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Re: Electronic Filing Pilot Program - Special Referees

Appellate Case No. 2015-002439


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

IT IS ORDERED that, until further notice, attorneys acting as special referees are exempt from mandatory Electronic Filing (E-Filing) in cases where they are acting as special referees.  Attorneys acting as special referees may: (1) E-File documents associated with the case; (2) utilize a Traditional Filing method, such as submitting documents to the clerk of court directly or mailing the documents to the clerk; or (3) with permission of a clerk of court, email documents to the clerk of court. 

This Order does not excuse attorneys who serve as special referees from mandatory E-Filing in cases where they are counsel for a party.  This Order is effective immediately.     

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

Columbia, South Carolina
January 15, 2016