The Supreme Court of South Carolina
Re: Electronic Means Pursuant to Rules 207 and 607, South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
Appellate Case No. 2017-002059
Effective May 1, 2018, Rules 207 and 607 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR) have been amended to require that attorneys and court reporters provide the Office of Court Administration with copies, via electronic means, of all correspondence related to the ordering of transcripts. The rules also require that court reporters provide Court Administration with copies, via electronic means, of requests for extensions to produce those transcripts. The amended rules state the Supreme Court will, by Order, provide the specific electronic means by which these copies will be provided.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED:
Whenever an attorney or court reporter is required to provide the Office of Court Administration with copies of correspondence relating to transcript requests via electronic means pursuant to Rule 207(a)(1), (a)(5), and (a)(7), SCACR, and/or Rule 607(b) and (g), SCACR, these copies shall be emailed to:
Further, whenever a court reporter is required to provide a Notice of Request for Extension form to Court Administration via electronic means pursuant to Rule 207(a)(3) and (a)(7) and/or Rule 607(e), SCACR, that form shall be emailed to:
When emailing copies of correspondence sent via U.S. Mail, the copies may be provided in .pdf or Microsoft Word format. Where correspondence between attorneys and court reporters is by email, a carbon copy or forwarded copy of the email may be submitted to the appropriate email address.
Effective May 15, 2018, paper copies of Notice of Request for Extension forms submitted by court reporters, whether sent by mail or by facsimile, will no longer be accepted by Court Administration. Beginning May 15, court reporters must provide a Notice of Request for Extension form to Court Administration solely by electronic means as specified in the Court Reporter Manual to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, all copies of correspondence and all forms sent via electronic means pursuant to this Order concerning transcripts, including emails sent by court reporters requesting extensions of time, must identify the case(s) to which the correspondence or extension request relates by providing the lower court case name and case number in the "SUBJECT LINE" of the email.
This order is effective May 1, 2018; however, communications and extension requests need not be submitted via electronic means until May 15, 2018. The terms of this Order remain in effect until revoked or superseded by Order of the Supreme Court.
s/Donald W. Beatty C.J.
s/John W. Kittredge J.
s/Kaye G. Hearn J.
s/John Cannon Few J.
s/George C. James, Jr. J.
Columbia, South Carolina
May 1, 2018