The Supreme Court of South Carolina


The Supreme Court of South Carolina is considering adopting guidelines or “best practices” for attorneys conducting residential or commercial real estate closings in South Carolina.  The guidelines were developed by the South Carolina Bar Task Force on Closing Responsibilities.[1]  A copy of the proposed guidelines is attached.[2]

Persons desiring to submit written comments regarding the proposed guidelines may do so by filing an original and seven (7) copies of their written comments with the Supreme Court.  The comments must be sent to the following address:

The Honorable Daniel E. Shearouse
Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of South Carolina
P.O. Box 11330
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

The Supreme Court must receive written comments by Friday, April 11, 2008.

The court will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed guidelines on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom in Columbia, South Carolina.  Those desiring to be heard shall notify the Clerk of the Supreme Court no later than Friday, May 2, 2008.                                                                                                 

Columbia, South Carolina
February 21, 2008

[1] The Task Force on Closing Responsibilities’ members are H. Dave Whitener, Jr., Esq., Chairman;  Professor Stephen A. Spitz;  Edward J. Hamilton, Jr., Esq.; Kathleen G. Smith, Esq.;  and Mardi S. Fair, Esq.

[2] An electronic version of the proposed guidelines and previously-received written comments are available on the Judicial Department website,, under “Court News” at the top of the page.