Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
September 23, 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.
PMAP Tech Tip
Back up your C:\ drive! Now there's no excuse for not backing up your computer - you can do it for free using Windows System Image backup. Find out how! This tip is courtesy of Nerino Petro, special guest speaker at the 2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference & Tech Expo, held in Greenville last Friday. If you would like to become involved in the SSF Section, be sure to join on your license fee statement at the end of the year. For questions, contact Section liaison Courtney Kennaday at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Court Pilot Program
The S.C. Supreme Court found that the South Carolina Business Court Pilot Program has successfully created an option to litigate complex business, corporate and commercial matters in the circuit courts of this state and by order of September 17, should be expanded statewide.
Supreme Court begins live streaming of oral arguments
On September 23 the S.C. Supreme Court, in partnership with SCETV, began live streaming oral arguments. Video from oral arguments will also be recorded and posted on the Supreme Court Video Portal for later viewing. A link to the video portal is available under "Quick Links" on the Supreme Court website.
DOJ Law Jobs app launched
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management launched a new, free mobile app for law students and attorneys to easily search for legal internships and attorney positions with the Department. The mobile app is called DOJ Law Jobs and is available now on Apple iTunes for iPhone and will be available soon on Play Store for Android and tablet devices. Read more online.
Are you connected to SC Bar Foundation?
Did you know that the SC Bar Foundation is on Facebook, Twitter and WordPress? If you haven’t checked out the Foundation's social media pages, you should! They are a great way to receive up-to-date information about events, activities and, grantees and the impact they are having in our communities. So don’t forget to like and follow the SC Bar Foundation on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to the WordPress blog!
15th Annual Stand Down Against Homelessness
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, is hosting its 15th Annual Stand Down Against Homelessness from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at Armory Park, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd. in N. Charleston. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event offers medical and dental screenings and assistance, clothing vouchers, haircuts, job resources, legal counseling and Social Security and Veterans Administration services to hundreds of homeless veterans. To contribute, volunteer or for additional information, please contact Fred Lesinski at VHACHAVAVS@va.gov or (843) 789-7230.
Advance Sheet update
September 17, 2014
In this workers’ compensation appeal, Dozier argued the Appellate Panel of the Workers’ Compensation Commission erred in denying her claim for permanent total disability pursuant to S.C. Code Section 42-9-10. In addition, she contended the Appellate Panel improperly applied the doctrine of res judicata to bar her claim for CRPS when the doctrines of waiver and estoppel should have prevented her employer from denying its existence. Dozier further contended the Appellate Panel erred in relying on medical opinions that Dozier did not suffer from CRPS. The S.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the appellate panel.
Dozier v. American Red Cross, Op. No. 5275 (S.C. Ct. App. filed September 17, 2014) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 37 at18), is available online.
William J. Quirk, 80, of Columbia died September 22. An obituary is available here.
Horger, Barnwell and Reid, LLP announces that Catherine L. Austin has joined the firm as an associate located at 1459 Amelia St., Orangeburg 29115. (803) 531-3000.
Rosen Law Firm, LLC announces that Lauren E. Ellison has joined the firm as an associate located at 18 Broad St., Ste. 201, Charleston 29401. (843) 377-1700.
Stephanie Weissenstein announces the opening of the Law Office of Stephanie Weissenstein, LLC located at 203 W. Main St., Ste. G12, Lexington 29072. (803) 853-4060.
Workers’ Compensation Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
Family Law Section Council Meeting, Bar Building
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (Sumter)
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estate and Probate (Columbia)
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting, Bar Building
International Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (Batesburg)
Free legal clinic: Magistrate Court Issues (Spartanburg)
Free legal clinic: Torts Law Issues (Columbia)
Children’s Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estate and Probate (Inman)
Task Force on Lawyer Wellness Meeting, Bar Building
Free legal clinic: Landlord/Tenant Law Issues (Boiling Springs)
Free legal clinic: Real Estate Issues (Spartanburg)
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estate and Probate (Lexington)
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