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Trial Preparation in South Carolina
Trial & Post Trial in in South Carolina
Self-Help Online Resources
SC Court Rules
SC Rules of Civil Procedure, SC Magistrate Court Rule & SC Rules of Evidence. Click on the tabs at the top of the page.
SC Court Forms
Select court type (for example, Common Pleas (Circuit) or Magistrate).
SC Forms Index: Common Pleas (Civil)
Browse or search Common Pleas (Circuit Court) forms from the SC Judicial Department website.
USC Law Library
SC Forms Index: Magistrate/Municipal
Browse or search Magistrate/Municipal Court forms from the SC Judicial Department website.
USC Law Library
SC Courts: Frequently Asked Questions
SC Federal District Court
Self Help Video
This video from the Self Help Resources page of the SC Judicial Department website provides an overview of the South Carolina court system, general legal and filing information, and tips to help you prepare for court.
Appealing a Court Decision in South Carolina
Your Local Library
Your local public, technical college, or university library may have the South Carolina Code Annotated in print and books on legal topics. Some public libraries in South Carolina provide its patrons with access to Westlaw. Check with your college or university for access to NexisUni. Both electronic databases allow you to search state and federal laws and read about specific topics in legal encyclopedias and journals.
South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS)
Visit this page to learn about the income guidelines for qualifying for free legal assistance, the types of legal problems handled by SCLS, and the toll free intake number.
SCLS Online Intake Form
You may also apply for services using this online application.
SC Bar's Lawyer Referral Service
SC Bar's Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)
The LRS offers referrals by the type of law and by the area or location in which you need a lawyer. Each participating lawyer agrees to charge no more than $50 for a 30-minute consultation. If the consultation extends past the 30 minutes or you hire the lawyer to represent you, the lawyer will charge you his or her normal fees. The lawyers do not take pro bono cases.
Find a Lawyer using the SC Bar's Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)
Enter a zip code, city, or county, then choose the area of law you need help with.