Employment Opportunities

SCVAN is now hiring for the following positions:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Sarah@scvan.org

LAV STAFF ATTORNEY

Location: Columbia, SC

The LAV Staff Attorney will be a full-time, salaried employee who works 37.5 hours per week and devotes 100% of his/her time to this Project.  This attorney will report directly to the LAV Project Director.  This position will assist with the creation and execution of victims’ rights enforcement training to victim service providers, law enforcement, and other community partners, and outreach efforts. The LAV Staff Attorney will also assist in the coordination a pro bono and contract (low bono) attorney program.  In addition, the LAV Staff Attorney will provide direct, holistic wraparound legal services to all crime victims including those victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, stalking, and human trafficking. The Staff Attorney will represent all victims in order of protection/restraining order hearings, family law, housing, employment, Title IX education issues (higher and lower education), victims’ rights, and other related civil legal matters. This position will focus on the underserved areas of the state, particularly the Lowcountry, western South Carolina, and coastal areas.

THE FOLLOWING POSITION IS FOR OUR NEW REACHING RURAL PROGRAM

Under the direction of the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network’s Legal Assistance for Victims program, the Reaching Rural project will address the substantial need for crime victims’ rights attorneys in many of the state’s rural counties with the goal of expanding legal access and services to crime victims in the targeted area of Beaufort County and the federally designated Promise Zone of South Carolina (Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties). Our objective is to ensure that victims of crime in these underserved areas are represented by excellent counsel familiar with victims and victims’ rights enforcement. Innovative uses of technology and cross program collaborations will enable Reaching Rural to increase the quantity and scope of holistic legal services to the area by connecting clients with SCVAN attorneys and pro bono and low bono attorneys statewide. Rural clients will be linked through remote assistance technology, including real time videoconference sessions, and physical roaming legal clinics organized at locations throughout the area.

STAFF ATTORNEY

Office Location: Beaufort, SC

The Staff Attorney will be a full-time, salaried employee who works 37.5 hours per week and devotes 100% of his/her time to this Project.  This attorney will report directly to the Reaching Rural Senior Staff Attorney. This position will assist with the creation and execution of roaming legal clinics and outreach efforts in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, & Jasper counties. The Staff Attorney will also assist in the coordination a pro bono and contract (low bono) attorney program.  In addition, the LAV Staff Attorney will provide direct, holistic wraparound legal services to all crime victims including those victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, stalking, and human trafficking. The Staff Attorney will represent victims in order of protection/restraining order hearings, family law, housing, employment, Title IX education issues (higher and lower education), victims’ rights, and other related civil legal matters.

Key Duties:

• Maintain a direct services caseload

• Appear in court on behalf of clients; draft and file pleadings, motions and orders; conduct legal research and draft legal opinions; and handle appeals when necessary

• Provide technical assistance to South Carolina victim service providers and attorneys

• Attend local, statewide, and national trainings relating to legal services for victims of crime

• Assist in coordination of  the program’s private bar involvement initiative

Requirements/ Qualifications:

• Licensed in SC

• Communicates effectively

• Possesses excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills

• Experience with both civil and criminal matters

• Knowledge of SC’s criminal justice system, particularly from a crime victim’s standpoint.

• Comfortable using technology and learning new programs to aid legal services

• Familiarity with Box and Clio file management/ storage systems

• Regional travel required

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