South Carolina              
Administrative Law Court
Edgar A. Brown building 1205 Pendleton St., Suite 224 Columbia, SC 29201 Voice: (803) 734-0550 Fax: (803) 734-6400

 

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Mission of the Administrative Law Court

The mission of the Administrative Law Court is to provide a neutral forum for fair, prompt and objective hearings for any person affected by an action or proposed action of certain agencies of the State of South Carolina.

Creation of the Administrative Law Court

 The Administrative Law Court is an agency and court of record within the executive branch of state government. The Court was created by the South Carolina General Assembly by Act No. 181 of 1993, to provide an independent forum for hearing the contested cases of state agencies. Previously, citizens desiring an evidentiary hearing to challenge the action of a State agency were heard by hearing officers employed by that particular agency.

Jurisdiction

Appeals from the Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) - Click here for information on filing DEW appeals.

The Court's jurisdiction is statutory in nature. Because the Court is an agency within the executive branch of state government, its power to hear a particular type of case from a particular agency is derived exclusively from the legislative branch of state government, the General Assembly.

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Disclaimer

This website is operated by the Administrative Law Court (ALC) as a public service. The ALC makes every effort to ensure that the content of this website is accurate at the time of publication. The information is updated periodically and is subject to change or modification without notice. The information on this website is not a substitute for legal counsel. Please contact a private attorney if you need legal advice or assistance. Direct consultation of the state statutes, case law, court opinions, and other reference materials should be made for legal research purposes. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to bind the presiding Administrative Law Judge or the ALC to any practice described herein. As a convenience to the user, this website also contains links to other external websites that are not under the control of the ALC. The ALC is not responsible for the content on any linked sites.

 

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