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To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Working with witnesses to build out a client’s case is at the core of a successful litigation practice.  It is also a process riddled with ethical substantial issues.  Foremost, how do you handle a client that you know isn’t telling the truth?  Are you required to correct misstatements?  Even if witnesses are telling the truth, can you confer with them during breaks in depos...
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Birdies, Bogeys, Pars and Professionalism: What Golf can teach Lawyers about Winning with Integrity Wednesday, November 5   presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division   Live at the Golf Club at Briar's Creek 4000 Briar's Creek Lane John's Island, SC 29455    Registration Fees: $145 per player (CLE, lunch and golf) $75 (CLE and lunch only)   MCLE/JCLE/LEPR Credit 1.0 MCLE credit hour, including up to 1.0 ...
  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 durin...
  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 attitude...
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 Moderator ...
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Circuit and Probate Court Mediation Certification and Advanced Negotiation Workshop Thursday, November 6 – Monday, November 10   presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia   Hotel Reservations please call StayBridge Suites (803-451-5900) and ask for the SC Bar Rate   VIEW THE BROCHURE ABOUT THE SEMINAR This program qualifies for 40.0 MCLE credit hours, including 3.25 LEPR credit hours...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminars Attorneys bear responsibility not only to ensure they practice ethically but also for the ethical practice of attorneys they supervise.  Most commonly, this comes in the context of a partner supervising the work or an associate or junior partner, but those responsibilities also arise when in-house counsel supervises an outside attorney, any attorney supervises a paralegal, and when an att...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar One of the most difficult situations for a lawyer is to be in dispute with a client.  The lawyer has an ethical obligation to vigorously advocate the interests of the client.  But when the client’s interests conflict directly or indirectly with the lawyer’s interests, when the lawyer thinks the client is making bad decisions, or when the client simply become unhappy with the course or outcome of a r...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Providing for the care of pets is, for some clients, their most urgent estate and trust priority.  These clients want to ensure that, after their own deaths, their pets are looked after in a safe and secure environment.  But the law is unclear in this area – there are few familiar planning patterns to follow in this area.  The challenge for the planner is to create new structures to ach...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Most real estate projects are developed and owned as joint ventures, as mean of leveraging various sources and types of capital and expertise, and as a technique for mitigating risk in complex projects.  Developers may seek equity or mezzanine loans from investors and long-term loans from commercial lenders.  Contactors may have profit participation rights in exchange for an abatement of some...
For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here Facilitated by Katherine James How many times have you thought you prepared a witness perfectly only to have that witness fail – either just a little, or completely and disastrously? Do your problem witnesses keep you awake at night? Do some witnesses affect YOUR performance? You are not alone. Every attorney knows exactly what a “star witness” looks like, acts like, and performs like. A star witness is confiden...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Most real estate projects are developed and owned as joint ventures, as mean of leveraging various sources and types of capital and expertise, and as a technique for mitigating risk in complex projects.  Developers may seek equity or mezzanine loans from investors and long-term loans from commercial lenders.  Contactors may have profit participation rights in exchange for an abatement of som...
  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.This program will provide you with a practical guide to taking a...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar As in every other aspect of law practice, when a law firm dissolves for whatever reason – the death or retirement of a practitioner or the decision of partners to go their separate ways – there are substantial ethical issues to be considered. These issues range from notification of clients of the dissolution of the firm to the retention or return of client files.  Also, the attorneys of the disso...
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WINNING AT TRIAL FEATURING AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR SHANE READ Friday, November 14   presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street     Webcast Sites Charleston - Charleston School of Law, 81 Mary St, Mary 101 Room Greenville - Greenville Technical College, Buck Mickel Center, 216 South Pleasantburg Dr., Room 188 Myrtle Beach - Horry-Georgetown Tech, Grand Strand Campus, 950 Crab...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar When an attorney discovers that a client is being – or has been – dishonest, there is a sharp ethical tension between the duty of confidentiality and the duty of the attorney, an officer of the court whose word and reputation are of paramount importance, to be honest.  The attorney needs to determine at what point client confidentiality may be violated for purposes of honesty, and how – and to who...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Estate planning for professionals – physicians, lawyers, accounts and others – and executives raises challenging issues for the planner. These clients have high incomes but retirement assets that are highly concentrated in restrictive retirement plan. They tend to have few tangible business assets – such as real estate or capital equipment or contact rights – but are often the target of many claimants ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Estate planning for professionals – physicians, lawyers, accounts and others – and executives raises challenging issues for the planner. These clients have high incomes but retirement assets that are highly concentrated in restrictive retirement plan. They tend to have few tangible business assets – such as real estate or capital equipment or contact rights – but are often the target of many claimants...
