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2013-08-13-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina


ORDER


Re:  South Carolina Summary Court Judges Pilot Mentoring Program

Appellate Case No. 2013-001612

The Chief Justice's Commission on the Profession submitted a South Carolina Summary Court Judges Pilot Mentoring Program to this Court for consideration to assist newly appointed summary court judges in their progression to the bench.  This Court finds that this program would be of great benefit to new summary court judges by enhancing their ability to perform their duties in a responsible and professional manner.  A copy of the Pilot Program is attached, along with the forms and attachments, and made a part of this Order.

It is ordered that all persons who complete the July 2013 Magistrate and Municipal Judge Orientation Program will be required to participate in the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Pilot Mentoring Program.  All subsequent attendees of the biannual Magistrate and Municipal Judges Orientation Program will also be required to participate in the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Pilot Mentoring Program.

It is further ordered that the Circuit and Family Court judges of this State, and Masters-in-Equity if necessary, shall participate in the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Pilot Program by serving as mentors to those judges.

The provisions of this Order are effective immediately and shall remain in effect while this Court evaluates the effectiveness of the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Pilot Mentoring Program.

s/Jean H. Toal                                  C.J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                          J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                             J.

s/John W. Kittredge                             J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                  J.

Columbia, South Carolina
August 13, 2013


FORMS FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUMMARY COURT JUDGES PILOT MENTORING PROGRAM

SCP001 - Summary Court Judges Uniform Mentoring Plan

SCP002 - Summary Court Judges Individual Mentoring Plan

SCP003 - Assignment Letter for Mentor

SCP004 - Assignment Letter for Mentee

SCP005 - Certificate of Completion