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29 Transcript S.C. B. 1 (1985)

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SOUTH
CAROLINA
EI                                                                   BAR

January, 11185

(tli.1IME 2D NO. I
CLE Joins Satellite Network

As a part of the continuing
iflrt to provide S. C. Bar
,..mbers with opportunities to
,tain high quality Continuing
I gal Education at the lowest
,asible coat, the Board of
,tvernors has approved the
commendation of the CI.E
,miittee that the S. C. Bar
 clme  a  member of the
('.itinuing legul Education
itcllite Network'.
this network will bring live
I.E seminars produced by
,itional CIE   providers to
;.uth Carolina via satellite.
Ilie programs will then be
,nimitted to locations around
ie state via the existing S. C.
lIar VIDEO/CLE closed circuit
- levision network.
The decision to Join the CLE
iatellite Network was
trongly influenced  by  the
Scignized need to provide high

specialized interest. Prior to the
advent of the CLE Satellite
Network it was not poasible for
the S. C. Bar to provide such
programs on a cost effective
basis due to the small number of
attorney@ attending.
It is anticipated that between
one and three programs will be
available each month via the
CLE Satellite Network. These
programs will be offered on
days other than Friday, with
the most likely days being
Tuesday or Wednesday. Due to
the nature of the programs,
announcements will generally
be sent only to mernbcrs of
Sections and Committees of the
Bar most likely to be Interested.
A  listing of all upcoming
programs will be printed in The
Transcript. Any interested
attorney who does not receive
an  announcement of a

S. C. Bar.
The first program via the
CI.E Satellite Network will be
Antitrust after the Local
Government Antitrust Act of
1984. The program, which is
sponsored by the ABA Section
of Urban, State and local
Government Law, will be
offered only in Columbia on
Wednesday, March 20 at the
S.C.ETV facility on Millwood
Avenue. Announcement of this
program will be mailed by the
ABA to members of the S. C.
Bar Government law Section.
Seminars offered by the S. C.
Bar via the CLE Satellite
Network will qualify for
Mandatory Continuing Legal
Education credit. It is expected
that in April these programs
will be offered In Charleston
and Greenville us well as

Carole D. Mnede of Greenville is congratulated by South
Carolina liar President Jacob II. ,Jennlng of lIBahopville
on her admittance to the S. C. Bar. She was Joined by 200
other now attorneys.

!uatity C .E seminars in reas  particular program  will be nable  %uo1M m 1.  L w e s J i
,f relatively narrow nd togetacopyonrequest fromths  See page 6 for schedule.  New  Lawyers Join
iVlock Trial Program Begins South Carolina Bar

Tile South Cartlina liar is
nsuring its Fourth Annual
lck ''ri.l Comlettiion among
;uuth Carolina Iligh Schools.
Itliih public ud private high
-IhIs tre cim npeting iii the
\larch compitition.
Alpit ioately  28 schools
,ill  ,, .licipate  in  the  child
uslidi suit tuf St. Clair V. St.
Clair. Based on the movie of
Kraiunr t. Kromer, the father
as totody of the two children
hihle the mother desires
custody.
Two   tttorneys and one
,ot'ator compose tile judge and

jury in each trial. Additionally,
each team  has a volunteer
attorney to coach it in team
presentation, trial tactics, and
other legal techniques.
The single elimination
competition is tentatively
scheduled to begin the first
week of March, with the final
round to be held the first week of
April in Columbia. A Justice of
the Supreme Court of South
Carolina will preside over the
final round.
Trials will be scheduled in the
evening in    courthouses
throughout tile state. Any

attorney interested in assisting
as judges or attorney-coches
are urged to contoct the co-
coordinators of the competition.
They are Ella Page und Murgie
litta. Either Page or liitts cal
be reached at 251.1600 in
Columbii. Ms. lilts will also be
available ot the S.C Bar offices
in Columhia from 3:00 pro. -
5:00 pim. on ''uesdays;
telephone 799 6653.
The block Trial 'ompetition
is a program of the Public
Education Subcommittee of the
Bar's Public Affairs Commit.
tee. Jim Lybrand, Columbia
attorney, is providing
18sstanCil to the competition.

Attorney Disciplined by Court

'ublic Reprimand
On N.vetiber 14, 1981 the
Supremie Court of South
'ariulina issued Opinion
Nuiilir 22185 by which it
publicly reprimanded IHtrry I.
hivers. Jr. of Pickens.
Bith the Hearing Panel and
tie Executive Committee of the
Itiard of Commissioners on
Grievances and Discipline had
earlier recommended a public
reprimand.
In his reply Rivers adopted
tie report of the Grievance
Ponel and Executive Commit-
Ice, agreeing that he should
accpt a puhlic reprimand.
It wits determined that Rivers
had caused a private investi-
gator to communicate, before
the trial of a case, with persons
whom heknew tobe membersof
the jury  venire and their
relatives, within the sixth

