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Re: Digital Courtroom Recorder Project Pilot Program


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

IT IS ORDERED that a Pilot Program is established for the digital recording of certain court proceedings beginning on January 9, 2018.  The Pilot Program, which began in Anderson County family court on January 9, 2018, shall be expanded to Richland County circuit court beginning on January 17, 2018.  The transcribed paper copy remains the official record pursuant to Rule 607, SCACR.  Attorneys should refer to the attached memorandum describing the process for ordering transcripts of proceedings recorded during this Pilot Program.

The Pilot Program will be expanded to other counties pursuant to future Orders of the Chief Justice.


s/Donald W. Beatty                     
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Justice of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina
January 16, 2018