Also approved for 6.25 Criminal hours

The Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina seminar is back for its 26th year to provide you with the very best review of substantive and procedural criminal law, ethics and substance abuse/mental health insights for criminal law practitioners. If you are looking for a criminal law program with substantive materials, practical insights on the impact of recent appellate opinions and legislation, and a faculty that is second to none, then the 26th Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina CLE program from the South Carolina Bar-CLE Division is for you!

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview

9 a.m. Significant Criminal Law Decisions from 2016: A review of significant decisions issued in 2016 by the South Carolina appellate courts and the Supreme Court of the United States, with a discussion of how the holdings in those case have impacted or will impact criminal practice in South Carolina. 
Moderator: Hon. John Cannon Few, Justice
Supreme Court of South Carolina 

Hon. Barry J. Barnette, Solicitor
Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Spartanburg 

Hon. Ernest A. Finney III, Solicitor
Third Judicial Circuit, Sumter 

Christopher D. Scalzo, Assistant Public Defender
Thirteenth Circuit Public Defender’s Office, Greenville 

Stephanie Smart-Gittings, Assistant Public Defender
Fourteenth Circuit Public Defender Public Defender’s Office

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Legislative Review and Preview: A Review of the 2016 Acts of Interest to Criminal Practitioners and a Look Ahead at What Criminal Legislation Will Be and/or May Be Considered in 2017
Hon. Tommy Pope, Speaker Pro Tempore and Representative, District 47 (York County), S.C. House of Representatives
Partner, Elrod Pope Law Firm, Rock Hill

11 a.m. Trial Tips 
Hon. David M. Pascoe Jr., Solicitor
First Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Orangeburg 

Hervery B. O. Young, Circuit Public Defender
Tenth Judicial Circuit, Anderson

11:45 a.m. Lunch (on your own)

1 p.m. The South Carolina Department of Corrections: Update on Policies and Procedures
Barton Vincent, General Counsel
S.C. Department of Corrections, Columbia

1:30 p.m. Issue Preservation and Appeals 
J. Benjamin Aplin, Senior Assistant Attorney General
S.C. Attorney General’s Office, Columbia 

Robert M. Dudek, Chief Appellate Defender
S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense, Columbia

2 p.m. Post-Conviction Relief Practice and Procedure 
Jessica E. Kinard, Assistant Attorney General
S.C. Attorney General’s Office, Columbia 

Tara Dawn Shurling, Esquire
The Law Office of Tara Dawn Shurling, PA, Columbia

2:45 p.m. Break

3 p.m. Ethics for Criminal Law Practitioners: A Review of Ethics Issues for Criminal Law Practitioners 
Amie L. Clifford, Education Coordinator
S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination 

Barbara M. Seymour, Deputy Disciplinary Counsel
Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Columbia

4 p.m. Compassion Fatigue and the Practice of Law 
Jean Ann Lambert, MRC, Community Resource Director
Mental Health America of South Carolina, Columbia 

5 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 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.

If you have a disability, please call ahead to let us know how we may accommodate your needs. 

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