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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendments to Rule 403, SCACR


Pursuant to Article V, § 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, Rule 403(c)(4), SCACR, is hereby amended to state as follows:

(4) one (1) trial experience which must be either a trial in equity before a circuit court judge, master-in-equity, or special referee, or an administrative proceeding before an Administrative Law Judge or administrative officer of this State or of the United States. The administrative hearing must be governed by either the South Carolina Administrative Procedur es Act or the Federal Administrative Procedure Act, and the hearing must take place within South Carolina.

Further, the first paragraph of the Certificate to be used with Rule 403, SCACR, shall state as follows:

This certificate is to be used to show completion of the trial experiences required by Rule 403 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR). The text of this Rule is printed on the back of this form. This Certificate must be submitted in DUPLICATE (the original and one copy) to the Clerk of the South Carolina Supreme Court, P.O. Box 11330, Columbia, SC 29211, along with a filing fee of $25. Except for signatures, all entries must be legibly printed or typed. COMPLETED CERTIFICATES SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL AFTER THE APPLICANT HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR.

These amendments shall be effective immediately.


s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/James E. Moore                             J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

Columbia, South Carolina
September 6, 2007