Speaking Engagements

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PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Melissa F. Brown

September 25, 2015 Co-Chair & Speaker: Hot Tips From the Coolest Family
Law Attorneys; “Impact of SCRCP 6 in Family Court,”
Columbia, SC
August 14, 2015 Commencement Speaker, Berkeley County, SC High Schools’ Summer Graduation, Columbia, SC
July 13, 2015 Lecturer at the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; “How to Legally Obtain Social Media Posts & Introduce Them Into Evidence,” Oklahoma City, OK
April 14, 2015 Speaker, Monthly GAL Luncheon Series, “Introducing a child’s out-of-court statement into evidence,” Mount Pleasant, SC
November 11, 2014 Melissa was invited back to speak to first year law students at the University of South Carolina School of Law: How to Maintain a Healthy & Successful Work/Life Balance, Columbia, SC
October 16, 2014 Social Media as Evidence – Use, Presentation and Ethical
Concerns, ABA Section of Family Law Fall CLE Conference,
 Stowe, Vermont
September 26, 2014 Revisiting UIFSA’s Spousal Support Quirk Every Family
Court Lawyer and Family Court Judge Must Know, Hot Tips for Coolest
Practitioners CLE,
 Columbia, SC
April 30, 2014 Melissa F. Brown & Jonathan W. Lounsberry, The Role of
the Mental Health Professional In South Carolina Family Court, Guest
Lecture, Ethics and Mental Health Law (PSYC- 523),
 The Citadel,
Charleston, SC
April 25, 2014 Technology: What Family Lawyers Should Know, KY Family
Law Section CLE,
 Louisville, Kentucky
October 11, 2013 2013 Family Law Institute: And You Thought You Were Just a Family Law Attorney, Albuquerque, NM
November 7, 2013 AAML 2013 Annual Meeting: Technology Symposium, Chicago, IL
November 5, 2013 Melissa was invited to speak to first year law students at the University of South Carolina School of Law: How to Maintain a Healthy & Successful Work/Life Balance, Columbia, SC
September 27, 2013 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
September 20, 2013 Solo & Small Firm Conference & Technology Expo, Charleston, SC
April 30, 2013 The Role of the Mental Health Professional In South Carolina Family, (Guest Lecturer for Dr. Chip Taylor’s Ethics & Mental Health Law graduate studies course), The Citadel, Charleston, SC
April 25, 2013 Technology: What Family Lawyers Should Know, 17th Annual AAML/IBA Family Law Seminar: “Breaking Bad”: Dealing with Complex Custody and Financial Divorce Litigation, Louisville, KY
April 19, 2013 The Family Law Symposium, An Extraordinary One-DayFamily Law Seminar Featuring National Speakers and an Advanced Technology Symposium, Columbia, SC
March 19, 2013 Safety and Security In a Digital Age, AAML Mid-Year Meeting, Las Croabas, Puerto Rico
November 2012 AMML Technology Symposium, AMML Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL, Moderator and Organizer
September 2012 Hot Tips From the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners, Co-Chair, Co-Moderator & Speaker, 20 iPad Apps for Family Lawyers in 20 Minutes, Columbia, SC
July 26, 2012 Preparing for Your Divorce: Do’s and Don’ts in the Age of Technology, Center for Women, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Charleston, SC
May 12-19, 2012 Houston Family Law Trial Institute, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, (Faculty Member)
January 27, 2012 Proper Interaction Between the GAL and Custody Evaluator, 2012 Guardian ad Litem Training and Update CLE, Columbia, SC
September 16, 2011 “Understanding the Juridictional Complexities & Differences when handling Multi-State Custody, Child Support and Parental Kidnapping Cases under the UCCJEA, UIFSA & PKPA,” Hot Tips from the Coolest Family Law Attorneys, SC Bar CLE, Columbia, SC.
June 3, 2011 How To Try Your First Case in Family Court, local CLE for newly licensed attorneys practicing family law in Charleston, South Carolina. (Joined by Thomas F. McDowell, Esquire)
May 13-21, 2011 Family Law Trial Institute, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, (Faculty Member)
April 19, 2011 The Role of the Mental Health Professional in South Carolina Family Law, the Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina (Guest Lecturer for Dr. Chip Taylor’s Ethics & Mental Health Law graduate studies course)
October 1, 2010 Hot Tips from the Coolest Family Law Practitioners, SC Bar, Columbia, SC, Co-Chair
September 24, 2010 How to Define, Identify and Find Your “A” Client, South Carolina Bar, Hot Tips for the Solo or Small Firm Practitioner
September 13, 2010 How Ashley Hall’s Honor Code Was Created, Ashley Hall School, Charleston, SC, Featured Speaker
June 10, 2010 Separation & Divorce: How to Be Prepared When You Least Expect It!, Center for Women, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Charleston, SC (Speaker with Cindy MacAulay, CPA, CDFA & Sarah Paris of Dixon Hughes, PLLC)
May 15-22, 2010 Family Law Trial Institute, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Faculty
April 13, 2010 The Role of the Mental Health Professional in South Carolina Family LawThe Citadel, Charleston, SC (Guest Lecturer for Dr. Chip Taylor’s Ethics & Mental Health Law graduate studies course)
February 5, 2010 Posted & Roasted: How to Introduce Information Posted on Internet Sites to ‘Burn’ the Opposing Party or Witness, SC Bar: Top Trial Lawyers Tackle Evidence, Columbia, SC
January 22, 2010 Safety & Security in a Digital Age, SC Bar Annual Bar Convention, Family Law Section Update for Lawyers & Judges, Kiawah Island, SC
