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Adoption Law Friday, August 1 Live SC Bar Conference Center Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia    Sites: Charleston  Greenville  Myrtle Beach (max capacity 20) Registration Fees: Early Bird $240 Regular $290 (after 7/18) VIEW THE BROCHURE ABOUT THE SEMINAR The SC Bar CLE Division is pleased to present “Adoption Law in South Carolina and Beyond.” This important program is designed to guide you through critical steps in the adoption process ...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Choice of entity for charitable and nonprofit organizations is a sophisticated set of tax, operational, regulatory and mission-related considerations and tradeoffs.  The choice impacts not only how an entity will be treated for federal income tax and state law purposes, but also impact how the organization goes about its mission and serving its charitable purpose.  The choice has beco...
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Bridge The Gap August 4 - August 5 Live Columbia Marriott Hotel 1200 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 Online registration for this program is no longer available. You may register as a walk-in on Monday, August 4th at 8 a.m. The Bridge the Gap registration desk will be located in front of the Capital Ballroom at the Columbia Marriott.   Registration Fees: Early Bird $250 Regular $300 (after 7/21) VIEW THE PROGRAM BROCHURE Cick HERE for more information on this ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar There is no larger market than sales of goods to consumers.  Though the opportunities for your clients are vast, selling to consumers is unlike selling to other businesses. Sales to consumers are governed by overlapping layers of regulations covering how those sales are financed, what warranties are implied by law versus expressly made by the seller, and – when need arises – debt collection of def...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar There is no larger market than sales of goods to consumers.  Though the opportunities for your clients are vast, selling to consumers is unlike selling to other businesses. Sales to consumers are governed by overlapping layers of regulations covering how those sales are financed, what warranties are implied by law versus expressly made by the seller, and – when need arises – debt collection of de...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar For employers, the workplace is deep with potential torts.  Hiring can be a delicate balance of adequately investigating the background of an applicant to cover past misconduct without making legally prohibited inquiries.  Workplace supervision in a digital age easily gives rise to claims of invasions of privacy. Workplace investigations, often involving conflicts among employee, can ...
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Education Law Friday, August 8 Live SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street   Sites: Charleston Greenville Registration Fees: Early Bird $240 Regular $290 (after 7/25) MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour VIEW THE BROCHURE ABOUT THE SEMINAR Join your colleagues for a full day of Education Law. Course Planner Meg Hazel has brought together a stellar faculty who will cover topics...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Business transactions, particular mergers and acquisitions, can be done or undone in business in the due diligence period – strengths and weaknesses in a business are discovered, confirming the negotiated terms of a deal or calling them into question. When diligence is not conducted vigorously, misunderstandings about crucial financial and business facts may go unaddressed and the essential ben...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar There are significant ethical issues at the beginning and at the end of every attorney-client relationship. Mismatches in expectations about communication, the scope of the representation, and fees easily lead to disappointments and ethics complaints.  Also, the prevalence of technology has manifold benefits but also ethics traps, including the “accidental” client acquired through an email...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar IRS audits of mid-sized businesses and self-employed business professionals individuals can be a very costly and time-consuming distraction. The audit, if not properly managed, can grow in the scope of issues involved, require the production of boxes of documents, and involve substantial time by the owners and/or mangers of the company.  Representing clients in the progressive stages ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar IRS audits of mid-sized businesses and self-employed business professionals individuals can be a very costly and time-consuming distraction. The audit, if not properly managed, can grow in the scope of issues involved, require the production of boxes of documents, and involve substantial time by the owners and/or mangers of the company.  Representing clients in the progressive stages of an audi...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar There are many reasons clients may choose not to use a trust to transfer property. The costs of forming and administering the trust may be too much in relation to the client’s estate.  Tax benefits may be too insubstantial for the effort. Family or other personal circumstances may make trusts the wrong choice.  Still, clients want a mechanism for efficiently passing property at death outside...
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Social Security Disability Essentials led by Stacy E. Thompson Friday, August 15 Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL REGISTRATION FEE: Early Bird–$195 Regular–$235 MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours VIEW THE BROCHURE ABOUT THE SERIES The “Essentials Series” is comprised of 11 full day courses that will cover major South Carolina practice areas, as well as law office technology. Each course is lead by experienc...
