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The price of this program includes Annotated South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct 2016 Edition.

The Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the Professional Responsibility Committee and CLE Division of the South Carolina Bar. LEAPP is a four-part program that is held multiple times each year.  

LEAPP Ethics School is a full-day program (5.75 hours) that includes a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct, giving special attention to those provisions that commonly give rise to disciplinary complaints, including lawyer-client relations, confidentiality, conflicts of interest and litigation ethics. The faculty includes knowledgeable and experienced members of the Bar who deal with various aspects of lawyer discipline cases and matters involving ethics, professionalism, and legal malpractice.

Barbara M. Seymour, Moderator

9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Scope of Representation, Fees, Termination: Rules 1.2, 1.5 & 1.16
Communication & Diligence: Rules 1.3 & 1.4        
Ericka M. Williams
Julie K. Martino
10:45 a.m. Mid-morning Break

11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion, Con't
Litigation Conduct & Ex Parte Communication: Rules 3.1 - 3.6
Ericka M. Williams
Julie K. Martino
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m. Confidentiality: Rule 1.6

Barbara M. Seymour

2:15 p.m. Mid-afternoon Break

2:30 p.m. Conflicts of Interest: Rules 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 & 1.13
William O. Higgins
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 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.

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