Lace up for the YLD Virtual 5/10k

The Young Lawyers Division will host a virtual 5K/10K race Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31. All Bar members are invited to take part. Participants will commit to running or walking a 5K or 10K while practicing social distancing! There is an entry donation request of $15 to go toward one of the following organizations: the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the Special Olympics or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.      

Sign up here by May 25 to join in the fun. Prior to the race, participants will receive a link to record times and are asked to share their times and photos on social media tagging the @SCBarYLD and #YLDStayAway5K10K. Contact Shauna Gibson with questions.   

The race also offers a great opportunity to download the Strava app and join the SC Bar Wellness Committee's "SC Bar Wellness Club" to keep up with what your peers are doing, encourage each other and challenge yourself. Strava is available in the Apple and Google Play app stores. 

Your Bar: Your Voice Survey reminder

All South Carolina Bar members received an email invitation from our research partner Spring International (via Your Bar: Your Voice – SC Bar Member Survey <donotreply@ on May 3 to participate in our all-member survey. 
Please take time to access the online survey and answer the questions so we can better understand our membership and your experiences in the legal profession. If you did not receive the personalized email and link, email  
The survey also is available at if you access the survey from this link, you will have to enter your Bar number without leading zeros.   

A reminder invitation was sent to members who have not yet completed the survey on May 10.   

Launching this comprehensive membership survey is a critical milestone in our Five-Year Strategic Diversity Plan. The survey will be available through May 24 and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Feedback is confidential. 

Seeking information on a will

The family of Hamilton Laverne Cantley, Sr., is seeking information on his will. Mr. Cantley, of Kingstree, died in April 2021 and likely had a will written in Williamsburg or Florence counties. If you have information, please contact Lisa Mobley at 843-373-5102. 

PMAP tech tip: Protect your firm 

Is your firm prepared for ransomware attacks? Research shows that the median ransom payment in late 2020 was $78,398 and 77% of all attacks include a threat to leak stolen data. Here are some tips you can follow to help protect your firm. Email Courtney Troutman at to set up a free practice management consultation. 

Make-A-Wish South Carolina  and the  SC Bar Young Lawyers Division  are pleased to host a third annual golf tournament called “Birdies for Belief.” All profits will be donated to Make-A-Wish SC to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. The event will be at 12:30 p.m. May 26 at Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more and sign up to play by emailing  Kimberly Snipes.   

Write for SC Lawyer magazine

SC Lawyer magazine is currently seeking authors to write articles that appeal to a broad range of lawyers. Please send proposals and articles to Jamie Metz. See the Memorandum for Authors for more information. 

Mark your May calendar with these CLEs

Law Firms Face the Scourge of Ransomware: How to Prevent, Respond, Recover
May 18; Cost: $70 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

Recognizing and Addressing Bias in Your Mediation Practice
May 19; Cost: $55 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

Advance Directives - Ethical Overview
May 20; Cost: $70 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 LEPR

30 Tech Tips in 30 Minutes
May 26; Cost: $40 / 0.50 MCLE

Purchase and save with the Big Ticket
Did you know the SC Bar CLE Big Ticket includes all live webcasts plus most on-demand programs for one low price? Your purchase allows access for a year to every live webcast and most on-demand programs for the low-cost of $495, making it easy and affordable to stay compliant. Learn more about the Big Ticket here.  
Browse new book releases and more 

Shop with ease for all the latest titles through the CLE Book Store. Browse all publications or use the search and sort filters to easily find the books you’re looking for. The SC Bar CLE Publications Division recently released these new titles.

A Guide to Civil Practices and Procedures in Magistrate Court

Practicing Before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: A Guide from Start to Finish

                                  This week's teleseminars 

Looking for more CLE options? Browse these upcoming teleseminar programs: 

Drafting Demand Letters
May 12; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

From One Thing to Another: Business Entity Conversions & Domestication
May 13; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

2021 Fiduciary Litigation Update
May 14; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 EPP Specialization

Earnouts: Taking a Wait and See Approach to Valuation of Closely Held Companies
May 17; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

Firm & hiring announcements

The Acquaviva Law Firm, LLC has relocated to 672 Marina Drive, Suite 101, Charleston, 29492. 

Axelrod & Associates, P.A. announces that Allison Black has joined the firm’s Myrtle Beach office located at 1550 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach 29577.

Best Honeycutt announces that Jenkins Wilson has joined the firm, located at 102 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 8, Charleston, 29412, (843) 793-4744. 

Cavanaugh & Thickens announces that Robb Brown has joined the firm in the Columbia office at 1717 Marion St., Columbia, 29201. 

Upcoming Events:

May 14 
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
May 20 
Tax Law Section Council
May 21
Ethics Advisory Committee Meeting
May 21
Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting
*All meetings are virtual
Event Calendars:
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