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July 2021

Attorney Wanted

The Charleston office of Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell, LLP is seeking an attorney with 2 to 5 years of civil litigation experience. The candidate will join our active Construction Litigation and Construction Insurance practice groups and preferably have experience in the same areas of law. This position is ideal for an attorney seeking an opportunity to handle multiple cases with a high level of autonomy. We are seeking applicants with strong writing skills and those adept at handling depositions and hearings. All applicants must be current members of the South Carolina Bar. Please send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to SCAttyJobs@cskl.law.


Assistant Corporation Counsel ( Real Estate and Contract Law)
Location: City Office, Charleston, SC
Department: Corporation Counsel
Division: Corporation Counsel
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: Salary commensurate with experience

People all over the world come to visit and be a part of our unique city. Charleston is a rapidly growing and history rich coastal city with great opportunity. We rely on our people to maintain this reputation, and as a part of the City of Charleston, you can help answer today’s problems while preparing for a successful future.

We are looking for an Assistant Corporation Counsel to join our legal team. You will advise and represent the City of Charleston in matters of a legal nature, with an emphasis in real estate law, and contract review and drafting, and other transactional law.

In this position, you will:

  • Advise and provide legal guidance to the Mayor, City council, Boards and Commissions and Department heads
  • Review, draft and assist in negotiating contracts generally, with an emphasis on construction contracts for the City Departments of Parks, Stormwater, and Public Service
  • Manage communication with departments concerning the status of contract requests and expectations concerning the contract production process.
  • Negotiate and draft complex real estate deals, contracts and lease agreements on behalf of City and deal with corporate and individual sellers and buyers of commercial and residential real estate.
  • Negotiate, draft, and/or review deeds, easements, memoranda of agreement, and/or licenses relating to real property.
  • Perform comprehensive legal research in all areas of the law impacting the City’s operations.
  • Interpret laws, rulings, regulations, court decisions, and ordinances.
  • Draft ordinances, policies, legal memoranda, correspondence and reports.
  • Attend City Council meetings, City Council Committee meetings, and neighborhood and other meetings as needed.
  • Represent the interests of the City in litigation or other proceedings of a legal nature, as assigned by Corporation Counsel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • May require evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

Education requirements

Juris Doctorate Law degree (J. D.)

Basic requirements

Eight or more (8+) years in the practice of law with emphasis on real estate, land use, contract review/drafting, and related fields

Must be a member in good standing of the South Carolina Bar and Rule 403 certified within six months of employment

Preferred qualifications

Familiarity with AIA and other standard design and construction documents

Knowledge of insurance and indemnity issues on construction projects; Knowledge of performance and payment bonds

Experience in real estate and land use 3 to 5 years

Experience in municipal law

Benefits

The City of Charleston offers an extensive benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance; employer-paid short and long term disability, life insurance, and employee assistance program; annual and sick leave; 10 paid holidays and 1 personal holiday every year; tuition reimbursement; participates with SC Retirement System; 401k and 457 plan options; and many other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.charleston-sc.gov/1


Charleston School of Law Seeks Faculty

Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina welcomes applications to fill two full- time, tenure-track faculty positions. Ideal candidates will show commitment to becoming stellar teachers and passionate, enthusiastic colleagues, who are willing to invest considerable energy and effort in service and institution building by collaborating with the rest of the faculty to achieve excellence at the School of Law. We value candidates with practice experience who will bring the real world of lawyering to the classroom. We also value previous teaching experience, including as adjunct faculty, at a law school or college. However, completion of visiting assistant professor programs, fellowships, Ph.D. degrees, and LL.M. degrees are not pre-requisites. We are looking, instead, for a demonstrated ability to grow into the role of teacher and scholar.

Charleston School of Law is an ABA fully-accredited institution reinvigorating the study of law by offering a rich, comprehensive three-year program rooted in excellence. Our campus is located in the Upper King Street district of historic, downtown Charleston. The Law School was founded in 2003 with a mission to instill the values of public service and professionalism in its graduates. Key goals for the Law School are student success and providing opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

The Law School prides itself on having a talented and accessible faculty and staff. Princeton Review regularly ranks Charleston School of Law as a top institution for faculty accessibility, teaching quality, and resources for women. The School’s Faculty bring significant practice experience to the classroom and include former law firm partners, state and federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and military veterans. The Law School is dedicated to maintaining a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff that fosters an appreciation for and understanding of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Law School is presently looking for candidates interested in teaching first-year courses as well as Wills, Trusts & Estates; Tax; Business Organizations; Professional Responsibility; and Constitutional Law. However, our curricular needs are flexible, and we welcome applications from all candidates whose teaching, service, or research interests will promote the School’s mission of excellent teaching, community service, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining the commitment to this mission, the subjects the applicant would be interested in teaching, a curriculum vitae, research agenda, and any teaching evaluations received to the Committee on Faculty Recruitment, Retention & Inclusion at facultyrecruitment@charlestonlaw.edu. For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 1, 2021, although we recommend submission of materials as soon as possible.

