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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE:  Circuit Court Arbitration and Mediation and Family Court Mediation Pilot Program


By order dated February 1, 2006, this Court adopted Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules which govern court-annexed ADR processes in South Carolina Circuit Courts in civil suits, and in South Carolina Family Courts in domestic relations actions, in counties designated by this Court to participate in mandatory ADR pursuant to a pilot program or as required by statute.  Only certain counties were previously designated for participation in the program.  However, given the success of the pilot program, we hereby order that the program be operational in all counties in the state, effective January 1, 2016.

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
November 12, 2015