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RE:   Amendment to Rule 31(f), Rule 413, SCACR


Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, Footnote 1 to Rule 31(f) of Rule 413 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR) is hereby amended as follows:

In an effort to balance the need to preserve the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection with the need to, in certain situations, reimburse attorneys appointed pursuant to Rule 31, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR, the following rates are currently established for reimbursement of the appointed attorney's fees, support staff costs and the cost of copies, but are subject to change at the discretion of the Court.

Appointed Attorney's Fees

$50.00 per hour

Support Staff

$10.00 per hour


$0.15 per page

This amendment shall be effective immediately.   

s/Jean H. Toal                                  C.J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                          J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                             J.

s/John W. Kittredge                             J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                  J.

Columbia, South Carolina
January 17, 2013