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Amendments to Court Interpreter Forms and Rescission of Court Interpreter Cancellation Policy
(Date posted: 07/17/2024)

Amendments to Court Interpreter Forms and Rescission of Court Interpreter Cancellation Policy

Fee Memorandum - Clerks of Court and Registers of Deeds
(Date posted: 07/05/2024)

Statutory provisions for the distribution of revenue generated by the circuit courts, and family courts; fees and related charges of the registers of deeds

Fee Memorandum - County Treasurers
(Date posted: 07/05/2024)

Statutory provisions for the distribution of revenue generated by the circuit courts, family courts, magistrates courts and municipal courts; fees and related charges of the registers of deeds

Fee Memorandum - Magistrate Courts and Municipal Courts
(Date posted: 07/05/2024)

Statutory provisions for the distribution of revenue generated by the magistrate courts and municipal courts

Chief Judges for Administrative Purposes of the Summary Courts
(Date posted: 06/25/2024)

Chief Judges for Administrative Purposes of the Summary Courts

Amendments to South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
(Date posted: 06/24/2024)

The Supreme Court has amended the Rules for Lawyer and Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement in Rules 413 and 502 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules

Amendment to South Carolina Family Court Rules
(Date posted: 06/20/2024)

The Supreme Court has deleted Rule 10 from the South Carolina Family Court Rules, which provided that no family court judge was permitted to leave the State without leave granted by the Chief Justice.

Amended Pilot Program for the Designation of Secure Leave Periods by Lawyers
(Date posted: 06/19/2024)

The Supreme Court has amended the pilot program that permits lawyers to designate secure leave periods. The order extends the current Pilot for the calendar years of 2025 and 2026, increases the number of weeks a lawyer may designate for secure leave from three to four weeks, and permits leave be requested at least sixty days, rather than ninety days, in advance of the secure leave period. Word and .pdf versions of the family and probate court forms are available on the Court Forms page of the Judicial Branch website at https://www.sccourts.org/forms/.

South Carolina Advance Sheet
(Date posted: 06/18/2024)

This week’s advance sheet will be posted on June 20, 2024.

Judicial Election
(Date posted: 06/06/2024)

The Honorable Letitia H. Verdin was elected a Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina on June 5, 2024. Judge Verdin fills the vacancy created by Justice John W. Kittredge’s election to the position of Chief Justice upon Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty’s retirement on July 31, 2024. Judge Verdin, who currently sits on the South Carolina Court of Appeals, will serve the remainder of Justice Kittredge’s unexpired term, which expires July 31, 2028.

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements
(Date posted: 05/01/2024)

Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements

Order Regarding Formatting and Additional Copies in Appellate Matters Under Rule 267(f), SCACR
(Date posted: 04/30/2024)

The Supreme Court has issued an order governing the formatting of appellate court documents and additional copies required pursuant to Rule 267(f), SCACR.

Rule Amendments
(Date posted: 04/30/2024)

Since ninety days have passed since submission without rejection by the General Assembly, the amendments contained in the referenced orders are effective immediately.

Posted Results of the February Bar Examination
(Date posted: 04/26/2024)

The results of the February Uniform Bar Examination administered in South Carolina were posted on this page at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024. Additionally, a letter notifying each bar applicant of his or her score was uploaded into each examinee's account on the Bar Admissions web page. Telephonic requests for information about these results will not be accepted until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2024. The Office of Bar Admissions accepts calls on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Amended Order Regarding the Methods of Electronic Filing and Service Under Rule 262 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules
(Date posted: 04/24/2024)

The Supreme Court has issued an amended order governing Electronic Filing and Service Under Rule 262, SCACR.

Results of the February 2024 Uniform Bar Examination
(Date posted: 04/24/2024)

The results of the February 2024 Uniform Bar Examination will be posted on the Bar Admissions page at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Judicial Elections
(Date posted: 04/17/2024)

Judicial elections were held on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Congratulations to the following judges who were elected by the General Assembly.

South Carolina Advance Sheet
(Date posted: 04/17/2024)

No Advance Sheet will be posted this week.

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.