REGULATIONS FOR THE CHIEF JUSTICEíS COMMISSION ON THE PROFESSION
(Promulgated Pursuant to Rule 420, SCACR)

I.  SCOPE

These regulations implement Rule 420, SCACR.  The purposes of the Chief Justiceís Commission on the Profession shall be as set forth in Rule 420(c).

II. MEMBERSHIP

A.  The membership is defined in Rule 420(b).  Members will serve for a term of three years provided, however, that initial appointments and subsequent appointments may be for terms less than three years to accomplish staggered terms.

B.  Termination of membership of a member other than upon completion of a term will be upon resignation of that member or upon vote of two-thirdís of the other members and approval of the chairperson.

III.  OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS; STAFF

A.  The chairperson may designate officers and committee chairpersons as needed.

B.  The Commission is empowered to hire or contract for staff as it deems necessary.

IV.  MEETINGS; QUORUM; VOTING

A.  The Commission will meet at least twice annually at the call of the chairperson.  Notice of the time and place will be given at least two weeks in advance of the meeting.  The meeting may be convened by telephone conference call, videoconference or Internet conference.

B.  At all meetings eight members will constitute a quorum.  The latest edition of Robertís Rules of Order will govern proceedings.

C.  Voting may be in person, by proxy, by letter, by telephone, by fax or by email.  Any matter or proposition will not be action of the Commission without affirmative vote of at least seven members.

VI.  EFFECTIVE DATE; DISSOLUTION

A.  These regulations will be effective upon adoption by the Court.

B.  Upon dissolution of the Commission all assets will revert to the Supreme Court of South Carolina.