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 challenges that often come into play when representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients.

She also planned this year’s program, co-sponsored by the SC Bar and SC Equality, which updated attendees on the many developments and changes in law across the region, state and country since the 2014 CLE.

Presenters for the all-day CLE include attorneys, judges, professors and other professionals. Topics  included domestic relations law, probate and estate matters, and employment and other discrimination issues. Non-marriage relationship issues including property ownership and estate planning will be covered, as will post-DOMA marriage issues such as benefits and elder care. The day will conclude with a presentation covering the most-recent developments as well as cases to watch.

Malissa Burnette, a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law whose practice at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel includes representing clients on a range of workplace discrimination issues, gave a presentation covering protections for LGBT employees. She outlined federal law as well as additional protections in some South Carolina cities and counties.

Shutt, also a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law, served as moderator for panel presentations throughout the day.