Hotel Information:
Make your reservations at the Charleston Marriott at the group rate ($139/night, plus taxes and fees) by calling Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 and referring to the 2018 SC Bar Construction Law Conference, or click here to be directed to the group reservation link.

Reservation cut-off is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

The South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education Division and the South Carolina Bar Construction Law Section are pleased to present the 2018 Construction Law Conference. This powerful, practical, and diverse program will provide the skills and knowledge to build a complete construction lawyer! This year’s program focuses on relevant topics for lawyers practicing construction law, including construction litigators and construction defects lawyers. The seminar will also provide attendees with two hours towards their Ethics CLE requirements and one hour towards the Substance Abuse/Mental Health requirement. The ethics presentation will include how to navigate situations where the forensic investigation findings may not be consistent with the theory of a case. Additionally, there will be a mock up for demonstration of construction issues with a discussion of prevalent construction defect issues. The conference will address the recent developments in motions to intervene in construction defects trials and include an informative discussion of licensing issues important to the construction industry. The seminar will conclude with the ever-popular annual construction law update!

Before we kick off the programming on Friday morning, join us Thursday evening for a networking reception on the Marriott Courtyard from 6 – 7 p.m. 

This seminar is an intermediate level program.

Thursday, December 6
6 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Marriott Courtyard (Opal Room in the event of inclement weather)
Sponsored by the South Carolina Bar – Construction Law Section

Friday, December 7
8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
Emerald Ballroom - Salon 2 & 3
Sponsored by AWR and Associates

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Christy E. Mahon, Sweeny Wingate & Barrow, PA

9 a.m. Emotional Intelligence for Lawyers 
Henry L. Deneen, Murphy & Grantland, PA

10 a.m. Morning Break

10:15 a.m. Motions to Intervene 
Robert “Bobby” L. Wylie IV, Mullen Wylie, LLC 
Peter "Pete" H. Dworjanyn, Collins & Lacy, PC
: Christy E. Mahon

11:15 a.m. Mockup with Code Issues and Top 10 Alleged Construction Defects 
Derek A. Hodgin, Construction Science and Engineering, Inc. 
George E. Mullen, Mullen Wylie, LLC 
Michael D. Freeman, Giffith, Freeman & Liipfert, LLC

12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch 
Emerald Ballroom – Salon One

1:15 p.m. Licensing Issues 
Thomas “Tom” E. Dudley III, Kenison Dudley & Crawford, LLC 
Wesley D. Peel, Bruner Powell Wall & Mullins, LLC

2:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
Sponsored by Construction Process Solutions, Ltd.

2:30 p.m. Balancing Professional Ethics with Client Desires 
Derek A. Hodgin, Construction Science and Engineering, Inc. 
Amanda M. Blundy, Blundy Law Firm, LLC
Stacey P. Canaday, Tupper, Grimsley, Dean & Canaday, P.A.

3:30 p.m. Construction Law Update 
L. Franklin “Frank” Elmore, Elmore Goldsmith, PA

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Course Planners:
Christy E. Mahon
Sweeny Wingate & Barrow, PA

Bryan P. Kelley
Elmore Goldsmith, PA

Emily Gifford Lucey
Richardson Plowden & Robinson, PA

If you have a disability, please call ahead to let us know how we may accommodate your needs. 
All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: 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 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.

  • Charleston
    In-Person Seminar
    Charleston Marriott
    170 Lockwood Blvd. , Charleston, SC 29403