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Supreme Court Issues a Request for Written Comments and Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Guidelines for Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings

The Supreme Court of South Carolina is considering adopting guidelines or "best practices" for attorneys conducting residential or commercial real estate closings in South Carolina. The guidelines were developed by the South Carolina Bar Task Force on Closing Responsibilities.

Persons desiring to submit written comments regarding the proposed guidelines 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

The Supreme Court must receive written comments by Friday, April 11, 2008.

The court will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed guidelines on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 3:00 p.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, May 2, 2008.

Notice of Public Hearing

Proposed Guidelines
Residential
Non-Purchase
Purchase
Commercial

Comments
Task Force Letter to Supreme Court
Corporations, Banking, and Securities Law Section's Comments
South Carolina Bar Professional Responsibility Committee, Subcommittee on Real Estate Closings' Comments
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee's Comments
South Carolina Bar Real Estate Practices Section's Comments
Written Comments Submitted by the Public