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Re: Enrollment of Judgments


Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Const. Art. V § 4, the following administrative order is adopted.

It has come to my attention that there is a lack of uniformity in the manner in which the clerks of court in the state are enrolling and entering judgments from the court of general sessions and family court.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that when a judgment from the court of general sessions or family court is filed in common pleas court, the judgment will receive a new common pleas case number and will be processed as a civil judgment. This procedure must be implemented no later than July 2, 2007 although counties may begin operating under this procedure immediately. This is only applicable to counties operating under the South Carolina Judicial Department's Case Management System. All counties that convert to the Case Management System from the date of this order will be subject to the provisions set forth in this order.


  s/ Jean Hoefer Toal
Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice

November 29, 2006
Columbia, South Carolina