The Charleston School of Law is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected class.


Charleston School of Law Legal Writing Adjunct

Charleston School of Law is seeking adjunct professors to teach in the Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing program. Writing professors teach one class per week and hold office hours on campus. The LRAW department works from a unified syllabus and text, but professors have autonomy to craft their own memo problems and class content. The expected commitment is for two semesters: fall and spring, or spring and summer sessions. Prior teaching experience is a benefit but not required. Feel free to contact Professor Jennifer North via phone (843) 377-2451 or email for more information about the position. Applicants may send a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and references to: jnorth@charlestonlaw.edu.


Paralegal

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Charleston, SC. Charleston Pro Bono is dedicated to providing civil legal aid to low-income clients. We are seeking a Paralegal to fulfill a critical role assisting Staff Attorneys and Housing Court.

Major Job Duties:

•   Conduct intakes with prospective clients;

•   Assist in-house attorneys with case management including client communication, research, client meetings and pleading preparation;

•   Maintain database of cases referred to outside volunteer attorneys. Coordinate with volunteer attorneys to monitor referred cases for status and closure;

•   Participate in community outreach programs and community clinics;

•   Track cases and statistics to provide insight into trends, directions and opportunities;

•   Provide support, training, and education of volunteers and interns; and

•   Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

•   Bachelor degree or equivalent preferred;

•   Previous experience working in a legal setting;

•   Strong organizational, time management, analytical and problem solving, and oral and written communications skills with the ability to advocate persuasively for the Program’s mission;

•   Demonstrated passion for seeking justice for low-income and vulnerable populations; and

•   Ability to work well under pressure, set and meet deadlines, manage several priorities in a day.

Salary Range: $30,000 – $35,000.

To apply, please include the following: (1) Cover Letter; (2) Resume; and (3) References

Accepting applications for an immediate start.

Alissa C. Lietzow, Esq. Executive Director Post Office Box 1116 Charleston, SC 29402
ALietzow@charlestonprobono.org


Associate Attorney

Sanders Law Firm, LLC is a well-established law firm in West Ashley.  We value our clients and the quality of our work.  We handle a variety of cases including, but not limited to, Personal Injury, Construction Defects, Domestic, and Criminal Defense.

We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, motivated to work and organized.  Character is important to us.

Hiring Criteria:
-Licensed with the SC Bar
-Completed all Rule 403 Requirements
-Strong Interpersonal Skills
-Desire to help people
-Analytical ability
-Attention to detail
-Prior work experience

Please send resume and cover letter to: tosanders@sanderslawfirm.com.

June 2021

Paralegal

The Hayes Law Firm is a busy firm is looking to hire a full-time paralegal. Experience with litigation is preferred but is not required. Experience with construction defect litigation is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits are included. Applicants must be able to manage and develop cases, communicate with clients, and work independently. To apply, please send a resume and references to nmeola@hayeslaw.org.


Staff Attorney

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation (the Center), a nonprofit organization established in February 2005, has an opening for a staff attorney. Click here to learn more about the position.

May 2021

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Buxton & Collie, LLC, offers legal counsel for both businesses and individuals. From entity structuring to real estate transactions to estate planning, we are well versed in all areas of business law. Founded in 2010 and located in Mt. Pleasant, SC, our law firm has been assisting individuals and businesses locally, nationally and internationally for the past decade. We enjoy learning about our clients and crafting solutions for their particular needs. Our team of attorneys is friendly, experienced and dedicated to their craft, with topnotch credentials, outstanding track records and numerous accolades. We look forward to meeting you!

Primary Task:
• Manage client intake including initial information forms, engagement letters, disclosures and conflict waivers.
• Request and file formation documents with South Carolina Secretary of State, South Carolina Department of Revenue, and other regulatory agencies.
• Prepare closing documents necessary for commercial real estate closings and administer post-closing process.
• Search county Register of Deeds and SC Lien Registry deeds, mortgages, UCC and bankruptcy filings.
• Complete UCC filings and facilitate necessary county recordings.

