H. Toal C.J.
Purpose. The South Carolina Access to Justice
Commission is hereby created in recognition of the need to
expand access to civil legal representation for people of low
income and modest means in South Carolina.
Membership. The Access to Justice Commission shall
consist of twenty-six appointed members. The Chief Justice or
his or her designee shall serve as Chair of the Commission.
Members shall serve three-year terms at the discretion of the
Chief Justice. Each member will first serve an initial term,
which shall be from one to three years. The initial term for
each member shall be designated at the time of appointment.
Members will be appointed as follows:
Judiciary: (a)The Chief Justice shall appoint four
representatives of the Judiciary (state or federal); (b)The
Chief Justice shall appoint a representative from South
Carolina Court Administration.
Practicing Lawyers: (a)The South Carolina Bar
president will appoint two members; (b)The South Carolina Bar
Foundation president will appoint two members; (c)The Chief
Justice will appoint two members from the South Carolina Bar.
Civil Legal Services:
Chief Justice will appoint five members to represent the
interests of legal aid programs as follows:
board member and one staff member from South Carolina Legal
Services; (b)One representative from Appleseed Legal Justice
Center; (c)One representative from the South Carolina Bar Pro
Bono Program; and (d)One representative from any other
IOLTA-funded civil legal services program.
Chief Justice will appoint one representative from each of
the accredited law schools in South Carolina.
Governmental Representatives: The Chief Justice will invite
the Governor and two representatives from the South Carolina
General Assembly to serve on the Commission or to recommend
someone to serve in his or her stead.
Philanthropic Organization Representatives: The Chief Justice
will appoint three members from any recognized philanthropic
organization to the Commission.
Congressional Delegation: The Chief Justice will appoint one
representative from the ...