Court Staff Policies

  1. Permitted Services
  2. Prohibited Services

Permitted Services

Court staff are allowed to:

  • Explain and answer questions about how the court works
  • Provide you with the number of the local referral service, legal services program, and other services where you can get legal information
  • Give you general information about court rules, procedures, and practices
  • Provide court schedules and information on how to get a case scheduled
  • Provide you information from your case file
  • Provide you with court forms and instructions that are available
  • Usually answer questions about court deadlines and how to compute them

For More Information

Since court staff may not know the answers to all questions about court rules, procedures, and practices, staff have been instructed not to answer questions if we do not know the correct answers. For additional information, please contact a lawyer or your local law library, or call South Carolina Lawyer Referral Service at 800-868-2274 or the Public Defender at 864-467-8522.