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The Supreme Court of South Carolina is considering numerous amendments to the current Rules of Professional Conduct contained in Rule 407 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules.  A copy of the proposed amendments, along with commentary regarding the changes, is attached. [1]  

Persons desiring to submit written comments regarding the proposed amendments may do so by filing an original and seven (7) copies of their written comments with the Supreme Court.  The comments must be sent to the following address:

The Honorable Daniel E. Shearouse
Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of South Carolina
P. O. Box 11330
Columbia, South Carolina    29211

Any written comments must be actually received by the Supreme Court by Tuesday, December 21, 2004.

The Court will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed amendments on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom in Columbia, South Carolina.  Those desiring to be heard shall notify the Clerk of the Supreme Court no later than Friday, January 14, 2005.

Columbia, South Carolina.
October 21, 2004

[1]    An electronic version of the proposed amendments and commentary is also available on the Judicial Department Website,, under the link “Ethics 2000” on the left side of the page.