RE: Rule 403, SCACR
Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, the following amendments are made to Rule 403, SCACR:
(1) Sections (i) and (j) are renumbered as (j) and (k).
(2) The following is added:
(i) Federal Bankruptcy Law Clerks. A person employed full time for nine (9) months as a law clerk for a Federal Bankruptcy Judge in South Carolina may be certified as having completed the requirements of this rule by participating in or observing two (2) civil trials which meet the requirements of (c)(1) above, three (3) criminal trials which meet the requirements of (c)(2) above, and two (2) family court trials which meet the requirements of (c)(4) above. A part-time law clerk may be certified in a similar manner if the law clerk has been employed as a law clerk for at least 1350 hours. The law clerk must submit a statement from a judge or other court official certifying that the law clerk has been employed as a law clerk for the period required by this rule. A Certificate (see (e) above) must be submitted for the trials.
These amendments shall become effective on September 1, 2003.
s/Jean H. Toal C.J.
s/E.C. Burnett, III J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones J.
Columbia, South Carolina
May 30, 2003