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05.16.19 Midlands CLE/Luncheon

THE SCWLA MIDLANDS REGION
CORDIALLY INVITES ITS MEMBERS TO THE


THURSDAY, MAY 16

LUNCHEON & 1-HOUR CLE*

The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC
Buffet & Registration Begin at Noon
Presentation 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tips on Improving Your Legal Writing and Research
presented by
Paula Benson and Rebekah Maxwell


Join us for an informative program in which Paula Benson will provide her guidance on perfecting your legal citations, and Rebekah Maxwell will share her tips on excelling in legal research with "A Comparison of Basic (and A Couple of Unique) Features of Westlaw & FastCase."
(*1 hour of CLE credit is being sought)

   In recognition of Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2019), SCWLA's Military Committee will honor those who have bravely served and protected the United States.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP


RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.  Cancellations made after that time are subject to invoicing per the policy of the Palmetto Club.  You may cancel by using the same link above.  If you cannot attend and are unable to timely cancel, you may offer your reservation to a guest.  Lunch is $15 for SCWLA members and military employees, and $25 for nonmembers. 

Payment should be by check made payable to SCWLA.  CLE credit is being provided as a membership benefit to current SCWLA members.  if you are not currently a member and would like to join SCWLA, please complete an application on the SCWLA website and bring it with your dues to the luncheon, and you will be eligible to attend the luncheon at the discounted member rate and receive CLE credit for this event.

REBEKAH MAXWELL

Rebekah Maxwell received her J.D. in 1994 from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, and her M.L.I.S. in 1995 from the University of South Carolina's Davis College of Library and Information Science in Columbia. She joined the Law Library faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1997 and served for six years as a Reference Librarian before becoming the Law Library's Associate Director for Library Operations in 2004. Prior to moving to USC, Rebekah was a research specialist with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough and the librarian for the Columbia office of Sinkler & Boyd (now Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.). Rebekah teaches Introduction to Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research. Her research interests include intellectual freedom, advocacy for information issues, and library reference statistics as predictors of patron trends.

PAULA BENSON

A native of Columbia, Paula Benson is a triple graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre, a Master’s in Librarianship, and a Juris Doctor.  Paula previously served as a reference librarian in the law school library.  She is the author of A Guide to South Carolina Legal Research and Citation, published by the South Carolina Bar, which has been used as a text to teach legal research to South Carolina law students and paralegals and as a reference source for lawyers.  Paula is an attorney with the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee.

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