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Member Benefits
Below is a list of member benefits. Others can be accessed from the column at the left or from the Directory of Member Benefits (pdf). For more information regarding member services, please contact Membership Services Director Charmy Medlin at cmedlin@scbar.org.
 
Answering Services
Ruby Receptionist provides top-notch receptionist service at a fraction of the cost of an on-site receptionist. Bar members receive a five percent discount off the base price of all plans, plus a 14-day free trial and waiver of the $95 set-up fee. A great solution for solo and small firm attorneys, Ruby will screen, announce and transfer calls; take messages; place outgoing calls; and more. For more information, visit www.callruby.com/scbar.
 
 

LawPay Merchant Account
Trust your transactions to the only payment solution recommended by more than 80 bar associations. Correctly safeguard and separate client funds into trust and operating accounts. Fees are never commingled. Credit cards attract clients, improve cash flow and reduce collections. Plus, members will save up to 25 percent off their credit card processing fees. If you are considering accepting credit cards or want to confirm that you are processing credit card transactions correctly, call 866-376-0950 or visit https://www.lawpay.com/scbar/.  


Auto Insurance

GEICO offers a great savings opportunity on its auto insurance to S.C. Bar members. Visit www.geico.com/bar/scba or call 800-368-2734 to complete a simple, no-obligation rate quote. Mention that you’re a S.C. Bar member to see how much you could save with your special member discount.

 

Nationwide offers Bar members exclusive discounts on insurance for autos, property, power sport equipment and pets. Click here  or call 1-803-772-6969 for a free quote.

 

Bar Cards
The Bar offers new and improved Bar cards containing a photo ID on a durable plastic material. The cards are available at the Bar building during regular business hours. The first card is free; replacement cards are $10 each. Bar staff will periodically offer the cards at CLE seminars. Members are not required to obtain a new card. For more information, e-mail doelhafen@scbar.org.
Computer Training
Discounted rates for computer application training are available to members from New Horizons Learning Centers, with locations in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. Contact Tony Hendon at (803) 576-1213.

Corel Wordperfect© Discount
Bar members can purchase WordPerfect XP6 Office at the discounted price of $124.99. To order, visit www.corel.com/barassociation.


HP Business Products
Bar members can enjoy special pricing on HP business products and accessories, free U.S. ground shipping (all orders must be billed and shipped to a U.S. address; some weight restrictions apply), a specially-trained sales team to help you choose the right technology and award winning support. Discounts are available on a wide range of HP products, including printers, notebooks, PCs and servers. For questions or to order by phone, call 1-888-202-4465 and mention code STATEBAR. To shop online, visit www.hp.com/go/statebar.  

Insurance
Malpractice:
For information on the Bar's Approved Malpractice Insurance Carriers, click here.

The Insurance Programs Committee has proposed and the Board of Governors has approved recommendations for Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC. The Bar's recommendations are periodically reviewed. Southeastern Insurance Consultants is the plan administrator for the Bar Group dental plan. At this time, there is no Bar Group medical plan.


Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC
P.O. Box 1396
Irmo, SC 29063
(866) 567-2227, ext. 2112 toll-free
(803) 732-7284, ext. 2112 local
(803) 781-2923 (fax) 

Lawyer Referral Service
The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is a public service of the South Carolina Bar. It offers a simple and practical method of introducing people with legal problems to qualified lawyers. To receive referrals in self-designated areas, Bar members join the LRS at an annual cost of $50 per county. For more information, contact the Public Services Counsel at (803) 799-6653, ext. 138. 

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is located in vacation destinations across the United States (SC, GA, FL, CA, NJ, IL, DC, TX) and Canada. It offers Bar members a 25 percent discount on tickets and 10 percent discount on merchandise. To obtain a discount card, call the Bar at (803) 799-6653, ext. 111 or e-mail lbreitenbaugh@scbar.org. The offer is not valid with any other discount or for special shows/events. Bar members should mention this discount when making a reservation and present the card upon arrival along with their Bar card. Click here to purchase discounted tickets online.


MeetingBridge Teleconferencing and Web Conferencing Services

MeetingBridge offers Bar members discounts on these services. After the discount, Bar member rates are 9.5¢ per minute for automated teleconferencing service and 13.5¢ for web conferencing service. For more information or to open a MeetingBridge account, visit www.meetingbridge.com/375.

Office Products
Reduce your costs with significant discounts on office supplies, technology and printing through Office Depot. Join today to start saving on office supplies you use everyday, including many law firm specific items! FREE next day delivery on office supply orders over $50 (furniture and technology items marked as special delivery excluded). Click here for Office Depot Registration. For special account setups, such as invoicing or multiple locations, please e-mail tyler.mccart@officedepot.com.
 

