The Supreme Court of South Carolina
RE: Circuit Court Arbitration and Mediation and Family Court Mediation
By order dated February 1, 2006, this Court adopted Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules which govern court-annexed ADR processes in South Carolina Circuit Courts in civil suits, and in South Carolina Family Courts in domestic relations actions in counties designated by this Court for mandatory ADR or as required by statute.
Effective with cases filed in the circuit court and the family court on or after June 1, 2013, the First, Second, Seventh, and Ninth circuits and Georgetown, Marion, Kershaw and Darlington counties join those counties previously designated by this Court for mandatory ADR. Additionally, in Oconee and Pickens Counties cases filed in the circuit court on or after June 1, 2013 shall be subject to mandatory ADR. The counties designated by this Court for mandatory ADR are as follows:
Effective June 1, 2013, this order supersedes the order dated April 7, 2011 listing the counties previously designated for mandatory ADR.
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
March 14, 2013