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Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP) - Ethics School
presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

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Bar Conference Center
Columbia, SC 29201

 
NEW Seminar date:
Monday, February 24, 8:45am – 4:30pm at the S.C. Bar Conference Center
 

 
About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including 6.0 LEPR credit hours.
 
The Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the Professional Responsibility Committee and CLE Division of the South Carolina Bar. LEAPP is a four-part program that is held two times each year, in February and September. LEAPP Ethics School is a full-day program that includes a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct, giving special attention to those provisions that commonly give rise to disciplinary complaints.   The faculty includes knowledgeable and experienced members of the Bar who deal with various aspects of attorney discipline cases and matters involving ethics, professionalism, and legal malpractice.
 
*Registration for Ethics School includes a copy of Annotated South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct 2013.
*Lunch will not be provided*
 
About the Book 
 
Annotated South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct 2013
Professor Nathan M. Crystal and Professor Robert M. Wilcox
 
The Annotated South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct 2013 Edition is designed to give busy practitioners quick, accurate, and inexpensive access to every important issue arising under the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct (SCACR 407). This practical, soft-cover volume contains the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (SCACR 413), and a number of other important rules including Financial Recordkeeping and conduct during depositions. The volume is thoroughly annotated with relevant case law and Ethics Advisory Opinions current through February 13, 2013. There is also a comprehensive index, comparisons of each SC Rule with the corresponding Model Rule, and many handy cross-references. New for the 2013 edition, each book purchase will come with the complete text on a searchable CD.
 
Ethics School Agenda
 
 
8:30 a.m.       Registration
 
8:45 a.m.       Scope of Representation, Fees, Termination:
                       Rules 1.2, 1.5 & 1.16
                       Lesley M. Coggiola
                      Office of Disciplinary Counsel
                                               
10:00 a.m.     Communication & Diligence: Rules 1.3 & 1.4
                       C. Tex Davis, Jr.
                       Office of Disciplinary Counsel
 
11:00 a.m.     Mid-morning Break
 
11:15 a.m.     Confidentiality: Rule 1.6
 
12:00 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)
 
1:15 p.m.       Succession Planning: Rule 1.3
                       Gretchen B. Gleason
                       Office of Commission Counsel                                     
 
1:45 p.m.       Conflicts of Interest: Rules 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 & 1.13
                       William O. Higgins
                       Adams & Reese LLP
                                                           
3:15 p.m.       Mid-afternoon Break
 
3:30 p.m.       Personnel Management: Rules 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and 5.5
                       Barbara M. Seymour
                       Office of Disciplinary Counsel
 
4:30 p.m.       Adjourn