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Real Estate and Family Law Updates (CLE 6-Pack Seminar Series)   Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Divison Live at the SC Bar Conference Center  1501 Park Street     REGISTRATION FEES $60 (this seminar ONLY) MCLE Credit Hours 2.0 MCLE credit hours    Real Estate law and practice has seen major changes in 2014! Susan Stewart of Investor’s Title Insurance will walk you through t...
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SOUTH CAROLINA TAX UPDATE Wednesday, November 19 presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street    Registration Fees: Early Bird $140 Regular $155 (after 11/5) Credit Hours: This program qualifies for 3.33 MCLE credit hours, including 3.33 Taxation Law Specialization credit hours and .5 Estate Probate Specialization credit hours.  VIEW THE BROCHURE   ABOUT THE SEMINAR Join Joh...
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  For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here When William O. Douglas retired from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975, he had served longer than any other justice in its history and had helped to decide some of the most important cases in the history of the nation. Anecdote, humor and painful remembrances are used to explore some of the most explosive issues of William O. Douglas' thirty-six year tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court. Douglas wrestles with balanci...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual program will provide you with a wide ranging review of ethics developments important to your practice.  The program will cover subtle but important legal issues when you use various forms of common technology – smartphones, tablets, the “cloud” and social media – to communicate with clients, the courts and other attorneys, store and retrieve client files, and use social media f...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual program will provide you with a wide ranging review of ethics developments important to your practice.  The program will cover subtle but important legal issues when you use various forms of common technology – smartphones, tablets, the “cloud” and social media – to communicate with clients, the courts and other attorneys, store and retrieve client files, and use social media f...
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RAINMAKING BOOTCAMP FOR ATTORNEYS Friday, November 21   presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street Registration is closed for this program. Walk-in registrations will be accepted.  Registration opens at 8:25 a.m.   REGISTRATION FEES: Early Bird $295 Regular $345 (after 11/7) MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.5 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credi...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar The most basic ways in which attorneys do their work – prepare and exchange documents, communicate with each other, clients and the courts – has changed dramatically.  Today, everyone is interconnected not only at their desk computers but also on the road and even walking down the street. Information is seemingly accessible anywhere – through a smartphone, a tablet, remotely from the “Clou...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Social media of every kind – law firm web sites and e-newsletters, blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook – have opened vast new opportunities for attorneys. You can communicate with current and prospective clients, colleagues and staff, and the public.  You can also obtain vast troves of information on virtually everything and everyone – factual information about cases or transactions and backgr...
To register for this live teleseminar, 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 creating ...
Live Webcast:  Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here Some have called Sir Thomas More the first "modern man." He was certainly the quintessential Renaissance man ... lawyer, statesman, philosopher, linguist, raconteur, Chancellor of England ... and author of one of the great books of western civilization, Utopia. Despite all that, King Henry VIII beheaded Sir Thomas More in 1535 for high treason. This drama takes...
...and Transactional Practice To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Virtually every file – word processing documents, email, spreadsheets, online messages – attorneys, their clients or adversaries create or transmit electronically contains “metadata.”  Metadata is precise information about when the file and by whom it was created and, crucially, how it was modified. This information can reveal extremely sensitive information about a...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Investigations are an essential task at every stage of litigation – determining whether facts exist to bring a claim and, once a complaint is filed, building a case for trial.  When conducted by attorneys, or investigators working as their agents, this fact-finding function is subject to a range of ethics restrictions. Where those restrictions are arguably violated, attorneys not only pote...