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Join the SC Bar CLE Division on Friday, May 18 for our 2018 Criminal Law Practice Essentials Course. This full day program, planned by Fifth Circuit Assistant Solicitor April Sampson, will feature practitioners and authorities in their fields whose goal is to provide you with practical advice on how to handle cases in the criminal arena.

This seminar is a basic level program.

8:20 a.m. Registration
8:40 a.m. Welcome and Overview

April Sampson, Assistant Solicitor
Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office

8:45 a.m. Managing Clients and Cases from the Defense Perspective

Heath P. Taylor
Taylor Law Firm, LLC
Alicia D. Goode
Richland County Public Defender’s Office

Avoiding Prosecution Pitfalls
Robert Elam, Assistant Solicitor
Rhonda W. Patterson, Assistant Solicitor
Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office

10 a.m. Break

10:10 a.m. Pending Case Matters: Bond Hearings/Preliminary Hearings/Indictments
Benjamin A. Stitely
Williams, Stitely & Brink, PC

10:40 a.m. Plea Negotiations: Diversion Programs
Brooke Lewis Velazquez, Director of Diversion Programs
Connie Garner
Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office

11:25 a.m. Lunch (on your own)

12:30 p.m. Plea Negotiations: Probation/Collateral Consequences

Nicole L. Singletary
The Law Office of Nicole Singletary

1:30 p.m. Guilty Pleas
Bennett E. Casto
Eleventh Circuit Tri-County Public Defender

1:50 p.m. Discovery, Pre-Trial and Trial Motions
S. Harrison Saunders IV
The Law Office of S. Harrison Saunders, VI, LLC

2:35 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m.
 Practical Trial Advocacy Tips
Carter R. Potts, Assistant Solicitor
Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office
Arie D. Bax
The Bax Law Firm, PA

3:25 p.m. Straight from the Bench - What Judges Want from Lawyers
Hon. Roger M. Young, S.C. Circuit Court

4 p.m. Panel Discussion with Faculty: Questions and Answers
Moderator: Arie D. Bax

4:30 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 web cast 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 web cast must be received by 1p.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