This program has been CANCELED, should you have questions please contact the CLE Director, Terry Burnett at


Registration Fees:
Construction Section Member Reg. - $400 
Non-Section Members Reg. - $450 


Hotel Information:
No guarantee of hotel availabily. Please call the Sonesta Resort at 1-800-SONESTA to inquire. 

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 Sonesta’s Beach Pavilion from 6 – 7 p.m. 

This seminar is an intermediate level program.

8:30 a.m. Registration 
Santee Ballroom - Salon E 

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 
Santee Ballroom - Salon FGH

1:15 p.m. Licensing Issues 
Thomas “Tom” E. Dudley III, Kenison Dudley & Crawford, LLC 

2:15 p.m. Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m. Balancing Professional Ethics with Client Desires 
Derek A. Hodgin, Construction Science and Engineering, Inc. 
Glynn Capell, Capell 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.

  • Hilton Head Island
    In-Person Seminar
    Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
    130 Shipyard Dr , Hilton Head Island , SC 29928