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Immigration Paralegal

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 800 lawyers located in 52 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico.  Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Our Columbia, SC office has an opportunity for an experienced Immigration Paralegal to join the firm’s expanding practice.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Summary of Position:

Preparation and filing of petitions, H-1B visa applications and labor certification applications in addition to L-1 intracompany transfer petitions.  Compiles and analyzes case facts, drafts correspondence, maintains and organizes client documentation.  Maintains direct contact with multiple attorneys.


  • Prepares documents to assist attorneys with matters.
  • Reviews complex legal documents.
  • Compile and analyze case facts.
  • Determine and calendar deadlines.
  • Communicate with clients and visa beneficiaries as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is preferred.
  • Paralegal certification is preferred.
  • Immigration experience is preferred.
  • International exposure a plus.
  • Paralegal experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Expertise in Lexis, WestLaw, Live Note, Concordance, Case Map, Docketing, and Document Management Systems.
  • Experience with expense and billing systems a plus.


Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401K matching program, Profit Sharing, 9 Paid Holidays, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an EAP Program

We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information:

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the blue APPLY NOW button on the top of the page.  If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to follow up on your application, please reach out to Whitney Dickey at whitney.dickey@ogletreedeakins.com with “Columbia Immigration Paralegal” in the subject line.


Hadden Law Firm, LLC in Mt. Pleasant is adding experienced attorneys handling litigation work, transactional matters or counseling clients on day-to-day legal matters (i.e., corporate, employment, compliance, healthcare, technology, etc.).  Compensation is a generous percentage of your collections.  No billable hour requirement.  Flexible vacation/work schedule.  Work remotely and meet with clients in the office or other suitable location. Office promotes work/life balance.  Prefer portable book of business, but will consider areas with exciting growth potential. Health insurance is not provided. Prefer candidates who do not require a legal assistant. Must be S.C. licensed and in good standing. 


Potential candidates may include attorneys who are: tired of billable hour requirements; work for a firm paying them an unacceptable percentage of their collections; want to leave their current firm culture and have more quality of life; tired of paying solo practice overhead; scaling back their practice; returning after an absence; tired of running/owning a firm and prefer to focus on practicing law; or have no interest in making the ongoing capital investment to open/run a law firm. 

Send resume or link to website bio to Rob Hadden (rhadden@haddenlawfirm.com).

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Position Available

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Position Available

Barrow Law Firm, LLC (Charleston, SC) is seeking to employ an experienced and/or an ambitious, quick learner to fill a full-time position as paralegal/legal assistant. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe is desired. The position requires attention to detail, as well as strong organizational and professional interpersonal skills.

Barrow Law Firm, LLC focuses primarily on personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical negligence, business disputes, and family law. Please visit our website at www.barrowlawfirm.com. Applicants may send a resume to blf@barrowlawfirm.com.


Case management from inception to closure

Scheduling, maintaining calendars and managing mail, email and telephone communications

Light bookkeeping responsibilities such as writing checks, making deposits and occasionally billing

Promoting Barrow Law Firm through various marketing and business development strategies

Other ancillary duties, as needed

South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority (formerly Budget & Control Board)

South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority (formerly Budget & Control Board)

Location: Columbia, SC

The Opportunity: Tired of rainmaking or hourly billing? Need a change, but not ready to leave the law or retire? Do you enjoy complex, varied and intellectually challenging legal work? This position offers a stimulating practice, while allowing you to maintain work/life balance and practice in a collegial environment. It also offers the employment stability and benefits package associated with state government employment.

The Job: The agency is seeking a staff attorney to serve in the Office of General Counsel as both primary counsel to the Insurance Reserve Fund and general staff lawyer to the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, its executive offices, and its governing board. Experience serving as insurance defense counsel in trial court litigation covered by the Tort Claims Act is strongly preferred. Significant experience in complex transactions, state and federal litigation, and/or appellate practice is preferred.

The Employer: Formerly part of SC Budget and Control Board, the State Fiscal Accountability Authority is the State agency charged with administering the State’s self-insurance fund (the Insurance Reserve Fund); with reviewing and approving major government transactions (capital improvements, bonds/debt, real property transactions, etc.); and with operating the State’s central purchasing office for major contracts, including those involving information technology, supplies, complex services, and construction.

Minimum Requirements: A juris doctor degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school. Licensed as an attorney at least 4 years. Membership in the South Carolina Bar.

For more information and other additional information, consult the official job posting at www.sfaa.sc.gov/job-listings.

