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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, 10/20/2015

Judge Waites has revised his Chambers Guidelines regarding Loss Mitigation/Mortgage Modification for cases assigned to him. Click here to view the...

Tue, 10/27/2015

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015.
These new forms are part of a forms modernization project that began in 2008 by the...

Mon, 10/26/2015

Due to services for Judy Smith, a court employee and Judge Waites' team member, all matters scheduled before Judge Waites at 10:30 a.m. on October 28, 2015 will be rescheduled for 9:00 a.m. that same day in Charleston. Judge Waites will attend...

Tue, 10/27/2015

It is with great sadness that the Court announces the passing of Judy Smith. Judy was a dedicated public servant who worked for the Court for more than 28 years, most recently as a senior case administrator. She was respected by the bench and bar...

Tue, 11/17/2015

On November 30, 2015, CM/ECF will be upgraded to implement the substantial form changes effective December 1st. The upgrade will take several hours and requires the system to be shutdown. Therefore, beginning at 6:00 pm on Monday,...

Fri, 11/13/2015

Attorneys and support staff are invited to attend a "CM/ECF 5.1.1 Introduction and Forms Modernization" training to be held at the J. Bratton Davis United States Bankruptcy Court, 1100 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC. Two dates are...

Fri, 11/20/2015

To prepare for the CM/ECF 5.1.1 and Forms Modernization upgrade on December 1, 2015, a training and resource page has been prepared by the court. Click here to view the training...

Tue, 11/24/2015

Thanksgiving HolidayAs a reminder, the Court will be closed Wednesday - Friday, November 25 - 27, 2015 for the Thanksgiving Holiday The Court will reopen Monday, November 30, 2015. CMECF UNAVAILABLEOn November 30...

Tue, 12/01/2015

The following local rules amendments are effective December 1, 2015: 



  1. Technical changes to SC LBR 1009-1, 1017-2, 3015-4, 4001-5, and 4008-1 updating national form names; 


  2. Amendment...
Mon, 11/30/2015

CM/ECF UNAVAILABLE
On November 30, 2015, CM/ECF will be unavailable from 6:00 pm. until 1:00 am December 1, 2015. If an emergency filing is necessary while CM/ECF is unavailable, please refer to SC LBR 5005-4 for alternate filing procedures...

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