Legal Assistant (Charleston & Columbia)

Position Title Legal Assistant
Location Charleston & Columbia Office
Job Type Full-time
Job Summary SCLS seeks full-time legal assistants for its Charleston & Columbia offices. Under the general supervision within SCLS, this position assists legal staff in carrying out their legal responsibilities by providing legal secretarial assistance, conducting telephone intake, prescreening for eligibility, referring applicants to available resources, etc.
This position may require participation in outreach activities statewide.

A more detailed job description is available upon request.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 2 to 3 years of secretarial experience; preferably in a legal setting, or closely
    related experience; or
  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalency and 2 years of qualifying
    experience; or
  • Satisfactory completion of post-high school course work from an accredited
    program of secretarial, business, or a closely related curriculum
  • Excellent typing, filing and other clerical skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Office 365, and SharePoint
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of legal principles, legal research methods, legal terminology, court system and legal procedures helpful
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Position requires ability to type accurately at prescribed standards. A typing performance test may be required.

Job Open Date Immediately
Job Close Date Until Filled
Applicants interested in applying for this position may submit a
Resume, 2 writing samples and three references with cover letter to:
South Carolina Legal Services, Attn: Human Resources – Legal Assistant – (Specify Office Location)
PO Box 1445, Columbia, SC 29202 or by fax to 803-799-9420.