Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast!
January 27, 2015

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.

Bringing lawyers & technology together
ABA TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO is where lawyers, legal professionals and technology all come together. For three days, learn and network with legal technology experts from across the country, April 16-18, at the Hilton Chicago. Attendees learn about the most useful and practical technologies available. As a member of the SC Bar, you can get a discount on ABA TECHSHOW 2015. You can register online and include this unique discount code: TECHSHOWEP15 to receive a discount. Register now for the low Early Bird rate of $695. Call 800-285-2221 if you have registration questions.

Help Cinderella get to the ball!
The Young Lawyers Division is
sponsoring its annual Cinderella Project, which provides gently worn formal, bridesmaid and prom dresses for young women who lack the financial resources to buy a gown for their high school prom. Donations are being accepted now in Aiken, Anderson, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood and Orangeburg. Find drop-off locations and boutique information at www.cinderellaprojectsc.com.

SCLS Bylaws & 2015 PAI Plan
South Carolina Legal Services has posted updated bylaws and the 2015 Private Attorney Involvement Plan (PAI)
to its website. The PAI plan requires that SCLS spend at least 12.5% of the Legal Services Corporation budget engaging the services of private attorneys to represent low-income people. An application to serve on the PAI panel can also be found on the SCLS webpage.

Legislative report
See what happened last week in the
Weekly Legislative Report! Updates are posted every Friday throughout the legislative session. For questions regarding pending legislation, contact Lindsey Pitts at lpitts@scbar.org.

February USC School of Law symposiums
This February, nationally renowned speakers will kick off two symposiums at the USC School of Law. On Feb. 5 at 6 p.m., Pete Selleck, president of Michelin North America, will be the keynote speaker for the South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business’ 2015 symposium, "Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets." On Feb. 19 at 6 p.m., the South Carolina Law Review opens its 2015 symposium, “Water ‘Law-gged': The Muddy Relationship between Water Law, the Environment and Economic Development,” with a keynote address by Stanford Law Professor Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson Jr., a leading expert in environmental and natural resources law and policy. The events are open to the public.

Charleston Law Review symposium

The members of the Charleston Law Review together with the Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership at Furman University present: Under Further Review: A Legal Look at the World of Sports on Jan. 30
at the Charleston Music Hall (37 John St.). The program will present a discussion of the foremost legal issues in sports today and will feature a number of prominent lawyers, doctors and scholars in the field. Registration for the event is required and will begin at 8:15 a.m.

Lawyers Fund for Client Protection Committee
By order of January 22, the Court has appointed Jeanette M. Gilbert, Kimberly N. Renaud, Christopher W. Burrows, Sabrina R. Owen and Kirsten E. Small to the Lawyers Fund for Client Protection Committee for terms ending Nov. 1, 2017.

Twelfth Circuit Juvenile Drug Court Program
By order of January 26, Peter E. Becker, Florence County Magistrate, was assigned to preside over the Twelfth Circuit Family Court Juvenile Drug Court Program.

FY '16 Grant Applications due Feb. 26
Don’t forget that the FY '16 IOLTA grant process is now open. The grant cycle is open to any and all applicants. Applicants should carefully review the Conditions and Agreements as well as the IOLTA Grant Policies. These materials as well as the application may be downloaded here. Applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Willis Scruggs.

In memoriam
C. Thomas Wyche, 88, of Greenville died on January 23. An article and obituary are available online.

Member resignation

By order of January 23 the Court accepted the resignation from the Bar of Brian T. Frutig.

Firm announcements
The Law Offices of L.W. Cooper Jr., LLC
annnounces that Margarete Linsay Allio has joined the firm located at 36 Broad St., Charleston 29401. (843) 375-6622.

Maes Law Firm, LLC
announces that Amanda M. Leviner has joined the firm located at 207 W. Richardson St., Summerville 29483. (843) 501-0602.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announces that Heyward D. Bonyata (Columbia), Gary L. Capps (Columbia), Sally H. Caver (Columbia), Lucile H. Cohen (Columbia), Maurice Holloway (Greenville), Steven McFarland (Columbia), Brad Rustin (Greenville), Kathleen King Smith (Myrtle Beach) and Carmen Harper Thomas (Columbia) have been named partners in the firm. Attorneys promoted to of counsel are Lindsey Altman (Myrtle Beach), Michael J. Anzelmo (Columbia), Kristen E. Horne (Columbia), and Chad Lott (Greenville). Contact information is available online.

Pinilla Law Firm announces that Stephan D. Sutherland has joined the firm's Columbia office located at 111 Executive Pointe Blvd., Ste. B, 29210. (803) 728-0045.


January 29
Consumer Law Section Council Meeting, Conference Call
SC Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Reception, Conference Center
Workers' Compensation Section Council Meeting, Conference Center

January 30
ADR Commission Meeting, Bar Conference Center
Education Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building
Law Related Education Committee Meeting, Bar Building

January 31

Families Forever Fair, Greenville

February 2
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (Spartanburg)

February 3
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (Summerville)
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (N. Myrtle Beach)
Free legal clinic: Wills, Estates and Probate (Hilton Head)
Living Above the Bar: Task Force on Attorney Wellness Meeting, Bar Building

February 4

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Meeting, Bar Building

February 5
Free legal clinic: Immigration Law Issues (Columbia)

February 6

Animal Law Committee Meeting, Conference Call
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (Charleston)
Practice and Procedure Committee Meeting, Bar Building

February 9

Ask-A-Lawyer, WCSC (Charleston)
Free legal clinic:
End of Life Issues (St. George)
Free legal clinic: Family Law Issues (Spartanburg)

February 10
Free legal clinic: End of Life Issues (N. Myrtle Beach)

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