Preview of Upcoming Blog Posts for Blues, Bar-B-Q, and Bar CLE

On Friday, July 12, 2013, the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will host the 8th Blues, Bar-B-Q, and Bar CLE at the Arts Center at the Federal Building, in Greenwood, South Carolina.  This seminar coincides with the 13th Annual South Carolina Festival of Discovery.  This event is the perfect opportunity for lawyers to obtain continuing legal education while also enjoying great music and excellent food.

The South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has invited Charles Grose to present on “Finally Finishing Forensic Interviews?”   This question results from the South Carolina Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Kromahdecided on January 23, 2013.  The following four Blog Posts are planed for release to coincide with the 8th Blues, Bar-B-Q, and Bar CLE:

  • “Finally Finishing Forensic Interviews” will be released at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11th.  This post will be an overview of the statutory and case law discussed in Mr. Grose’s presentation.
  • “Independent Mental Evaluations of Children Alleging Sexual Abuse” will be released at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013.  This post will discuss defense motions for an independent mental health evaluation of children alleging sexual abuse, including post-Kromah considerations.
  • “South Carolina’s Sex Offender Registry has turned into Punishment” will be released at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12th.  This post will discuss how our state’s sex offender registry has evolved from a predominately civil regulatory scheme into a modern versions of traditional punishment.
  • “Special Concerns Involving Juvenile Sex Offender Registration” will be released at 2:30 p.m. on July 12th.  This post will address the legal considerations associated with mandatory, lifetime, juvenile sex offender registration and explain why sex offender registration harms juveniles.

Click here to read the Court Opinion in State v. Kromah.

Update:  Click these links to read “Finally Finishing Forensic Interviews? No, but Why and What Comes Next?,” “Independent Mental Evaluations of Children Alleging Sexual Abuse,” “South Carolina’s Sex Offender Registry has Turned into Punishment,” and “Special Concerns Involving Juvenile Sex Offender Registration.”