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James T. McLaren

  • McLaren & Lee
    1508 Laurel Street
    P.O. Box 11809
    Columbia , South Carolina , 29211 , U.S.A.
  • James T. McLaren
    Family Law / Domestic Relations
    • University of South Carolina, B.A., J.D. • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Secretary, 2006-2007 • Board of Governors, 2005-2006 • Foundation Board of Directors, 2006-2007 • South Carolina Chapter (President, 2001-2002; President-Elect, 1999-2000; Vice President, 1997-1998; National Delegate to Board of Governors, 2005-2006) • Trained Matrimonial Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2000 • Trained Matrimonial Mediator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1995 • Family Court Mediator, South Carolina Bar and Dispute Resolution Services, 1995 • Resolution of Fee Disputes Board, 1983-1984 • Supreme Court Appointee, "South Carolina Symposium-Families in Court," sponsored by National Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1991 • Named, "The Best Lawyers in America," Family Law Designation, 1993-2007 • Contributing Author: South Carolina Equitable Appointment Act, §20-7-461, et seq and South Carolina Alimony Statute, §20-3-130 et seq, S.C. Code of Laws; South Carolina Family Court Handbook, First Edition, 1992, 1993 and 1996 Editions • Speaker: Various Family Law Topics, South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Annual Conventions and Mandatory Judicial Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by South Carolina Bar; State Bar of Arizona; American Bar Association and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers • Lecturer, New Family Court and Judges Orientation School, 2004-2006 • Member: Richland County (Member, Family Law Committee, 1988-2006), South Carolina Bar (Member: Practice and Procedure Committee, 1979-1995 • Chair, Subcommittee on Jurisdiction in the Family Courts, 1979-1980; Family Law Section, 1979-2006; Family Law Section Council, 1988-1997; Chair, Family Law Council Rules Subcommittee, 1989-1990; Secretary, Family Law Section, 1989-1990; Chair-Elect, 1990-1991, Chair, 1991-1992; Section Delegate, 1995-1996) and American (Sections: Family Law, 1976-2 006; Litigation; Domestic Relations and Family Law Litigation Committee, 1983-2006) Bar Associations • Member: South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Family Law Section, 1997-2006; Treasurer, 1980-1981; Secretary, 1981-1982; Vice, Chairman, 1982-1983; Chair, 1983-1986); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Family Law Section, 1979-2006); Medical University of South Carolina (Member, Board of Visitors, 2000-2004) • Assigned Martindale Hubbell's highest AV rating