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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 07/24/2024

With the selection of L. Jefferson Davis, IV as bankruptcy judge in Charleston, SC, the Court will soon transition to three judges holding court hearings.  The calendar currently published through September 2024 remains applicable. Litigants...

Wed, 07/17/2024

The Advisory Committee on Local Rules, Practice, and Procedures invites suggestions regarding updates or changes to the Local Rules. Submissions can be made on or before August 16, 2024, to any of the following committee...

Wed, 07/03/2024

In observance of the July 4th Holiday, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, 2024.  These days will be treated the same as a federal holiday...

Tue, 07/02/2024

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina is accepting applications for a Chief Deputy Clerk. The Chief Deputy Clerk is a senior-level management position that reports to the Clerk of Court. Qualifications and...

Tue, 07/02/2024

Pursuant to SC LBR 3015-6 and in consultation with the Advisory Committee on Local Rules, Practice, and Procedures, the Court has determined the presumptively reasonable interest rate in chapter 13 cases shall remain 9.00%. 

Mon, 07/01/2024

Due to inclement weather, the Charleston courthouse will be closed the afternoon of July 1, 2024.  If you need assistance, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 803-765-5436.

Mon, 07/01/2024

Coinciding with amended SC LBR 2016-1, an updated Chapter 13 form plan is effective as of July 1, 2024.  The new form plan can be found on the Court’s...

Fri, 06/28/2024

Pursuant to S.C. Code § 15-41-30(B), the property exemption amounts for bankruptcy proceedings must be adjusted for inflation in each even-numbered year.  The table below represents the dollar value for each exemption provided in S.C. Code § 15-...

Thu, 06/27/2024

Amended SC LBR 2016-1(b) regarding Chapter 13 attorneys' fees will become effective on July 1, 2024.  The amendments are applicable to compensation or retainer agreements, or amendments thereto, entered on or after July 1, 2024, when those...

Tue, 06/25/2024

Changes to the following official bankruptcy forms are effective June 22, 2024, due to the expiration of certain temporary provisions of the Bankruptcy Threshold and Technical Corrections Act, Pub. L. 117-151:


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