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2007-04-04-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendments to the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules


ORDER


The Office of Disciplinary Counsel has proposed amendments to: (1) Rules 4(g) and 26, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR; and Rules 4(g) and 26, RJDE, Rule 502, SCACR, to eliminate the subpanel process; (2) Rules 2, 7, and 19, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR; and Rules 2, 7, and 19, RJDE, Rule 502, SCACR, to allow an investigative panel to issue a confidential admonition if a lawyer or judge does not object to the admonition within thirty days; and (3) Rule 411, SCACR, to require that the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection hold and disburse monies recovered for the purpose of restitution ordered by this Court or by an agreement of a lawyer and Disciplinary Counsel.

Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, we hereby amend the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules as set forth in the attachment to this Order. This order is 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 4, 2007