The Supreme Court of South Carolina
Re: Amendment to Rule 402(l) of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
Appellate Case No. 2022-001255
Pursuant to Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, we amend Rule 402(l) of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules to increase the number of members on the Committee on Character and Fitness set forth in Rule 402(l)(1) and to update the number of members that constitute a quorum for a meeting of the full Committee set forth in Rule 402(l)(4). The amendments are set forth in the attachment and are effective immediately.
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
September 21, 2022
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(l) Committee on Character and Fitness.
(1) Members. The Committee on Character and Fitness shall consist of eighteen (18) members of the South Carolina Bar who shall be appointed by the Supreme Court for five (5) year terms. Members of the bar who are inactive members, judicial members, military members, administrative law judge or workers' compensation commission members, retired members, or limited members shall not be appointed to the Committee. In case of a vacancy on the Committee, the Supreme Court shall appoint a member of the South Carolina Bar to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.
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(4) Quorum. A quorum for a meeting of the full Committee shall be ten (10) members, and a quorum for a panel shall be three (3) members.