Annual Judges & Attorneys Conference

Conference Information

38 Annual Judges and Attorneys Conference: Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar 

Friday, December 3 | 8:25 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  In-person* and Virtual

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.


The South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization has approved this activity for 6.25 CLE credit(s) which includes 0.75 substance abuse/mental health credit(s). Course approval # 910698 (in-person) and Course approval #910699ADO (online)

Conference Schedule

Friday, December 3, 2021

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Conference Location

For the 2021 Conference we will be able to offer in-person and virtual attendance options to fit your needs.

In-Person Conference

Virtual Conference

In-person attendance is capped at 80 people.
Space is reserved at a first-come, first-served basis.

The Daniel Island Club
600 Island Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29492

From the comfort of your own space you
will be able to attend all Annual
Judges & Attorneys Conference
sessions virtually.

Attendees participating virtually will receive instructions to access the online
platform approximately one week in advance of the conference date.

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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 are limiting in-person attendance to 80 people, we will practice social distancing within the conference room, and masks will be required at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.

Registration Rates

Registration Type In-Person Rate Virtual Rate
CLE Registration Registrant $190.00 $160.00
APA Registration $190.00 $160.00
General Credit Registration $190.00 $160.00
Students/Trainees & Paralegals $90.00 $90.00

Registration fee includes conference materials, and credit processing. 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 $100 administrative fee and need to be emailed to Refunds will not be issued after Monday, November 26, 2021.

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.

Register online

Call: 843-792-0175


Mail payment to:

Jessica Carter
Continuing Education Office
MUSC Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
67 President Street, MSC 861
Charleston, SC 29425