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RE: Circuit Court Arbitration and Mediation and Family Court Mediation


By order dated February 1, 2006, this Court adopted Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules which govern court-annexed ADR processes in South Carolina Circuit Courts in civil suits, and in South Carolina Family Courts in domestic relations actions in counties designated by this Court for mandatory ADR or as required by statute.

Effective with cases filed in the family court on or after June 1, 2011, Oconee County Family Court joins those counties previously designated by this Court for mandatory ADR.  The counties designated by this Court for mandatory ADR are as follows:

Allendale Greenville Oconee – Family Court only 
Anderson Hampton  Pickens – Family Court only  
Beaufort  Horry Richland 
Clarendon Jasper Sumter
Colleton Lee Union
Florence Lexington Williamsburg

Effective June 1, 2011, this order supersedes the order dated September 1, 2010 listing the counties previously designated for mandatory ADR.


s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

s/John W. Kittredge                           J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                 J.

April 7, 2011
Columbia, South Carolina