Secondary Task:

• Assist with drafting title commitments.
• Prepare various resolutions, affidavits and other documents under direction of attorneys.
• Ability to follow directions, understand workflows and keep practice area organized.

Required Skills:

• Minimum 3+ years job experience as a paralegal with commercial real estate and some transactional experience.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client orientation.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various types of clients.

Click here to apply for the commercial real estate paralegal position.


Residential Real Estate Paralegal

Buxton & Collie, LLC, offers legal counsel for both businesses and individuals. From entity structuring to real estate transactions to estate planning, we are well versed in all areas of business law. Founded in 2010 and located in Mt. Pleasant, SC, our law firm has been assisting individuals and businesses locally, nationally and internationally for the past decade. We enjoy learning about our clients and crafting solutions for their particular needs. Our team of attorneys is friendly, experienced and dedicated to their craft, with topnotch credentials, outstanding track records and numerous accolades. We look forward to meeting you!
Primary Task:

• Review and analyze abstract and title documents in order to assist in preparation for residential real estate closings
• Review loan documents from lenders for the purpose of preparing residential real estate closings
• Draft closing disclosures, deeds, affidavits, legal descriptions, HUD, and other required closing documents.
• Establish, organize and maintain files, closing documents, document binders, and lists
• Prorate taxes and other property assessments
• Conduct research and locate tax information, zoning, development regulations, and other information
• Assist in the preparation of closings by preparing executable closing documents, disbursement requests, and correspondence
• Serve as a liaison between clients, realtors, lenders, abstractors, title underwriter, and attorney
• Maintain and balance incoming and outgoing closing funds

Required Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constrains
• Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when evaluating legal matters
• Ability to proofread typed material for contextual, grammatical, typographical, mathematical, or spelling errors
• Excellent organization, prioritizing, and multitasking skills
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, in person, over phone and via email
• Ability to remain professional and courteous during stressful circumstances
• Must work well in a collaborative legal team environment

Required Skills:

• Minimum 3+ years job experience as a residential real estate paralegal.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client orientation.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various types of clients.

Click here to apply for residential real estate paralegal position.


Paralegal

Butler Snow LLP, a multi-office, AMLaw 200 law firm, is seeking to fill an Administrative Paralegal position in our Charleston, SC office. This position supports attorneys in litigation matters. This is a full time position with a competitive salary, benefits and great in-house training opportunities.

Job Functions
• Provide paralegal and administrative assistance to multiple attorneys
• Formatting briefs, pleadings and other legal documents
• Filing legal documents
• Maintenance of and compliance with electronic document management system;
• Maintain Outlook calendars and schedules for multiple attorneys;
• Schedule, coordinate and confirm court dates, appointments and meetings;
• Make travel arrangements; handle expense reports and reimbursements;
• Communicate with clients;
• Process monthly client billing statements;
• Occasional attorney time entry;
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
• Associate’s degree or equivalent required; paralegal certificate preferred
• 6+ years’ experience as paralegal or legal assistant
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Willingness to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team-oriented and continuous learning environment
• Strong technology skills – proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Outlook); experience with iManage a plus
• Ability to prioritize, organize and manage work load; take initiative in handling projects and anticipating needs
• Requires a high degree of professionalism and the ability to exercise good judgment

Click here for more information and to apply.


Paralegal/Senior Assistant

Paralegal/Senior  Assistant wanted for personal injury/domestic/probate/construction defects work in West Ashley Law Firm with family-like atmosphere. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ideal candidate will be a team player with a good attitude, an excellent writer, detailed-oriented, personable with clients and motivated with a strong work ethic. Start date is flexible. Salary is commensurate with experience. E-mail resumes to tosanders@sanderslawfirm.com.


Experienced Personal Injury Paralegal – Signing Bonus

Yarborough Applegate, a downtown law firm, seeks an experienced Paralegal to handle litigation and trial work.

Qualifications: 5+ years handling serious Personal Injury cases in State and Federal Courts, Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal certificate, trial experience, and master command of Microsoft Office.

Responsibilities include: Proficient in PACER, E-filing, medical record collections and review, discovery and e-discovery management, trial preparation and attendance, preparing mediation presentations, and managing expert witnesses and clients.

The ideal candidate is a team player, detail-oriented, and has excellent oral and written communication skills.

