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2013-12-09-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

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


ORDER


Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, Rule 404(b) of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules is amended to read:

(b)     Prohibitions on Admission Pro Hac Vice.  An attorney may not appear pro hac vice if the attorney is regularly employed in South Carolina, or is regularly engaged in the practice of law or in substantial business or professional activities in South Carolina, unless the attorney has filed an application for admission under Rule 402, SCACR.  Notwithstanding any other provision herein, an attorney who files more than six applications for admission pro hac vice in a calendar year, including applications for purposes of Rule 404(h), is considered regularly engaged in the practice of law in South Carolina.

This amendment is effective immediately.

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
December 9, 2013