POSITION SUMMARY 
Associates will be responsible for assisting members of the firm with litigation matters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
• Advising and representing clients before tribunals on litigation matters
• Holding meetings with clients in order to discuss details of a case
• Conducting research and analysis of legal problems
• Analyzing the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents
• Interpreting laws, rulings, and regulations for clients
• Writing and oral advocacy on behalf of clients
• Overseeing paralegal, law clerk, and legal assistant work product
• Taking depositions
• Sitting as first, second, or third chair on bench or jury trials
• Performing other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
• Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA accredited institution
• Member of the South Carolina Bar
• Member of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
• Certificate of Completion of Rule 403 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR)
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience in civil litigation
• Strong negotiation, analytical, writing, and oral advocacy skills
• Proficiency in legal research
• Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office applications
• Ability to work as a “self-starter” and handle litigation matters from pleadings to appeal
• Ability to be flexible, to adapt, and act quickly when urgent matters require it
• High ethical standards consistent with Rules of Professional Conduct
• Ability to maintain confidentiality consistent with Rules of Professional Conduct

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is constantly (5-8 hrs./shift) required to sit, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions. The employee is frequently (2-5 hrs./shift) required to stand, walk, handle, grasp, feel, and use eye/hand/foot coordination. The employee is occasionally (up to 2 hrs./shift) required to lift, carry, pull, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach. Rarely, an employee may be required to push or crawl. Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include clarity of vision at 20 feet or more, clarity of vision at 20 inches or less, three-dimensional vision – ability to judge distance and space relationships, precise hand-eye coordination, and ability to identify and distinguish colors. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
General office conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

 

All interested candidates should email their resume to bgm@swblaw.com