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South Carolina
Judicial Department
Clerk of Court

The Clerks Office is responsible for processing and scheduling matters which are filed with the Supreme Court of South Carolina. This includes appeals, petitions for writs of certiorari in post-conviction relief cases, petitions for writs of certiorari to review decisions of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, petitions or actions brought in the original jurisdiction, certified questions, motions, judicial disciplinary matters, and lawyer disciplinary matters to include reinstatements.

The Clerk's Office publishes the South Carolina Advance Sheets that contain the published opinions and orders of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, along with notices, rule changes and other documents of general interest. An electronic version of the Advance Sheets is available for free at

Additionally, the Clerks Office maintains the Supreme Court Library and is responsible for processing applications to be admitted to practice law in South Carolina. The Library and the Bar Admissions Office both have separate pages on this website.

Patricia A. Howard
Clerk of Court

Brenda F. Shealy
Deputy Clerk of Court

Office Location:
Supreme Court Building
1231 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Excluding state holidays

Voice: (803) 734-1080
FAX: (803) 734-1499
TTY: TTY users in South Carolina may reach the South Carolina Supreme Court by dialing 711 and asking the call administrator to dial 803-734-1080.

Mailing Address:
Supreme Court of South Carolina
P.O. Box 11330
Columbia, SC 29211

Filing by e-mail: