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  • Local Rules

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

    By:
    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Magistrates

    Name and contact information for each Magistrate. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Court Administration, SC Judicial Department
  • Magistrates by Clickable Map

    Interactive map. Click on your area to learn more about your Magistrates. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Court Administration, SC Judicial Department
  • Magistrates Landlord/Tenant Court

    Lawline FAQ: A magistrate may sit as a judge of a landlord-tenant court. This discussion will concentrate on rental agreements for a personal residence such as an apartment or single family home as opposed to rental of a business. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Magistrates Small Claims Court

    Lawline FAQ: The magistrate court in many instances functions as a Small Claims Court. In order for this court to have jurisdiction, your claim cannot exceed $7,500.00, except in disputes between landlords and tenants. Employees of the magistrate court will help you file your claim in writing and will explain to you how your case will proceed through trial. You are not required to hire an attorney unless you so desire. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Masters-in-Equity by Clickable Map

    Interactive map. Click on your area to learn about your Master-in-Equity. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Court Administration, SC Judicial Department
  • Masters-in-Equity Judges

    Name and contact information for each judge serving as a Master-in-Equity. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Court Administration, SC Judicial Department
  • Probate Court Judges

    Name and contact information for each Probate Court Judge. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Court Administration, SC Judicial Department
  • Probate Court Rules

    Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Court Administration, SC Judicial Department
  • Pro Bono Resources

    Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Bar's Pro Bono Program. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • 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

    By:
    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Referral of Cases

    Some cases filed in the US District Court may be referred to a magistrate judge for certain proceedings. Learn more here. Content Detail

    By:
    United States District Court - Columbia Division
  • Registers of Deeds by County

    Name and contact information for each of the Registers of Deeds. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Court Administration, SC Judicial Department
  • Resources for Teaching Law

    This resource page lists and briefly describes numerous programs, organizations, and websites useful to teachers. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bench Book for Magistrates and Municipal Court Judges

    From this page, you can browse the Bench Book governing Magistrates and Municipal Court Judges. Navigation is down the left side of the page. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Court Administration, SC Judicial Department
  • South Carolina Court Forms

    A wide range of standard forms you can use if you need one to file with the court in South Carolina. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Judicial Department