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Big Ticket holders must purchase book separately ($75 + tax) by calling Kristie Haustovich at 803-771-0333, ext 126. Live seminar attendees may pick up book at registration.

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 is a comprehensive exploration of the fundamentals of legal ethics designed for lawyers and other legal professionals at any career stage. 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.

LEAPP Ethics School is a full-day program (5.75 hours) in which the faculty reviews 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. Participatory discussion focuses hypotheticals based on actual disciplinary cases. 

This seminar is an (intermediate to advanced) level program.

9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion

Scope of Representation, Fees, Termination
Communication & Diligence
Ericka M. Williams, Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Julie K Martino, Office of Disciplinary Counsel

10:45 a.m. Mid-morning Break

11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion, Con't Litigation Conduct & Ex Parte Communication

Ericka M. Williams
Julie K Martino

12:00 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m.
 Conflicts of Interest
William O. Higgins, Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC

2:15 p.m. Mid-afternoon Break

2:30 p.m. Conflicts of Interest, Con’t.
William O. Higgins

3:30 p.m. Confidentiality
Barbara M. Seymour, Clawson & Staubes, LLC                                                        

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