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RE: Circuit Court Arbitration and Mediation and Family Court Mediation


By order dated February 1, 2006, this Court adopted Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules which govern court-annexed ADR processes in South Carolina Circuit Courts in civil suits, and in South Carolina Family Courts in domestic relations actions in counties designated by this Court for mandatory ADR or as required by statute. Effective with cases filed on or after January 1, 2010, the counties in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit join those counties previously designated by this Court for mandatory ADR. The counties designated by this Court for mandatory ADR are as follows:

Allendale Greenville Pickens – Family Court only
Anderson Hampton Richland
Beaufort Horry Union
Colleton Jasper York
Florence Lexington  

Effective January 1, 2010, this order supersedes the order dated November 15, 2007 listing the counties previously designated for mandatory ADR.


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
September 16, 2009