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  • Lender Liability to Municipalities in Subprime Foreclosure CrisisDec 28, 2018
  • Associate Mentoring and Advancement - How to Do and How to GetJan 1, 2016Audra M. Byrd
  • SC Employers Advocacy Association, “Workers Comp and Other Legal Issues with Remote Workers” (2018) (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • SC Technical College HR Annual Meeting, “Service Dogs in the Workplace and on College Campuses” (2018) (Greenville, SC)
  • Turner Padget Retreat, “Inappropriate Conduct in Today’s Politically Correct Workplace” (2018) (Columbia, SC)
  • National Business Institute, “Responding to Abusive Litigation Tactics” (2018) (Columbia, SC)
  • Southeast RIMS Annual Conference, “What’s New In Employment Law” (2017) (Charleston, SC)
  • Community Bankers Forum, “Best HR Practices When Hell Breaks Loose” (2017) (Columbia, SC)
  • National Business Institute, “Human Resources Boot Camp” (2017) (Columbia, SC)
  • Richland County Clerk of Court, “Maximizing Emotional Intelligence at Work” (2017) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Technical College HR Annual Meeting, “Trump’s Impact on the Workplace” (2017) (Charleston, SC)
  • Palmetto Health Conference, “Labor and Employment Law Update” (2013-2017) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Association of Corporate Counsel, “POTUS Candidates’ Positions on Workplace Issues” (2016) (Columbia, SC)
  • South Carolina IPMA-HR, “Substance Abuse and Drug Testing in the Workplace” (2016) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Technical College HR Annual Meeting, “Update on LGBTQ and FLSA Issues” (2016) (Charleston, SC)
  • Turner Padget Retreat, “Diversity in the Legal Profession” (2015) (Florence, SC)
  • DRI Annual Meeting, “Managing and Winning Union Elections for Employers” (2015) (Washington, DC)
  • SC Association of Corporate Counsel, “Ethical Negotiations” (2015) (Columbia, SC)
  • Benedict College, “Title IX Update” (2015) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Bar Annual Meeting, “Federal and State Immigration Reform” 2014 (Charleston, SC)
  • Southeast RIMS Annual Conference, “Employment Law Panel Discussion” (2013) (Charleston, SC)
  • SC Association of Corporate Counsel, “Drug/Alcohol Addiction in the Legal Profession” (2013) (Columbia, SC)
  • SC Annual SHRM Conference, “Dealing With Workplace Bullies,” (2012) (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • Business Counsel, Inc., “Boeing and Beyond—The NLRB and Economic Development” (2011) (Asheville, NC)
  • National Business Institute, “Health Care Reform’s Impact on Employers” (2011) (National Webcast)
  • DRI Annual Meeting, “Social Networking at Work” (2010) (San Diego, CA)
  • "Associate Mentoring and Advancement - How to Do and How to Get," Presenter at Roundtable Discussion for the ABA Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee (January 2016)
  • "Handling Claims Against the Estate,"  The Probate Process from Start to Finish -- National Business Institute (November 2015)
  • "Navigating the Magistrate's Court," South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers, Litter Control Association Annual Meeting and Seminar (February 2011)
  • “Business Torts CLE Seminar: Fiduciary Duties - Limiting Their Scope and Explaining Them to Others,” South Carolina Bar, October 2014
  • “Lender Liability to Municipalities in Subprime Foreclosure Crisis,” American Bar Association, 2008 
  • South Carolina Occupational Health/Workers Compensation Seminar, moderator for “Ask the expert: A Panel Discussion” (2017)
  • South Carolina Employers’ Advocacy Association, Moderator for Case Law Update Panel Discussion (2017)
  • “South Carolina Tort Reform and Joint and Several Liability,” South Carolina Bar, 2009, 2010
  • Civil Litigation Ethics: From Depositions to Trial and Beyond
  • Technology to Transform Your Practice and Allow You to Work Smarter, Not Harder. Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel – Fed Tech U. 2024.
