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28 Transcript S.C. B. 1 (1984)

handle is hein.barjournals/tscb0028 and id is 1 raw text is: OF THE
SOUTH
CAROLINA
BAR

January. 1084

ME 28 No. I

Mock Trial to
Segin in March

.looth Carolina Bar is
,ing its Third Annual
Trial Competition
Sut Carolina High
h Bth public and
... high schools are
tirig in the March
tilian.
oty-one schools will
ptate in the criinal
.Percy W. Snodgrass,
, d for the murderofan
Navy buddy that
,,A after a night on the
together.
.  ttr.ya  and  one
tar  cLn pol ae  tile  judge
jury in each trial.
rmnully, each team has
rt eir attorney to coach
•au prcsentation, trial
ar lid  other legal
ques.
, single elimination
,ition is tentatively
isled to begin the first of
It, with the final round,
led over by Judge J, B.

Ness of the South Carolina
Supreme Court, to be held at
the end of March In.
Columbia.
Trials will be scheduled in
the evening in courthouses
throughout the state. Any
attorneys interested In
assisting as judes or
attorney coaches are urged
to contact Carole Cox, Mock
Trial Coordinator, at the
South Carolina Bar. 799-
56&53, or at 256-3695.
The Mock Trial Competi-
tion is a program of the
Pablic Education Sub.
committee  of the Bar's
Publi, Affairs Committee.
Jack Nanna, Columbia
attorney rnd Chairman of
the Sub,'ommilttee, Is
assisting Ms. Cox in
coordinating the competi.
tion. Last year's overall team
winner was Conway High
School.

Franck Discusses
the Model Rules of
rofessional Conduct

heel Franek, executive
.r f tie State Bar of
gun and Chairman of
;pestal Committee on
ementatlon of the
ian Bar Associatlin
I Rules of Professional
lact, spoke to an
ably daring the Mid-
Meeting In Greenville
ifered his committees
trieS. C. Bar.
committee is available
,rnish materials.
aation and speakers as
,td by implements.
;cuups, and to explain
-nces in rationale
oen adherents of
uaor ethics rules and
who   opposed  the
..go as it was finally
c.
,rk's committee met in
.go lice. 2-3, and agreed
k formal liaisons with
g:roup in each state
railble for lawyer
,i strndords, although
.,latch may not yet be
.mrI to at on the rules
,.I by the ABA iruse
Ig.res in August. The
4 Carolina Bar present.
, aSuhcommittee of the
-aional tesponsibility
rittee  studying  the
adopted by the ABA.
Model Itules represent

the first total revision of
ethical standards for
lawyers since the 1969
adoption of the Model Code
of Professional Responsibili.
ty. The Model Rules address
Issues that were not
recognized in 1969, and In
some cases ofrer new.
responses to somdcofotbe
iau'that were recognized
in the earlier standards.
One of the reasons why a
new model has been drafted
so soon Is because decisona
in the law affecting issues
covered by tire Code have
made more change in the
last 15 years tlhan in 50 to O
years before that. Franck
said.
Another factor necessitat-
ing an update was the vst
expansion in  malpractice
liability, with lawsuits
being filed in increasing
numbers against lawyers as
well as doctors and other
professionals.
As the S. C. Bar's
Subcommi)tee.-p     the
Professioirl'Responiijility
Committ - studies ths',riw
rules ani'nakep recommo.
datlon     t  the South
Caroline .upreme Court,
ie Trunscipt will infori
members bI he S. C. Bar..

