Reggie Lloyd, the former chief of the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), is one of twenty attorneys scheduled to have his license to practice law in the Palmetto State suspended.
According to an order published this week by the S.C. supreme court, Lloyd and nineteen other South Carolina lawyers failed to comply with continuing legal education requirements.
Specifically, these attorneys “failed to file reports showing compliance with continuing legal education requirements, or … failed to pay the filing fee or penalty required for the report of compliance” during the court reporting year that ended in February of 2019.
The attorneys listed on the order “shall surrender their certificates to practice law” in South Carolina to the clerk of the supreme court no later than June 7, 2019.
In addition to his tenure at the helm of SLED, Lloyd has been in the spotlight as a criminal defense attorney. Last fall, he represented former S.C. judiciary chairman and state code commissioner Jim Harrison during his trial on corruption charges.
Harrison was ultimately convicted of perjury and misconduct in office and sentenced to eighteen months in prison, however he was (controversially) granted a $250,000 appeal bond allowing him to remain free while he fights his conviction.
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