  • On Jury Selection – What should you look for? How to uncover bias and prejudice? How to get to the jury that is most favorable to your client?  How can you ferret out and disqualify the jurors that are most likely to be against your client and in favor of the plaintiff? Professional Liability Attorney Network – 2023.
  • Hear from The Seasoned Claims Pros – what claims handlers and defense attorneys need to know to stand out in the crowd – Professional Liability Attorney Network – 2023.
  • Slaying the Dragon: Getting the “wow” factor for your presentations in the boardroom, the courtroom, and the mediation room without litigation consultants, an army of lawyers and paralegals, or complete dependence on wired networks. Professional Liability Attorney Network – 2022.
  • Cutting Edge iPad Applications for Lawyers – The Best and Brightest New Tech to Enhance Your Practice Management and to Make Your Visual Presentations Resonate. Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel – Fed Tech U. 2022.
  • Constitutional Religious Liberties and Employment Law. Recent Developments in the Law Affecting Religious Employers and Employees - Professional Liability Attorney Network – 2021.
  • Maintaining Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations - Professional Liability Attorney Network – 2019.
  • “Creditors, Debtors, and LLCs” Business Counsel Fall Meeting - 2015
  • “Palmetto Propeller – An Overview” Business Counsel Fall 2017
  • “Forming an LLC? Don’t Forget to Have “The Talk” Entercom Greenville Radio Spot June 2016
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, “Memory Hold The Door” Speaker, First Year Civility Oath Program, August 22, 2017
  • “Tackling Health Inequities and Social Determinants of Health in South Carolina Primary Care,” Continuing Medical Education Program – South Carolina Medical Association, December 2022
  • “The Future of Telemedicine: Legal and Quality Considerations," Continuing Medical Education Program- South Carolina Medical Association, September 2021
  • Faculty, Francis Marion University - Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute, Employment and Contract Law, 2017, 2018
  • 2020 South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyers Association, Creditor’s Rights Topics
  • "Non-Probate Transfers," South Carolina Bar, annually 2013-2021
  • "Probate Administration in South Carolina," South Carolina Bar, annually 2013-2021
  • "SC Power of Attorney Act," ACTEC Southeast Regional Meeting, 2018
  • "Mediation in the Probate Court," South Carolina Bar, annually 2013 -2018
  • "SC Alternatives Causes of Action to a Will Contest," "ACTEC Southeast Regional Meeting, 2017
  • "SC Power of Attorney Act," Corporate Banking And Securities Law Section of the SC Bar, 2017
  • "Estate Law Changes - What You Need to Know Professionally and Personally," Richland County Bar Association, 2016
  • "Changes to the South Carolina Probate Code," South Carolina Probate Judges' Association, Columbia Tax Study Group; S.C. Association of CPA's; South Carolina Bar; Charleston Estate Planning Council, 2013; Burkett CPA Seminar; SC Bar Convention; Orangeburg County Bar; Columbia Bank Counsel, 2014
  • "Considerations in Delayed Probate," South Carolina Bar, 2013.
