Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
October 16, 2014
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at www.scbar.org. Click here for the most recent CLE Edition, which highlights upcoming CLE opportunities.
Amendment to the South Carolina Bar Constitution
The Court has approved an amendment to Section 8.2(b) of the SC Bar Constitution deleting language prohibiting the Chair of the House of Delegates from being eligible for nomination to the office of President-Elect for two years following the expiration of a term as the Chair of the House of Delegates. Read more online.
Law Day Essay winners announced
Congratulations to the following students who won the 2014 Senior Lawyers Division (SLD) Law Day Essay Contest: Devin Srivastava, best overall essay, Spartanburg Day School; Thomas Broom, best 12th grade essay, York Comprehensive High School; Lyric Crow, best 11th grade essay, James F. Byrnes High School; Michaela Mabry, best 10th grade essay, Broome High School; and Wade Furnas, best 9th grade essay, Broome High School. A special recognition for excellence in essay writing was awarded to Taylor Nguyen, Broome High School. Mr. Srivastava will be awarded $1,000 and will be recognized at the 2015 Bar Convention. SLD thanks Hon. Mark Hayes for the time and effort he dedicates to coordinating the contest each year.
SCBF issues “BUCK-IT” Challenge (no ice involved!)
The Bar Foundation has just kicked off its very own “BUCK-IT” Challenge (no ice involved!). The Foundation is asking Bar members to donate to the Foundation and in return, SC Bar President Cal Watson and SCBF President Elaine Fowler have each pledged $1 for returning donors and $2 for new donors. The Foundation is the only statewide funding source for the provision of civil legal aid and law related education projects, having allocated approximately $47.6 million. South Carolina needs programs funded by the Foundation to ensure that justice is within reach for all, not just for those who can afford it. Gifts made now through May 15 will be a part of the “BUCK-IT” challenge. Individuals can get a donor form or give online here.
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Calling all firms: Women in Need Drive
The Voices Against Violence Committee of YLD is gearing up for the November 2014 Women in Need Drive. The Committee is seeking firms that are willing to serve as a drop off location for donations, designate the Women in Need Drive as your firm’s holiday drive or sponsor a particular shelter. If your firm is willing to help, please contact Andrea Sancho at email@example.com or (803) 318-9745. If e-mailing, please copy Jasmine Smith firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Lawyers Division Call for Nominations
The Senior Lawyers Division is calling for nominations for the positions of President-Elect, Secretary and Regional Representatives from Regions I and III. These positions will become vacant on June 30, 2015. Members of the division are encouraged to submit names to the division's Nominating Committee for consideration. Nominees must be members of the Senior Lawyers Division in good standing. A nominee for Regional Representative must maintain his or her principal office in the judicial region to be represented. Please verify the member’s interest in serving on the Executive Council before submitting your nomination. Forward recommendations to Tara Caine at email@example.com no later than Oct. 17. For more information, call (803) 576-3766 or toll free at (877) 797-2227, ext. 146.
Advance Sheet update
October 15, 2014
In affirming the decision of the Administrative Law Court (ALC), the S.C. Court of Appeals determined: (1) the county tax assessor had the authority to levy the taxes at issue in this case; and (2) the new construction constituted omitted property under S.C. Code Section 12-39-220.
Mitul Enterprises v. Beaufort County Assessor, Op. No. 5275 (S.C. Ct. App. filed October 15, 2014) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 41 at 20), is available online.
By order of October 15, the S.C. Supreme Court disbarred William Thomas Moody, retroactive to January 27, 2014, for misconduct including using entrusted property to obtain personal benefit and representation of clients having a concurrent conflict of interest.
Correction: Good Law Group, LLC announces that it has relocated to 122 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant 29464. (843) 277-8373. Summer D. Eudy, a founding member, is not a new addition to the firm.
Lanier & Burroughs, LLC announces that Justin T. Bamberg has joined the firm located at 250 Gibson St., Orangeburg 29115. (803) 268-9800.
Free legal clinic: Magistrate Court Issues (Inman)
Trial & Appellate Advocacy Council Meeting, Conference Call
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (Swansea)
Free legal clinic: Criminal Law Issues (Boiling Springs)
Free legal clinic: Workers' Compensation (Spartanburg)
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estate and Probate (West Columbia)
Nominating Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Education Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
SC Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Conference Center
Free legal clinic: Torts Law Issues (Spartanburg)
Senior Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Meeting, Conference Call
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