SC Lawyer, Jan. 2005, #1. Bar News - January 2005.

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SC Lawyer, Jan. 2005, #1.

Bar News - January 2005

South Carolina Lawyer January. 2005

Bar News - January 2005January is upon us, but if you haven't yet registered for the 2005 Bar Convention, don't worry: registrations will be accepted until January 12, or you may register at the door. Read on for a long list of reasons to get your registration in early, including informative CLE seminars, networking opportunities and the best social events yet, as well as the official unveiling of Casemaker(c), the Bar's newest member benefit!

The Convention kicks off with the joint Solo and Small Firm Section and Law Office Technology Committee seminar. Attendees will hear from veteran speaker Ross Kodner on what to expect from technology beyond 2005 and catch a glimpse of the new case management system in Greenville County. The Health Law Section seminar, also on Thursday afternoon, will feature a panel discussion on tort reform efforts moderated by Alex Sanders. The panel will consist of Professor Patrick Hubbard, South Carolina Bar Immediate Past President Ken Anthony, South Carolina Medical Association President Dr. John Evans and representatives from the SCDTAA, the South Carolina Hospital Association and the malpractice insurance industry. On Thursday evening, visit with Bar President F. Earl Ellis Jr. and your colleagues while strolling the exhibit areas at a unique venue for the President's Welcome Reception - the South Carolina Aquarium.

On Friday, join the faculty of talented practitioners, judges, law professors and special guest Edward Garland at the 20th Annual Criminal Law Update for information on the hottest developments in criminal law. Part I is a mandatory JCLE for circuit court judges. The Third Annual Civil Law Update, coordinated by Jim Gray and Mike Kelly, provides a full day of civil law programming including updates on pharmaceutical, nursing home and stucco/toxic mold litigation; a look at discovery abuse; and examination of experts under Daubert. Part II is a mandatory JCLE for circuit court judges. The Family Law Seminar, a mandatory JCLE for family court judges, will offer three hours of programming, including a look at custody and psychological evaluations.

At Friday's Plenary Luncheon, Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal will give State of the Judiciary remarks followed by keynote speaker ABA President Robert Grey's discussion on the American Jury Project. Grey is devoting his term to educating the public on and reinvigorating the nation's commitment to jury service.

This year's Convention offers an entertainment lineup you don't want to miss! On Friday night, enjoy an evening of comedy at Dinner & A Show: An Evening with The Second City. The Second City performance will have you in stitches with part well-rehearsed sketches, part informally...

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