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2006-05-09-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE: Family Court Benchmark


ADMINISTRATIVE O R D E R


Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Const. Art. V, § 4,

IT IS ORDERED that all domestic relations and juvenile cases in the State of South Carolina, with the exception of DSS Abuse and Neglect cases, shall be disposed of within 365 days of their filing.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT within each county, the Chief Administrative Judge for Family Court shall direct and oversee the monitoring of all cases which are older than 365 days, and for which no final hearing has been requested. The Clerk of Court for each county shall provide all necessary reports and information as requested by the Chief Administrative Judge to assist in the timely disposition of cases as set by this Order.

This Order is effective as of the date of its signing.

AND IT IS SO ORDERED.

  s/Jean Hoefer Toal
Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice

May 9, 2006
Columbia, South Carolina