Clerk of Court

Department Functions

To provide administrative support, maintaining court records and information of the judicial system for Common Pleas, Family Court and General Sessions including criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, civil, family, and juvenile cases. Records include the filing of new civil cases, judgments, Lis Pendens, arbitration actions and attachments, coordinating motion hearings, jury and non-jury court proceedings, and court rosters for attorneys. Elected countywide, the Clerk of Court serves a four-year term.

Pro Bono Program

For individuals who truly cannot afford an attorney, there are two methods of obtaining legal services. Those who qualify under the income guidelines may get a legal aid lawyer through the SC. Center for Equal Justice at 888-346-5592. For those who do not qualify for a legal aid attorney, the South Carolina Bar operates a Pro Bono Program 803-799-4015, under which lawyers agree to represent needy litigants free of charge. Legal Aid screens Pro Bono clients. For those who can afford an attorney, they may contact the South Carolina Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 800-868-2284, or refer to the attorney listings in the yellow pages of the local telephone book

Bail Bondsmen Listing