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E-Filing Pilot Program to Expand to Sumter and Lee Counties on January 19, 2016

Effective January 19, 2016, the E-Filing Pilot Program will expand from Clarendon County to include Sumter County and Lee County. E-Filing will be mandatory in those counties unless the type of case or the type of filing is excluded from the Pilot Program in accordance with the South Carolina Electronic Filing Policies and Guidelines. For more information go to http://www.sccourts.org/efiling/.


2016-01-08-02

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

Re: Expansion of Electronic Filing Pilot Program - Court of Common Pleas

Appellate Case No. 2015-002439


ORDER


Pursuant to the provisions of Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution,

IT IS ORDERED that the Pilot Program for the Electronic Filing (E-Filing) of documents in the Court of Common Pleas, which was established in Clarendon County by Order dated December 1, 2015, is expanded to include Sumter County and Lee County, beginning January 19, 2016.  Beginning January 19, 2016, all filings in all common pleas cases commenced or pending in Sumter County and Lee County must be E-Filed if the party is represented by an attorney, unless the type of case or the type of filing is excluded from the Pilot Program. 

Attorneys should refer to the South Carolina Electronic Filing Policies and Guidelines, which were adopted by the Supreme Court on October 28, 2015, and the training materials available at http://www.sccourts.org/efiling/ to determine whether any specific filings are exempted from the requirement that they be E-Filed.  Attorneys who have cases pending in Pilot Counties are strongly encouraged to review, and to instruct their staff to review, the training materials available on the E-Filing Portal.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                
Costa M. Pleicones 
Chief Justice of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina
January 8, 2016