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South Carolina
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The judge shall be entitled to retain counsel and to have the assistance of counsel at every stage of these proceedings. The Commission may appoint counsel to represent the judge in incapacity proceedings. See Rule 28(b)(3). After appearing as counsel for a judge in a matter under these rules, counsel for the judge may only withdraw upon leave of the chair or the vice chair of the Commission or the chair of the hearing panel after 10 days notice to disciplinary counsel and the judge or, prior to formal charges having been filed, upon stipulation of the judge, the withdrawing counsel, and disciplinary counsel. Provided, after a matter has been forwarded to the Supreme Court for action, counsel can only withdraw from representation upon leave of the Supreme Court after due notice to the judge and disciplinary counsel.

Last amended by Order dated October 9, 2013.