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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

Re: Amendments to Appendix H to Part IV, South Carolina Appellate Court Rules

Appellate Case No. 2015-001110


The South Carolina Board of Paralegal Certification requests the regulations setting forth the required number of Continuing Paralegal Education hours for paralegals certified under Rule 430, SCACR, be reduced from twelve hours per year to ten hours per year.  We grant the request and amend paragraphs (A) and (B) of Regulation XII, Appendix H to Part IV, SCACR, as set forth below:


A. Each certified paralegal subject to these regulations shall complete ten (10) hours of approved continuing education during each year of certification.

B. Of the ten (10) hours, at least one (1) hour shall be devoted to the areas of professional responsibility or professionalism or any combination thereof.

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These amendments are effective immediately.


s/Costa M. Pleicones                       C.J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                             J.

s/John W. Kittredge                             J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                  J.

s/John Cannon Few                             J.

Columbia, South Carolina
April 20, 2016