Young Lawyers Seminar

This unique seminar opportunity will give the new generation of trial lawyers an in-depth look at important aspects of the profession from some of the most experienced lawyers in the state. The two-day weekend retreat will offer valuable educational sessions as well as an excellent chance to meet new and highly-seasoned lawyers. 

2018 Young Lawyers Seminar – April 21-22, 2018 at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC

The 2018 Young Lawyers Seminar will be held at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.  During this two day seminar you will receive instruction, advice, and invaluable tips from some of the top Trial Lawyers in South Carolina.  The Young Lawyers Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Board of Governors Planning Retreat so there is an opportunity to meet and socialize with the South Carolina Association for Justice leadership.

Hotel Reservations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC

SCAJ has a limited room block available for the attendees of the 2018 Young Lawyers Seminar, at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.  Contact the hotel directly by  calling (843) 913-1333 and asking for the SC ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE group rate of $147.00 per night.  Please note that you must be a registrant of the Seminar to receive this rate.  Call today! The room block expires on March 20, 2018.

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 2018 Young Lawyers Seminar: Trial Advocacy College

Saturday, April 21, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am         Breakfast for Attendees

8:25 am - 8:30 am       “Welcome” – W. Hugh McAngus, Jr., President, SCAJ

8:30 am - 9:45 am       ““The Little Things Make a Big Difference” – Panel Discussion; Nuts and bolts of building a practice and cultivating devoted clients – William L. Smith, II, Ronald A. Maxwell, and Ken W. Harrell

9:45 am - 10:00 am     Coffee Break

10:00 am - 11:30 am   Workers’ Compensation Mock Trial – Gerald E. Reardon, S. LeAnne McCormack,  and Ramie S. Shalabi

11:30 am - 12:30 pm   “Making a Life While Making a Living” – Panel Discussion – Discussion on work-life balance – Natasha M. Hanna, James L. Ward, Jr., and Shane M. Burroughs

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm        Welcome Reception - Cocktails, Food, & Fellowship


Sunday, April 22, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am       Breakfast for Attendees

8:30 am - 10:15 am     "Case Study Breakout Session" – Discussion of trial preparation strategy led by two seasoned trial lawyers. – Jennifer Burnett and John Eric Fulda

10:15 am - 10:30am     Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am   Ethics/Mental Health “Lawyers Helping Lawyers – the ‘call Bob’ Rule” – John S. Nichols & Blake A. Hewitt

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  "Are You Ready to Mediate?" – Nuts and bolts of preparing for a successful mediation – Richard L. Hinson


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The South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) was founded over 50 years ago by a small group of trial lawyers. Since then, our mission has been to serve our members and those we are sworn to protect.  We work to uphold and defend the constitutions of our state and nation. We fight tirelessly to protect the rights of the individual; to seek justice through open and fair courtrooms; to resist unjust laws; to support policies that hold wrongdoers accountable; to strengthen the civil justice system through education; and to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in the legal profession.

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