Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
November 25, 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.

Your help is needed with an important survey
The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation are conducting a research project to survey the current rates of substance use, depression and anxiety among legal professionals in the United States. The SC Bar is participating in this study and e-mailed all in-state Bar members the link to the survey on Nov. 18. The last comprehensive data collection on this subject was in the 1990s; therefore, the Bar encourages all members to participate. Click
here to complete the survey.

All responses go directly to the Butler Center for Research, which maintains the confidentiality of all data. No identifying information will be asked, and all data will be de-identified, including IP addresses. Questions about the survey should be directed to Dr. Audrey Klein, Principle Investigator, at legalsurvey@hazelden.org.

Coming soon: CLE post-Thanksgiving sale
From Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 at 5 p.m., purchase up to four publications and take 15% off your order, or purchase five or more publications and take 25% off your order. Preview the sale now by visiting the online publications store. Click here to see a list of exclusions. You can also purchase CLE publications in-person on the second floor of the Bar Conference Center at 1501 Park St., Columbia 29201.

PMAP Tech Tips for Travel

Before you take off by planes, trains or automobiles, pack some tech gadgets to make your travel more pleasant and productive. Whether you’re using your smartphone to navigate your travel plans or to wrap up a few loose ends at the office, the last thing you want is a dead phone battery. The
UNU Ultrapak Tour Portable Battery Pack stores enough power to fully recharge most smartphones three times. Another big travel worry is lost luggage. Avoid losing yours by using the LugLoc Luggage Tracker. Place this little device in your bag and you can track your luggage’s location on your phone via the LugLoc app. Click here for even more great travel gadgets, and get the best price with these shopping sites and apps. Need advice for your law office? E-mail pmap@scbar.org.

Bar member discounts
GEICO offers a great savings opportunity on its auto insurance to SC 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 SC Bar member to see how much you could save with your special member discount.

At the SC Bar Foundation, we are thankful for supporters that invest and grantees who blaze the trail to provide civil legal aid to those who need it the most. Want to join? Make an online gift today! Happy Thanksgiving!

Member resignation
On Nov. 21 the Court accepted the resignation from the Bar of Lenore Rand Bregman since she no longer met the requirements of Rule 405, SCACR.

In memoriam
Robert W. Burkett, 75, of Sumter died on Nov. 21. An obituary is available online.

Firm announcements
Goodwyn Law Firm, LLC announces that Christopher J. Archer has joined the firm as an associate located at 2519 Devine St., Ste. A, Columbia, 29205. (803) 251-4517.

Harper, Lambert & Brown, PA
announces that Wesley B. Lambert has joined the firm located at 420 E. Park Ave., Ste. 220, Greenville 29601. (864) 235-5535.

Laura H. Huggins, LLC announces the relocation of its office to 219 Columbia Ave., Chapin 29036. (843) 454-0657.

Bree R. Kennedy and Pamela W. Blackshire announce the opening of Kennedy & Blackshire, LLC located at 70 Arrow Road, Bldg. 6, P.O. Box 5898, Hilton Head Island 29938. (843) 341-5555.

Colleen Taylor announces the opening of the Law Office of Colleen E. Taylor, LLC located at 6650 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston 29406. (843) 576-1415.

December 2
Task Force on Lawyer Wellness Meeting, Bar Building

December 3
Senior Lawyers Division Executive Council Meeting, Conference Call

December 4
Health Care Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call

December 5-6
Middle School State Mock Trial Competition, Lexington

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