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The South Carolina Bar CLE Division is proud to announce an important seminar that will provide prosecutors and the criminal defense bar with powerful and practical updates on South Carolina drug cases and issues.? In addition, this program signals the imminent publication of the brand new Fifth Edition of one of our most important criminal law practice manuals - Drug Litigation in South Carolina by former Thirteenth Circuit Assistant Solicitor, Melanie McCulley Yenovkian. Each seminar registrant will be able to pre-order the book at a discount off the retail price!

Course Planners Melanie Yenovkian, Dayne Phillips and Teckla Henderson have designed a unique seminar that will not only provide you with an overview of the new Fifth Edition, but will also provide practical guidance on current trends in SLED drug lab practices, drug court procedures, and federal opioid policies and prosecutions.? In addition, you will benefit from watching a mock drug suppression hearing and an actual drug dog demonstration, featuring Corporal James Sweatman and his faithful companion Rao.? Our program concludes with an important and insightful ethics presentation on the dangers of Unauthorized Practice of Law in the criminal practice and drug litigation context. If you defend or prosecute drug crimes, this is a program you won’t want to miss!

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m.? Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m.? Drug Litigation in South Carolina, What You Need to Know about the New Fifth Edition
Melanie M. Yenovkian
Yenovkian Law Firm

9:30 a.m. Current Trends at the SLED Lab and What They Mean for You
?Wendy C. Bell

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.? Drug Court Update
Hon. H. Bruce Williams
S.C. Court of Appeals
Hon. William P. Keesley
S.C. Circuit Court

11:15 a.m. Mock Suppression Hearing: An Interactive Lesson on Key Evidence Issues
Hon. Clifton B. Newman, presiding
S.C. Circuit Court
Prosecution: Samuel C. McGlothin
Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office
Defense: Dayne C. Phillips
?Price Benowitz LLP

12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m.? Drug Dog Demonstration- A Nose for the Truth
Corporal James F. Sweatman, II and Canine Rao
South Carolina Highway Patrol

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m.? Trends in Federal Opioid Prosecution
Andrew B. Moorman?
U.S. Attorney's Office

3:45 p.m. The Unauthorized Practice of Law: Ethical Oversight in Drug Cases
James Clayton Mitchell, III
Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA

4:45 p.m.???????????? Adjourn

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