In re: Amendment to Rule 404(c)(5), SCACR,
Admission Pro Hac Vice.
O R D E R
Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, we hereby amend Rule 404(c)(5), SCACR, regarding information required to be included in an application for admission pro hac vice, by deleting the word “other”. This amendment will require an attorney seeking to be admitted prohac vice to include in the application whether the attorney has been notified of a complaint pending before the Commission on Lawyer Conduct in this State as well as any other state. Rule 404(c)(5), as amended, states the following:
(c) Application for Admission. An attorney desiring to appear pro hac vice shall file with the court in which the matter is pending, prior to making an appearance, an Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice which contains the following information:
(5) whether the applicant has been formally notified of any complaints pending before a disciplinary agency in any jurisdiction and, if so, provide a detailed description of the nature and status of any pending disciplinary complaints;
This amendment shall become effective immediately.
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
April 14, 2005