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Revised and Translated Criminal Forms – SCCA 507B, SCCA 562, SCCA 685
(Date posted: 04/03/2024)

Revised and Translated Criminal Forms – SCCA 507B, SCCA 562, SCCA 685

Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Hartsville at Coker University
(Date posted: 04/03/2024)

The Supreme Court of South Carolina will hear oral arguments at Coker University, Wednesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 2, 2024, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Coker University students, alumni, the legal community, and members of the public are invited to attend. Coker University is located at 300 E. College Ave. in Hartsville.

Limited Technical Failure of the E-Filing System – Greenville County
(Date posted: 03/28/2024)

The South Carolina Judicial Branch has announced a Limited Technical Failure of the E-Filing System for Greenville County only for March 28, 2024, in accordance with Section 9(b) of the South Carolina Electronic Filing Policies and Guidelines.

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Pay License Fees Required by Rule 410 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR)
(Date posted: 03/15/2024)

The Supreme Court has issued an administrative order suspending lawyers under Rule 419 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules for failing to pay their license fees

Request for Written Comments
(Date posted: 03/13/2024)

The Supreme Court is accepting written comments concerning the Pilot Program for the Designation of Secure Leave Periods by Lawyers.

South Carolina Access to Justice Commission Honors Long Tenured Members
(Date posted: 02/27/2024)

South Carolina Access to Justice Commission Honors Long Tenured Members

Amendments to South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
(Date posted: 02/14/2024)

The Supreme Court has amended Rule 413 and Rule 502 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules.

Rule Changes Submitted to the General Assembly
(Date posted: 01/31/2024)

Rule Changes Submitted to the General Assembly

South Carolina Advance Sheet
(Date posted: 01/10/2024)

No Advance Sheet will be posted this week.

Severe Weather Memorandum - 1-8-2024
(Date posted: 01/08/2024)

Severe Weather Memorandum - 1-8-2024

Order Regarding Filings in Richard Murdaugh Motion for New Trial
(Date posted: 01/03/2024)

Defendant was convicted of the murders of Margaret Kennedy Branstetter Murdaugh and Paul Terry Murdaugh on March 2, 2023, and sentenced on March 3, 2023. Defendant served and filed a notice of appeal to the Court of Appeals and on September 5, 2023, sought leave to file a new trial motion in the circuit court pursuant to Rule 29(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure, and to suspend the appeal during the pendency of the motion.