Articles Worth Reading

Authored by Cassandra Patterson, Reference & Outreach Services Librarian

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1. Why It’s So Hard to Stop Reading Books You Don’t Even Like;
  2. The Key to Preventing Generational Tension Is Remembering That Everyone Wants to Feel Valued;
  3. FCC Adopts Controversial Rules on Handling Consumer Complaints;
  4. Judge Orders L.A. Times to Alter Story About Glendale Cop, Sparking Protest From Newspaper;
  5. SCOTUS Goes Online;
  6. Where Does Happiness Reside in the Brain?;
  7. How to Recover a Lost or Misplaced File on Your Computer;
  8. 3 Better Ways to Say “It’s Actually Not My Fault”;
  9. A New Retirement Risk: Unclaimed Property Laws; and
  10. Make Time to Hear and See.

Happy reading!

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Recommended Resources: Medical Evidence in South Carolina Court

Recommended Resources

–Top Picks of Advanced Legal Research Students–

Recommended Resources is a recurring blog that features the top picks of print and electronic resources available in the Charleston School of Law Library as selected by the Spring 2018 Advanced Legal Research students.

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LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT USING MEDICAL EVIDENCE AND MEDICAL EXPERT TESTIMONY IN SOUTH CAROLINA COURTS!

The resource titled Medical Evidence in South Carolina Court: Your Guide to Effective Use is an essential piece of material for anyone interested in learning more about how medical evidence or medical expert testimony is used in South Carolina courts.

This resource covers all aspects of medical evidence, including:

  • Retrieving medical records;
  • Identifying and understanding the records;
  • Incorporating the records into trial preparation;
  • Choosing and qualifying a medical expert to testify;
  • Preparing the expert before trial;
  • Practical uses of medical evidence and how it can make or break your case; and
  • Ethical considerations when using medical evidence.

For anyone going into practice that will be dealing with medical evidence and medical expert testimony, this resource is a MUST HAVE.  It lays the foundation on all the essential tips and tricks surrounding medical evidence and medical expert testimony.  This resource can be used by seasoned and experienced attorneys, as well as brand new attorneys.  You can never know too much about the area of medical evidence during the course of litigation.

Medical Evidence in South Carolina Court: Your Guide to Effective Use is available in our library in print.

By Jeffrey Domanico.

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Library Closed July 4, 2018

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The Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library, along with the Charleston School of Law, will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in honor of Independence Day.  The library will re-open on Thursday, July 5th, resuming regular operating hours.

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Articles Worth Reading

Authored by Cassandra Patterson, Reference & Outreach Services Librarian

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For your reading pleasure and information needs, check out the following articles:

  1. Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work;
  2. An Inventory of Court + Public Self-Help Websites;
  3. 10 Habits of Incredibly Happy People;
  4. In Survey, Judges Say Lawyers’ Incomplete Research Impacts Case Outcomes;
  5. How to Discover Your Career Superpower;
  6. Understanding the Problem that Comes with the Solution;
  7. After Mother’s Death, 2 Charleston Brothers Struggle to Make Her Proud;
  8. Supporting a Friend or Co-Worker Suffering From Stress;
  9. How Does Online Access to Court Records in Your State Compare?; and
  10. Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation.

Happy reading!

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Recommended Resources: Dealing With A Rambo Litigator in Divorce

Recommended Resources

–Top Picks of Advanced Legal Research Students–

Recommended Resources is a recurring blog that features the top picks of print and electronic resources available in the Charleston School of Law Library as selected by the Spring 2018 Advanced Legal Research students.

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How to Combat Rambo Litigators Without Compromising Ethics: See Dealing With A Rambo Litigator in Divorce

In every practice area, there will be that “very aggressive” lawyer who will be encountered. Dealing With A Rambo Litigator in Divorce is the perfect guide detailing how to deal with “those” types of attorneys in divorce proceedings. This source was written by Natalie Bluestein and was published by the National Business Institute. This source may easily be found in the South Carolina section of the Charleston School of Law library.

Dealing With A Rambo Litigator in Divorce sets out the types of tactics these litigators will use in an attempt to win their case. This source details the mindset of the litigator and the tactics these lawyers will be likely to use.

While it may seem like this is a “how to guide” on becoming a Rambo yourself, it also lays out how to combat these tactics ethically and quickly. The source lays out specific tricks that need to be looked out for, practical tactics for dealing with the litigator, and procedural remedies. It also emphasizes how being a Rambo litigator can be detrimental to your client.

This source has two important features:

First, it sets out specific instances that will likely occur with Rambo litigators and details how to respond. Specifically, it explains how to respond to the Rambo’s likely burdensome discovery, and even how to schedule with them so that they do not always call the shots.

Second, it gives South Carolina rules of procedure to help with dealing with the Rambo. This source gives specific rules to follow so that the Rambo’s tactics are not successful, and you do not face any ethical problems.

Even if you do not encounter a Rambo litigator in the family courts, this source can be a helpful guide to tame any Rambo litigator.

By English Maull

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The Library’s Memorial Day Hours

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The Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library of the Charleston School of Law will be open on Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day, as a study hall only.  It will be staffed by CSOL Security. There will be no Circulation, Reference, or Help Desk services.

Hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Regular operating hours resume on Tuesday, May 29th.

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Recommended Resources: A Practical Guide to Elder and Special Needs Law in South Carolina

Recommended Resources

–Top Picks of Spring 2018 Advanced Legal Research Students–

Recommended Resources is a recurring blog that features the top picks of print and electronic resources available in the Charleston School of Law Library as selected by the Spring 2018 Advanced Legal Research students.

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Have an Interest or Questions about Elder and Special Needs Law in South Carolina?

A Practical Guide to Elder and Special Needs Law in South Carolina, published by the South Carolina Bar is a great resource to start with in this growing area of law. The principal author and editor is Francelle C. Millender, Esq. who is a certified specialist in this area of law and practices in SC.

What is Elder Law?

Elder and Special Needs law is the specialized area that involves representing, counseling, and assisting seniors and people with disabilities, along with their families, in areas of estate planning and long-term care, while creating the highest quality of life for the parties involved.

This guide is a useful tool because this guide has an overview of all the major areas that seniors, people with disabilities, and their families need to know, while guiding the attorney through the steps to meet the needs of the client.

For the practicing attorney, it is important to know that the fastest growing population in the US is people aged 65 and older. This secondary source has the primary sources by way of SC statutes that give a reference to possible legal issues the attorney may encounter. This guide also has forms that can be useful to assist in drafting documents for your client. There are also helpful tips on how to grow your practice in this area while being mindful to be compliant with the Rules of Professional Conduct. If as a practicing attorney, if there is a need for another reason to add this print resource, there are several great references to web sites for many of the government benefits and programs that may be available to the client.

In truth, this resource will sell itself if the reader takes the time to view all of the helpful tips and tools provided in one place for the many areas of law that comprise Elder and Special Needs Law in South Carolina.

A Practical Guide to Elder and Special Needs Law in South Carolina is available in our library both in print and electronically on Lexis.

By Julius J. Gailliard

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