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Re: Digital Courtroom Recorder Program


Pursuant to the provisions of Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution,

IT IS ORDERED that the Digital Courtroom Recorder Program, established for the digital recording of certain court proceedings, is expanded to family court in Cherokee County, Dillon County, Georgetown County, Hampton County, Horry County, Kershaw County, and Union County, and to circuit court in Charleston County and Union County.  

The transcribed paper copy remains the official record pursuant to Rule 607, SCACR.  Attorneys should refer to the attached memorandum describing the process for ordering transcripts of proceedings recorded during this Program.

The Program will be expanded to other counties pursuant to future Orders of the Chief Justice.


s/Donald W. Beatty                     
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Justice of South Carolina  

Columbia, South Carolina
December 9, 2019




Circuit Court Judges
Family Court Judges
Clerks of Court
Members of the Bar


Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty

RE:   Digital Courtroom Recorder Program Transcript Procedures

DATE:    December 2, 2019


During the pendency of the Digital Courtroom Recorder Program, select courtrooms will begin digitally recording family and circuit court proceedings.  Courtrooms employing digital recording technology will be clearly marked.

Requests for transcripts of proceedings recorded by digital technology must be submitted in writing to Transcript Requests, S.C. Court Administration, 1220 Senate Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201 or by email to  A transcript must be ordered using SCCA Form 800 – Transcript Request Form, which can be found on  Please include in your cover email or letter the approximate time the hearing was held.  Note that SCCA Form 800 requires you to identify opposing counsel. 

Regardless whether a proceeding is recorded by court reporter or digital technology, the official record remains the transcribed paper copy of the proceeding.