The clerk's office of the Court of Appeals provides services to litigants, media, and members of the general public.
For appeals brought to the Court, the Clerk's Office provides the medium for transferring the legal issues from the litigants to the Judges of the Court, including any motions that may be filed. The South Carolina Appellate Court Rules constitute the chief tool for this activity. In applying these Rules, the Clerk's office has frequent and regular contact with the litigants, whether attorneys or individuals representing themselves. The FAQ of the Court of Appeals contains guidance on preparing an appeal. By assisting litigants in understanding the Rules, the Clerk's office ensures that the appeal reaches the Court in the form most accessible to the Judges, thus securing to the litigants a full and fair hearing.
The Clerk's Office further serves as the scheduling hub of the Court, working with both judges and litigants to set the hearing and submission of cases. Decisions rendered by the judges come to the Clerk's office for filing and for transmission to the interested parties.
The Clerk's Office keeps the records of the Court and makes these records available for inspection and copying. These records remain open to the public during regular work hours of the Court.