South Carolina Bar News October 2013 : Page 1

SC BAR NEWS October 2013 | Vol. 26, No. 1 FEATURED ARTICLES: 2 3 8 12 Board of Governors Meet 2014 Bar Convention: Make Plans to Attend! Mock Trial Named Best Volunteer Program Young Lawyers Recognized with Four ABA Awards of Achievement Financial Statements Section Operating Funds 26 27 RECURRING: 10 4 28 9 14 24 6 Peter G. Currence (holding the award), Hon. H. Bruce Williams, Leslie Kirkland Riddle, James T. McLaren, Hon. R. Knox McMahon, C. Dayton Riddle III and C. Vance Stricklin Jr. Bar Bytes Bar Foundation News Calendar Casemaker Corner CLE News Ethics Advisory Opinions Firm Announcements Judicial Advisory Opinions Lawyers Helping Lawyers Lending Library Spotlight Risk Management 17 18 22 20 CLE Division Wins ACLEA’s Top Program Award THE CLE DIVISION IS THE WINNER OF THE 2013 ASSOCIATION FOR CLE (ACLEA) Award of Professional Excellence for its online cooking CLE series “Whipping Up Some Justice.” The Award of Professional Excellence is ACLEA’s highest ACLEA , continued on page 9.

CLE Division Wins ACLEA’s Top Program Award

THE CLE DIVISION IS THE WINNER OF THE 2013 ASSOCIATION FOR CLE (ACLEA) Award of Professional Excellence for its online cooking CLE series “Whipping Up Some Justice.” The Award of Professional Excellence is ACLEA’s highest Award, and the Bar’s CLE Division was chosen from a field of entries comprising public and private CLE providers in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The award was presented in August during the ACLEA annual meeting in Baltimore, MD. <br /> <br /> The recipe for the entertaining series features cooking demonstrations by retired family court judge and host Leslie Riddle and a guest Bar member chef, followed by meaty discussions of legal education topics around the meal. Currently four programs are available through the Bar website with additional programs being planned. Each program provides step-by-step instructions on how to cook a fabulous meal (recipe included!), as well as an hour of CLE on a variety of current topics such as the “stand your ground defense,” client interview strategies and fee agreements, parenting plans, and attorney mental health and substance abuse with Jim Blackburn.<br /> <br /> More than 100 Bar members have already viewed at least one of the “Whipping Up Some Justice” episodes. As the series grows, it will cover additional practice areas and reveal the secrets to more delicious recipes. The end goal of the S.C. Bar CLE Division is better lawyers, better chefs and programs that satisfy the body, mind and soul of Bar members. “We are always looking for new ways to deliver great CLE to Bar members, and if we can combine a creative and fun approach with meaningful content, all the better,” said Terry Burnett, S.C. Bar CLE Director. <br /> <br /> ACLEA awards recognize excellence in programming, technology, publications, public service and marketing. The recognition of “Whipping Up Some Justice” underscores the position of the CLE Division as a national and international leader in creative and dynamic CLE programming.

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