January 9, 2010 To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Social Networking: Help or Hindrance to the Family Law Practice, LEI National CLE Conference, Vail, Colorado
November 4, 2009 Twitter for Lawyers, National Constitution Center Audio Conferences, Nationwide Webinar
October 20, 2009 South Carolina Family Law Case Update, Dixon Hughes Litigation Conference, Charleston, SC
October 16, 2009 How Becoming An Atticus Client Positively Impacted My Law Practice, Atticus Practice Builder Program, Orlando, FL
October 10, 2009 Effective Legal Tweets to Avoid Sounding Like a Twit!, ABA FLS 2009 Fall CLE Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (As part of the Plenary Session titled “Don’t Curse the Darkness… Light a Match”)
September 18, 2009 Maintaining Client Safety & Security in a Digital Age, SC Bar, Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC (Serving as Co-Chair & Co-Organizer of the Program.)
September 9, 2009 How to Be Prepared When You Least Expect It!, Women @ Work Group, Charleston, South Carolina
August 2009 Social Media Marketing PhoneCast- TwitterAtticus Group Social Media Marketing Graduate Network Call
June 2009 How to Be Prepared When You Least Expect It!, East Cooper Women’s Entrepreneurial Group, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Presented with Allyson Schuster, CPA of Dixon Hughes, PLLC
May 2009 To Tweet or Not to Tweet: How Social Networking Services can Benefit Your Family Law Practice, ABA PhoneCast to the FLS Law Practice Management Committee
February 2009 When ‘Be Quiet’ is Not the Response You Want to Hear: Getting a Child’s Out-of-Court Statement Into Evidence, SC Bar, It’s All a Game: Top Trial Lawyers Tackle Evidence, Columbia, SC, Speaker and Panel Member
September 2008 Hot Tips From the Coolest Family Law PractitionersColumbia, SC Co-Organizer, Moderator
September 2007 South Carolina Supreme Court Broadens Excited Utterance Exception: How to Utilize Ruling in Family Court CasesSC Bar, Hot Tips From the Coolest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
January 2007 How to Convince Your Judge to Allow the Introduction of a Child’s Out-of-Court Statement in Private Custody/Visitation Disputes, LEI, Colorado FLS, Snowmass, CO
January 2007 Time Maps: How to Effectively Use This Software in Court, LEI, Colorado FLS, Snowmass, CO
September 2006 Intrinsic and Extrinsic Fraud: How Does the Difference Affect your Family Court Case, SC Bar, Hot Tips from the Coolest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
January 2006 Using TimeMap Software to Successfully Gather Information From Clients & When Presenting Evidence in Court, SC Bar, Annual Meeting Technology Committee, Charleston, SC
October 2005 An Update of 2005′s Family Law Cases, SC Bar, Sidebar SC Online CLE Video Series, Columbia, SC
September 2005 Homeland Security Act’s Impact on Family Law Cases, SC Bar, Hot Tips from the Coolest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
April 2005 Using TimeMap Software to Successfully Meet with Clients and While Trying Complex Cases, SC Bar, Cool Tips from the Hottest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
August 2004 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Family Law Websites, SC Bar, Seminars Direct Videotape Program, Charleston, SC
Spring 2004 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Family Law Websites, SC Bar, Advanced Family Law Seminar, Hilton Head, SC, Speaker and Organizer
Spring 2004 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Family Law Websites, Plenary Session, ABA, FLS Spring Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fall 2003 Judicial Estoppel: You Can’t Have It Both Ways, SC Bar, Hot Tips from the Coolest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
October 2003 Secret Settlements in the Family Law Practice, SC Bar & USC School of Law, Columbia, SC
Spring 2003 Sealing the Record, SC, Cool Tips from the Hottest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
Fall 2002 UIFSA Refresher, SC Bar, Hot Tips from the Coolest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
Spring 2002 COBRA: Do Not Let it Bite Your Client or You, SC Bar, Cool Tips from the Hottest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
Fall 2001 Basic Business Valuation Overview for Domestic Attorneys, SC Bar, Hot Tips from the Coolest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
April 2001 Mindmaps: Great Software for the Family Law Practitioner, SC Bar, Cool Tips from the Hottest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
May 2000 Using the Child Support Guidelines to Your Advantage, SC Bar, Cool Tips from the Hottest Family Law Practitioners, Columbia, SC
January 1999 Devising Creative Visitation SchedulesCharleston County FLS, Family Law CLE, Charleston, SC, Speaker and Organizer
November 1998 The Ethics of Representing More Than One Person: Conflicts of Interest Under Rules of Professional Conduct, SC Bar, Ethics for the Family Law Practitioner, Columbia, SC, Speaker and Organizer
October 1997 Trial Issues, NBI, Child Custody and Visitation in SC, Charleston, SC
October 1997 The Interplay of Statutes on Parental Rights, Responsibilities & Parent/Child ContactNBI, Child Custody and Visitation in SC, Charleston, SC, Speaker and Author
October 1997 Ethical Consideration, NBI, Child Custody and Visitation in SC, Charleston, SC
March 1997 Understanding the South Carolina Court SystemExplorers Club, Charleston, SC
September 1996 Initial Considerations in a Family Law Case, NBI, Family Law in South Carolina, Charleston, SC

 

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* Assisted James T. McLaren with presentation