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12 S.C. B. News 1 (2000-2001)

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Board of Governors
22, 23
Ethics Advisory
Firm Announcements
Judicial Advisory
Legal Administrators
MDP Hearing
Risk Management
'I South

Unauthorized practice
On Autgust 29 in the Richland County
Court of Common Pleas, lawyers for the
partties atltloutnced that a settlement had
been reached in 'lIjr Sl/e Y/ Somlh Carohia,
IN M Cblx A I. Condou, in hir o/-idl ,'aip?,I
as ,oti/h Calv/ina .i//omi.t, Ge1,// I.. Illie
I/prl lher  ///,I aTu1 rn1,l! .- l.rsode,.¢, I LC,
99-0P-40-0160. Tlhe complaint alleged that
the company had committed the unautho-
rized ptacdc of law as well as violations
under the South (arolina Unfair Trade
Practices Act.
The settlement incoiporates a tempe-
tiry injutction issued in February 1999.
'Te terms of that injunction include that
defendiants could not place :advertiscntns
stating that living trusts tiitnize or elimi-
nate estate taxes; that defendants could not
make representations as to the legal effica-
cy or desirability of a living trust; and that
all advertisements must Colntain language
that the need for a living trust should be

of law case settled
determined   after consultation  with  a
licensed attorney
In addition to the Continuatiin of tile
temporary injunction, defendants :agrecd to
a discontinuaion of the business and all re-
lated practices. Also, defeindants must pay
$1,0(W to the Attorney Generals Office foir
the costs of investigation. IFinall , in the
(onsttlt Order defendants agree to refrain
from ainy business in violation of the find-
ings and recomllcndations in lob, Doe, l/ias
I.r. (CIYit's AM. Condou, .'IllonryT Giend//iir
Sof/h cam/ina. In that actiotn, the Court
answered severtl questions on the unattho-
rized practice of law in the estate planning
Nothing in the Settlement Order \ill li-
mit remedies available to the Attorney Gc-
neral in connection \vith fuiture violations of
laws or t'egulations. Addifionally; pri'ate par-
ties \Vill have the right to pustc remedies
available under South Carolina law

Video CLE pilot program approved
At its s'umtnet 111ccl.g in Ililton Head,  hours of I.I IPR or M(I1.1. credit per callen-
tile Commission on (ontinuing iegal  dar yetr ib watching videotapes without

I luiteation and Specialization approved a
pilot program that will
allow  Bar mem ers to
licta portii of their  111
annual continuing  egadl
education retuirement )y  .. 1
viewing videotapes. The
program, scheduled  to
bxin in October, will Ibc

having to attend a live or remctc broadcast


presentation. Bar mem-
bers \rill be able to partial-
h' Fulfill their reporting
requirements at home, ill
tile office or tnvwhere
they can watch a \,idco-
tape, tis empowering
members to schedule their

administered by the lar's Continuing I .egal  (1.- trining around professional, civic and
F.ducatiotl )ivisiOn.                   family comllitments.
A great advantage of tile progntnl is  The CI .Division is in tile process of
that law crs will be able to gain up to two                   see CLE page 2
License fccs will be matuilcd in Novemiber. Pay    cnits vill not be
accepted from tuembers who havc outstanding CLE balancs.

zinvul.sc-bar.61.                                                            October'2000,/V011. 12, No. I

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