Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys lead CLE seminars

From surviving fireworks and flameouts to keeping current on the latest in technology, attorneys from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are presenters at two continuing legal education seminars this week aimed at helping lawyers and their firms.

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, Katherine Myers will be part of the faculty for a University of South Carolina School of Law. LegalTech seminar. Sponsored by the SC Council of Competitiveness, the program is titled “Small Firm, Solo Firm and Government Offices Use of Technology.” The online program runs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tickets are still available. It carries one hour of SC Ethics CLE credit.

Topics of discussion include how evolution of technology has impacted legal practices and tips for securing client communications. The faculty also will talk about ways in which technology can assist client outcomes and examine whether technology has created bias in the legal system.

Myers, whose practice focuses on criminal law, was a solo practitioner before joining Burnette Shutt & McDaniel last fall. She also represents clients in education law, including disciplinary actions, and in professional licensing issues.

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel partners Nekki Shutt and Jack Cohoon will discuss how law firms can preserve their online presences during “Fireworks and Flameouts: Strategies and Resources for When Things Get Real in the Practice of Law.”

The innovative multidisciplinary CLE program, sponsored the South Carolina Bar, will focus on the unglamorous side of law, offering practical tips and strategies for handling difficult issues. The seminar runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the SC Bar Conference Center in Columbia. Registration remains open until the day of the seminar. The program fulfills three hours of CLE credits, including 1.25 of LEPR ethics credit and one hour of SA/MH credit.

Shutt and Cohoon focus their practices on employment law, civil rights, and litigation. Shutt is a certified specialist in employment law who also represents clients in qui tam whistleblower cases and employee benefits disputes. Cohoon, who has a track record of successful litigation at trial and on appeal, also represents clients before administrative agencies.