Job Details

VOCA Staff Attorney

Company name

South Carolina Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jan 03, 2021

Posted on

Dec 02, 2020

Location

Greenville, SC, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Job Summary

This position provides a wide range of civil legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual trauma and stalking under the VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) grant, primarily in the areas of domestic violence, consumer, education, housing, and family law, though the attorney may work in other priority areas of law depending on client needs.  Litigation experience in these areas, plus experience with a broad range of other advocacy tools and community education, is strongly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Member of the SC Bar

Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedures, Rules of Evidence, Rules of the Family Court, and Rules of Appellate Procedure

Excellent relationship building, leadership and research skills

Demonstrated competence in working with diverse clients and client communities

Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills; bilingual skills a plus, but not required

Proficient with Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Office 365, and SharePoint Online        

Commitment to public interest / poverty law

Ability to collaborate effectively with other advocates and client groups

Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Company info

South Carolina Legal Services

Company Profile

South Carolina Legal Services is a nonprofit statewide law firm that provides civil legal services to protect the rights and represent the interests of low income South Carolinians.

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