Compensation includes signing bonus, base salary commensurate with experience, bonus opportunity, 401k with profit sharing, medical insurance and generous PTO.  Submit resume and cover letter to kathryn@yarboroughapplegate.com.


Administrative Assistant

Sole practitioner in Mount Pleasant looking for a part-time or full-time administrative assistant. Strong word processing skills required and ability to e-file documents. Please email your resume to john@cisadodds.com.


Associate Attorney

Lisa Wolff Herbert, P.A. is seeking an associate attorney for a small real estate and probate firm. No experience required, but must be licensed.  Great opportunity for the right candidate who can handle a fast-paced work environment with a positive attitude. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send your cover letter and resume to Lisa Herbert at lisa@lisawolffherbert.com.

April 2021

Associate Attorney

Henderson & Henderson (hhlawsc.com) is seeking an associate attorney for our family law practice. This position requires working knowledge in divorces, child custody disputes and alimony cases.  Litigation and trial experience are a plus. Attorney must be licensed to practice in SC and can proactively manage cases from beginning to end. Must be highly motivated and a self-starter, able to work independently and as a team-player. Eager to learn. We offer competitive salary, bonus opportunities and benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send inquiries to Moira McIntire at moira@hhlawsc.com.

Paralegal

If you are an experienced paralegal who is eager to work on exciting cases at a firm where you will be appreciated and treated well, then read on!
Walker Gressette Freeman & Linton, LLC is a downtown litigation firm that handles a variety of cases throughout the state. With seven lawyers working hard, we need to increase our support team by adding one or two additional paralegals. Click here to read more.


Associate Attorney

Robertson Hollingsworth Manos & Rahn, LLC (www.roblaw.net) is seeking an associate attorney for our litigation practice.  Two-four years of civil litigation experience is preferred, but not required.  This position offers the opportunity to work on varied types of cases and will include appearing at depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations and/or trials.  Applicants must possess strong writing, analytical and communication skills, be admitted to the South Carolina Bar, and have completed their Rule 403 Trial Experiences. The firm offers a competitive salary, bonus, and benefits including, medical, 401k, bar dues, CLE expenses and parking. Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Teddy Manos at tlm@roblaw.net.


Paralegal

Paralegal needed for a small downtown Charleston civil litigation law firm. Preferred candidate must have a paralegal certificate or higher and understand how to be a team player. A minimum of two years of related paralegal experience is preferred.  Discretion, as well as professional interpersonal and communication skills, are expected.  Great opportunity for the right candidate with a positive attitude. Competitive salary. Benefits include parking, health insurance, and retirement plan. For more information about our firm, please refer to www.seibelsfirm.com.

Experienced paralegals with the ability to prioritize and multitask, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and who are proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Windows, Time Matters, TABS and other legal software programs, have strong typing skills, and have familiarity with State and Federal Courts and e-filing processes, discovery tasks, and trial preparation should apply by sending resume to Christie Companion Varnado at cvarnado@seibelsfirm.com.


Paralegal

We’re looking for a full-time paralegal with experience in litigation. The paralegal will assist and provide a broad range of legal support/administration and must be organized, detail-oriented, and have a strong work ethic. Experience in litigation and billing is preferred. Competitive pay and full benefits are offered. Our firm provides an environment that supports staff interests and growth, provides an opportunity to work with people who will become your friends as well as colleagues, an opportunity to create meaningful change in our community through volunteer work in local community groups and non-profits, as well as a competitive compensation and generous benefits. If you believe you have what we’re looking for, and you get excited about our vision, we want to talk to you. Apply by sending a copy of your resume to ksenseney@ethridgelawgroup.com. We appreciate all those who submit applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

March 2021

SCDSS: Attorney II, Charleston

Do you have a passion to provide meaningful contributions to your community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina’s children, families, and vulnerable adults? If so, the SC Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you! We’re looking for an enthusiastic Attorney II for our Charleston County Legal Office. The attorney will represent the agency in the areas of child protective and adult protective services. The position is posted and will close on 3/30/21. Click here for more information.


SCDSS: Managing Attorney III

Do you have a passion to provide meaningful contributions to your community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina’s children, families, and vulnerable adults? If so, the SC Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you! We’re looking for an enthusiastic Managing Attorney III for our Colleton County Legal Office. The attorney will represent the agency in the areas of child protective and adult protective services in Colleton, Hampton, and Allendale counties. The position is posted and will close on 3/30/21. Click here for more information.


