Cohoon to speak at CLE about collateral consequences of criminal records

Criminal records cause complications long after the time is served, from missed job opportunities to problems finding a place to live. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Jack Cohoon will talk about the collateral consequences of criminal convictions during a continuing legal education seminar Feb. 28. His presentation is part of a day-long program sponsored by […]

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Join us for a unique debutante ball and help save lives

 At Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, it’s no secret we love dogs. If you’ve been to our office, you’ve likely met our handsome rescue dog Judge, whose person is firm partner Kathleen McDaniel. And while many of us have dogs who hold a special place in our hearts, heartworms shouldn’t hold a place in theirs. […]

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Burnette appointed to employment law advisory board

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette is serving a three-year term on the Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Committee. The South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization appointed her to the position, which runs through January 2023. The employment law advisory board works with the state Supreme Court, […]

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Getting a criminal record expunged in South Carolina

By Maya Weeks Second-Year Law Student When I apply for a job in South Carolina, do I have to tell my potential employer that I have a criminal arrest or conviction if those records were expunged? The short answer is  “no.”  A change in South Carolina law now makes it clear that effective December 28, […]

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Janet Rhodes honored with Leadership in Law Award

An experienced employment lawyer and partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, Janet Rhodes is receiving a Leadership in Law Award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. She, along with 27 other recipients, will be honored at a March 13 banquet in Charleston. Rhodes has been with Burnette Shutt & McDaniel since the firm’s inception, becoming a […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes attorney Jack E. Cohoon

A determined advocate and experienced attorney with a track record of moving law forward, Jack E. Cohoon has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. His practice includes employment law, civil rights, appeals, and administrative law. He’s a skilled litigator who will fight for clients for as long as it takes, whether in the courtroom or before […]

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Burnette receives Pro Bono Award from the SC Bar Association

In recognition of a long track record of donating her legal services to help others, M. Malissa Burnette was honored with the South Carolina Bar Senior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award during the organization’s annual convention. A co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in Columbia, Burnette is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in […]

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Data privacy a year-round issue for law firms, other businesses

Much of the attention today, Data Privacy Day, is focused on how we as individuals can take better care of our personal information online and in other electronic formats. For business, and law firms in particular, though, the issue is even more important. Increasingly, it’s not a question of if your law firm will suffer […]

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McDaniel presents seminar on land use and zoning law

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Kathleen McDaniel recently updated South Carolina lawyers on developments in land-use law during continuing legal education seminars in Charleston and Columbia. Her talk included a discussion of recent zoning cases, a roadmap for navigating land-use approvals, and a review of ethical and legal issues affecting those who serve on zoning […]

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Burnette to speak at SC Bar Convention employment law seminar

Join Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette as she helps kick off the South Carolina Bar Convention Employment and Labor Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar Friday morning. A South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law, Burnette will co-present a session titled, “What’s New? Presenting the 5th Edition of […]

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