ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE LAW
SPECIALIZATION ADVISORY BOARD
STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
CERTIFICATION, RECERTIFICATION, AND DECERTIFICATION
By virtue of the authority vested in the Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization
Advisory Board (Board) and the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competence
(Commission) by the South Carolina Supreme Court (Court), the Board prescribes the
following standards and procedures for certification, recertification, and decertification as a
specialist in estate planning and probate law (see Rule 408, SCACR and Commission
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND DEFINITIONS
Nothing herein shall in any manner limit the right of an attorney certified in
estate planning and probate law to practice in all fields of law. Any lawyer,
alone or in association with any other lawyer, shall have the right to practice
in all fields of law, even though certified in estate planning and probate law.
No lawyer shall be required to obtain a certificate in estate planning and
probate law before practicing in that field. Any lawyer, alone or in
association with any other lawyer, shall have the right to practice in the field
of estate planning and probate law, even though not certified therein.
All applicants for certification or recertification in estate planning and probate
law must be active members in good standing with the South Carolina Bar,
and shall meet the requirements for certification or recertification prescribed
by the Board.
Certification in estate planning and probate law is individual and voluntary.
Requirements for and benefits derived from certification may not be fulfilled
by or attributed to a law firm, corporation, company, or other entity of which
the certified lawyer is a member or employee.
Forms, documents, applications, questionnaires, and examinations involved
in the certification, recertification, or decertification process, as well as fees
required of applicants and cer