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SCVAN Bilingual Victim Advocate/Paralegal

Job Description

Job Summary

Organization Background: The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN) serves as the voice for all victims of crime in South Carolina and the people who serve them. Through its programs and services, SCVAN seeks to fulfill three main objectives: 1) ensure ALL crime victims receive access to and assistance from the criminal justice system; 2) improve the quality of services provided to crime victims by victim advocates; and 3) ensure the criminal justice system adequately serves crime victims. SCVAN currently manages five programs that provide services and resources to our state’s crime victims and the professionals who serve them: 1) Annual SC Victims’ Rights Week Conference; 2) Emergency Financial Assistance Fund; 3) Legal Assistance to Victims (LAV); 4) Statewide Forensic and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Coordinator; and 5) Crime Victim Information Program.

Position Description: The LAV Bilingual Victim Advocate/Paralegal will be a full-time, salaried employee who works 37.5 hours per week and devotes 100% of his/her time to this Project in the Columbia office. This position will report to the LAV Staff Attorney. This position will be primarily responsible for 1) providing client intake, victim service referrals and resources to clients and 2) serving as a paralegal on all legal cases handled by the Program Director and other attorneys. This position will also be responsible for court scheduling for pro and low bono attorneys and assisting the Attorney and Case Management Coordinator in maintaining client intake forms, client files, training evaluations, and client satisfaction forms.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Experience with both civil and criminal matters
  • Knowledge of South Carolina’s criminal justice system, particularly from a crime victim’s standpoint
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse clients
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Familiarity with Box and Clio file management/storage systems

Benefits

Monthly benefit stipend

Job Type: Full-time

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Katie Coleman at katie@scvan.org


Personal Injury Attorney – Salley Law Firm, PA

Personal Injury Attorney

 Salley Law Firm, PA

129 East Main Street

Lexington, SC 29072

 

Salley Law Firm, PA, an established personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm, is looking to hire a personal injury attorney.  Ideal candidate would have two to five years of personal injury experience (plaintiff or defense). Previous workers’ compensation experience would also be helpful.  Candidates must possess excellent communication and organization skills.

Very competitive salary and benefits.  Excellent employment opportunity. All applications will be held strictly confidential.   Please send resume and cover letter to hr@salleylawfirm.com


Litigation Paralegal – Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A.

Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. was started in 1993 when the named partners combined their litigation and transactional experience to create a firm committed to excellence, integrity, and service. Since that time, the Firm has grown to approximately 20 lawyers practicing civil defense litigation, and probate and estate planning law. Our firm is structured to meet the litigation and consulting needs of individuals, businesses, and insurance companies throughout South Carolina. Our practice is statewide and we regularly practice in each of the State’s 46 counties and all federal courts. We work hard to build long standing relationships with those we represent.

Position Summary

The Litigation Paralegal assists Partners and/or Associates with legal research and document preparation. Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: organize and maintain litigation files, communicate with courts, clients, and experts, prepare drafts of legal documents, summarize medical records and other case documents, set depositions, and prepare subpoenas, all under the supervision of an attorney.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous experience as a paralegal is required
  • Paralegal Certification is preferred
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in work
  • Problem solving and reasoning ability
  • Teamwork-willingness to help others when needed
  • Professionalism in the workplace

Benefits & Wages

Commensurate with skills and experience.

FLSA & Employment Status

Non-Exempt, Full-Time

How to Apply

To apply and/or obtain additional information, contact Melissa Genova at mmg@swblaw.com.  Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.


Property & Casualty Claims Manager

The South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust is a service of the South Carolina School Boards Association and provides property, liability and automobile insurance for the school districts in the state. The SCSBA is seeking a Property & Casualty Claims Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:   1. Bachelors degree from an accredited four year school 2. Minimum 7 years of experience in handling complex P&C claims to include E&O & EPL or equivalent legal experience handling insurance defense matters 3. SC Adjuster license required.

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Director for P&C

JOB GOAL:  Under general supervision, assist in the implementation and efficient operation of the Property and Casualty program.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Reviews and investigates assigned claims to closure.
  2. Works with assigned Defense Counsel to determine most appropriate course of action.
  3. Works with re-insurers throughout course of claim.
  4. Reviews cases for coverage issues.
  5. Reviews and processes payments of appropriate bills on assigned claims.
  6. Responds to inquiries made by member districts regarding claims.
  7. Makes periodic visits to districts to discuss claims.
  8. Represents the Trust at mediations and trials.
  9. Attends educational seminars as approved by assistant director for P&C.
  10. Maintains a working knowledge of current legal and legislative changes in the property and casualty arena.
  11. Work with Assistant Director for P&C on coverage matters and underwriting responsibilities.
  12. Performs other related duties as requested by the Assistant Director for P&C

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-time (37 ½ hours per week)

Status:  Exempt

Salary to be established by SCSBA Executive Director

 

Interested individuals can forward a resume to Kim Anderson, Assistant Director for P&C at kanderson@scsba.org


Ogletree Deakins (Greenville office) Labor & Employment Attorney

Labor & Employment Attorney

Greenville, SC 29601

Overview:

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 850 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 Greenville, SC office has opportunities for two attorneys to join the firm’s expanding practice and assume an important role in employment litigation and traditional labor matters, including direct contact with client representatives and opposing counsel. We offer multiple writing, publishing and speaking opportunities.

 

We are open to candidates with at least two years of experience who are interested in a traditional associate position. We are also open to more experienced candidates who are seeking an of counsel role.

 

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.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in South Carolina.
  • During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.
  • Candidates will possess between two and ten years of labor and employment experience.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills are required.

 

We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.

 

Contact:

 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter through our online application.

 

If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to follow up on your application, please reach out to Anastasia Bohonos at ana.bohonos@ogletree.com with “Greenville Attorney” in subject line.


ATTORNEYS (REMOTE | FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME)

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.

Responsibilities:

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)

Attorney
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.