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Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements
(Date posted: 05/13/2019)

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements

Judicial Elections
(Date posted: 05/08/2019)

A judicial election was held May 8, 2019.

Rule Amendments
(Date posted: 05/01/2019)

Since ninety days have passed since submission without rejection by the General Assembly, the amendments contained in the above orders are effective immediately.

Revised General Sessions Subpoena Form
(Date posted: 05/01/2019)

Pursuant to the provisions of Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, SCCA Form 253 titled "Subpoena in a Criminal Case" is amended effective May 1, 2019. 

E-Filing Announcement-Scheduled Maintenance Notice
(Date posted: 04/22/2019)

The South Carolina Judicial Branch will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, April 27, 2019, beginning at 8:00 AM affecting many of our systems, including E-Filing. It is expected that maintenance will be completed by 10:00 PM.

Results of the February 2019 Bar Examination
(Date posted: 04/19/2019)

Results of the February 2019 Bar Examination

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Conway
(Date posted: 04/19/2019)

The Supreme Court of South Carolina heard oral arguments at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., on Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Results of the February 2019 Uniform Bar Examination
(Date posted: 04/15/2019)

Results of the February 2019 Uniform Bar Examination

Amendments to South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
(Date posted: 03/13/2019)

The Supreme Court has amended Rule 408, Rule 504, and the CLE Regulations located in Appendix C to Part IV of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules at the request of the South Carolina Bar and the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Among other things, the amendments increase the substance abuse/mental health CLE requirements and permit lawyers to obtain more CLE hours through online programs.

Family Court Forms
(Date posted: 03/13/2019)

Family Court Forms

E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Abbeville County on March 26, 2019
(Date posted: 03/06/2019)

Effective March 26, 2019, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include Abbeville County in addition to Clarendon, Sumter, Lee, Williamsburg, Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Anderson, Oconee, Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Allendale, Colleton, Horry, Georgetown, Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Lexington, Saluda, Edgefield, McCormick, Kershaw, Newberry, Laurens, Greenwood, York, Richland, Union, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Dorchester, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Berkeley, Florence, Marion, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, and Dillon Counties. E-Filing in the Court of Common Pleas is mandatory for attorneys in Pilot counties unless the type of case or the type of filing is excluded from the Pilot Program in accordance with the South Carolina Electronic Filing Policies and Guidelines. For more information about the Pilot Program and for training resources for attorneys and their staff, go to http://www.sccourts.org/efiling/.

Chief Justice Beatty Delivers 2019 State of the Judiciary Address
(Date posted: 02/27/2019)

Supreme Court of South Carolina Justice Donald W. Beatty delivered the annual State of the Judiciary address today at noon during a joint session of the South Carolina General Assembly.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Sumter
(Date posted: 02/22/2019)

The Supreme Court of South Carolina heard oral arguments at Patriot Hall in Sumter, S.C., on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Pay License Fees Required by Rule 410 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR)
(Date posted: 02/22/2019)

The South Carolina Bar has furnished the attached list of lawyers (including those holding a limited certificate to practice law) who have failed to pay their license fees for 2019.

E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Dillon County on February 26, 2019
(Date posted: 02/07/2019)

Effective February 26, 2019, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include Dillon County in addition to Clarendon, Sumter, Lee, Williamsburg, Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Anderson, Oconee, Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Allendale, Colleton, Horry, Georgetown, Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Lexington, Saluda, Edgefield, McCormick, Kershaw, Newberry, Laurens, Greenwood, York, Richland, Union, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Dorchester, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Berkeley, Florence, Marion, Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Darlington Counties. E-Filing in the Court of Common Pleas is mandatory for attorneys in Pilot counties unless the type of case or the type of filing is excluded from the Pilot Program in accordance with the South Carolina Electronic Filing Policies and Guidelines. For more information about the Pilot Program and for training resources for attorneys and their staff, go to http://www.sccourts.org/efiling/.

Judicial Elections
(Date posted: 02/06/2019)

Judicial elections were held February 6, 2019.

Rule Changes Submitted to the General Assembly
(Date posted: 01/31/2019)

Pursuant to Article V, § 4A of the South Carolina Constitution, the following rule changes were submitted to the South Carolina General Assembly on January 31, 2019.

Extension for Payment of South Carolina Bar License Fees by Federal Government Employees
(Date posted: 01/25/2019)

Accordingly, a federal employee who is a member of the South Carolina Bar under Rule 410 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules, and who is no longer being paid due to the shutdown, is hereby granted an extension to pay the 2019 license fees under Rule 410. The deadline for payment is extended to thirty (30) days after the federal government shutdown ends for that person's agency, department or other instrumentality of the United States.

South Carolina Access to Justice Commission Executive Director
(Date posted: 01/25/2019)

Executive Director job posting.

E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Darlington County on February 5, 2019
(Date posted: 01/23/2019)

Effective February 5, 2019, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include Darlington County in addition to Clarendon, Sumter, Lee, Williamsburg, Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Anderson, Oconee, Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Allendale, Colleton, Horry, Georgetown, Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Lexington, Saluda, Edgefield, McCormick, Kershaw, Newberry, Laurens, Greenwood, York, Richland, Union, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Dorchester, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Berkeley, Florence, Marion, Chesterfield, and Marlboro Counties. E-Filing in the Court of Common Pleas is mandatory for attorneys in Pilot counties unless the type of case or the type of filing is excluded from the Pilot Program in accordance with the South Carolina Electronic Filing Policies and Guidelines. For more information about the Pilot Program and for training resources for attorneys and their staff, go to http://www.sccourts.org/efiling/.

Chief Justice Beatty Administers Oath of Office to Solicitors
(Date posted: 01/11/2019)

Supreme Court of South Carolina Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty held a swearing-in ceremony for six South Carolina solicitors on Thursday, Jan. 10.

Interest Rate on Money Decrees and Judgments
(Date posted: 01/11/2019)

Supreme Court issues order regarding the legal rate of interest on money decrees and judgments.

Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program
(Date posted: 01/10/2019)

Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program

SCCA Form 800 Transcript Request
(Date posted: 01/10/2019)

SCCA Form 800 Transcript Request

Pilot Program for Enhanced Court Supervision of SCDSS Cases
(Date posted: 01/03/2019)

Pilot Program for Enhanced Court Supervision of SCDSS Cases

E-Filing Announcement-Scheduled Maintenance Notice
(Date posted: 01/03/2019)

The South Carolina Judicial Department will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, January 12, 2019, beginning at 8:00 AM affecting many of our systems, including E-Filing.