CLE suspension deadline Thursday

Pursuant to Rule 419, SCACR, if Bar members have not established CLE compliance by April 15, 2021, their names will be forwarded to the South Carolina Supreme Court for suspension of their law licenses. To establish compliance, lawyers must earn sufficient accredited CLE hours (or have carry-forward hours from the previous reporting year), file their reports listing the required credits, and pay all fees. To avoid suspension, compliance reports and fees must be received by the Commission no later than Thursday, April 15, 2021. Questions should be directed to the Commission at (803) 799-5578 or e-mailed to

Submit wellness photos 

The Wellness Committee is in the process of revamping and updating the wellness website Living Above the Bar, and it needs your help!  We would like to include more pictures from Bar members in action across all sections of the site instead of relying on stock images.  Please submit photos or videos displaying you taking part in any form of wellness (physical, mental, social) activity or practice to Jasmine Smith at Photos that you have already posted on other social media sites will work. The Wellness Committee will award a prize to those photos selected.

Books for SC children in need

The Young Lawyers Division and The Links, Incorporated, kicked off a book drive for children in need this month. Drop off your new or gently used books for elementary school aged children through May 17. Drop off in the lobby of the SC Bar Building at 950 Taylor St., Columbia. Email Kimberly Snipes with questions.

Tech tip Tuesday: Eye on security 

Check out  this tech tip brought to you by the SC Bar's Practice Management Assistance Program (PMAP). Do you have antivirus/malware software on your PC/Mac/Server? If so, pay close attention to that software's renewal terms. Watch out for any future phishing emails that contain an attached invoice. The  scam  asks you to either click a link to renew your subscription or call the phone number listed on the fake invoice to cancel. Visit for helpful links or email  for more advice.

Crafting for a good cause

The Young Lawyers Division’s Make-A-Wish Committee is hosting a Virtual DIY Night facilitated by the AR Workshop from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. A boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials, AR Workshop is willing to host a virtual night where Bar members can build a project together virtually and a percentage of the proceeds of each project will be donated to Make-A-Wish. This is a statewide event as they have workshops in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston. The projects range from $45 to (over) $100 and you are free to purchase the one you prefer. 

Register via this link, and after you have signed up, you will receive an email with a link to purchase your DIY to-go kit and the Zoom link prior to the Virtual DIY Night. Simply follow the emailed link for your location of choice to place your order, select your project, pick up your to-go kit, and join the YLD for some creative fun for a good cause. If you have questions, email Mary Catherine Harbin.

ISO volunteers to network with students

The SC Bar Diversity Committee’s Pipeline Sub-Committee will implement the virtual program “LawBound” at Columbia High School on April 23. LawBound is a program created to diversify the legal pipeline.  

During the program students will have an opportunity to virtually network with lawyers. If you are interested in participating in the virtual networking component of the program, there are a few additional slots available that will help the committee meet its goal of a 1:1 attorney/student ratio. 

Contact Deyaska Spencer at or Janice Holmes at for additional information and to sign up. 

Books, books, books

If you're a legal bookworm then this is the perfect time to complete or update your legal library! Learn more about The Law of Workers’ Compensation Insurance in South Carolina, Seventh Edition and South Carolina Deposition Procedure Handbook in these CLE Spring Book Festival author videos:

Workers' Compensation Insurance in SC with Shannon Poteat and Grady Beard

Workers' Compensation Insurance in SC with Marti Bluestein, Allison Sullivan, and Derrick Williams

South Carolina Deposition Procedure Handbook with Tom Nelson

Stay tuned to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and your inbox throughout April, where you can watch authors give brief overviews of their books in the pubs spotlight via the weekly Pubs Digest email every Friday. You might just get a few ideas of what to add to your library.

Spring CLEs aplenty
The SC Bar CLE Division has your spring covered in CLEs, not pollen! Mark your calendars now for these upcoming live webcast programs:

Understanding Victim Advocacy in South Carolina (sponsored by SC Bar YLD)
April 27; Cost: $70 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

Security Assessments and Pen Testing for Law Firms
April 28; Cost: $70 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

2021 Best Practices for South Carolina Paralegals (via Zoom)
May 7; Cost: $125 / Credit: N/A (does not qualify for MCLE credit for attorneys)
*Download the brochure and registration form here
2021 Recent Developments in Employment Law
May 14; Cost: $250 / Credits: 6.0 MCLE / 6.0 ELL Specialization Credit

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

Upcoming teleseminars

Teleseminar courses are another convenient CLE programming option offered by the SC Bar. Browse these upcoming programs:

Beneficiary Designations in Retirement Accounts: Protecting a Lifetime of Savings
April 14; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 EPP Specialization 

Charging Orders in Business Transactions
April 15; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

Escrow Agreements in Real Estate Transactions
April 16; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE

Ethics, Satisfied Clients & Successful Representations
April 19; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 LEPR

Firm & hiring announcements
Ethridge Law Group, LLC announces that  Dylan C. Kidd  has joined the firm located at 1100 Queensborough Blvd., Suite 200, Mount Pleasant,  29464 . 
Upcoming Events:

April 14
Health Care Law Section Council
Intellectual Property & Innovation Committee
April 15
Board of Governors
April 16
Ethics Advisory Committee
Professional Responsibility Committee
*All meetings are virtual
Event Calendars:
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