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 Workers Compensation Essentials led by Neal Lourie and Shannon Poteat Friday, August 15 Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia REGISTRATION FEE: Early Bird–$195 Regular–$235 MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 7.0 MCLE credit hours VIEW THE BROCHURE ABOUT THE SERIES The “Essentials Series” is comprised of 11 full day courses that will cover major South Carolina practice areas, as well as law office technology. Each course is lead by experienced South Ca...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar “Crowd-funding” is an innovation under securities law that allows companies to raise capital from small investors using certain online platforms.  Companies are able to raise capital from investors that would not otherwise qualify to participate in securities offerings. The idea behind the new law is to open new sources of capital for companies that are too small for public off...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar This program will provide you with a wide-ranging review of case law and other developments related to sexual harassment and discrimination claims in employment law. The program will cover growing categories of harassment claims, including those based on pregnancy, stereotyping and same-sex harassment.  The program will also cover how the advent of texting and social media contribute to ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Charitable giving can be a major portion of clients’ estate planning and introduce a vast set of complex planning considerations for their attorneys.  Charitable giving may be motivated less by a desire for potential tax savings and more by a desire to leave a certain legacy and make an impact on the lives of individuals and/or a community.  At the same time, clients may want to retain some ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Charitable giving can be a major portion of clients’ estate planning and introduce a vast set of complex planning considerations for their attorneys.  Charitable giving may be motivated less by a desire for potential tax savings and more by a desire to leave a certain legacy and make an impact on the lives of individuals and/or a community.  At the same time, clients may want to retain some ...
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Circuit and Probate Court Mediation Certification and Advanced Negotiation Workshop Thursday, August 21–Monday, August 25 Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL ABOUT THE SEMINAR This program qualifies for 40.0 MCLE credit hours, including 3.25 LEPR credit hours. ABOUT THE PROGRAM This fully interactive, hands-on workshop will give you all the tools you need to be an effective, ethical, certified mediator in court-connected circuit, family and proba...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar LLC members, partners and S Corp shareholders frequently pledge their ownership stakes as collateral to fund their businesses or for personal purposes. Taking and perfecting a security interest in an ownership stake involves a complex set of choices and processes under UCC Article 9 and Article 8, federal securities law and organizational law, each implying risk and limitations on the secured party.  ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Employment investigations and litigation are ethics minefields for attorneys.  The underlying matters often involve highly sensitive personnel decisions by managers, interactions between supervisors and employees, and/or disputes among employees.  For attorneys, these matters involve potential conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privacy issues in investigations, all of which can have a m...
...Angel Investing, Part 1  To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Rapidly growing companies often raise capital in “angel” or venture capital transactions.  Investors provide capital for growth in exchange for carefully structured equity rights and frequently some form of governance rights.  These investors also often provide the company with industry expertise, contacts and access that may be as valuable as financial ca...
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Employment Law and Mobile Technology Updates (CLE 6-Pack Seminar Series) Presented by the South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Divison Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Live at the S.C. Bar Conference Center  1501 Park Street   REGISTRATION FEES $60 (this seminar ONLY) $360 (entire 6-pack series) MCLE Credit Hours 2.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour   Our 2014-2015 CLE 6-Pack Series kicks off in August with a fast-pa...
  For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here Even in Ben Franklin's time, the public held cynical views about lawyers. How can one be a better practitioner and help negate some of the lingering negative attitudes toward today’s lawyers? In this engaging and informative program, Ben Franklin (who worked with more lawyers than most modern day practitioners) challenges today’s lawyers to expand their own notion of ethics much as he, himself, did during his ...
For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here BEN FRANKLIN on Ethics (60 Minutes) Featuring Christopher Lowell Ben advises … “Search others for their virtues.  Search thyself for thy vices” and challenges lawyers to put ethical considerations at the heart of legal practice. Even in Ben Franklin's time, the public held cynical views about lawyers.  How can one be a better practitioner and help negate some of the lingering negative attitudes toward...
 ...Angel Investing, Part 2   To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Rapidly growing companies often raise capital in “angel” or venture capital transactions.  Investors provide capital for growth in exchange for carefully structured equity rights and frequently some form of governance rights.  These investors also often provide the company with industry expertise, contacts and access that may be as valuable as financi...
For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here Abraham Lincoln once said, “As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man [person].  There will still be business enough.”  Using an engaging documentary-style format, Abraham Lincoln's exemplary qualities of legal and personal professionalism come to life - the qualities he demonstrated day in and day out in his law practice. There will be a live Chat Room discussion with a Mode...
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Young Lawyer's Guide to Dispute Resolution Thursday, August 28 Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street  VIEW THE BROCHURE AGENDA 8:30 a.m.               Registration 8:50 a.m.               Welcome and Opening Remarks                    ...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Special Needs Trusts are designed to provide for the long-care of individuals who have physical or intellectual impairments and are unable to provide for themselves, whether they are elderly or very young.  SNTs are intended to preserve the beneficiary’s eligibility for public benefits – Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, and others – while maximizing the private resources of the b...
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 Consumer Law Essentials led by Sue Berkowitz, Dave Maxfield and Drew Radeker Friday, August 29 Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia REGISTRATION FEE: Early Bird–$195 Regular–$235 MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour ABOUT THE SERIES The “Essentials Series” is comprised of 11 full day courses that will cover major South Carolina practice areas, as well as law office technology. Each course is le...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar The ultimate object of many closely held companies is to distribute as much cash and other property to its owners.  This is particularly true when there is not a market for the sale of the company itself.  The owners want to optimize distributions to all of them – or at least some of them, as when a partner decides to retire, becomes disabled, dies or just wants to depart.  The...