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Zimmerman's Research Guide


South Carolina

Links to the South Carolina constitution, statutory code and administrative code are posted by the South Carolina State Legislature. More links are posted by FindLaw and WashLaw. Primary legal materials are searchable on Lexis, Westlaw and LOIS. Google Scholar has free cases back to 1950; subscription sites Versuslaw and Fastcase also have cases back to 1950. Supreme and appellate court cases are reported in West's South Eastern Reporter.

The South Carolina legislature posts an online Archives that includes Acts back to 1980 and Bills back to 1975.

The legislature also posts the South Carolina State Register. The past four years are available only by subscription; older issues are available free. The Register is searchable on Lexis (2000-present).

To check on the status of a pending bill, pull up the bill page through the legislature's web site. For questions about pending legislation, call the Legislative Information Systems at 1-800-922-539 (in state) or 803-734-2060 (out of state).

West publishes South Carolina Jurisprudence (an encyclopedia of South Carolina law), and the South Carolina Bar publishes A Guide to South Carolina Legal Research and Citation.

For questions about South Carolina legal materials, copies and/or inter-library loan, try calling the University of South Carolina School of Law Library (803-777-5902) or the South Carolina State Library (803- 734-8026).

For document retrieval, Dash Courier and Logistics (888-755-3274) covers the major cities in North and South Carolina. They also make filings with the courts, land records and secretary of state offices.

See Also
Attorney General Opinions
Docket Sheets
Legal Ethics
State Cases
State Constitutions
State Court Rules
State Government Agencies
State Laws, generally
State Regulations and Administrative Codes
State Statutes and Codes

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Copyright 2015 Andrew Zimmerman