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Mar 25, 2021

Mastering the adversarial opposing counsel

By Shawn Healy In the idyllic view of a trial, one often pictures scenes from classic movies that portray two lawyers in a professional sparring match, each party making an articulate, compelling argument for his side. They both use their intellect, their persuasion and their best sales pitch to convince the judge and/or jury of […]

Mar 6, 2019

Free mental health CLE in Columbia, Greenville

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. The training is open to all attorneys in the state and intended to train non-medical […]

Feb 20, 2019

SC CLE compliance reports due

South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education compliance reports are due on or before March 1. Reports and the appropriate fees should be mailed to the CLE Commission at P.O. Box 2138, Columbia, SC 29202. They may also be hand-delivered to the Commission’s office at 950 Taylor Street, Ste. 120, in Columbia Any reports postmarked after […]

Jul 12, 2018

SC bar allows attorneys to get CLE credit online

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 to the internet. Presently, attorneys can earn up to six hours annually of CLE online. […]

Aug 4, 2015

Havana flights

Maybe it’s the vintage cars or the fine cigars, but something keeps bringing the senior lawyers division of the South Carolina Bar back to Cuba. The group’s first trip in January 2013 was such a success that the second excursion, slated for the first week in November, filled up so quickly that a third jaunt […]

Apr 26, 2013

Yes, this is a CLE

What does an Italian sausage egg bake have in common with the Castle Doctrine? Nothing, actually—unless you’re in the legal kitchen of retired Family Court Judge Leslie Riddle.

Feb 10, 2012

This ain’t your grandpa’s CLE

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-w[...]

May 20, 2011

Bar suspends 29 over CLEs

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 pra[...]

Apr 29, 2011

When business and law intersect, professional ethics get thorny

By DIANA SMITH, Staff Writer [email protected] 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 law. Dubbed a “Mini-MBA” CLE “by in-house lawyers, for in-house lawyers,” the seminar was coordinated [&helli[...]

Mar 25, 2011

Ready, aim, CLE: Course combines primer on gun law with target practice, weapons permits

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 i[...]

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