Greenville County Bar “Year-End” CLE
Friday, February 8, 2019
Greenville Convention Center

SC Course # 192210
6.5 hours of Credit
with 2.0 in Ethics including 1.0 in SAMH

 

8:25-8:30

Welcome Remarks

+ Kirsten Small

Kirsten Small is a member in Nexsen Pruet’s Greenville, South Carolina office. A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Kirsten came to the field of privacy law through her work as a litigator and appellate lawyer, a background that gives her a unique insight on how a company’s policies and actions before a data breach can help mitigate—or avoid—liability if a breach occurs. Kirsten takes a proactive approach to information management, working with businesses of all sizes to develop tailored, cost-effective solutions for managing information and meeting data privacy challenges.Kirsten also maintains an active litigation practice, focusing on appeals and complex federal matters, including antitrust and False Claims Act cases. Her work at the trial and appellate levels has involved her in cases at the leading edge of computer fraud litigation, theft of proprietary information by employees, and the use of social media evidence in civil proceedings and criminal trials.Before joining Nexsen Pruet in 2007, Kirsten began her legal career serving as senior law clerk to the Honorable William W. “Billy” Wilkins, whom she is now proud to call “partner,” as well as “Judge.”

 

President’s Address and Greenville Bar Update

 

+ Kirby Mitchell

Kirby Mitchell is the Legal Director of the Medical Legal Partnership in Greenville, an innovative partnership between Legal Aid, GHS / Prisma Health, and Furman University. A graduate of Furman University and the University of Georgia’s School of Law, he is a member of the South Carolina Bar, State Bar of Georgia, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), the U.S.’s oldest and largest non-profit association devoted to ensuring excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. Kirby teaches a popular Maymester class at Furman on medical-legal partnerships (MLP), and he has received the Furman Heritage Alumni Award (2009), the S.C. Bar and Access to Justice Commission’s Legal Services Lawyer of the Year Award (2013), and in 2016, he was selected as the only “legal aid” lawyer in the United States to by invited to the 44th Annual Trial Academy of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, CA.

8:30-9:00

Pro bono Foundation update/obtaining fees in pro bono cases
(30 Minute CLE)

 

+ Molly Cash

Molly was an associate at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2018. She previously clerked for the Honorable A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and for the Honorable Letitia H. Verdin, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge. During law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. As an undergraduate student, Molly ran Clemson University Division 1 Track and Field.

+ Kirby Mitchell

Kirby Mitchell is the Legal Director of the Medical Legal Partnership in Greenville, an innovative partnership between Legal Aid, GHS / Prisma Health, and Furman University. A graduate of Furman University and the University of Georgia’s School of Law, he is a member of the South Carolina Bar, State Bar of Georgia, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), the U.S.’s oldest and largest non-profit association devoted to ensuring excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. Kirby teaches a popular Maymester class at Furman on medical-legal partnerships (MLP), and he has received the Furman Heritage Alumni Award (2009), the S.C. Bar and Access to Justice Commission’s Legal Services Lawyer of the Year Award (2013), and in 2016, he was selected as the only “legal aid” lawyer in the United States to by invited to the 44th Annual Trial Academy of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, CA.

+ E. Powers Price

A native of Greenville, Powers graduated from Greenville High School before receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Carolina. Powers earned a J.D. degree from Charleston School of Law where she was Symposium Editor of The Charleston Law Review.

While in law school, Powers was also a member of the Moot Court Board and was a regional quarterfinalist in the American Constitution Society Moot Court Competition at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.

In July 2015, Powers completed the July session of the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC) Trial Practice Institute. NCDC Trial Practice Institute is a rigorous two week training session in Macon, Georgia which is limited to only ninety-six criminal defense lawyers from around the United States. The program sharpens all trial-related skills with the help of nationally recognized faculty.

Powers is a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She has been an associate with Price Law Firm, P.A., since 2011.

9:00-9:15

“How To” Videos for Lawyers & CLients
(15 Minute CLE)

+ Susie Ingles

Susan Ingles is a Senior Staff Attorney and Consumer Law Unit Head for South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS), a statewide non-profit law firm where her practice is devoted to consumer law. Before coming to SCLS in September 2004, she had been in private practice in Greenville, S.C. since 1982 and was founder of the Ingles Law Firm. Susie graduated from Clemson University in 1979 with a double major in History and French and is a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. A member of the South Carolina Bar Association since 1982, she is immediate past Chair of the Bar’s Consumer Law Section.

