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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE:   Amendments to Rule 31, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR


Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, Rule 31(c) of Rule 413 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR) is hereby amended as follows:

(c) Duties. The receiver shall:

(1) Take custody of the lawyer's active and closed files and trust, escrow, operating and any other law office accounts. The chair or vice chair may issue such orders as may be necessary to assist the receiver in obtaining custody over such files and accounts, to include orders compelling the lawyer or a third party to take specific action regarding the files and accounts. The willful failure to comply with such an order may be punished as a contempt of the Supreme Court. A party who wishes to challenge such an order must immediately seek review of the order by petition to the Supreme Court;

This amendment shall be 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
September 10, 2013