OFFICE LOCATION: Columbia, South Carolina
PART-TIME: Approx. 20-25 hours per week
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.
The LAV Staff Attorney will be a part-time salaried employee who works 20-25 hours per week in the Columbia office and devotes 100% of his/her time to this Project. This attorney will report directly to the LAV Project Director. This position will assist with the creation and execution of victims’ rights enforcement training to victim service providers, law enforcement, and other community partners, and outreach efforts. The LAV Staff Attorney will also assist in the coordination a pro bono and contract (low bono) attorney program. In addition, the LAV Staff Attorney will provide direct, holistic wraparound legal services to all crime victims including those victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, stalking, and human trafficking. The Staff Attorney will represent all victims in order of protection/restraining order hearings, family law, housing, employment, Title IX education issues (higher and lower education), victims’ rights, and other related civil legal matters.
Experience with both civil and criminal matters, 5+ years
Knowledge of South Carolina’s criminal justice system, particularly from a crime victim’s standpoint
Demonstrated experience working with diverse clients
Familiarity with Box and Clio file management/storage systems
Reports to: LAV Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Part-time Staff Attorney” in the subject line.