South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center (SC Appleseed) seeks diverse and dynamic applicants for a two-year, full-time attorney fellow position at SC Appleseed as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Housing Justice Program. The Fellowship ideally begins in August 2022.

Fellowship responsibilities include

  • Providing systemic relief to residents in Richland County through the creation of a Housing Court to provide representation and specialized attention for those under direct threat of eviction
  • Identify specific needs and innovative solutions to the eviction crisis in rural areas across South Carolina.
  • Work alongside current SC Appleseed staff on the modernization and improvement of a myriad of other housing and eviction related policies at the state level.
  • Work alongside SC Appleseed’s many partner organizations in the region and statewide to gain invaluable experience ranging from direct representation to policy advocacy, with direct support from the experienced legal staff on our team.
  • Actively contributing to and participating in Housing Justice Program cohort activities (resource exchanges; mandatory webinars and conference calls; and training events, including Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in fall 2022 and 2023).
  • Exercising leadership competencies as an Equal Justice Works Fellow.
  • Contributing to required programmatic reporting and overall program evaluation.

Qualifications

  • Licensed to practice law in South Carolina.
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and negotiation skills, and the ability to work as a team member
  • Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments
  • Experience with delivering training and presentations a plus
  • Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and a second language are preferred
  • Law school clinic, externship, summer, or other relevant practice experience
  • Knowledge of housing benefits law and/or experience with housing and benefits agencies.
  • An ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting to facilitate a coordinated community response and provide holistic services to clients

Salary and Other Benefits

The Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Attorney Fellow will receive a competitive annual salary and health dental and vision insurance, paid health, annual and holiday leave through SC Appleseed.  Interested applicants should contact scaljc@scjustice.org any follow-up questions.

Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of three references via email to scaljc@scjustice.org or SC Appleseed, P.O. Box 7187, Columbia, SC   29202

SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. SC Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Application Deadline: Until filled, but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.