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Wed, 8/25/2010 - 5:00 am

Chief Judge Waites' Portrait Ceremony!
The Bankruptcy Bar Portrait Committee asked that the Court post the following announcement. To commemorate his service of over 16 years and reappointment, a committee has been formed and an artist commissioned to paint Judge Waites’ portrait. The unveiling and reception will be held on September 30, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Columbia. More details to follow.

Paralegal and Staff Support Seminar
The Bankruptcy Court will partner with the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association to sponsor a paralegal and staff support seminar again this Fall. The date for the seminar is tentatively scheduled for the morning and afternoon of Friday, November 5, 2010. In order to allow the Court to provide an informative seminar, please submit agenda topics you would be interested in hearing or participating in to In addition, any paralegals or staff willing to assist with the seminar, please respond to the same address. Details on registration and the program will be announced in the near future.

Fri, 8/13/2010 - 5:00 am

Judge Waites is requesting assistance from the bar regarding compliance with the Consent/Dispute calendar procedures set forth in the Chambers Guidelines. In recent months, frequent failures to comply with these procedures have caused additional work for chambers and have required unnecessary interruptions. Please be advised that Judge Waites will more strictly enforce the procedures and will not excuse the appearance of parties at hearings if the procedures are not followed.

The Judge also requests that counsel timely respond to emails from chambers relating to an upcoming docket to better assist in his preparation for court.

The Judge believes that these procedures, if properly complied with, work effectively by providing accommodations, time and cost savings for the benefit of all parties. The ability to maintain them is dependent upon counsels' timely response to these requests.

Mon, 8/09/2010 - 5:00 am

Chief Judge Waites is pleased to welcome Kimberly Newton as a law clerk in his chambers beginning August 9, 2010. Kimberly is a 2010 honors graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Kimberly joins Sarah Kistler as the Judge's two law clerks.

Judge Waites would also like to thank Sarah Wendell for her service as his law clerk during the past year and wishes her well as she enjoys some time off with her newborn son.

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