In re: Amendments to the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
The South Carolina Bar has proposed amending the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules to allow the admission of foreign attorneys as “Foreign Legal Consultants.” The Court believes enacting this Rule will help to increase opportunities for South Carolina attorneys to be admitted to practice in other nations.
Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, we hereby amend the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules by adding a new rule addressing the admission of foreign attorneys as Foreign Legal Consultants. The language of this new rule, Rule 424, SCACR, is set forth in the attachment to this order. This order is effective immediately.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Jean H. Toal C.J.
s/E.C. Burnett, III J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones J.
Columbia, South Carolina
November 2, 2006