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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.

Tue, 10/02/2018

PACER is experiencing a temporary disruption in service.  Some users may not be able to pay fees through  If you experience a disruption in service, please contact the Help Desk at 803-253-3624.

Fri, 09/28/2018

A technical amendment to SC LBR 9013-4, Exhibit A has been made to clarify that chapter 13 trustee's petitions to dismiss may be filed passively.

Wed, 09/19/2018

Due to system maintenance, CM/ECF will not be available for e-filing on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please refer to SCLBR 5005-4 for alternate filing procedures during this time.

Tue, 09/11/2018

Due to inclement weather conditions associated with Hurricane Florence, the mandatory evacuation of coastal counties from Edisto Beach to the North Carolina line, and highway lane reversals, the Bankruptcy Court's Charleston Division...

Tue, 09/11/2018

The meetings of creditors to be held in chapters 7 and 13 cases this week for Charleston and Columbia have been rescheduled. Chapter 13 meetings scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, in Charleston, have been rescheduled to Friday,...

Mon, 08/27/2018

Regina Schmidt, who has served as the Charleston Courtroom Deputy for Judge Waites team and assisted both Judge Duncan and Judge Waites with court hearings there, will begin working from her new home in Florida on September 4, 2018. Regina has...

Fri, 08/03/2018

The Clerk’s Office has posted Participants Guides for filing Pre and Post Confirmation Modified Plans.

Pre-Confirmation Modified Plans and Notice of Confirmation Hearing
(for Chapter 13 Plans and Modified...

Tue, 06/05/2018

A bug in the latest version of the Microsoft Edge browser (released 4/30/18) has a compatibility issue with CM/ECF. This browser will add extra characters to select or option input fields causing things like bad or erroneous text in docket text...

Wed, 05/23/2018

David Kershaw has accepted a position with a firm in Greenville, SC, and will soon leave his clerkship with Judge Burris. We hate to see David go, but congratulate him on this exciting next step. David's departure creates an opening in...

Mon, 04/02/2018

Pursuant to Local Rule 9013-3 every chapter plan must be accompanied by a certificate of service, certifying the manner of service, the date of service, and listing the parties served with the plan. Attaching only the mailing matrix to the plan...


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