The Supreme Court of South Carolina
Re: Amendments to the South Carolina Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules
Appellate Case No. 2014-002391
Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, the South Carolina Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules are hereby amended as provided in the attachment to this order. These amendments shall be submitted to the General Assembly as provided by Art. V, § 4A of the South Carolina Constitution.
s/Jean H. Toal C.J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones J.
s/Donald W. Beatty J.
s/John W. Kittredge J.
s/Kaye G. Hearn J.
Columbia, South Carolina
January 29, 2015
Rule 4(d)(2) of the South Carolina Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules is amended to add subparagraph (C), which provides as follows:
(C) Either party may request the appointment of a mediator at any time by submitting a Request for Appointment of Mediator Form to the Clerk of Court. Upon receipt of a Request for Appointment of Mediator Form, the Clerk of Court shall appoint a primary mediator and a secondary mediator according to the same process set forth in Rule 4(d)(2)(B). A Notice of ADR appointing the mediators shall be issued upon a form approved by the Supreme Court or its designee.