SCDSS: Regional Contract Positions

We’re looking for an experienced attorney to represent the SCDSS in the low country in child protective and adult protective services cases on a contractual basis. If you have a desire to work in a meaningful area of the law and assist in efforts to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina’s children, families, and vulnerable adults please contact Cindy McIntee at Cindy.McIntee@dss.sc.gov or 843-719-1122


Paralegal

Blundy Law Firm, a law firm located on Daniel Island, seeks a full-time, experienced Paralegal to fill an immediate position. Qualifications: A four-year college degree, paralegal certificate, or equivalent work experience. Construction defect experience preferred. Responsibilities include E-filing, document collection and review, discovery, mediation/trial preparation, and managing expert witnesses and clients. The ideal candidate is a team player, detail-oriented, and has excellent oral and written communication skills. Compensation includes base salary commensurate with experience, bonus opportunity, and generous PTO. Please send your resume to ablundy@blundylawfirm.com.


Plaintiff Personal Injury– Litigation Attorney

Looking for motivated 2-4+ year litigation associate who wants the opportunity to learn, grow, work hard and earn in a successful, well-established practice that covers a wide range of matters including PI, workers compensation and business litigation. The candidate must be tech savvy and able to handle a case from sign-up to pre-suit through discovery and trial (with some assistance). Must bring value to the admin/business side of the firm in a small office environment. Be positive, willing and responsible. We value our relationships with each other, our clients, business partners and the community. Compensation and incentives are negotiable. Benefits: 401(k), bonus, gym…Disenchanted defense lawyers welcome! Send letter & resume in confidence – PIOpportunityInMtP@gmail.com.


Attorney

The Seibels Law Firm, PA,  in Charleston is seeking an experienced litigator to join our firm on a full-time basis. Applicants must possess excellent writing and analytical skills and top academic credentials. We are looking for an associate or (under the right circumstances) a non-equity partner who is able and prepared to independently manage and litigate cases from start to conclusion (including trials, arbitrations, or appeals) in a skilled and professional manner. The ability to provide attention to detail and to clients’ reporting requirements is essential.  At least 3 years’ insurance defense litigation experience is preferred. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jay Seibels at jseibels@seilbelslaw.com.

January 2021

Family Law Associate

Cordell and Cordell, a national domestic litigation firm with over 100 offices across 38 states, is currently seeking an experienced family law associate for an opening in its Charleston, SC office. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina, have a minimum of 3-5 years of litigation experience with 1st chair family law experience.

Cordell and Cordell offers a great working environment, career opportunities and incredible benefits including: employer paid insurance premiums for health, dental, orthodontia, disability and life. The firm also offers 401(k), gym membership reimbursement, ongoing educational opportunities and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a large, client and employee-centered firm. To be considered for this opportunity please email cover letter and resume to Executive Recruiter Hamilton Hinton @ hhinton@cordelllaw.com.


Attorney

The Charleston office of Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell, LLP is seeking an attorney with 2 to 4 years of civil litigation experience. The candidate will join our active General Liability, Insurance Coverage and Construction practice groups and preferably have experience in the same areas of law. This position is ideal for an attorney seeking an opportunity to handle multiple cases with a high level of autonomy. We are seeking applicants with strong writing skills and those adept at handling depositions and hearings. All applicants must be current members of the South Carolina Bar. Please send your cover letter, resume and writing sample to SCAttyJobs@cskl.law.


Paralegal/Senior Assistant

Paralegal/Senior  Assistant wanted for personal injury/domestic/probate/construction defects work in West Ashley Law Firm with family-like atmosphere. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ideal candidate will be a team player with a good attitude, an excellent writer, detailed-oriented, personable with clients and motivated with a strong work ethic. Start date is flexible. Salary is commensurate with experience. E-mail resumes to tosanders@sanderslawfirm.com.

December 2020

Legal Assistant

Solo practitioner in North Charleston looking for an experienced administrative assistant to work part-time (10-15 hours per week and flexible on scheduling).  Pay rate negotiable and dependent on experience.  If interested, please send a resume to brett@ehmanlaw.com.


Housing Court Coordinator

Charleston Pro Bono seeks a Housing Court Coordinator to fulfill a critical role in the growing South Carolina Supreme Court sanctioned pilot program. Click here to read the job descriptions and application information.


Two Staff Attorneys

The Center for Heirs Property is in need of two staff attorneys. See below for job descriptions and application information.

  1. Staff Attorney #1
  2. Staff Attorney #2