SCAJ Annual Convention

Each year in August, SCAJ members gather together for three exciting days at the Westin Resort and Spa on Hilton Head Island. Featuring a dozen seminars delivered by leading legal experts, the convention provides members a chance to qualify for 12 CLE credits which includes two ethics credits. Seminar topics range from ethics, torts and negligence, workers compensation, employment law, social security, criminal law to environmental law. The convention is also an excellent networking opportunity, allowing you to meet with leaders in your areas of practice and join the lively exchanges that take place during dozens of various events, including a welcoming reception on Thursday, dinner and drinks by the beach on Saturday, a live band party on Friday, and culminating with the Judicial Portrait presentation at the Saturday morning breakfast.

2019 annual convention: August 1-3, 2019

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

12:00 - 2:00··················· New Board Orientation

2:30 - 6:00·· SCAJ Board of Governors Meeting

6:30 - 7:30································· Registration

Thursday, August 1, 2019

8:00 – 5:00               Convention Registration

9:00 – 5:30               CONCURRENT SEMINARS

8:00 Coffee - Compliments of Robson Forensic

9:00 – 11:00 - Computer Technology
Mark D. Clore, Chair

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9:30 Coffee

9:00 – 11:00 - Consumer Securities Environmental & Real Estate
William E. Hopkins, Jr., Graham L. Newman & James G. Padgett, III, Chairpersons

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10:30  Coffee

11:00 – 12:45 Employment Law
Jeremy R. Summerlin, Chair

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11:30 Coffee

11:00 – 12:45 Social Security Seminar
Stacy E. Thompson, Chair

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11:00 – 12:45   Criminal Law
Heath P. Taylor, Chair

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12:45  —  1:45         LUNCH (on your own)

1:45—4:15       Family Law
Ashby Lawton Jones, Chair

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2:45  Coffee - Compliments of Forge Consulting

1:45 – 4:15   Workers Compensation
Gerald E. Reardon, Chair

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4:00 Coffee

4:15 – 5:15   Young Lawyers
Sydney J. Lynn, Chair 

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5:30 – 6:30  SCAJ Annual Business Meeting

6:00 – 7:00 Women’s and Minority Caucus Reception

9:00 – 11:00   President’s Welcome Reception - Hosted by President Theile B. McVey and President-Elect James L. Ward, Jr. - Compliments of Our Diamond Sponsors

Friday, August 2, 2019 

8:00    Coffee & Danish - Compliments of The Westin Resort

8:00 – 1:30 Convention Registration

9:00 – 1:30               CONCURRENT SEMINARS

9:00    Coffee

7:45 – 8:45  Litigation at Sunrise
Justin Kahn, Moderator

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10:00 Coffee

8:50 – 11:20   Torts & Negligence
David B. Lail, Chair

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11:20 Coffee

11:30 – 1:30    Ethics
Michael J. Virzi, Chair

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2:00 – 5:00 Beach Volleyball

5:00 – 6:00 PAC Reception – Compliments of SCAJ PACs

9:00 – Midnight    DANCE—Live BAND—Open Bar!  Don’t miss the fun!!!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

8:30 – 9:00      Coffee with the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commissioners, Panel Discussion” - South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commissioners

9:00 – 10:00     SCAJ Gala Breakfast –
Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow attendees at this casual hearty breakfast that has become a true highlight of the Annual Convention.
Compliments of Our Diamond, Gold, and Silver Sponsors

10:00 – 11:30   Presentation of an Original Oil Portrait

1:30 – 5:00  Tennis Tournament

5:30 – 7:00  The Judicial Reception honoring all members of the Judiciary

7:30 – 9:00  “Family Cookout” on the Pool Deck – Join us for a casual dinner in celebration of the 2019 Annual Convention!

A Special Thank You to Our 2019
Diamond, Gold, and Silver
Convention Sponsors
Without Whom This Event Would Not be Possible


Please consider supporting SCAJ as a sponsor of
the 2019 Annual Convention!

SCAJ LAw Firm Sponsor
Corporate Sponsor

for details, please Call the SCAJ Office, today !





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