Members also enjoy savings of 31 to 88 percent off the manufacturers’ list price on the most frequently purchased items from OfficeMax, in addition to a five percent discount on more than 12,000 products in the OfficeMax net priced catalog (excludes all paper products) and discounts on certain ImPress® print and document services. Whether you order online, via phone, fax or visit an OfficeMax Store, Bar member discounts apply. For more information, call (800) 248-6343 or e-mail AdvantagePrograms@officemax.com.

 Overnight Delivery Service

FedEx Advantage
As a FedEx Advantage member, you’ll save up to 26% on FedEx® services. Not only does FedEx offer outstanding value to our members, you will also enjoy on-time delivery, speed, shipping tools and office solutions. Click here to register today using passcode 6FGM41.
Through September 15, sign up for a FedEx account or register an existing account to receive an exclusive offer every Friday! Friday offers are mix of FedEx and non-FedEx offers. A random selection of registrants will also receive a “special delivery” above and beyond Friday offers.


UPS® Savings Program!
S.C. Bar members can also receive discounts of up to 34 percent through the UPS® Savings Program! Save on UPS’s broad portfolio of shipping services, including air, international, ground and freight. To enroll and start saving, visit savewithups.com/scbar.


Retirement Program
Does your retirement plan offer no out-of-pocket expenses, professional fiduciary services, a broad range of investment options and full-service administration? The ABA Retirement Funds Program has been providing affordable 401(k) plans exclusively to the legal community for 49 years. The Program's bundled approach allows your firm to keep its focus on the success of the practice. The Program provides you with trustee, record keeping, tax reporting, compliance testing, investment management and participant communication services at no additional cost to your firm. Call (866) 812-3580 for a free consultation or visit
www.abaretirement.com for more information and a prospectus.

Risk Management/STAR
STAR (Steps to Avoid Risk) is a Bar-operated risk managment program, designed to provide Bar members with a candid assessment of law office operations and personalized suggestions to avoid malpractice and disciplinary claims. For a nominal fee, a specially trained Bar attorney will conduct an on-site visit to your law office. After an assessment of office organization, calendaring methods and staffing, you will be provided with an individualized follow-up report and additional information specific to the needs and concerns of your practice. There is a nominal charge for STAR visits, and references are available. For more information, e-mail jrothstein@scbar.org


 Shred 360

As a NAID AAA Certified shredding service, Shred360 provides secure on-site and off-site information destruction, including paper documents, computer disks, CDs, audio and video tapes, books, X-rays and more. Services also include destruction of computer hard drives and recycling of electronics like computer towers, laptops and printers. The company will also manage and maintain secure off-site file storage, file scanning and electronic document storage needs. Whether you need ongoing paper shredding or one-time file purges, Shred360 can provide customized plans and processes to keep your practice compliant with regulations including FACTA, GLB, HIPPA and other legislation. Call (803) 233-1823 or visit www.shred360.com.

Software
A leading legal software provider since 1986, Easy Soft offers specialized software (available as desktop and cloud versions) for real estate, family law and divorce settlements. More than 10,000 users nationwide use Easy Soft products to increase office productivity. For more information and the free trial, visit www.easysoft-usa.com.

CosmoLex offers S.C. Bar members a 15 percent lifetime discount. CosmoLex is a cloud-based software that integrates time tracking, billing and trust accounting in one application. CosmoLex complies with Rule 417, SCACR Recordkeeping requirements and helps attorneys properly administer client trust accounts and IOLTA accounts. CosmoLex is web-based and can be used on PC, MAC, Tablet or Smartphone. Try the full version of CosmoLex free for 30 days with no obligation and no credit card required.
 

Rocket Matter offers innovative online legal practice management and time tracking software. Imagine running your law office in Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Droid. Rocket Matter's award-winning technology supports trust account management, time and expense keeping, case management, calendaring and much more. Bar members receive a 25 percent discount on a six-month subscription.

Clio is a cloud-based legal practice management platform that keeps all-important matters, contacts and documents available anywhere. Clio has dozens of advanced features such as time-tracking, comprehensive calendaring and billing. If you already use other popular cloud services like Dropbox or Google Apps, Clio will tie them together in a single, easy-to-use system. S.C. Bar members receive a 10 percent lifetime discount, in addition to a free trial, live 1:1 web demonstrations and unlimited access to live customer support and training. Visit http://www.goclio.com/landing/scbar/ and use promo code scbar.

Travel Discounts

Bar members are offered discounts on car rentals through Enterprise, National, Avis and Budget. To request a Member Savings Card with additional discounts from Budget or Avis, please e-mail lbreitenbaugh@scbar.org.

The Bar has joined a program that offers access to a worldwide inventory of hotel and car rentals at discounted rates. Members can take advantage of savings that average 10-20 percent below best available rates at more than 100,000 hotel properties worldwide, and savings with more than 800 car rental suppliers at more than 30,000 worldwide locations. Click here to access and follow the login instructions.