South Carolina Bar News October 2010 : Page 1
SC BAR NEWS October 2010 | Vol. 23, No. 1 Save the Date! Opening slated for new confer-ence center BAR MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception in honor of the opening of the S.C. Bar Conference Center on Thursday, October 28. The facil-ity, on the corner of Park and Hampton streets in downtown Columbia, will provide increased parking and meeting space for Bar members, and state-of-the-art technology for in-person, web and telephone conference capabilities will enhance the quality of CLE programming. Stay tuned to E-Blast for additional details. FEATURED ARTICLES: 24 Amicus briefs filed 2 3 Law school review panel to release report 14 Lawyers Desk Book available; county offices supplement coming soon 3 Work of Bar task force receives national spotlight 23 York One Academy scores “superior” at national conference IN EVERY ISSUE: 20 Bar Bytes 4 Bar Foundation News 28 Calendar 12 CLE News 18 Ethics Advisory Opinions 6 Firm Announcements 2011 Bar Convention: what’s in store IN JANUARY, THE BAR WILL OFFER MEMBERS THE OPPORTU-NITY TO FULFILL THEIR ANNUAL CLE REQUIREMENT at an unmatched value during the Bar Convention at the recently-reno-vated Hilton Head Island Marriott Resort and Spa. This year’s beachfront venue offers award-winning dining, three championship Convention, continued on page 26. 25 Health and Wellness NEW! 16 Judicial Advisory Opinions 11 Lawyers Helping Lawyers 17 Risk Management Effective Witness Questioning: developing successful courtroom skills
Save The Date!
Opening slated for new conference center BAR MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception in honor of the opening of the S. C. Bar Conference Center on Thursday, October 28. The facility, on the corner of Park and Hampton streets in downtown Columbia, will provide increased parking and meeting space for Bar members, and state-of-the-art technology for in-person, web and telephone conference capabilities will enhance the quality of CLE programming. Stay tuned to E-Blast for additional details.
2011 Bar Convention: What's In Store
IN JANUARY, THE BAR WILL OFFER MEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FULFILL THEIR ANNUAL CLE REQUIREMENT at an unmatched value during the Bar Convention at the recently-renovated Hilton Head Island Marriott Resort and Spa. This year’s beachfront venue offers award-winning dining, three championship Golf courses, 25 tennis courts and a luxury spa. Join us January 20-23 and choose from 23 practice- specific seminars while networking with your colleagues from the bench and bar.<br /> <br /> The seminar line-up will include annual favorites such as the Law Office Technology program, Criminal Law and Civil Law Updates and Breakfast Ethics. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from New Jersey attorney Patricia Apy, featured speaker for the Family Law Section seminar, who represented David Goldman in the custody case that captured the world’s attention. Apy will discuss the legal battle that raged between jurisdictions as her client sought to gain custody of his son, Sean, from Brazil. In addition, Reid F. Trautz will speak at the Law Office Technology seminar. Trautz, co-author of The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice, is a nationally recognized advisor, author and presenter on business process improvement, law practice technology, attorney-client communications, ethics and risk management.<br /> <br /> Learn more about these and other hot topics at www.scbar.org/convention.<br /> <br /> Relaxation will be in order after a busy day of CLE, and the Convention promises something for everyone. On Thursday evening, join members of the bench and bar in honoring a prestigious group of deceased Bar members at the Memory Hold the Door ceremony. Later, enjoy the complimentary welcome reception with Bar President Carl Solomon on the resort’s oceanfront Basshead Deck. On Friday, don’t forget to take a break for the Plenary Luncheon featuring remarks by Chief Justice Jean Toal as well as the presentation of the Bar Foundation’s DuRant Award. Later, network with members of the bench and legislators at the Judicial and Legislative reception before donning your favorite school colors for a festive tailgate party! Sports fans, don’t miss this chance to trade jabs with your team rivals during a traditional southern tailgate, and catch up with other friends and Colleagues at the “after-party” complimentary hospitality suite. Tickets will go fast for Saturday’s wine tasting and wine pairing dinner at Robert Irvine’s Eat! Irvine is featured on the Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible and will hold a cooking demonstration for Convention attendees on Saturday morning.<br /> <br /> Another exciting new addition to the Convention’s social line-up includes a day trip to historic Beaufort, showcasing the many movies filmed there, including Forrest Gump, The Great Santini, The Big Chill, GI Jane, Platoon and Forces of Nature.<br /> <br /> The Convention is the premier event for the South Carolina legal community in terms of education and professional development, and this year’s event will be no exception! Visit www.scbar.org/convention to make your hotel reservations today and ensure the room of your choice. A printed Convention brochure will be mailed in early November. Also watch E-Blast, Facebook and Twitter for more information about this year’s exciting schedule of events, including registration information. You may also access the extended version of the brochure, with detailed information about each program, at www.scbar.org/convention.