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2007-02-15-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE: Suspension of Fee Required by Rule 7.2(b) of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 407, SCACR.


ORDER


By order dated June 20, 2005, we substantially amended the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC), Rule 407, SCACR, to incorporate many of the changes made by the ABA to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct as part of its Ethics 2000 initiative, as well as other changes. These amendments became effective October 1, 2005. We are now considering amendments to the advertising rules proposed by the Commission on Lawyer Advertising. While these amendments are being considered, we suspend the fee required by Rule 7.2(b), RPC, until further order of the Court. However, the filing requirement set forth in Rule 7.2(b) is not suspended.

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

February 15, 2007