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Supreme Court Amends Rule 404, SCACR

The Supreme Court has amended Rule 404, SCACR, to further clarify when either the Supreme Court or the tribunal that granted permission to appear pro hac vice may withdraw that permission.


The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE:   Amendment to Rule 404 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR)


Pursuant to Article V, §4 of the South Carolina Constitution, the last sentence of Rule 404(e), SCACR, is amended to read:  "The tribunal in which an attorney is appearing pro hac vice or the Supreme Court of South Carolina may withdraw permission for the attorney to appear pro hac vice based on a violation of South Carolina law; a violation of the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct; a violation of a court order or the rules of the tribunal; the submission of an Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice which contains false, misleading or incomplete information; the pendency of a lawyer disciplinary proceeding or the imposition of a suspension, disbarment or other lawyer disciplinary sanction in this or another jurisdiction; the withdrawal or suspension of permission to appear pro hac vice in this or another jurisdiction; or other good cause."  This amendment shall be effective immediately.


s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

s/John W. Kittredge                           J.

Columbia, South Carolina
July 27, 2009