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Re: Amendments to Appendix H to Part IV, SCACR

Appellate Case No. 2017-002008


The South Carolina Board of Paralegal Certification has submitted a proposed amendment to Appendix H to Part IV, SCACR, which contains the regulations governing the certification of paralegals in South Carolina.  The proposed amendment would allow paralegals to carry forward a portion of any excess credit earned for Continuing Paralegal Education Programs from one certification year to the next.

We grant the request and amend Section XII of the Appendix to add Paragraph C, which provides as follows:

C. A certified paralegal who accumulates in excess of ten (10) hours credit in a certification year may carry a maximum of ten (10) hours forward to the next certification year, of which one (1) hour may be professional responsibility or professionalism credit.

The amendment is effective immediately.

s/Donald W. Beatty                         C.J.

s/John W. Kittredge                            J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                 J.

s/John Cannon Few                             J.

s/George C. James, Jr.                         J.

Columbia, South Carolina
October 25, 2017