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The Portrait Unveiling Ceremony for Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal
(Date posted: 05/27/2015)

The invitation only portrait unveiling ceremony for Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal will be held in the Supreme Court courtroom Wednesday, May 27th.

Judicial Elections
(Date posted: 05/27/2015)

Judicial elections were held May 27, 2015.

Court Amends Rule 412, SCACR
(Date posted: 05/22/2015)

Rule 412 has been amended at the request of the South Carolina Bar Foundation to permit attorneys to utilize credit unions for IOLTA purposes.

Revised Subpoena Forms (SCCA 254 and SCCA 254F)
(Date posted: 05/05/2015)

The Subpoena forms, SCCA/254 and SCCA254F, bearing revision dates of 05/2015, are approved for use in the Circuit Courts and Family Courts of the State of South Carolina.

Request to Appoint Mediator and Family Court Notice of ADR Forms
(Date posted: 05/05/2015)

Request to Appoint Mediator and Family Court Notice of ADR Forms

Results of the February 2015 Bar Examination
(Date posted: 05/01/2015)

The results of the February 2015 Bar Examination were posted on the Bar Admissions Page at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Request for Written Comments and Notice of Public Hearing
(Date posted: 04/29/2015)

The Supreme Court of South Carolina is considering adding a rule to the South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure to govern closing arguments in non-capital criminal cases.

Rule Amendments Effective
(Date posted: 04/29/2015)

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

Results of the February 2015 Bar Examination
(Date posted: 04/27/2015)

The results of the February 2015 Bar Examination will be posted on the Bar Admissions Page at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements
(Date posted: 04/23/2015)

The South Carolina Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization has furnished the attached list of lawyers who have failed to file reports showing compliance with continuing legal education requirements, or who have failed to pay the filing fee or any penalty required for the report of compliance, for the reporting year ending in February 2015.

Limited Certificate of Admission for Judge Advocates
(Date posted: 04/20/2015)

The Supreme Court of South Carolina has adopted Rule 427 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules. This rule will allow a military judge advocate to represent authorized clients before a court or administrative tribunal in South Carolina as part of legal assistance services authorized by 10 U.S.C. §1044 and applicable military regulations.

Proposed Amendments the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 407 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
(Date posted: 04/15/2015)

Rule 1.0 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 407, SCACR, has been amended to include a definition of "person." Other provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct which cite to sections of Rule 1.0 have been amended to reflect the changes made to the alphabetic order of those sections in light of the addition of the new definition.

Calhoun Building Renovations and Change in Street Address for the Calhoun Building
(Date posted: 04/01/2015)

The South Carolina Judicial Department is delighted to announce that the renovations at the Calhoun Building have reached a stage which permits the clerk's office of the South Carolina Court of Appeals to return to the Calhoun Building. Therefore, effective April 1, 2015, all filings with the Court of Appeals will be made on the ground level of the Calhoun Building.

Designation of Interim Chief Magistrate in Chester County
(Date posted: 03/26/2015)

Designation of Interim Chief Magistrate in Chester County

Supreme Court Adopts Rule Regarding Bulk Distribution of and Compiled Information From Judicial Records
(Date posted: 03/11/2015)

Supreme Court Adopts Rule Regarding Bulk Distribution of and Compiled Information From Judicial Records.

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Pay License Fees Required by Rule 410 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR)
(Date posted: 03/06/2015)

The South Carolina Bar has furnished the attached list of lawyers (including those holding a limited certificate to practice law) who have failed to pay their license fees for 2015.

Magistrate Eligibility Examination
(Date posted: 02/26/2015)

IT IS ORDERED that the eligibility examination for the initial appointment of magistrates shall consist of the Wonderlic Personnel Test and the Watson-Glasser Critical Thinking Appraisal Test.

Inclement Weather Reminder
(Date posted: 02/25/2015)

Due to the potential winter weather hazard conditions in various parts of the State, the holding of courtroom proceedings will follow the directives of county or municipal government officials. Regarding bond hearings and court closures due to inclement weather, a minimum of one bond hearing daily should be conducted, if at all possible. If you are in an area in which the weather allows you to adhere to your regular bond hearing schedule, please do so.

No Change in Bar Examination Schedule for Thursday, February 26, 2015
(Date posted: 02/25/2015)

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the South Carolina Bar Examination will proceed as scheduled.

Chief Justice Toal Delivered State of the Judiciary Address Today
(Date posted: 02/24/2015)

Chief Justice Jean H. Toal delivered her State of the Judiciary address to the General Assembly on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at noon.

No Change in Bar Examination Schedule Due to Inclement Weather
(Date posted: 02/23/2015)

While there is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Tuesday morning, February 24, 2015, the Bar Examination will proceed as scheduled. All bar applicants and bar admissions staff (including monitors) should report at the times previously scheduled.

Court amends Rule 2(r) of the Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement
(Date posted: 02/17/2015)

Court amends Rule 2(r) of the Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement

Court Amends Rule 34, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR
(Date posted: 02/11/2015)

Rule 34 of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement is amended to allow a limited class of suspended lawyers to be employed by lawyers or law firms, with certain restrictions and supervisory requirements.

Judicial Elections
(Date posted: 02/04/2015)

Results of judicial elections held February 4, 2015.

Rule Changes Submitted to the General Assembly
(Date posted: 01/30/2015)

Pursuant to Article V, § 4A of the South Carolina Constitution, the following rule changes were submitted to the South Carolina General Assembly on January 29, 2015.

Interest Rate on Money Decrees and Judgments
(Date posted: 01/02/2015)

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

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