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About the Program:
The South Carolina Bar CLE Division and the South Carolina chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers are proud to present “Advanced Family Law Topics for the Bench and Bar.”  This special program features a distinguished faculty of AAML Fellows and South Carolina Family Court Judges who will address trending family law topics from an advanced practice perspective.  Besides the opportunity to hear from leading attorneys and judges, you will be able to network with members of the Family Court Bench who have been invited to attend the seminar as our special guests.  If you practice family law in South Carolina, this seminar is one you won’t want to miss!  

8:55 a.m.  “You had me at hello.” – Welcome and Opening Remarks

 J. Michael Taylor, Esquire
Taylor | Potterfield, Columbia, SC
President, South Carolina Chapter, AAML

J. Benjamin Stevens, Esquire
The Stevens Firm, P.A., Spartanburg, SC
Vice President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 

9:00 a.m.  “D’you know the human head weighs 8 pounds?”Dealing With Parties With Personality Disorders
Elizabeth Green Lindsey, Esquire
Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C., Atlanta, GA
President–Elect, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 

10:00 a.m. “Show me the money!” – Above–Guideline Child Support (and The Three Pony Rule)
Reid T. Sherard, Esquire
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Greenville, SC

Hon. Michèle Patrão Forsythe
S.C. Family Court, Charleston, SC

10:30 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m.      “My next contract’s gotta bring me the dollars that’ll last me and mine a long time.” – Effectively Handling Alimony Cases in 2020

Joseph M. Ramseur, Jr., Esquire
Mitchell Ramseur, LLC, Greenville, SC

Hon. Dorothy M. Jones
S.C. Family Court (Retired), Columbia, SC

11:15 a.m.  “I was inspired, and I’m an accountant” – Finding Gold in Tax Returns
Timothy E. Madden, Esquire
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Greenville, SC

Richard T. Livingston, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Charleston, SC

12:15 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m.    “Help me help you!” – Making the Most of Temporary Hearings
Sandra R. Parise, Esquire
Parise & Noe Law Firm, P.A., Columbia, SC

Hon. Monét S. Pincus
S.C. Family Court, Columbia, SC

Hon. Alice Anne Richter
S.C. Family Court, Charleston, SC

Hon. Vicki J. Snelgrove
S.C. Family Court, Aiken, SC

Hon. Jerry D. Vinson, Jr.
S.C. Family Court, Florence, SC

2:30 p.m.  “You complete me.” – The Family Court Lawyers’ Wish List
John O. McDougall, Esquire
McDougall, Self, Currence & McLeod, LLP, Columbia, SC

James T. McLaren, Esquire
McLaren & Lee, Columbia, SC

Ken H. Lester, Esquire
Ken Lester & Associates, Columbia, SC

3:00 p.m.  Break

3:15 p.m.  “You’re hanging on by a very thin thread, and I dig that about you!”  –  Forensic Evaluations: Understanding the Options
Rebecca B. West, Esquire
Harling & West, LLC, Lexington, SC

3:45 p.m.        “Maybe love shouldn’t be such hard work.” – Parents Behaving Badly: Addressing Gatekeeping and Alienating Behavior
Almand J. Barron, Esquire
The Law Offices Of Shea And Barron, Columbia, SC

Melissa F. Brown, Esquire
Melissa F. Brown, LLC, Charleston, SC

Jonathan Gould, Ph.D., ABPP
Charlotte Psychotherapy & Consultation Group PLLC, Charlotte, NC

Allison M. Foster, Ph.D.
Forensic Family Associates, Columbia, SC

Hon. Katherine H. Tiffany
S.C. Family Court, Greenville, SC

Hon. Joseph C. Smithdeal
S.C. Family Court, Greenwood, SC

4:45 p.m.        Adjourn


  • 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-Joseph P Riley Center for Livable communities College of Charleston
    West Edge 176 Lockwood Blvd. , Charleston, SC 29403
  • Florence
    In-Person Seminar
    Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology
    1951 Pisgah Rd. Room 249, Florence, SC 29501
  • Greenville
    In-Person Seminar
    Greenville University Center
    225 S. Pleasantburg Dr. Room 514, Greenville, SC 29607
  • 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
    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