South Carolina Bar News December 2013 : Page 1

SC BAR NEWS Early Convention Registration Deadline Approaching The 2014 Convention, to be held at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort January 23-26, is shaping up to be a fun-filled weekend. In addition to an outstanding Take advantage of CLE line-up, the Convention the early-bird discount offers something for every-by registering by one, and this year is no DECEMBER 13! exception. Visit www.scbar.org/convention Here are just a few for additional details about this highlights: year’s events and to register. • Treat yourself to an account of the lives and contributions of distin-guished deceased Bar mem-bers at the annual Memory Hold the Door ceremony. • Visit with friends and colleagues at the President’s Welcome Reception on Thursday in the beautiful Sanctuary lobby. Convention , continued on page 13. December 2013 | Vol. 26, No. 2 FEATURED ARTICLES: 2 2 2 3 9 Board of Governors Meets Nominees Selected Legislative Update Available License Fees Due January 1 Middle Schools Advance to State Mock Trial Competition RECURRING: 10 4 24 9 14 13 6 12 17 18 22 20 Bar Bytes Bar Foundation News Calendar Casemaker Corner CLE News Ethics Advisory Opinions Firm Announcements Health and Wellness Judicial Advisory Opinions Lawyers Helping Lawyers Lending Library Spotlight Risk Management Final Issue In an effort to deliver news to Bar members more efficiently and in a more timely fashion, this will be the final issue of SC Bar News . In 2014, look for details and photos about Bar projects in E-Blast and on the Bar website. Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Regular features such as Bar Bytes and the Lawyers Helping Lawyers column will appear in the South Carolina Lawyer magazine beginning in March. Thanks for reading!

Early Convention Registration Deadline Approaching

The 2014 Convention, to be held at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort January 23-26, is shaping up to be a fun-filled weekend. In addition to an outstanding CLE line-up, the Convention offers something for everyone, and this year is no exception.<br /> <br /> Here are just a few highlights:<br /> <br /> • Treat yourself to an account of the lives and contributions of distinguished deceased Bar members at the annual Memory Hold the Door ceremony.<br /> <br /> • Visit with friends and colleagues at the President’s Welcome Reception on Thursday in the beautiful Sanctuary lobby.<br /> <br /> • Hear remarks from keynote speaker ABA President-Elect William Hubbard, in addition to Chief Justice Jean Toal’s State of the Judiciary, at Friday’s Plenary Luncheon.<br /> <br /> • Attend the Judicial/Legislative Reception on Friday night on the Sanctuary lawn.<br /> <br /> • Network with colleagues and visit the sold-out exhibit showcase to review products and services helpful to your practice!<br /> <br /> One of this year’s featured speakers is Former Nixon White House Counsel John W. Dean, who will present “The Watergate CLE: Ethics of Representing an Entity Under the Current Model Rules” during the popular Sunday morning Breakfast Ethics seminar. This unique and widely acclaimed seminar is a live account of the Watergate break-in and the many ethical aspects associated with this significant event in our nation’s history.<br /> <br /> The program will include clips from White House tapes and historic video from the Senate hearings and the Frost/Nixon interviews. It addresses the ethics of an attorney representing an organization using Dean’s example as the case study—focusing on Model Rules regarding an organization as client and the duty of confidentiality. It will also focus on the “report up” and “report out” requirements and explore the ethical duties of an attorney who becomes entangled in client wrongdoing, whether deliberately or unwittingly.<br /> <br /> Final Issue <br /> <br /> In an effort to deliver news to Bar members more efficiently and in a more timely fashion, this will be the final issue of SC Bar News. In 2014, look for details and photos about Bar projects in E-Blast and on the Bar website. Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Regular features such as Bar Bytes and the Lawyers Helping Lawyers column will appear in the South Carolina Lawyer magazine beginning in March. Thanks for reading!

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