Migrant Staff Attorney (Charleston)

Position Title Migrant Staff Attorney
Location Charleston Office
Job Type Full-time
Job Summary SCLS seeks a Migrant Attorney. This position provides civil litigation and outreach to low-income migrant and seasonal agricultural farmworkers. The primary areas of practice will include employment law, occupational safety and health law, and civil rights. The migrant attorney will assist in outreach to farmworker communities, camps, and develop relationships with other organizations serving farmworkers. The position requires some evening, weekend and overnight work to successfully reach the target groups. Statewide travel is involved.

A more detailed job description is available upon request.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Member of the SC Bar;
  • Excellent relationship building, leadership and research skills
  • Demonstrated competence in working with diverse clients and client communities
  • Fully proficient in written and spoken English and Spanish
  • Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license and a good driving record as use of organization vehicles may be required
  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Commitment to public interest/poverty law
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other advocates and client groups
  • Must be able to travel, especially statewide
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 – Staff Attorney – (Specify Office Location)
PO Box 1445, Columbia, SC 29202 or by fax to 803-799-9420.