Legal Assistant (Charleston)

Position TitleLegal Assistant
LocationCharleston Office
Job TypeFull-time
Job SummarySCLS seeks a full-time legal assistant for its Charleston office. 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 coursework 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 the ability to type accurately at prescribed standards. A typing performance test may be required.

Job Open DateImmediately
Job Close DateUntil Filled
Applicants interested in applying for this position may submit a
Resume, 2 writing samples and three references with cover letter to:, Attn: Human Resources – Legal Assistant – (Specify Office Location)
or by fax to 803-799-9420.