Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
December 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.

Legislation prefiled Dec. 10 and 11, 2014
Legislation to be considered during the 2015 Legislative Session was prefiled in the Senate and House last week. Legislative monitoring services are provided by Bar staff to keep members abreast of proposed and pending legislation. In addition, legislative reports are regularly provided through section and committee listserves, via E-Blast and also on the Bar’s website. For more information on legislative program services or specific legislative matters, contact Kali Campbell Turner at (803) 576-3776 or kturner@scbar.org. The first regular session of the 121st S.C. General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

Call for nominations
The following Bar sections are now accepting nominations for open positions. Click here for more information.
Consumer Law: Secretary
Trial and Appellate Advocacy: Secretary
Torts and Insurance Practice: General Council Member Seats (2 positions)
Workers' Compensation: Secretary

2015 SC Bar Convention
The early-bird opportunity may have passed, but there's still time to register for the Convention! The cut-off for mail-in registration is Tuesday, Jan. 6, and the cut-off for online registration is Wednesday, Jan. 14. Tell us you registered by using #SCBarCon15 on Twitter!

PMAP Tech Tip
Having trouble reaching “inbox zero”?
Inbox by Google is a stand-alone app for Gmail accounts that displays messages in auto-sorted bundles labeled travel, promotions, updates, etc. Even better, the app allows you to check off whole bundles of e-mail without having to open them. Mailstrom is another app that works with both Outlook and Gmail. It offers a wide variety of actions to help you clean up your inbox. In addition to "delete" and "archive," you can also choose "chill," which hides selected messages until a later date, or "expire," which auto-forwards future e-mails from the sender to a set folder. Click here to read more about useful apps for managing your e-mail and you could be at “inbox zero” in no time! PMAP is practice management advice for Bar members. For more information, call (803) 799-6653, ext. 183 or e-mail pmap@scbar.org.

Hon. William R. Byars Jr. named 2014 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award recipient

The Bar Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce Hon. William R. Byars Jr. as the 2014 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award recipient. The Foundation will bestow this honor on Jan. 23, 2015, at the SC Bar Convention’s plenary luncheon. To attend the celebration, be sure to register for the Bar Convention and purchase a luncheon ticket. Tribute gifts commemorating the occasion can be sent to the Foundation at P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202 or made online. Simply note that the gift is in honor of Judge Byars.

Firm announcement
Otis Allen Jeffcoat III announces the opening of Jeffcoat Law, LLC located at 1110 London St., Ste. 104, Myrtle Beach 29577. (843) 626-9000.

December 17
International Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call

December 19
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

December 24-26
Bar offices closed

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