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E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Lancaster County on May 15, 2018
(Date posted: 04/23/2018)
Effective May 15, 2018, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include Lancaster 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, and Fairfield 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/.

Posted Results of the February 2018 Bar Examination
(Date posted: 04/20/2018)
The results of the February 2018 Uniform Bar Examination were posted on the Bar Admissions Page at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Results of the February 2018 Bar Examination
(Date posted: 04/18/2018)
The results of the February 2018 Uniform Bar Examination will be posted on the Bar Admissions Page at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements
(Date posted: 04/18/2018)
Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements

Kershaw County Drug Court
(Date posted: 04/17/2018)
Kershaw County Drug Court

Amendment to South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
(Date posted: 04/04/2018)
At the request of the South Carolina Bar, the Supreme Court has amended Rule 410(j), SCACR, to increase the annual license fees paid by members of the South Carolina Bar.

E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Chester and Fairfield Counties on April 24, 2018
(Date posted: 04/04/2018)
Effective April 24, 2018, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include Chester and Fairfield Counties 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, and Union 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/.

Probate Court Form Changes
(Date posted: 03/23/2018)
Probate Form Changes

Sumter County Acting Master-in-Equity Appointment
(Date posted: 03/21/2018)
Sumter County Acting Master-in-Equity Appointment

Sumter County Master-in-Equity Authority
(Date posted: 03/01/2018)
The Honorable Stephen Bryan Doby, Lee County Master-in-Equity, is hereby granted authority to hear cases, issue orders, and authorize and execute documents relating to the Sumter County Master-in-Equity Court beginning March 1, 2018 until the Honorable Richard L. Booth resumes the duties of that office or until further Order of this Court.

Order to Close Florence County Family Court
(Date posted: 03/01/2018)
IT IS ORDERED that the Florence County Family Court close at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018, for the purpose of relocating to the new Florence County Judicial Center. Normal family court operations shall resume on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 181 North Irby St. Florence, S.C. The Clerk of Court shall make every effort to minimize the effect of closing on the citizens of Florence County and give as much notice as possible to the public of the scheduled early closing.

E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Union County on March 20, 2018
(Date posted: 02/28/2018)
Effective March 20, 2018, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include Union 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, and York 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/.

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Pay License Fees Required by Rule 410 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR)
(Date posted: 02/26/2018)
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 2018.

Supreme Court Adopts Mandatory Summary Court Judge Mentoring Program
(Date posted: 02/21/2018)
Rule 512 has been added to the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules to establish a Mandatory Summary Court Judge Mentoring Program.

Electronic Filing - Important Announcement for Attorney E-Filers - 02/22/2018
(Date posted: 02/21/2018)
Effective February 22, 2018, two enhancements have been made to the E-Filing System.

E-Filing Pilot Program to Resume in Richland County effective March 8, 2018.
(Date posted: 02/20/2018)
Effective March 8, 2018, the E-Filing Pilot Program will be reinstated in Richland County. The Program had been suspended due to unforeseen technical issues, which have been resolved. The other Pilot counties are 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, and Greenwood, with York to be added on February 27, 2018. 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/.

E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to York County on February 27, 2018
(Date posted: 02/08/2018)
Effective February 27, 2018, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include York 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, and Greenwood 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/.

Digital Courtroom Recorder Pilot Program to Expand to Dorchester County on February 9, 2018
(Date posted: 02/08/2018)
Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program

Judicial Elections
(Date posted: 02/07/2018)
Judicial elections were held February 7, 2018.

Study Committee on Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations to Meet on February 14, 2018
(Date posted: 02/07/2018)
The Study Committee on Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations will meet on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Civil Action Coversheet, SCCA Form 234
(Date posted: 02/05/2018)
Civil Action Coversheet, SCCA Form 234

Rule Changes Submitted to the General Assembly
(Date posted: 02/01/2018)
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, 2018.

Form SCCA 610, Request for Bulk Distribution of and Compiled Information from Judicial Records, Rule 610, SCACR
(Date posted: 01/25/2018)
Form SCCA 610, Request for Bulk Distribution of and Compiled Information from Judicial Records, Rule 610, SCACR

E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Greenwood County on February 6, 2018
(Date posted: 01/24/2018)
Effective February 6, 2018, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include Greenwood 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, and Laurens 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/.

Digital Courtroom Recorder Pilot Program to Expand to Greenville County on January 22, 2018
(Date posted: 01/22/2018)
Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program

Amendments to South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
(Date posted: 01/17/2018)
At the request of the Commission on Lawyer Conduct and the Commission on Judicial Conduct, the Supreme Court has amended a number of court rules to adopt debarment as a formal sanction and prohibit debarred lawyers from advertising or engaging in the practice of law in South Carolina.

Digital Courtroom Recorder Pilot Program to Expand to Sumter County on January 18, 2018
(Date posted: 01/17/2018)
Digital Courtroom Recorder Pilot Program to Expand to Sumter County on January 18, 2018

Inclement Weather
(Date posted: 01/16/2018)
All county and municipal employees working within the Unified Judicial System should follow the decisions made by the respective county or municipal government officials in regards to office delays or closings as a result of hazardous weather conditions.

Meeting Postponed – Study Committee on Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations
(Date posted: 01/16/2018)
The meeting of the Study Committee on Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations scheduled for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the South Carolina Supreme Court has been postponed.

Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program
(Date posted: 01/16/2018)
Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program

Written Comments
(Date posted: 01/12/2018)
The written comments submitted to the Court are available for review on the Judicial Department Website.

Study Committee on Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations to Meet on January 17, 2018
(Date posted: 01/10/2018)
The Study Committee on Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations will meet on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the South Carolina Supreme Court, located at 1231 Gervais Street in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information, please contact Michelle Pinkney at (803) 734-1800.

Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program
(Date posted: 01/08/2018)
Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program

Interest Rate on Money Decrees and Judgments
(Date posted: 01/05/2018)
The Supreme Court issues order regarding the legal rate of interest on money decrees and judgments.

E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Laurens and Newberry Counties on January 16, 2018
(Date posted: 01/04/2018)
Effective January 16, 2018, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand to include Laurens and Newberry Counties 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, and Kershaw 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/.

Closure of Supreme Court and Calhoun Buildings Due to Inclement Weather
(Date posted: 01/03/2018)
Based on Richland County's decision to close its offices, the Supreme Court Building and the Calhoun Building, including the Court of Appeals, will close at 11:30 a.m. today, January 3, 2018.

Inclement Weather Memo
(Date posted: 01/02/2018)
The National Weather Service is predicting some areas of South Carolina may experience hazardous weather conditions on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, which could result in the closure or delayed opening of state and local government offices.

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