  • "Considerations Before Opening an Estate," South Carolina Bar, 2012
  • "Selected Issues Regarding Creditors' Claims Under the South Carolina
  • Probate Code," South Carolina Probate Judges' Association, 2009
  • "Asset Protection Planning for Professionals," Columbia Medical Society, 2007
  • “What to Look for in Reviewing a Commercial Purchase Agreement and a Commercial Lease for a Buyer and/or Tenant”, Speaker, 2020 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC-SC) Winter Meeting, February 28, 2020
  • Keynote Speaker at the Federation of Ontario Law Associations 2016 Spring Plenary Conference, May 2016
  • "Different State Approaches to Residential Real Estate Closings," Panelist, Georgia State Bar, 33rd Annual Real Property Law Institute, May 2011
  • "Innovations that Build the Perfect System: Money, Member Benefit and Public Service" Moderator, National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting, February 2011
  • "Educating Your Bar Leadership About Lawyer Referral Services" Speaker, American Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service Workshop, October 2010
  • "Lawyering in the 21st Century: The (Dis)Satisfaction of the Profession" Moderator, National Conference of Bar Presidents Annual Meeting, August 2010
  • "Bar Leaders and Young Lawyers: Partnering Together to Shape the Future of the Profession" Moderator, National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting, February 2010
  • “The Role of Local Government Counsel in Complex Agreements and Transactions,” Speaker, South Carolina Bar, Government Law Update, 2009
  • "Let's Talk: How Can the Bar and Law Schools Work Together to Prepare New Lawyers for Practice?" Moderator, National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting, February 2009
  • “The Role of Local and Transaction Counsel in Municipal Projects,” Public Finance Symposium, 2009
  • “Don’t Let Mold Grow On Your Lease,” International Conference Shopping Centers, 2005
  • “Practical Advice on Valuing and Negotiating a Case,” South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, 2009
  • “Medicare Set Asides,” Geico, 2009
  • “Auto/Torts Update,” South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, 2008
  • “Tort Reform in South Carolina and Its Effects on Claims Analysis,” Geico, 2005
  • “What to do When all Hell Breaks Loose,” Community Bankers Forum, South Carolina Bankers Association, 2017
  • South Carolina Master in Equity Bench & Bar
  • Numerous speaking engagements on Foreclosure and Commercial Loan Restructuring
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Trial Skills Trainer, 2013 – 2019
  • SC Commission on Indigent Defense, Trial Skills Trainer, 2015 – 2021
  • SC Bar Criminal Practice CLE, Significant Appellate Cases, 2012 – 2014, 2016 – 2019
  • SC Bar Appellate Practice CLE, Group Leader, 2013, 2017, 2019
  • SC Insurance Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Trainer, 2015
  • Over 50 presentations on employment, ethics and mediation related topics on local, state and national basis
  • Augusta Family Bar CLE, Speaker, 2016
  • Augusta Family Bar CLE, Speaker, 2017
  • Augusta Family Bar CLE, Speaker, 2018
  • 2018 – SC Bar – Speech - “Easements and Surveys – Elements and Examples in Commercial Development, Including Curb Cuts and Access Issues”
  • 2016 – SC Bar – Speech - “Commercial Real Estate Workout Issues”
  • 2016 – Palmetto Land Title Association – Commercial Law Panel Discussion - “Just the Right Amount of Wrong”
  • 2007 – SC School of Law – Speech to Real Estate Transaction I – Fall Class - “1031 Like-Kind Exchanges”
  • 2000 – SC Savings & Loan League – Speech to Attorney and CEO Clinic – “Covering Your Assets – Protection for Bank Directors”
  • 1990-92 – SC Supreme Court – Bridge the Gap Speaker on Real Estate Law
  • 1990-present – SC Bar – Speaker - various Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • Coverage and Bad Faith – Review of Recent Decisions (Panelist), Professional Liability Attorneys Network, Yankee Stadium, June 18, 2015.
  • Motions Practice, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Columbia, South Carolina, August 15, 2014.
  • Cyber Liability (Panelist), 2013 SE RIMS Conference; Charleston, South Carolina; September 12, 2013.
  • Lessons from the Legends (Panelist), Professional Liability Attorneys Network, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 30, 2013.
  • Game On! The Players and Carriers versus the NFL (Panelist), Winter Meeting, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, San Antonio, Texas, March 5, 2013.
  • Trial Superstars™ (Faculty/Presenter),South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Charleston, South Carolina, April 13, 2012.
  • “We get the Cat Video,” Diversity & Inclusion, SCDTAA, Women in Law Webinar, March 2021
  • Trial Strategy- Fairness with the “Rules of the Road,” SCDTAA Summer Meeting, July 2021
  • Reptile Theory, “Defending the Deposition,” SCDTAA, Reptile Theory Webinar, November 2021
  • Masters in Trial: The Art of Advocacy, South Carolina Bar and SC ABOTA, February 2022
  • “Preservation, Gathering and Spoliation: Important things to remember as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle,” South Carolina Trucking Associations Annual Meeting, November 2017