South Carolina Resources

This State Guide lists the major sources of law in South Carolina.

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Cases

Databases

State Websites

More on Cases in General

Dockets

Court Records & Documents

  • CourtLink and  Briefs, Pleadings and Motions may be found on Lexis.
  • Some Briefs and Trial Court Documents may be available on Westlaw.
  • To locate state court materials not available within Westlaw, Lexis or Bloomberg Law, review Dockets & Court Documents page in our Briefs, Oral Arguments and Other Court Documents Research Guide.
  • Some state appellate courts may make recordings of oral arguments and hearings available on their web sites.
  • The Law Library's ILL Services, a library-to-library resource sharing service, does not order court materials from a court's clerk. Please contact the court directly for copies.

Court Structure

South Carolina Court Structure

Court Rules in General

May be found in Lexis' Court Rules and Westlaw's Statutes & Court Rules. Court rules may also be found within the court's web site.

Court Statistics in General

May be found on the court's website, published in the court's administrative office annual reports.

The Florida Courts published a comparative report, State Court Systems Profiles (2010), where each state's court system hierarchy, number of judges, terms of office, governance and funding are summarized.

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