul D. de Holczer, SCDOT, Columbia

9:45 a.m. Inverse Condemnation                 
William C. Dillard Jr.,
Belser & Belser, P.A., Columbia

10:30 a.m. Midmorning Break

10:45 a.m. Challenge Actions                                                                                                                                       
Paul D. de Holczer,
SCDOT, Columbia

11:15 a.m. Just Compensation: Identifying the Relevant Parcel, Determining Highest and Best Use, and Applying Black Letter Rules of Valuation
Paul D. de Holczer, SCDOT, Columbia  
William C. Dillard Jr.,
Belser & Belser, P.A., Columbia

12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. Case Law/ Legislative Update     

William C. Dillard Jr., Belser & Belser, P.A., Columbia

2 p.m. Condemnation Litigation Ethics: The Role and Methods of the Appraiser
George "Jake" E. Knight Jr., MAI, Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants, LLC, Columbia

3 p.m. Mid-afternoon break

3:15 p.m. Key Engineering Concepts for Condemnation      
Raulston “Ross” L. Travis, PE, International and Forensic Consulting Group, Lexington

4 p.m. Panel Discussion: Questions from Practitioners
Paul D. de Holczer, SCDOT, Columbia                                                                                       
William C. Dillard Jr., Belser & Belser, P.A., Columbia  
                                               
George "Jake" E. Knight Jr., MAI, Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants, LLC, Columbia       
Raulston “Ross” L. Travis, PE, International and Forensic Consulting Group, Lexington

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 registrar@scbar.org 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.

Locations
  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    SC Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201
  • 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
  • Myrtle Beach
    In-Person Seminar
    Myrtle Beach-Horry Georgetown Tech, Grand Stand Campus, Auditorium
    950 Crab Tree Lane Room 601, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577