South Carolina Bar is seeking to fill the part-time position (20 hours a week) of Special Projects Coordinator in the Public Services Division. The position reports to the Public Services Director and is responsible for daily operations of Ask-A-Lawyer, Pro Bono Program clinics, Law School for Non-Lawyers, and maintains a database to track volunteer time. 

Major duties include:

  • Schedule and recruit volunteers/ lawyers for Ask-A-Lawyer television telephone banks and web chats.  Provide materials to volunteers.  Coordinate updates and printing of materials.  Send confirmation email, confirmation letter, credit form, and reminder notice to volunteers.  Keep records of types of questions (law), caller’s county and attorney hours.
  • Coordinate educational clinics; arrange locations, speakers and other volunteers.  Send confirmation letter, confirmation email, credit forms and reminder notices to all volunteers.  Send letter of confirmation to clinic site and flyers for distribution.  Respond to requests through the Speaker’s Bureau.
  • Coordinate and arrange Law Schools for Non-Lawyers, including locations, speakers\instructors, topics, dates and materials; assist with publicity and media if needed (letters and flyers to public schools, libraries, senior centers, etc.).  Coordinate having materials\textbook updated and printed.  Send materials, textbook, confirmation letter, confirmation email, credit form, and reminder notice to all volunteers\attorneys.  Send confirmation letter, syllabus with instructor’s names\contact information, and flyers for distribution to the locations (Technical Colleges).  Prepare and ship packets and textbooks to Law School for Non-Lawyers locations (Technical Colleges) for the first night of class.
  • Provide support to volunteers as needed; address any problems with Public Services Director.  
  • Handle all record keeping of attorney hours for Ask-A-Lawyer, Clinics, and Law School for Non-Lawyers.  Keep record of attorney hours for Wills for Heroes, Pro Bono mediators and\or arbitrators, Hospice, Case Referral, and Law Related Education.  Maintain hours for Pro Bono Honor Roll; tabulate the hours at end of year for those receiving Pro Bono certificates; and mailing the certificates to those who qualify. 
  • Maintain list of Pro Bono mediators and arbitrators and send list of the Pro Bono mediators\arbitrators, by county, when requested for a Pro Bono case
  • Provide information\data to Public Services Director for IOLTA grants.
  • Answer public inquires as received by mail, e-mail and telephone.
  •  Assist Public Services Director as needed.    

Required education and experience: 

  • Associate Degree or higher from an accredited institution. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 
  • Ability to analyze legal problems for appropriate referral. 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team. 
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Desired education and experience:

  • Paralegal certificate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Previous experience dealing with the public and in a non-profit setting.
  • Knowledge of the legal system.
  • Previous experience working with volunteers. 
  • Commitment to delivery of legal services to the low-income community.

Please send resumes to Tara Brockman at tara.brockman@scbar.org.