The Children's Law Center at the University of South Carolina School of Law seeks an Attorney Trainer (Program Manager I). Children’s Law Center, USC School of Law, Band 07.  $54,676 or commensurate with experience.  State benefits included.  

Job Duties

The primary purpose of this position is to develop and conduct training programs for attorneys and other professionals in the field of children’s law.  Conducts training for DJJ staff and legal professionals involved in juvenile justice proceedings. Provides information on juvenile justice law and process.  Develops and conducts training in connection with the Court Improvement Program including training programs for parent attorneys, volunteer guardians ad litem, and guardian ad litem program attorneys.   Assists in delivery of court skills training for new DSS child welfare professionals, including participation in various roles in mock hearings. 

Minimum Qualifications

Include a law degree, membership in the South Carolina Bar, and at least three years of relevant experience.  Experience must include practice as an attorney in both child protection and juvenile justice proceedings. Must have knowledge of South Carolina statutory and case law related to child protection and juvenile justice cases.  Must have thorough knowledge of family court and circuit court procedures and rules.  Must have strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to conduct training effectively for attorneys and other professionals. 

Preferred Qualifications

Include experience in developing curriculum and conducting training programs, including the use of technology. Prefer completion of child law concentration in conjunction with law degree or extensive course work in children’s law.  Prefer familiarity with major policy issues related to child welfare and the prosecution and treatment of juveniles. 

To Apply

Submit an online application as required by USC.  You may access USC Jobs Online Employment site at
In addition to completing the online application, attach a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and describing your qualifications for this position. 

For more information

Contact Stephen Scoff, Cody Lidge, Angela Killian, or Carolyn  Morris at the Children’s Law Center,  (803) 777-1646.