Paralegal (Charleston)

Position Title General Paralegal
Location Charleston Office
Job Type Full-time
Job Summary SCLS seeks a full-time paralegal for its Charleston office. The position requires paralegal work of varying scope and complexity to assist with representation in the areas of housing, family law, domestic violence, public benefits, consumer law, employment, education and community economic development. The position will require the paralegal to conduct intakes and do casework that will assist attorneys in increasing their case capacity.

Participation in outreach activities is required along with other related administrative support work. The position may also require some evening and/or weekend work as well as statewide travel.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A degree from an accredited two or four year college or university; or
  • A certificate of completion/graduation from an accredited paralegal program;
  • 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 computer skills, including Windows and Microsoft Office Professional 2013
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Bilingual skills a plus, but not required
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

 

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.
EOE M/F/D/V