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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendments to South Carolina Bar Constitution


Pursuant to Rule 410(c), South Carolina Appellate Court Rules, we approve amendments to the South Carolina Bar Constitution submitted by the South Carolina Bar which: (1) allow notice of meetings to be served electronically; (2) eliminate the positions of Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer; and (3) formally recognize the current practice of electing ABA State Bar Delegates in staggered terms. 

These amendments shall be effective immediately.  A copy of the amended portions of the South Carolina Bar Constitution is attached.


s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/James E. Moore                             J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

Columbia, South Carolina
April 16, 2008

Article II. Definitions and General Provisions

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Section 2.2 General Provisions. For the purpose of this Constitution and Bylaws

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(3) Except as specifically provided otherwise in this Constitution or the Bylaws, any notice which is required or permitted to be given to the members generally or to any class or classes of members may be given by a special mailing or by electronic transmission or it may be contained in any official publication of the Bar. Notice is deemed to have been given when the communication is directed to the member at the mailing address or electronic address on the membership register for that member.

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Article VIII. Officers and Other Personnel

Section 8.1 General. The officers of the Bar are the President, the President-Elect, the Chair of the House of Delegates, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. The Board of Governors may appoint, elect, or employ and prescribe the duties of an Executive Director and such other personnel as the Board deems necessary to carry on the work of the Bar, each of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.

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Article IX. Election of Officers, Governors and State Bar Delegates

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Section 9.3 Nominating Procedure.
(a) On or before November 15 of each year, the Nominating Committee shall meet at a time and place designated by its Chair and shall promptly make nominations by majority vote for the offices of President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, the members of the Board of Governors to be elected in that year, a State Bar Delegate to the American Bar Association and, in every alternate year, for the office of Chair of the House of Delegates. Only Circuit Delegates shall be eligible for nomination to the office of Chair of the House of Delegates. No one shall be eligible to be nominated or elected as State Bar Delegate who will at the time of election have served in such capacity for four years.