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Judicial Merit Selection Commission
104 Gressette Building, 1101 Pendleton Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201
P.O. Box 142, Columbia, S.C. 29202
(803) 212-6623 or (803) 212-6629 (T-Th)
FAX: (803) 212-6606 E-Mail:jms@scsenate.gov

The Judicial Merit Selection Commission
  • Members & Staff - Updated: October 7, 2014
  • Overview of the Judicial Screening Process
  • Procedural Rules for Commission - Updated May 13, 2014
  • Citizens Committee Information - Updated October 29, 2014
  • Statutory Authority

    Filing a Complaint
  • Filing a Complaint Against a Judge
  • Filing a Complaint Against an Attorney
  • Filing a Complaint Against a Current Judicial Candidate

    Running for a Judgeship
  • General Information - Updated June 5, 2014
  • Pledging Prohibitions and the 48-Hour Rule
  • Judicial Canons (Please note that ALL Judicial candidates are subject to these)

    Judicial Screening
  • Media Information
  • Current Screening Schedule
  • Public Hearing Agendas and Notices - Updated: November 12, 2014
  • Public Hearing Transcripts
  • JMSC Report to General Assembly
  • SC Bench and Bar Questionnaires
  • Archives (Screening Information prior to 2009)

    South Carolina Courts
  • Overview of the Judicial System - Updated February 18, 2010
  • How Judges are Elected in South Carolina - Updated January 11, 2010
  • Terms of Judges and Judicial Information - Updated June 26, 2014
  • Court Jurisdiction Chart

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