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Fast Break on Fast Track Jury Trials:
How It Will Work
presented by
The South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division
 
Live at the
Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29202
 
 
 
Video-CLE sites statewide: Greenville, Myrtle Beach, N. Charleston and Rock Hill 
 
 
About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours.
 
Fast Track Jury Trials are here! By Administrative Order of the Supreme Court dated March 7, 2013, South Carolina litigants may now elect to try civil cases in Common Pleas through the use of Fast Track Jury Trials. These trials have a number of special characteristics involving everything from the use of Hearing Officers, to trial scheduling, witnesses, evidence, amount of time allotted for trial, rules regarding the rights of parties to appeal, offers and demands, case presentation and the trial record.
 
On June 7, the South Carolina Bar CLE Division is pleased to present you with a unique opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of Fast Track Jury Trials and see a Fast Track Jury Trial Demonstration. Do short, date certain trials appeal to you and your clients? Do you want to expand your career interests as a hearing officer? Should your associates be battle tested? Learning how to use the Fast Track Jury Trial system now is essential. Course Planner Brad Waring has brought together a distinguished faculty of judges and practitioners including Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, Circuit Judges Edward W. Miller and Stephanie P. McDonald, Elizabeth Van Doren Gray, Carl L. Solomon, Samuel R. Clawson, John Hamilton Smith and Paul B. Wickensimer who will lead you through the history and process of Fast Track Jury Trials, answer your questions, and position you to take advantage of this new system whether as an advocate or Hearing Officer.
 
Come join your colleagues and our faculty at the SC Bar Conference Center, by satellite at the Buck Mickel Center in Greenville, Horry-Georgetown Technical College (Grand Strand Campus) in Myrtle Beach, Trident Technical College in N. Charleston or York Technical College in Rock Hill, or by individual Live Webcast on June 7 and get the “inside scoop” on how Fast Track Jury Trials will work and how you can take advantage of them!
 
Agenda
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:20 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
                Bradish J. Waring
8:30 a.m. Why Fast Track? History, Outline & How It Will Work
                Hon. Chief Justice Jean H. Toal
                Bradish J. Waring
                Hon. Paul B. Wickensimer, Clerk of Court, Greenville County
10:00 a.m. Morning Break
10:15 a.m. Fast Track Trial Demonstration
                  Plaintiff–Represented by Carl L. Solomon
                  Defendant–Represented by Samuel R. Clawson
                  Hearing Officer–Elizabeth Van Doren Gray
12:45 a.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Hearing Officer Training; Judicial Decorum & Demeanor; Handling Motions, Jury Questions/ Issues and Jury Charges
                Hon. Stephanie P. McDonald
                Hon. Edward W. Miller
                Hon. John Hamilton Smith
3:30 p.m. Questions To and Answers From The Panel
                Hon. Chief Justice Jean H. Toal
                Hon. Stephanie P. McDonald
                Hon. Edward W. Miller
                Hon. John Hamilton Smith
                Carl L. Solomon
                Samuel R. Clawson
                Elizabeth Van Doren Gray
                Hon. Paul B. Wickensimer
                Moderator–Bradish J. Waring
4:00 p.m. Adjourn