Susie is a member of the S.C. Women Lawyers Association as well as the National Association of Consumer Advocates where she serves as state chairperson for South Carolina. She received the 2015 William Robinson Public Service Award from the S.C. Bankruptcy Lawyers Association and the 2016 Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Attorney of the Year from the S.C. Bar Foundation and the S.C. Access to Justice Commission

The ODC Process
(30 Minute CLE)

PRESENTATION

9:15-9:45

 

+ Carey Markel


Carey Taylor Markel serves as Deputy Disciplinary Counsel. She brings a broad range of public and private sector experience to her role, including partner in a law firm in Columbia, South Carolina and Of Counsel to a law firm in Denver, Colorado, Most recently, Markel served as Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Boulder, Colorado, where she litigated civil rights cases and advised the city concerning risk management. While in Colorado, she served on the Colorado Supreme Court’s Attorney Regulation Committee. Markel holds a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University.

9:45-10:15

South Carolina Bar Update
(30 Minute CLE)

 

+ David Ross

David M. Ross serves as the executive director of the South Carolina Bar. In this role, he oversees staff, daily operations and all strategic initiatives for the state’s legal professional organization that has more than 16,000 attorney members.

Before taking over leadership of the South Carolina Bar in May 2018, Ross served as executive director of the SC Commission on Prosecution Coordination, the state agency that coordinates administrative activities that involve the prosecution of South Carolina criminal cases. In this role Ross, worked with the state’s 16 solicitors, members of the court and the legislature addressing issues concerning the effectiveness of prosecution and law enforcement. Prior to his role at the Commission, Ross had a 17-year career as a solicitor, working in Oconee, Anderson, Greenville, Kershaw and Richland counties. Ross began his legal career as a law clerk to the now retired Circuit Court Judge H. Dean Hall.

A native South Carolinian, Ross received his B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1991. As an attorney, he was an active member of the Bar, having served in the House of Delegates, on the Judicial Qualifications and Unauthorized Practice of Law committees, and the Vulnerable Adult Task Force.

10:15-10:30

BREAK WITH REfreshments

10:30-11:30

our brother’s keeper: Opportunities to serve our professional brothers and sisters
(60 Minutes CLE Ethics, substance abuse and mental health)

Presentation

Handouts:
Sample Alcohol Contract
Sample Dual Diagnosis Contract

+ The Honorable Aphrodite Konduros

Judge Aphrodite Konduros was born in Sumter, SC. She attended the University of South Carolina where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English and was named the Outstanding Junior in the English Department. She won a Canterbury Scholar Award to study in Canterbury, England her senior year. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law where she was the first female Student Bar President. She was admitted to practice in South Carolina in 1985. She is admitted to all state courts and the U. S. District Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

After Law School, she served as law clerk to the Honorable David F. McInnis, retired, Circuit Judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Judge Konduros was thereafter in private practice, deputy general counsel for SCDDSN, a county SCDSS attorney, and assistant general counsel for SCDSS. Before being elected to the bench, she served as County Director for Greenville DSS.

She is a member of the SC Bar, the Greenville Bar, and was vice president of the Columbia Young Lawyers. She has served on the Safe Harbor Shelter Board, Prevent Child Abuse Carolina Board, First Steps Board, and the Greenville Ballet Board.

She currently serves on the Chief Justice's Commission on the Profession and the S.C. Senate Judiciary Sentencing Reform Commission.

She was elected to the Family Court in February 2002 to fill the unexpired term of the Hon. Amy C. Sutherland, retired. On February 6, 2008, Judge Konduros was elected to the SC Court of Appeals to finish the unexpired term of the Hon. Donald W. Beatty after he was elected to the SC Supreme Court.

She and her husband Sam Konduros live in Greenville and are members of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. He is the president of SK Strategies, LLC, his own company.

11:30-12:00

candor toward the tribunal
(30 Minute CLE ethics)

+ The Honorable John Kittredge

John Kittredge was born and raised in Greenville County. John graduated from the University of South Carolina, summa cum laude. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Academic honors include Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif, and Wig and Robe. John is the first person ever to serve on all South Carolina courts, which include the family court, circuit court, court of appeals, and currently the supreme court. John is in his twenty-eighth year as a member of the South Carolina judiciary.

12:15 – 1:00

Perspectives from the Bench
(45 Minute CLE)

 

+ The Honorable A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr.

Arthur Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was formerly a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Rhodes College and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as a member of the South Carolina Law Review.

Quattlebaum started his legal career as an associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, where he was a partner before becoming a judge. His nationwide trial practice focuses on complex civil litigation in federal courts. On the basis of this expertise, he was invited to serve as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. From 2011–2012, he served as the president of the South Carolina Bar.

On August 3, 2017, President Trump nominated Quattlebaum Jr. to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, to the seat vacated by Judge Cameron McGowan Currie, who assumed senior status on October 3, 2013. On March 1, 2018, his nomination was confirmed.

On April 26, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Quattlebaum to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to the seat being vacated by Judge William Byrd Traxler Jr., who assumed senior status on August 31, 2018.


For the afternoon session, participants may choose between the Civil, Corporate, Criminal, Family or Probate Court/Elder Law tracks. Participants are free to attend any track and/or switch tracks.