The South Carolina Bar (SC Bar) is the integrated (mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of South Carolina.
The South Carolina Bar began in 1884 as the South Carolina Bar Association, a professional organization of approximately 200 lawyers; the group was voluntary, with no mandates to join being a prerequisite to practice. Later, the South Carolina State Bar was created by the South Carolina Supreme Court in 1968, and the two organizations were merged in 1975. As of 2009, South Carolina Bar had just under 13,000 members. The House of Delegates and the Board of Governors are the policy-making and executory components of the Bar. The former is composed of members representing the judicial circuits throughout the state; it acts as a policy-making body for the Bar and meets at least twice a year. The Board of Governors may act within the scope of that policy in the duration between meetings.