Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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President's Welcome

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Welcome to the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Association's website.

I am Phillip Newsom and I serve as both Municipal Judge of Arcadia Lakes, and as a Richland County Magistrate, and have been doing so since 1991. I am proud to be serving as the President of the South Carolina Summary Court Judge's Association (SCSCJA). I formally served as the Education Chairman of this Association for the past seven years.

I look forward to serving with my fellow Judges over the next few years. I am guided by the words of Micah 6:8 where it says we are to ....."Seek Justice, show mercy and walk humbly with our God...." 

On behalf of the Association,I welcome you to our website and invite you to click on the topics listed above, and to navigate our newly designed website. I also invite you to contact us if you have any questions concerning our Association.
 
Please keep in mind that although our website is open to the public, portions of the website  such as our member's area is secured through our log-in system and will only be available to our members that are in good standing with our Association.  




Judge Newsom

Phillip Newsom, President
South Carolina Summary Court Judges Associatio

SCSCJA News

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2015 Hickory Knob Seminar, May 18-20-2015
This years annual Hickory Knob Seminar will be May 18-20, 2015. The 2 ½ day Conference Fee is $250.00 for SCSCJA Members and $300.00 for Non-Members. There will also be a $25.00 cancelation fee Due to limited room, only the first 90 registrations will be accepted. Deadline to register is May 8, 2015.    Please complete the registration form by May 8th and mail to: Judg...
2015 Annual Legislative Seminar Wednesday March 25, 2015
This years Legislative Seminar and Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Seawell's Convention Center at the State Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC. This Seminar is approved for  5 hours for magistrates (1 civ and 4 civ/crim including 1 ethics hour) and 4 for municipals (4 civ/crim including 1 ethics hour). The registration fee for current members is $ 125.00 and $185.00 for ...
Access to Justice Commission, Admin Order
Please review the Access to Justice Commission Administrative Order link below. Judge Becki Adams requested that this order be placed on our website for all magistrates to review and provide and thoughts or ideas concerning expanding access to civil legal representation for people of low income and modest means in South Carolina.  Access to Justice Commission, Admin Order.pdf Should you...
Get your SCSCJA Wall Clock Now!
Eddie Moore with the Vernon Company has a special officer just for SCSCJA members. This wall clock can be purchased for $25.00. To get this special price, he has to have at least 25 orders. To request a clock, please contact Eddie at eddie.moore@vernoncompanycom or 864-346-4220.  
New Officers and Judicial Representatives
During the business meeting at this year's convention, new officers were elected and new judicial representatives were selected.  They were all sworn in and will take office beginning January 1, 2015.   Click link below for newly elected officers and judicial representatives: SCSCJA 2015-2017 Newly Elected Officers and Judicial Representatives.pdf
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