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The Civil Court System

Legal Information

  • Access to Case Information

    This court provides access to case information in several ways. Case files are kept on site for your review at the court or electronically. Content Detail

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    US Bankruptcy Court
  • Civil Matters

    Procedural information for US District Court cases. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Court Locations

    Where is the US District Court location nearest you? This page offers a photo, a list of the assigned judges, driving directions and local weather specific to each court. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Divisions

    Color-coded map with explanations of which types of cases are heard in each division. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Explanation of Case Numbers

    Decoding case numbers in the US District Court for the District of South Carolina. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Federal Rules Table of Contents

    Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, and Criminal Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Fees

    Court actions are not free. This page lists the US District Court's fee schedule and payment options. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Filing for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

    If you plan to represent yourself in your bankruptcy proceeding, you will need this information. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

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    US Bankruptcy Court
  • Filing Procedures

    If you have ensured that the US District Court has jurisdiction in your case, or if you have a case already pending before the US District Court, following these filing procedures will help keep your case on track. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to frequently asked questions about how the United States District Court works. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Hours and Holiday Schedule

    Is the US District Court open today? Find out here. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Inside the Federal Courts

    What the federal courts do, how they are organized, how cases move through the federal courts, how the federal courts interact with other branches of government, and how the federal courts are run. An informative presentation by the Federal Judicial Center. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Legal Terms Glossary

    Ordinary words take on extraordinary meanings inside the courthouse. Look them up alphabetically here. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Local Rules

    Local procedural rules for civil and criminal cases, with an archive of old rules. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Public Access to Documents in Electronic Case Files

    Documents filed in Civil and Criminal cases are available to the public on PACER electronically. Social Security documents are not available. Content Detail

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    United States District Court - Columbia Division