The Supreme Court of South Carolina
Re: Amendment to Rule 411(b), South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
Appellate Case No. 2019-001577
The South Carolina Bar has proposed amending Rule 411(b) of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules to permit members of the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee to serve up to two consecutive terms, and to allow the Court to appoint members for less than a full three-year term to stagger membership terms.
Pursuant to Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, we amend Rule 411(b) of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules as set forth below, effectively immediately.
(b) Membership and Terms of Office of Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee. The Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee shall consist of twelve (12) members of the South Carolina Bar and one (1) member selected from the general public appointed by the President and approved by the Supreme Court. The appointments shall be for a term of three (3) years, and no member shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. The Court, in its discretion, may appoint members for terms of less than three (3) years so that the number of terms expiring shall be approximately the same each year. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointments to the Committee.
s/Donald W. Beatty C.J.
s/John W. Kittredge J.
s/Kaye G. Hearn J.
s/John Cannon Few J.
s/George C. James, Jr. J.
Columbia, South Carolina
October 23, 2019