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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 lead by experienced South Carolina practitioners whose goal is to provide you with practical advice on how to handle cases in designated areas. The courses are process oriented, not substantive law oriented, they are specifically designed to provide you with step-by-step guidance and the opportunity to interact with the faculty.

The Consumer Law Practice Essentials is a unique and powerful learning experience that will provide the tools, resources, and practical information needed to build and maintain a successful Consumer Law practice. Carefully designed by an experienced planning team, this highly interactive program features a diverse group of practitioners chosen specifically for their commitment to imparting practical knowledge in a conversational and interactive way so that participants will learn about skills and processes, rather than black letter law and war stories. 

In order to promote maximum interactivity, the courses will be offered only at the S.C. Bar Conference Center in Columbia. Each course will include detailed materials, with heavy emphasis on forms and checklists. Many courses will offer discounts on S.C. Bar books and software related to the practice area.
 
Each course is limited to a maximum of 100 attendees. Register early to secure a spot for a particular course or courses!
If you have any questions about the series or questions about any of the individual courses, please contact S.C. Bar—CLE Director Terry Burnett at tburnett@scbar.org or 803-576-3780.
 
AGENDA
8:30 a.m.      Registration
8:55 a.m.      Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.      “The Best Offense”—Foreclosure Defenses & Counterclaims
                        Andrew S. Radeker
                        Harrison & Radeker, PA
 
10:00 a.m.    “Just Read the Instructions”—The S.C. Consumer Practice Manual
                         Susan B. Berkowitz
                         S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center
 
11:00 a.m.     Break
11 :15 a.m.   “Turning the Tables pt. I”—Defending Debt Buyer Cases
                         David A. Maxfield
                         Dave Maxfield, Attorney, LLC
 
12:15 p.m.     Lunch (includes lunch)
 
1:30 p.m.       Turning the Tables pt. II”—Bringing Claims against Debt Collectors
                         Penny Cauley
                         Hayes Cauley, PC
 
2:30 p.m.       Break
2:45 p.m.       "Extra Credit”—Credit Counseling & FCRA Basics
                         Shawn M. French
                         The French Law Firm, LLC
 
3:45 p.m.      Ethical Issues in Consumer Cases
                       Thomas E. Lydon
                       McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC
 
4:45 p.m.      Adjourn
 
All registrations must be pre-paid.  All registrations must include a credit card number

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25.00 administrative processing fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to SC Bar-CLE Division at registrar@scbar.org by 5 pm one week prior to the seminar. If you register but do not cancel by 5 pm one week before or register but do not attend, you will receive the course materials in consideration of payment. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.