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Amendment to Rule 2(r) of the Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement, Rule 502, SCACR

Appellate Case No. 2003-027155


Pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, Rule 2(r) of the Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement (RJDE) contained in Rule 502 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR) is amended to read as follows:

(r) Judge: anyone, whether or not a lawyer, who is an officer of the unified judicial system, and who is eligible to perform judicial functions, including an officer such as a magistrate, master-in-equity or special referee, is a judge within the meaning of these rules.  This term includes a retired judge who has elected to be eligible for appointment under S.C. Code Ann. § 9-8-120.  For the limited purpose of disciplinary proceedings under S.C. Code Ann. § 1-23-560, this term shall also include judges of the Administrative Law Court. This term does not include arbitrators or mediators. 

This amendment is effective immediately.

s/Jean H. Toal                                  C.J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                          J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                             J.

s/John W. Kittredge                             J.

s/Kaye G. Hearn                                  J.

Columbia, South Carolina
February 11, 2015