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2004-04-07-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE: Amendments to South Carolina Appellate Court Rules


ORDER


Pursuant to Article V, §4, of the South Carolina Constitution, the following amendments are made to the Appellate Court Rules:

(1) Rule 403(e), SCACR, is amended by adding the following to the end of that provision: "A filing fee of $25 shall accompany the Certificate."

(2) Rule 403(f), SCACR, is amended by adding the following to the end of that provision: "A filing fee of $25 shall accompany the affidavit."

(3) The phrase "fee of $100" in Rule 405(e), SCACR, is replaced with the phrase "fee of $400".

(4) The third sentence from the end of Rule 32 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement contained in Rule 413, SCACR, is amended to read: "The affidavit filed with the Supreme Court shall be accompanied by proof of service showing service on disciplinary counsel, and a filing fee of $200."

(5) The phrase "fee of $100" in Rule 33(c) of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement contained in Rule 413, SCACR, is replaced with the phrase "fee of $1,500".

(6) The second sentence of Rule 419(f), SCACR, is amended to read: "The petition for reinstatement shall comply with the requirements of Rule 32, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR, to include a filing fee of $200."

(7) The following rule is added:

Rule 423
Certificates of Good Standing

A certificate of good standing may be issued by the Clerk of the Supreme Court to a person admitted to practice law in this state or to a person who holds a limited certificate to practice law in this state if the person is a member in good standing with the South Carolina Bar and is not under suspension for any reason. A person admitted or holding a limited certificate may request a certificate of good standing by submitting a written request to the Clerk of the Supreme Court accompanied by a filing fee in the amount of $25. If multiple copies are requested, an additional fee of $5 shall be charged for the second or subsequent copy of the certificate.

These amendments shall be effective immediately.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/E.C. Burnett, III                                 J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

Moore, J. not participating

Columbia, South Carolina
April 7, 2004