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South Carolina
Judicial Branch

Rule 11
Duties of the Parties, Representatives and Attorneys Arbitration

(a)  Attendance. The following persons shall physically attend an arbitration unless otherwise agreed to by the arbitrator and all parties or as ordered or approved by the Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes:

(1)  The arbitrator;

(2)  All individual parties; or an officer, director, or employee for a corporate party; or in the case of a governmental agency, a representative of that agency; and

(3)  The party's counsel of record, if any.

(b)  Identification of Matters of Dispute. The arbitrator may require, prior to the scheduled arbitration conference, that each party provide a brief memorandum setting forth their position with regard to the issues that need to be resolved. The memorandum should be no more than five (5) pages in length unless permitted by the arbitrator. Such memoranda shall be exchanged by the parties at the same time and in the same manner as the memoranda are furnished to the arbitrator.

(c)  Cooperation. The parties and their representatives shall cooperate with the arbitrator.