Archive for the ‘Brief Writing’ Category

August 14th, 2015

Appealability Step One: What is the Effect of this Order?

One of the first things an appellate court looks for when considering an appeal is whether the issues raised are appealable.  If an issue is not appealable, the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case.  How do you determine is an issue is appealable?  Section 14-3-330 of the South Carolina Code governs the […]

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December 30th, 2014

Privacy in South Carolina’s Trial and Appellate Courts Duty to Redact Personal Identifying Information from Court Filings

by Kathleen Barnes in Appellate Procedure, Brief Writing

Big data. We hear that term almost every day and regularly read about data breaches and the resulting dangers of identity theft. As our state court system is placing more filed court documents online via the Appellate Case Management System, attorneys contribute to the generation of big data. As a result, the Supreme Court issued […]

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