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South Carolina
Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE:  Summary Court Judges' Compliance with Requirements Associated
with the Implementation of the Statewide Case Management System


The successful implementation of the Case Management System in the Summary Courts in South Carolina requires the full commitment from all Summary Court Judges and other judicial employees. 

Therefore, pursuant to Article V, Section 4, South Carolina Constitution,

IT IS ORDERED that Summary Court Judges and other designated judicial employees attend all training and follow all directives from the Information Technology Division of the South Carolina Judicial Department as they relate to the implementation and utilization of the Case Management System in their counties and municipalities, including, but not limited to, the full utilization of the warrant and bond court processing contained in the Case Management System.  The processing of warrants and bonds paperwork by any method other than the Case Management System for those counties and municipalities which are in production on the Case Management System is prohibited, except in emergency situations created by circumstances outside of the control of the Courts.

Failure to comply with the provisions of this Order shall subject the non-complying party to possible sanctions by the South Carolina Supreme Court.  Failure to comply with this Order shall further subject the non-complying party to referral of such non-compliance to Disciplinary Counsel of the South Carolina Supreme Court for an assessment of whether such non-compliance violates the Code of Judicial Conduct and/or the Rules of Professional Responsibility.

The provisions of this Order are effective immediately and remain in effect unless amended or revoked by further Order of the Chief Justice. 

  s/Jean Hoefer Toal
Chief Justice

September 15, 2009
Columbia, SC