Burnette Shutt & McDaniel lawyer Jax Pavlicek: 3 things you should know about me

I’m not from around here. I grew up in the south—no, the OTHER south. The land of palm trees, carne asada burritos, fish tacos and home of the Padres (but not the Chargers – I’m still bitter about that). San Diego. Every time I tell folks where I’m from, they ask what brought me to […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel opens new law offices in Vista District

COLUMBIA, SC – Three experienced and skilled attorneys have come together to create Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, a forward-thinking law firm with offices in Columbia’s historic business district. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel will focus on employment law, environmental law, privacy issues and litigation. Founders M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Kathleen McDaniel practiced together for […]

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3 from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel selected for Super Lawyers 2017

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA –Super Lawyers 2017 is honoring three attorneys from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in the latest edition of its annual guide to the nation’s top lawyers. Super Lawyers selected M. Malissa Burnette, Kathleen McDaniel and Janet Rhodes for inclusion. They were picked after a rigorous process that begins with peer nomination and then […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys help lead Modern Family Law II SC Bar CLE

Columbia, SC: – Two Burnette Shutt & McDaniel partners updated the legal community on a wide variety of issues during the SC Bar’s Modern Family Law II CLE in March. Nekki Shutt, an employment lawyer with Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, created the groundbreaking CLE three years ago with a goal of helping attorneys navigate complex […]

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Rhodes serves on planning committee for new charter arts high school

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Janet Rhodes has joined more than a dozen educators, arts professionals, parents and community leaders on the planning committee for the Midlands Arts Conservatory, a public magnet school that will focus on the performing and visual arts. The conservatory will open in fall 2018 with sixth- […]

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Copyrights: Why it pays to have your copyright registered with the U.S. Copyright Office

A “copyright” is a type of protection that the law gives to original works of authorship, and it is available for published and unpublished works.  Technically, a “copyright” is the right to reproduce copies; however, the Copyright Act gives authors of original works many more rights, such as enabling authors to do or authorize (i.e. […]

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Donevant v. Town of Surfside Beach: The Public Policy Exception to South Carolina’s At-Will Employment Doctrine

South Carolina, like many other states, adheres to the at-will employment doctrine, which allows an employer to terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all.  “An at-will employee may be terminated at any time for any reason or for no reason, with or without cause.” Barron v. Labor Finders of S.C., 393 S.C. […]

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Quit Demanding “Strict Proof” in Your Answers – it’s not a thing

Lemming (Lem-ing; noun):  A member of a crowd with no originality or voice of his own. One who speaks or repeats only what he has been told.  Source: Urban Dictionary. Do you ever wonder why people do the things they do?  I do, especially when it comes to litigation-related matters.  With the benefit of e-filing in the […]

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C-Track – S.C.’s On-Line Appellate Court Public Index and the Importance of Redacting

The South Carolina Judicial Department recently unveiled its online public index system, C-Track, which provides public access to information regarding cases filed with the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.  Users can view events and other basic case information online.  One of the the best features of this system is the […]

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