Annual Judges & Attorneys Conference

Conference Information

40 Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar 

Friday, December 15, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  | In-person* and Virtual

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Presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Office of Continuing Education

The Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar brings together legal and clinical experts to present the latest information on substance abuse and related mental health problems and addresses how the legal system responds to those issues. In 1983, John H. Magill, the founding CEO of Fenwick Hall Hospital, began the tradition of holding the annual seminar. For more than 30 years, Magill and Capers Barr, III, Esq., have co-chaired the planning committee and served as conference chairs. Many of the attorneys and judges on the original planning committees continue to serve. The Department of Mental Health, MUSC, and the South Carolina Bar Association sponsor this educational event.


40th Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse an Ethics Seminar has been approved for 6.50 CLE from the The Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. CREDITS 6.50 CLE; SA/MH 6.50 COURSE # 933757 (in-person) 933758ADO (online)

Conference Schedule

Friday, December 15, 2023

Please visit our agenda page for the latest speakers and topics for the 2023 Judges and Attorneys Conference

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Conference Location

For the 2023 Conference we will be able to offer in-person and virtual attendance options to fit your needs.


In-person attendance is capped at 90 people. Space is reserved at a first-come, first-served basis.

Daniel Island Club
600 Island Park Dr
Charleston, SC 29492

COVID-19 Disclaimer for In-person attendees:

Your health and wellness are of utmost importance, so COVID-related safety guidelines will be in place during this in-person conference. We will announce our in-person guidelines as we get closer to the event.


From the comfort of your own space you will be able to attend all Annual Judges & Attorneys Seminar sessions virtually. Attendees participating virtually will receive instructions to access the online platform approximately one week in advance of the conference date.

Registration Rates

Registration Type In-Person Rate Virtual Rate
CLE Registration Registrant $210.00 $175.00
APA Registration $210.00 $175.00
General Credit Registration $200.00 $175.00
Students/Trainees & Paralegals $90.00 $100.00

Registration fee includes conference materials, and continuing education credit processing and storage. In-person registration rate includes meals. Registrations are transferable from one registrant to the other. Substitution/Changes of a registered conference attendee will be accepted. The request must be submitted in writing to Please provide the name and email of the registered attendee and full contact information for new attendee as well as any change in registration selections. Cancellation requests will be subject to a 50% administrative fee and need to be emailed to Refunds will not be issued thirty days before the conference date. There are no refunds for on-demand viewing.

Registration Information

Please follow the link below and fill out the form to register. If you have complications with processing your payment, please email for assistance.

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