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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendments to Rule 2(q) and 3(g), RLDE,
Rule 413, SCACR


Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, Rule 413, SCACR, is hereby amended as follows:

Rule 2(q) is amended to read:

(q) Lawyer: anyone admitted to practice law in this state, including any formerly admitted lawyer with respect to acts committed prior to resignation or disbarment; any lawyer specially admitted by a court of this state for a particular proceeding; a lawyer not admitted in this jurisdiction if the lawyer provides or offers to provide any legal services in this jurisdiction; or anyone whose advertisements or solicitations are subject to regulation by Rule 418, SCACR.

Rule 3(g) is amended to read:

(g) Powers Not Assumed. These rules shall not be construed to deny any court the powers necessary to maintain control over its proceedings. Nothing in these rules shall limit the authority of the Supreme Court to enjoin and to punish as contempt of court any person who engages in the unauthorized practice of law.

These amendments shall take effect immediately.


s/Jean H. Toal                                      C.J.

s/James E. Moore                                   J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                                 J.

s/E. C. Burnett, III                                      J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                              J.

Columbia, South Carolina
October 4, 2006