South Carolina attorneys can get 7.5 hours of free CLE credit at two upcoming mental health “first aid” courses being offered in March and April. The courses will take place in Columbia on March 15 and Greenville on April 12. ...Read More »
The South Carolina Bar now offers online on-demand continuing legal education opportunities, as part of their eCLE On-Demand, Webcast and Teleseminar program. The program bills itself as an opportunity to earn CLE from the office, home or anywhere with access ...Read More »
Watching Batman movies and playing bingo might seem better suited to a 6-year-old’s birthday party than a professional development seminar, but when you’re trying to persuade a roomful of lawyers to take stock of their own mental health, you do whatever works. Over the years, Continuing Legal Education seminars on mental health, addiction and ethics have evolved beyond the standard, heart-wrenching testimonial to include multimedia programs studded with film, comedy, games and even modern dance. Credit that change to an ongoing effort to create an environment of acceptance and support in a profession known for high stress levels and burnout rates.
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Every spring, more than 13,000 Palmetto State lawyers can congratulate themselves on meeting all the state requirements for continuing legal education. And every spring the March 1 deadline that was once 12 months in the future creeps up on lawyers, who fail to complete their requirements and then miss a March 31 deadline to make amends. As of April 1, they're on automatic suspension from the practice of law for violating Rule 419 of the S.C. Appellate Court Rules, but, after missing yet another deadline, two or three dozen find their names on the South Carolina Supreme Court's website.Read More »
By DIANA SMITH, Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Learning how in-house attorneys tackle the financial and ethical dilemmas that come with working for corporations drew a crowd of 170 people last week for a crash course in the intricacies of business and ...Read More »
Get ready to channel your inner Daniel Boone or Annie Oakley. There's still time to sign up for two South Carolina Bar-sponsored courses that will teach attorneys the ins and outs of gun law - and allow them to spend their afternoons firing weapons to qualify for concealed-weapons permits. Incorporating target practice is a newfangled twist on the average firearms CLE, which is offered by bars in several states. But "the South really likes their guns," said Doug Kim, an intellectual property attorney who is helping coordinate the May 6 CLE in Greenville.Read More »