Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
September 2, 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.

SC Lawyer has a new look!
The September issue of the SC Lawyer is hitting the desks of Bar members this week. On the cover you'll notice a cleaner, more modern masthead, and inside you'll find more contemporary fonts and header styles, a reformatted contents pa
ge and increased use of pull-quotes and other visual elements. Check out the digital edition here. If you'd like to contribute to the magazine, please read the Memorandum for Authors and submit a proposal to rkerley@scbar.org. Authors may receive two MCLE credit hours for articles that are at least 2,000 words in length.

Register now for the 2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference & Tech Expo!
Join us
Friday, September 19, in Greenville for the
2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference & Tech Expo! There are just a few days left to register and receive great early-bird discounts!  The Bar is offering special prices for legal assistants and law students and a combo rate for lawyer plus assistant. Solo & Small Firm Section members receive a discount as well. There will be 21 exhibitors and plenty of great speakers. Take a look at the schedule and program descriptions – you’re bound to find a session that speaks to you and your firm’s needs. Registration will be open up to the day of the conference, but you will pay more than the early-bird price. Don’t wait, register now! Please e-mail shelby.sheldon@scbar.org if you’d like information on how to join the Solo & Small Firm Section.

Flex-Pay offers new member benefit

SC Bar members are eligible for an in-depth payroll analysis from
Flex-Pay Payroll Services at no cost and special discounts on processing fees. Flex-Pay offers complete payroll processing including tax filings, time and attendance solutions, HR data tracking and Section 125 administration to employers of all sizes. Flex-Pay's payroll specialists provide clients unlimited training and support with the flexibility to meet their specific needs. Contact Sherry Burick at (336) 245-2261 or sburick@flex-pay.com for more details.

S.C. Historical Society legal manuscript collections
Did you know that the S.C. Historical Society has legal manuscript collections? It has recently processed the correspondence and case records of the Charleston law firm of Simons, Siegling & Cappelmann, as well as those of preceding and private law practices of the firm's members. This collection also includes the personal correspondence and papers of James Simons, Rudolph Siegling and John D. Cappelmann, as well as papers of the Simons and Cappelmann families. Research the Society's catalogue and find aids and resources on its website at

Constitution Day Legal Forum: Student Loan Law
South Carolina Legal Services will hold its Second Annual Constitution Day Legal Forum at the SC Bar Conference Center on Sept. 17. Join leading consumer and bankruptcy lawyers to analyze and debate cutting-edge student loan topics. The forum will focus on emerging developments in bankruptcy: state and federal courts and in trial practice, the implications of the most recent decisions and an entire afternoon with Josh Cohen, the Student Loan Lawyer. Read the brochure for more information.

Workers' Compensation Commission survey

The Bar has implemented the second bi-annual survey of Workers' Compensation Commissioners to provide feedback and evaluate performance based on the experiences of those who have practiced before them. The survey has been distributed to members of the Bar's Workers' Compensation Section. Please note that any responses to the survey will be anonymous.

Firm announcements

John L.B. Kehl, Erin Culbertson, Jason James Andrighetti
and Alex Kornfeld announce the opening of Kehl, Culbertson, Andrighetti & Kornfeld, LLC located at 114 Manly St., Greenville 29601. (864) 370-8222.

Kirby Law, LLC announces that Gregory E. Parker Jr. has joined the firm as an associate located at 1531 Laurel St., Columbia 29201. (803) 256-6401.

Stevens & Lee announces that Stephen A. Spitz has joined the Charleston office located at 151 Meeting St., Ste. 350, 29401. (843) 414-5080.

September 4
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (Columbia)

September 5
Animal Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
SC Lawyer Editorial Board Meeting, Ogletree Deakins, Columbia
SC Bar Foundation Board Meeting, Turner Padgett, Columbia
Elder Law Committee Meeting, Conference Center

September 8
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estate and Probate (Lexington)

September 9
Professional Liability Committee Meeting, Conference Center
Consumer Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Trial & Appellate Advocacy Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (Spartanburg & Lexington)
Free legal clinic: Consumer Law Issues (Myrtle Beach)

September 10

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Meeting, Conference Center
Real Estate Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

September 11
Resolution of Fee Disputes Board Circuit Chairs Meeting, Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (Myrtle Beach)

September 12
Torts & Insurance Practices Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

September 15
Administrative & Regulatory Law Committee Meeting, Conference Center
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estate and Probate (Cowpens)

September 16
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (W. Columbia)
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estate and Probate (Spartanburg)

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