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Re: Postponement of Electronic Filing Pilot in Charleston County

Appellate Case No. 2015-002439



By Order dated August 28, 2019, the Pilot Program for the Electronic Filing (E-Filing) of documents in the Court of Common Pleas was expanded to include Charleston County effective September 18, 2019.  On September 2, 2019, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a "state of emergency" and issued a mandatory evacuation for coastal areas, including Charleston County, based on the threat of inclement weather due to Hurricane Dorian. 

I find the mandatory evacuation and the resulting closure of county offices in Charleston County will result in delays in testing and training of court personnel.  Therefore, the prior Order directing that E-Filing commence in Charleston County on September 18, 2019, is hereby rescinded.  An Order will be issued setting a new date for the commencement of E-Filing in Charleston once that decision has been made. 


s/Donald W. Beatty                        C.J


Columbia, South Carolina
September 9, 2019