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In re: Amendments to Rule 601, SCACR, Conflicts in Hearing Dates.


O R D E R


Pursuant to art. V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, Rule 601, SCACR, is amended as follows:

1.  Rules 601(a)(5) through (a)(11) are renumbered Rules 601(a)(6) through (a)(12).
2. Rule 601(a)(5) shall read:  The Family Court - merits hearings in cases involving child abuse, child neglect and termination of parental rights upon approval of the Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes for the Family Court and notice to the Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes for the Circuit Court five days prior to the term of the Circuit Court.
3. Rule 601(a)(7) shall read:  The Family Court -- all cases not referenced in (5) above.
4.  Rule 601(a)(9) is amended to read:  Alternative Dispute Resolution Conferences conducted pursuant to the Circuit Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules or the Family Court Mediation Rules.

This Order shall be effective September 1, 2003.

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

July 23, 2003