The salary range is $64,000 – $75,000 based on experience; benefits include health insurance, phone stipend, Flex Spending Account, flex time, 3 weeks PTO.
The Attorney’s primary responsibility is handling his or her own docket of civil cases. CLA handles a broad range of civil cases, including Family Law, Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Property, Contracts, and Guardianships. In addition, some time will also be devoted to assessing and adjusting the organization’s approach to its work (participating in case selection and analysis, strategy discussions, access to justice projects, etc.); completing some administrative and intake tasks; and representing CLA at outreach and community events. In this more senior role, the Attorney will assist the Supervising Attorney in reviewing documents prepared by staff and works as a mentor/advisor to junior attorneys and staff. This position also oversees the Intake Manager.
Primary responsibilities include:
Meet with clients, representing them through the litigation process which may include the preparation of documents, settlements, depositions, mediation as well as court proceedings.
Prepare all documents required to file cases, including memos, briefs, and other court documents.
Maintain accurate case files, notes, invoices, and reports.
Participate in case selection and analysis and case strategy discussions.
Represent clients in courts in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties.
Provide support to junior attorneys and supervise Intake Manager.
Represent CLA through community functions and fund-raising activities.
Participate in Bar Committees and Bar events.
Work with private bar to facilitate referrals and representation of clients.
Charleston Legal Access is a nonprofit, sliding scale law firm designed to fill a void in the legal community and offer services not provided by any other organization in the state. A small but mighty team of 8, our mission is to expand legal representation and access to justice in the Lowcountry by providing low-cost, quality legal representation and assistance to the working poor and others of modest means who do not qualify for free legal aid but who cannot afford a private attorney. In addition, we take on projects to expand access to justice like increasing language access in the courts and the Housing Court project to reduce the rate of evictions in the Lowcountry.