Archive for the ‘Pre-Trial’ Category

October 23rd, 2015

Clarendon County E-Filing Starts December 9, 2015

by Kathleen Barnes in Practice Pointers, Pre-Trial

Starting December 9, 2015, Clarendon County will host the first e-filing pilot program for the Court of Common Pleas.  As of December 9, all filings in civil cases, commenced or pending, in Clarendon County must be electronically filed.  This does not apply to a pro se litigant. In January, I wrote about an e-filing system […]

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October 22nd, 2015

Civil Motions Pilot Program – Changing Civil Motions Practice in South Carolina

by Kathleen Barnes in Motions, Practice Pointers, Pre-Trial

On September 10, 2015, the Supreme Court issued an order instituting new, mandatory procedures for civil motions practice in the Third and Fifteenth Judicial Circuits.  The “Civil Motions Pilot Program” is likely to expand statewide.  This post discusses the mechanics of civil motions practice under the program. The program operates similar to federal motions practice—requiring […]

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January 12th, 2015

Depositions for Appeal

by Kathleen Barnes in Discovery, Practice Pointers, Pre-Trial

In today’s legal environment, we often hear the term “deposition lawyer” in reference to the decline in civil trials and the rise of settlements and pretrial disposition of cases on motions for summary judgment. The importance of depositions continues to increase for use in supporting and opposing dispositive pretrial motions. This raises numerous questions related […]

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