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A business, as defined by S.C. Code Ann. § 33-1-103, may be represented in a civil magistrates court proceeding by a non-lawyer officer, agent, or employee, including attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions and those possessing Limited Certificates of Admission pursuant to Rule 405, SCACR. The representation may be compensated and shall be undertaken at the business's option and with the understanding that the business assumes the risk of any problems incurred as the result of the representation. The court shall require a written authorization from the entity's president, chairperson, general partner, owner, or chief executive officer, or in the case of a person possessing a Limited Certificate, a copy of that certificate, before permitting the representation.