Chief Judges for Administrative Purposes of the Summary Courts
Costa M. Pleicones Chief Justice.
The judges of the magisterial and municipal courts, hereinafter referred to as "summary courts", of South Carolina being a part of the uniform statewide judicial system and pursuant to the provisions of Section 4, Article V, South Carolina Constitution,
IT IS ORDERED that the judges of the magisterial courts listed below be designated as Chief Judge or Associate Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes of the Summary Courts in the counties in which they hold office.
Judge S.G. Gladden
Judge C.S. Insley
Judge D.H. Williamson
Associate Chief Judge,
Judge, W.D. Branch, Jr.
Judge, N.W. Devine
Judge, R.C. Threatt
Judge, J.W. Gantt
Judge, L.J. Holland, Jr.
Associate Chief Judge
Judge L.P., McElynn
Judge, R.H. Sproatt
Associate Chief Judge,
Judge, A.E. Bryant
Judge, R.H. Lake
Judge, E.S. Steinberg
Judge, L. Linen
Associate Chief Judge, Charleston County Judge, R.B. Howell
Judge, Y. Zamore Chester County [415 S.C. 47] Judge, G.R. Faulkenberry
Chesterfield County Judge, D.W. Dyches
Associate Chief Judge, Chesterfield County Judge, J.L. Coney Clarendon County
Judge, K.A. Campbell, Jr. Colleton County Judge, J.R. Edwards Darlington County
Judge, D.B. Curtis
Associate Chief Judge, Darlington County
Judge, M.D. Hayes
Judge, C.D. Spivey
Associate Chief Judge, Dillon County Judge, K.L. Patton Dorchester County Judge, P.B. Shelbourne
Associate Chief Judge, Dorchester County Judge, B.B. Carpenter
Judge, W.F. Pope
Judge, S. M. Grimsley Florence County Judge, I.L. Pyatt
Judge, L. Foster Greenville County Judge, M.C. Edmonds
Associate Chief Judge, Greenville County
Judge, B.S. McGuire
Judge, C.R. Johnson
Associate Chief Judge, Greenwood County
Judge, C.A. Williams Hampton County Judge, M.B. Livingston Horry County Judge, A.C. Butler
Associate Chief Judge, Horry County Judge, S.J. McDonald Jasper County Judge, D.D. Lynah
Associate Chief Judge, Jasper County
Judge, R.M. Todd, Jr. Kershaw County Judge, W.D. Corbett
Associate Chief Judge, Kershaw County Judge, J.M. Pope Lancaster County Judge, P.D.
Lyles Laurens County Judge, G.R. Gibson
Judge, S.C. Davidson
Associate Chief Judge, Lee County Judge, G.W. Reinhart Lexington County [415 S.C. 48]
Judge, R.L. Adams
Associate Chief Judge, Lexington County Judge, D.O. Barker Marion County Judge, R.K.
McDonald Marlboro County Judge, P.L. Smith
Judge, B.S. Koon Newberry County Judge, M.T. Simmons
Judge, B.A. Norton
Associate Chief Judge, Oconee County Judge, D.F. Dash Orangeburg County Judge, P.D. Doremus
Associate Chief Judge, Orangeburg County Judge, B.E. Anders Pickens County
Judge, D.J. Simons Richland County Judge, K.D. Shealy
Associate Chief Judge, Richland County Judge, J.B. Shults Saluda County Judge, D.J.
Turner Spartanburg County Judge, J.T. Wall
Associate Chief Judge, Spartanburg County Judge, K.F. Curtis Sumter County
Judge, B.K. Griffin
Associate Chief Judge, Sumter County
Judge, J.D. Crocker
Judge, J.D. Bailey
Associate Chief Judge, Union County
Judge, D. F. Williams Williamsburg County Judge, R.B. Foxworth
Associate Chief Judge, Williamsburg County Judge, L.H. Benfield
Judge, R. Davenport, Jr.
Associate Chief Judge York County
A Chief Judges' authority shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. Coordinate with the Office of South Carolina Court Administration on all matters pertaining to summary court judges in the county.
2. Coordinate the activities of the summary court judges of the county with other affected persons and/or agencies to insure cooperation and effective judicial service.
[415 S.C. 49] 3. Establish with the other magistrates of the county, a schedule so arranged that a magistrate will be available, in person or on call, in the county to issue warrants and conduct bail proceedings. The bail proceedings schedule shall be in compliance with the provisions of the Order of the Chief Justice dated September 19, 2007, outlining certain bond procedures in those courts. The Chief
Judge shall also inform the municipal courts of the details of the county magisterial court schedule, to insure the availability of a magistrate to issue warrants and conduct bail proceedings for the municipal courts when the municipal
judge is unavailable. After hours and weekends does not constitute unavailability in and of itself. Establish a procedure with all municipal courts within the county whereby they provide the Chief Judge with a monthly bond schedule indicating their availability for bond court. Monitor all summary court judges within the county to insure compliance with the above referenced Order dated September 19, 2007. The monitoring shall include, but shall not be limited to, insuring that bond hearings are being conducted twice daily, insuring that defendants' and victims' constitutional and statutory rights are being upheld, insuring that cash bonds only and excessive bonds are not being required, and insuring that no irregular practices as outlined in the above referenced Order are occurring.
4. Establish within the county a procedure to ensure that Certificates of Transmittal are completed and the appropriate documents (warrants or other charging papers, checklists, bond forms, and checks for cash bonds received) are attached and transmitted within fifteen (15) days to the appropriate magistrate, municipal judge or Clerk of Court of General Sessions having jurisdiction over the case.
5. Call a meeting at least on a quarterly basis of all summary court judges in the county to formulate procedures which establish uniformity of procedures in the county summary court system. Require that all summary court judges who have court bank accounts bring to the quarterly meetings documentary proof of all monthly reconciliations of those bank accounts since the previous quarterly meeting. A minimum of one municipal judge from each municipality [415 S.C. 50]within the county shall be required to attend these meetings.
6. Coordinate the planning of budgets for the magistrates in the county, with those magistrates' input, and appear before the county governing body to present and justify the budget requests..
7. Attend schools and meetings for Chief Judges called to implement policies and procedures ...