Schedule: In-person/hybrid work option available; in-person court appearances required.

Submission Deadline: Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Job Summary:
A Non-Profit Organization, a statewide non-profit organization that provides education, legal services, and advocacy to low-wealth families in South Carolina, seeks full-time Staff Attorneys to work in our offices in Charleston, Orangeburg, and the Columbia area.

The Staff Attorney will conduct client intakes, provide consultations, and direct legal representation on legal matters pertaining to heirs' property, tenancy in common rights, probate estate administration, interstate inheritance, chain of title issues, tax sales, quiet title action, land partition matters, and the drafting of Wills and Advanced Directives. The position also requires full participation in community outreach efforts and events within the Center's service area which will include evening and weekend work.

  • Conducting client interviews, consultations, and fact gathering.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations relative to A Non-Profit Organization' Property.
  • Knowledgeable of the administration of probate estates and real property matters.
  • Analyzing complex legal situations of clients and determining the appropriate strategy for obtaining favorable outcome for clients.
  • Drafting pleadings, written discovery, correspondence, and memoranda.
  • Translate complex legal issues into terms clients can understand.
  • Has a strong commitment and belief in the concept of alternative dispute resolution.
  • Participating in community outreach and presentations.

  • Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice in South Carolina (or eligible to be admitted)
  • Completion of the 403 requirements or ability to complete within 3 months.
  • One year of experience in handling the administration of probate estates and Petition to Determine Heirs actions and familiarity with the quiet title process, preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated interest in the area of hires; property law and working with low-income individuals.
  • Able to communicate effectively, be empathetic and understand the diverse clients of the organization.
  • Demonstrable commitment to social justice and experience working with disadvantaged and/or low-income population strongly preferred.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills, with ability to be detail oriented.
  • Basic computer skills required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams), strongly preferred.