The South Carolina Appellate Court Rules set forth the numerous requirements for admission to practice law in our state. One of which is attendance and completion of the Bridge The Gap, a two-day intensive course sanctioned by the South Carolina Supreme Court and coordinated by theSouth Carolina Bar, that focuses on practical nuts and bolts skills to assist those new to the practice of law in South Carolina.
This program offers instruction on professional responsibility issues, lawyer discipline and malpractice, information on building a client base, law office technology, a review of arbitration and mediation, and instructions for practicing in all areas of the South Carolina court system. Ben Stevens will be presenting as part of the Family Law panel on the subject of “Establishing and Managing Your Family Law Practice”.
Our attorneys typically give a dozen or more presentations at continuing legal education seminars all across South Carolina and the United States each year. Why do we take time from our busy law practice to do so? First and foremost, we believe that it is important to give something back to the legal profession. Also, because we understand that helping make attorneys be the best lawyers they can be makes the legal system work better for everyone involved.