Mid-Year Meeting Held

The South Carolina Bar
had a successful Mid.Year
Meeting January 12-14 in
Greenville. The gathering
officially began Centennial
activities for the Bar which
will extend through it84, its
one hundredth year.
Over 400 lawyecre partici-
pated, and including spouses
and guests the total
attendance was 680.
Besides meetings of tile
Board of Governors and
House of Deleibatns, all
Sections held continuing
legal education seminars in
which participants obtained
CLE credit hours.
Other highlights of tire
meeting included a reception
at Greenville County
Museum of Art where
members and guests were
able to view the highly
respected WEST/83 Art and
the Law.
On Saturday morning at
the Assembly, L. Stanley
Chauvin, Jr. of Louisville
spoke on The Second
Century. Chauvin serves as
Chairman of the American
Bar Association House o
Delegates. Sharing the
program with Chauvin was
Michael Franck. executive
director of the State Bar of
Michigan. Franck delivered
an Interesting report in his
capacity as Chairman of the
Special Committee on
Implementation of the
American Bar Association
Model Rules of Profss;.nsl
Conduct.
The meeting closed with a
Saturday luncheon honoring
24 of the dae's 0-Year
Members. The impressive
ceremony attracted over 165.
lighlights of the meeting
can be found elsewhere in
this issue of The Transcript.
A repqrt on actions of the
louse of Delegates is as
follows:
*Adopted adjustments to
the 1983.84 budget as
presented  by  Joseph  S.
Mendelsohn, S. C. Bar
Treasurer.
&Nominated six persons to
the South Carolina Supreme
Court to fill three vacancies
on the Commission on
Continuing Lawyer Com-
peteace.
@Recommended that the
General Assembly adopt the
Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
sDeclinred to adopt an
amendment to the S C liar
By.Laws to create an
Inactive Membership
category.
eApproved amendments to
the By-Laws of the Corpora-
tion, Banking and Securities
Law Section.
*Approved an amendment

A reception held at the Greenville County Museum of
Art attracted over 300 people dering the Mid-Year
Meeting of the Bar. Guests were able to preview
WEST/83 Art and the Low.

to the By-Laws of the
Employment and Labor l.aw
Section.
*Approved an amenlment
to the By-Laws of the
Consumer Law Section.
oWent on record as
supporting legislation
allowing six year terms for
Court judges. The House also
supported provisions
allowing for the presence oa
Deputy Constable or Ballff
in the Family Courtroom. A
resolution was *also passed
urging that a bill on
equitable  distribution  of
property be reported out of
committee and onto the S. C.
louse of Representatives
floor for debate. Rejected
were recommendations that
Family Court judges'
salaries be 95 per cent of
Circuit Court judges'
salaries, and the allowance
of one law clerk per circuit.
Other Family Law Section
matters included the Ilouse
raising annual Family l.ow
Section dues to $10, and a
Resolution urging the S. C.
Supreme Court to reconsider
its order of August 28, 1983
which rescinded the
estollishment of a spe-
cialization field in Family
and Matrinronlal Law.
#Adopted a resolution
opposing proposed legisla.
tion thatwould lower from 12
to 10 the age of children who
may be incarcerated with
adult prisoners. Alan
adrpted a resolutirn urging
legislalion to give iuthority
to  State Department of
Youth Services and law
enforcement officers to issue
warrants for committed
juveniles who have caped
from custorly or failerd to
return to custody after
furlough. The resohitio also

called for the return of
juveniles as it relates to the
interstate compact on
juveniles. The [louse also
adopted a resolution urging
legislation relating to the
jurisdictional and disposil-
tionel powers of the Family
Court so as to provide for
concurrent jurisdiction with
the Probate Court.
sEndorsed the transfer of
the National Academy of
Corrections, which the U. S.
Department of Justice is
considering moving from the
University of Colorado to the
University of South Caro-
lina College of Criminal
Justice.
elecommended iling a
petition  with  the South
Carolina Supreme Court to
ask the Court to reconsider
the adoption if the Interest
on Lawyers' Trust Accounts
program.
sApproved the creation of
tire Silent Partner Program
whirch would connect new
lawyers with hder merrler
so that the more experienced
attorney could arhise tire
newer member or virioue
matters.
eltejected ar amenduent
that would have provided
more elected delegrtes, rnd
less ex officio delegates .otie
Ilouse of Delegates. A
proposed resolution fur a
South Carolin liar Refer-
enduet on electing memnhers
to the louse of Ilelegates
wis ilma defeated.
$Adopted a resolution
opposing tile equity joris.
dictirr provision of a South
Carolina lienerol Assembly
Joint lesolution.
elIeclined to adopt
resolutions to 1raVitle that
see Meetlig, ii. Il

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