This Committee works to protect the residents of South Carolina from the Unauthorized Practice of Law. 

The ongoing goals of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee are to maintain the integrity of the profession and to advocate for the protection of the public by: 

  • Facilitating delivery of unauthorized practice of law complaints to the appropriate authorities;
  • Monitoring the efforts of law enforcement and officers of the court in the prosecution of those engaged in the unauthorized practice of law;
  • Cooperating with all relevant state agencies and interest groups;
  • Participating in study and drafting of proposals that enhance comprehension of unauthorized practice of law issues; and,
  • Participating, where appropriate, in legislative advocacy. 

The UPL Committee promotes education of Bar members and the public about unauthorized practice of law in South Carolina and offers the below resources and materials to our members. If you, your firm or group would like to arrange for one of our members to give a presentation on this topic, please contact Eileen Carrouth

Resources for Bar Members

How to File a UPL Complaint

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office investigates UPL Complaints. Please see their website for more information and the UPL Complaint Form:


Committee Chair:
Charles E. Hedgepath


Staff Contact:
Eileen Carrouth
(803) 799-6653, ext. 141

For the Public

Members of the public can learn more about UPL and sumbit a complaint via this page