SC: In-Person Proceedings in the Summary Courts to Resume March 15, 2021

The Supreme Court of South Carolina issued an Order on February 26, 2021, which stated that in-person hearings can resume beginning Monday, March 15, 2021. There was nothing in the Order itself that mandates, nor discourages, the state’s courts from conducting hearings virtually (i.e. Zoom, WebEx, or Teleconference), as some have done for the past several months. So, while some Courts may resume in-person hearings and others may continue to conduct proceedings virtually, this Order makes it clear that all Courts within SC should resume conducting/scheduling hearings in some fashion no later than March 15, 2021.

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