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Oral Arguments Scheduled - South Carolina Libertarian Party v. South Carolina State Election Commission
(Date posted: 04/23/2014)

The Supreme Court of South Carolina has scheduled oral arguments in the case of South Carolina Libertarian Party v. South Carolina State Election Commission at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Request for Written Comments on Proposed Amendment to the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
(Date posted: 04/16/2014)

The Commission on Lawyer Conduct requests that the Court adopt the American Bar Association's Model Court Rule on the Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of a Major Disaster with minor changes. The language the Commission proposes for adoption as Rule 426 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules, along with a recommended amendment to the comments to Rule 5.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct contained in Rule 407, SCACR, is attached.

Rule Amendments Effective
(Date posted: 04/15/2014)

Since ninety days have passed since submission without rejection by the General Assembly, the amendments contained in the above orders are effective immediately.

Court Order Concerning Personal Identifying Information in Appellate Court Filings
(Date posted: 04/15/2014)

Revised Order Concerning Personal Identifying Information and Other Sensitive Information in Appellate Court Filings

Amendment to Rule 407 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules.
(Date posted: 04/15/2014)

Since ninety days have passed since submission without rejection by the General Assembly, the amendments contained in the above orders are effective immediately.

Supreme Court Issues Opinion - Amisub of South Carolina, Inc. v. SCDHEC
(Date posted: 04/15/2014)

The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Amisub of South Carolina, Inc. v. SCDHEC.

Chief Justice Toal Delivered State of the Judiciary Address Today
(Date posted: 04/09/2014)

Chief Justice Jean H. Toal delivered her State of the Judiciary address to the General Assembly today, April 9, 2014, at 11:30 am.

SC Commission on Indigent Defense v. Charles Thomas Brooks, III Order
(Date posted: 03/31/2014)

The Supreme Court has issued an order quashing various notices of deposition and subpoenas duces tecum issued by Charles Brooks in the case of South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense v. Charles Thomas Brooks, III.

Lawyers Suspended for Failure to Pay License Fees
(Date posted: 03/18/2014)

The Supreme Court has issue an order administrative suspending lawyers under Rule 419, SCACR, for failing to pay license fees to the South Carolina Bar.

Public Access to Appellate Case Management System Expanded
(Date posted: 02/28/2014)

Public Access to the Appellate Case Management System has been expanded to include appeals from the court of general sessions.

SCCA Form 430S Short Form Financial Declaration
(Date posted: 02/28/2014)

IT IS ORDERED that SCCA Form 430S – Short Form Financial Declaration bearing a date of (2/2014), is approved for use in the Family Courts of South Carolina.

Judicial Elections
(Date posted: 02/05/2014)

Judicial elections were held February 5, 2014.

Notice to February 2014 Bar Applicants Concerning Applicability of Code Revisions to Upcoming Examination
(Date posted: 01/27/2014)

The Board of Law Examiners (the Board) will not test on these revisions during the February 2014 South Carolina Bar Examination. It will begin testing on the revisions during the July 2014 South Carolina Bar Examination.

Petition for Relief Packet
(Date posted: 01/17/2014)

Rule Changes Submitted to the General Assembly
(Date posted: 01/15/2014)

Pursuant to Article V, § 4A of the South Carolina Constitution, the following rule changes were submitted to the South Carolina General Assembly on January 15, 2014.

Court Issues Order Amending Rule 402(i), SCACR
(Date posted: 01/09/2014)

Court Issues Order Amending Rule 402(i), SCACR

Reconciliation and Disposition of General Sessions Cases Statewide, and Appointment of General Sessions Docket Committee
(Date posted: 01/07/2014)

Pursuant to the provisions of Article V, §4, of the South Carolina Constitution, and in furtherance of this Court's opinion in State v. Langford, the Court has created the General Sessions Docket Committee and appoints the following representatives from the Judiciary, Solicitors, Public Defenders, Private Counsel, and Clerks of Court to the Committee. The Committee is charged with making recommendations to the Court concerning the adoption of a rule or order for the orderly administration of the docket in the Court of General Sessions. 

Business Court Pilot Program Expansion Statewide
(Date posted: 01/06/2014)

Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Const. Art. V § 4, I find that the South Carolina Business Court Pilot Program, established on September 2, 2007, by Order 2007-09-07-01, and extended by Order 2009-10-13-01 and Order 2011-11-30-01, has successfully created an option to litigate complex business, corporate, and commercial matters in the circuit courts of this State and should be expanded statewide.

Interest Rate on Money Decrees and Judgments
(Date posted: 01/03/2014)

The Supreme Court issues order regarding the legal rate of interest on money decrees and judgments.

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