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SC CLE compliance reports due (access required)

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 ...

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Havana flights (access required)

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, ...

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Yes, this is a CLE (access required)

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.

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This ain’t your grandpa’s CLE (access required)

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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Bar suspends 29 over CLEs (access required)

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.

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

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.

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