Municipal Public Defender for City of West Columbia and City of Cayce

Municipal Public Defender for City of West Columbia and City of Cayce


The City of West Columbia and the City of Cayce invite qualified attorneys to apply for a part-time position as the appointed Municipal Public Defender for the two cities. Under limited supervision, the Municipal Public Defender will provide legal services (including representation at trial) to indigent defendants in the municipal courts of each city who are charged with municipal level criminal/traffic offenses.


Attorneys applying must have graduated from an accredited law school, be a member in good standing of the South Carolina Bar, and meet all requirements for practice in the Courts of this State. Experience in the practice of criminal law is preferred.


Resumes with references should be mailed or e-mailed with a cover letter to Brittany Burns, Clerk of Court, Cayce Municipal Court, P.O. Box 3408, Cayce, S.C. 29171 (BBurns@cityofcayce-SC.gov). The deadline for receipt is 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2016. Interviews will be scheduled for selected applicants in December.

Employment Litigation Associate

Employment Litigation Associate


Fisher Phillips, a management-side labor and employment law firm, is seeking an employment litigation associate attorney for its Columbia office.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting motions, and drafting agency position statements.  Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.  Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Must be admitted in South Carolina. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume online at https://apply.fisherphillips.com/virecruitex/virecruitselfapply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=3&FilterJobID=60
Fisher Phillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Shelly Leeke Law Firm seeks associate attorney

Attorney Position Opening – Personal Injury Practice (Columbia)

Immediate opening for associate attorney position with Shelly Leeke Law Firm . Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-5 years experience in personal injury and/or worker’s compensation law. This position requires a strong desire to work hard and learn fast. Candidate must be computer savvy and have some IT knowledge. Upbeat, positive personality is a must. We are a team, and require team players. Qualified candidates please email resume, cover letter (not a generic cover letter, those will be deleted immediately) and references to Sarah@leekelaw.com .

This position will be for our new office in Columbia. Compensation is salary with some benefits offered.

Barnwell Whaley Charleston office seeks Patent Attorney

Barnwell Whaley Charleston office seeks Patent Attorney

The successful candidate will be registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and have sufficient experience to prepare and successfully prosecute a US Patent Application to issue with minimal supervision in a broad range of technologies. Candidates should have at least $150,000 per annum portable business. Trademark prosecution experience is a plus.  Attorneys with substantial portable business will be considered for special counsel or member status.

CONFIDENTIAL Inquiries and resumes may be submitted to firm administrator Judith Carberry.
No phone calls, please.


American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina Seeks Executive Director

The ACLU-SC seeks a dynamic, collaborative executive to lead and significantly expand a civil liberties agenda throughout South Carolina. To read the full job description and get details on how to apply, click on the link below:

ACLU-SC Executive Director Position Announcement

The South Carolina Department of Administration is Seeking an Attorney

If interested, please apply through the jobs.sc.gov portal. Please click here to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

This position is located within the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Administration. Under limited supervision, attorney will be responsible for providing legal counsel to the Division of Technology. Duties include providing senior management with legal advice and support, and overseeing complex transaction work, including some related litigation and regulatory work. Incumbent will assist staff in drafting, reviewing, interpreting, negotiating and administering complex contracts and agreements.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

Juris Doctorate degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and at least four (4) years of experience as a practicing attorney. Must be admitted to the South Carolina Bar.

Preferred Qualifications:

Though not required, experience in contracts law, telecommunications agreements, or software licensing is preferred. Strong academic credentials are also preferred.

Barnwell Whaley Seeks Complex Business Attorneys for Charleston office

Barnwell Whaley law firm, located at the corners of Meeting and George Street in historic downtown Charleston, offers an opportunity for professionals to develop their careers in an environment which values superior work quality and service to the client. Our 75+ year “mid-sized” law firm makes decisions in house, not out of state, and values the input and opinions of all attorneys and staff.

Barnwell Whaley seeks attorneys with excellent qualifications and 4 or more years of significant experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • complex commercial litigation
  • transactions
  • business formation
  • employment
  • general intellectual property
  • patent
  • trust and estates
  • regulatory/administrative

Although intended as associate positions, attorneys with substantial practices will be considered for of counsel, special counsel and member opportunities as the firm addresses positive growth in these areas.

CONFIDENTIAL Inquiries and resumes may be submitted to firm administrator Judith Carberry at bwph@barnwell-whaley.com. No phone calls, please.

For more information, please visit: http://www.barnwell-whaley.com/about/careers/