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2010-03-24-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendment to Rule 402, SCACR


ORDER


Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, the second paragraph of Rule 402(d)(1), SCACR, is hereby amended to state as follows:

If the applicant has been admitted to practice law for more than one (1) year in another state, the District of Columbia, or another country at the time the application is filed, the applicant shall file one (1) additional copy of the application along with an additional fee of $500. A portion of this fee will be used to obtain a character report from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

In addition, the fourth sentence of the fifth paragraph of  Rule 402(d)(1), SCACR, is hereby amended to state as follows: 

Unless otherwise directed by the Court, the filing fee for a late application will be $1,500, plus an additional $500 fee if the applicant has been admitted to practice law for more than one (1) year in another state, the District of Columbia, or another country at the time the application is filed.                

These amendments shall take effect immediately.   

 IT IS SO ORDERED.

s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

s/John W. Kittredge                           J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                 J.

Columbia, South Carolina
March 24, 2010