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This basic level seminar takes a typical domestic litigation case from start to finish.  Join our distinguished and experienced faculty of family law practitioners and judges for a step-by-step, comprehensive, interactive, (and yes!) entertaining tour that will provide you with practical insights, unerring advice and outstanding course materials (including many samples!).  If you practice or want to practice in Family Court, you should not miss this unique opportunity to learn the correct processes to pursue and traps to avoid in this challenging arena.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:40 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Johnathan W. Lounsberry
The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center
Mary Fran Quindlen
Quindlen Law Firm, P.A.                                 

8:45 a.m. Pleadings and Motion Practice in Family Court
Addison D. Fender
Fender Law Firm

9:15 a.m. Introduction to Sample Case
Johnathan W. Lounsberry

9:45 a.m. Temporary Hearings: Sample Hearing and Q & A Session
Rebecca P. Creel
Creel Law Firm
Margie A. Pizarro
Pizarro Law Firm
Hon. Dorothy Mobley Jones
S.C. Family Court   

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Effective Use of Discovery and Subpoenas
Jennifer M. Creech
Law Office of Jennifer M. Creech, LLC

11:15 a.m.  Using Experts: How and Why
Marc Harari
Comprehensive Psychological Services, LLC
Catherine Stoddard
Dixon Hughes Goodman

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
Rebecca P. Creel
Margie A. Pizarro
Hon. Michelle M. Hurley
S.C. Family Court

2:45 p.m.  Break

3:00 p.m.  Contempt Actions in Family Court
Allison Dunham
Harrison White, P.C.

3:30 p.m.  Contempt Hearing: Sample Hearing Q&A Session
Rebecca P. Creel
Margie A. Pizarro
Hon. H. Bruce Williams
S.C. Court of Appeals

4:15 p.m.  Appellate Practice
Hon. H. Bruce Williams
S.C. Court of Appeals

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
  • Charleston
    In-Person Seminar
    Charleston School of Law
    81 Mary Street Room M101, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Greenville
    In-Person Seminar
    Greenville Technical College - Northwest Campus
    8109 Whitehorse Rd Room 111, Greenville, SC 29617
  • Myrtle Beach
    In-Person Seminar
    Myrtle Beach-Horry Georgetown Tech, Grand Stand Campus
    950 Crab Tree Lane Room 601, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577