On March 11, 2013, Justin Kahn taught at the 2013 Bridge The Gap program,
a class all South Carolina Bar applicants are required to attend.
Rule 402(c) of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules sets forth the
requirements for admission to practice law in South Carolina. Rule 402(c)(8)
requires all South Carolina Bar applicants to successfully complete the
Bridge the Gap program sponsored by the South Carolina Bar, under the directive of the
South Carolina Supreme Court, prior to admission to practice law.
Bridge the Gap is a two-day intensive course sanctioned by the South Carolina Supreme
Court and coordinated by the SC Bar-CLE Division. The program focuses
on practical nuts and bolts skills. It is designed to assist both the
3L law student in transition from law school to the practice of law and
the lawyer new to the practice of law in South Carolina.
All candidates for admission to the South Carolina Bar must complete the
Bridge the Gap
program as set out in Rule 402(c). Bridge The Gap registrants will include
third year law school students, law school graduates, attorneys licensed
to practice in other states, and may include *Inactive
members of the SC Bar seeking to return to Regular status.
Attorneys licensed and practicing in South Carolina are not eligible to
receive CLE credit for Bridge The Gap unless they have received special
permission from the S.C. Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization.
Additional information can be found at
The South Carolina Bar FAQ page.