degree if kinship. Rivers also
failed to reveul this information
to the Court or the Board.
Rivers' partner, an expir-
ienced trial attorney. em, ..yed
tlie investigator to contact
members of the venire and auk
their opinions on     issues
Involved in the case. This
attorney, when questioned by
the investigator as to the
propriety of the procedure, gave
assurance that it was ethical,
provided tile jury was not tol
the name of the case. Relying
upon these assurances, Rivers
helped draft questions for the
investigator. A member of tile
jury, however, informed the
trial judge that he hod been
contacted by Rivers' investi.
gator. The litigation was settled
prior to trial.
We agree with the finding of
the Panel that Respondent was

ignorant of the rules of
discipline surrounding the
conduct (if litigation and jury
selection, sold the Court.
Ignorance, however, is no
excuse. Inexperienced attor-
neys are held to tIle same
standards as their more
experienced colleagues. It is the
duty of attorneys to discover
and comply with tile rules oh
practice and professional
responsibility governing the
profession.
The Court added that in the
Matter of Two Anonymous
Aembers of the South Carolina
Bar, 278 S. C. 477, 298 S.E. 2d
450 (1982), we held that
attorneys are forbidden  to
contact jury members, or
members of their families
within the sixth degree of
see Attorney, p. 12

In the last issue of The Transcript a story appeured on the
admittance of new lawyers to tile South Cirolina liar duog i
special session of the Supreme Court on November 15.
Space did not permit a listing of tll the new lawycrs. The names
of the new members are as folliws:
John Mitchell Aberman, Rock Ilill; William Donald All. 11,
Columtia; George Robin Alley. Columbia; Larry M. Allsep, Jr.,
Seneca; George toss Anderson, Ill, Anderson; Itlph King
Anderson, IlI, Florence; Kathryn K. Andrews, N. Charistn;
Elizabeth I. Atkins, Nit. Pleasant; James Anthony Atkins, hiL.
Pleasant; David Paul Bins, New Orleans, I.A; Charles Joseph
laker, Ill, llorence; Doiglas A. Barfield, Jr., Kershow; Miihael
McNulty Beal, Columbi; Elicabeth ilurvin Itrlcer, Soimierti;
David Vance Benson, York; George B. Bishop, Jr., Moncks Carier;
John Keith Blincow, Jr., Columbia; Iltrry Ennis Bodifrd,
Clemson; Ilayne Anderson Botts, Columia; JOhn Ilitchingtn
Bowden, Greenville; Charles Benjamin Bowen, Jr., Greenville;
George Wesley Branstiter, Irmo; Jay Marcus Bultz. Surfside Beach;
George Redding Burnett, Columbia; Mary Ann Cipria, Dillaburg,
PA; Laura Elizabeth Carlan, Columbia; Gregory Parker Cllcl, itt,
Charleston; Glenn Patchin Churchill, Beaufort; Raymond Emery
Clark, Columbia; Philip G. Clarke, ill. Abeville; Ted Ilamby
Clarkson, Augusta, GA; Donald C. Coggins, Jr., Spartanburg;
Yoland   Yvette Coker, Darlington; Arthur Lee Coleman,
Columbia; George John Conits, Greenville; Stanley Douglis
Copeland, Surfside Beach; Kenneth Shelton Corbett, Myrtle iteach;
lealie Arlen Cotter, Jr., Columbia; Edward B. Cottingliani, Jr.,
Bennettsville; Michael Ney Couick, Columbia; ieadley Mrris
Cox, Clemson; Benjamin Ii. Culbertbon, l.aurens; Dutorah Ann
Davis, Columbia; Richard Vance Davis, Greenville; Francis M
Deslauriers, Columbia; Michael Auburn DeVine, Spartonburg;
Mantie Sue Dickerson, Pacolet; Cheryl Vernieeia Doe, Btortn;
Thomas Frank Doagull, Mitnasas, VA; Ellis Brrc Drew. IIll,
Anderson; David Eugene Dubberly, Greenwood; Theodore ltrutton
DuBose, Columbia; Elizabeth S. Dufford, Cayce; Raymond Alfred
Dufour, Aiken; David Eidson Dukes, Johnston; Murl Alice
Duncan, Spartanburg; William l.ayon Duncan, Spartanburg;
Richard Lee Eaton, Jr., Columbia; Sylvia Germaine Eaves,
Charleston; John Scott Egon, Camden; Stephen Wtyno Evans,
Columbia; Charles Edward Feeley, Wulterboro; Samuel ILaon
Flinklea, Columbia; Peter John Fitzpatrick, Myrtle Beach; iavid
LeRoy Floyd, Columnia; Edward Dunne Flynn, Stuart, Fl.; Both
Elaine Folline, Columbia; Adele Franzblau, Charleaton; Marvin
Gene Frierson, Columbia; Mary Wallis Geiger, Columbia; Kitg
Keith Giese, Columbia; Kelly Jean Golien, Sumter; Frank David
Graham, Columbia; David J. Gundling, Myrtle Beach; lillia Ann
ilakkarainen, Columbia; Calvin C. Ilermon, Columia; Leon
Carroll Harmon, Easley; Charles A. Harris, Jr., Cheraw; Deborah
see lawyera, p. 2

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