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2010-07-22-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendments to the Commission’s Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor
Law and Taxation Law Specialization Advisory Boards' Standards and
Procedures for Certification, Recertification and Decertification


ORDER


The Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization has proposed amendments to Appendix E of Part IV, SCACR, which concerns the standards and procedures for certification, recertification, and decertification of specialists.  The proposed amendments were published in the February 2010 edition of the South Carolina Bar News, in accordance with Rule 408, SCACR.

Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, we hereby approve the amendments proposed by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.  The amendments, which are attached, are effective immediately.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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
July 22, 2010


APPENDIX E
REGULATIONS FOR SPECIALTY FIELDS
 
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BANKRUPTCY AND DEBTOR-CREDITOR LAW SPECIALIZATION ADVISORY BOARD

STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION, RECERTIFICATION AND DECERTIFICATION

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II.  MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATION

 

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C.  Continuing Legal Education - Minimum Requirements

During the five (5) years preceding application for initial certification, applicants must have earned, in approved educational activities directed to the subject of bankruptcy law, not less than 60 hours of continuing legal education credit.  Not more than 15 hours of the required 60 hours of continuing legal education credit may be in trial advocacy type courses.   

For this purpose “approved educational activities” shall mean courses/programs accredited by the Board for the bankruptcy law specialty or courses/programs that would qualify for such accreditation.

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IV.  RECERTIFICATION

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C. To qualify for recertification, applicants must demonstrate the completion of a minimum of seventy-five (75) hours of approved specialty continuing legal education in the five (5) years since their original or latest certification.  Not more than 15 hours of the required 75 hours of approved specialty continuing legal education credit may be in trial advocacy type courses. 

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TAXATION LAW SPECIALIZATION ADVISORY BOARD

STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION, RECERTIFICATION AND DECERTIFICATION

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IV.  RECERTIFICATION

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C.  To qualify for recertification, applicants must demonstrate the completion of a minimum of 120 hours of approved specialty continuing legal education in the five (5) years since their original or latest certification.

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