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Judicial Department

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

Re: Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program


Pursuant to the provisions of Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution,

IT IS ORDERED that the Pilot Program, established for the digital recording of court proceedings, which began in 2018 in family court in Anderson County, Greenville County, Dorchester County, Darlington County, Pickens County, Spartanburg County and Richland County, and circuit court in Richland County and Sumter County, shall be expanded to family court in Aiken County, Beaufort County, Florence County, Greenville County, Greenwood County, Richland County, and Sumter County in January 2019.

The transcribed paper copy remains the official record pursuant to Rule 607, SCACR.  Attorneys should refer to the attached memorandum describing the process for ordering transcripts of proceedings recorded during this Pilot Program.

The Pilot Program will be expanded to other counties pursuant to future Orders of the Chief Justice.


s/Donald W. Beatty                     
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Justice of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina
January 8, 2019