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2005-03-03-01
The Supreme Court of South Carolina

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendments to Rule 34, Rules for Lawyer
Disciplinary Enforcement, Rule 413, SCACR.


O R D E R


Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, and at the request of the South Carolina Bar, we hereby amend Rule 34 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement, Rule 413, SCACR, to state that an attorney who is disbarred, suspended or transferred to incapacity inactive status in this State cannot be employed directly or indirectly by a member of the South Carolina Bar as a paralegal, investigator or in any capacity connected with the practice of law nor be employed directly or indirectly in the State as a paralegal, investigator or in any capacity connected with the practice of law by a lawyer licensed in any other jurisdiction.

This amendment shall be effective immediately. A copy of Rule 34, as amended, is attached.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

s/Jean H. Toal                                      C.J.
s/James E. Moore                                   J.
s/John H. Waller, Jr.                                 J.
s/E. C. Burnett, III                                      J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones                              J.

Columbia , South Carolina
March 3, 2005


RULE 34
EMPLOYMENT OF DISBARRED OR SUSPENDED LAWYERS

A lawyer who is disbarred, suspended or transferred to incapacity inactive status shall not be employed directly or indirectly by a member of the South Carolina Bar as a paralegal, investigator or in any other capacity connected with the practice of law nor be employed directly or indirectly in the State of South Carolina as a paralegal, investigator or in any capacity connected with the practice of law by a lawyer licensed in any other jurisdiction. Any member of the South Carolina Bar who, with knowledge that the person is disbarred, suspended or transferred to incapacity inactive status, employs such person in a manner prohibited by this rule shall be subject to discipline under these rules. A disbarred or suspended lawyer who violates this rule shall be deemed in contempt of the Supreme Court and may be punished accordingly .