Under the supervision of the Director of Legal Services, this position performs such duties as conducting client intakes and providing consultations and direct legal representation on legal matters pertaining to heirs’ property, tenancy in common rights, probate estate administration, intestate inheritance, chain of title issues, tax sales, quiet title actions, land partition matters, and the drafting of Wills and Advanced Directives. The position also requires full participation in community outreach efforts and events within the Center’s service area which will include evening and weekend work. This position is a full time equivalent, exempt position.

The home office for this position will be located at the Center’s Orangeburg, SC office at 396 St. Paul St. Orangeburg, SC 29115, Ste. 105

Desired Experience, Education, Skiils:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school with acceptance to the SC Bar.
  • Completion of the 403 requirements.
  • Has at least 2-4 years of experience in handling Probate administration, and Petition to Determine Heirs actions and the Quiet Title process/actions.
  • Must be a member in good standing of the South Carolina Bar with no South Carolina Bar Disciplinary Issues.
  • Experience in real property title review and transactions and a working knowledge of the processes involved in the offices of public land records, i.e., the RMC, Probate and Clerks of Court.
  • Some level of experience supervising administrative (legal support) staff.
  • Willingness to participate in community outreach events and legal clinics which can occur in the afternoons and/or on Saturdays.
  • Experience with the SC E-Filing System.
  • Capability to maintain project records and reports using technology and experience in using this information to prepare project-related reports for management, partners and funders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong oral and written communications skills 2
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team in shared office space
  • Capability to deal with individuals from various backgrounds, including clients and personnel.
  • Experience either in working or volunteering for a nonprofit social service organization.
  • Empathetic to the special values and challenges of heirs’ property owners and other historically underserved landowners.

Applications will be received until 5 pm on July 15, 2022. It is anticipated that the position will be filled by the end of August 2022.

Applicants should send via either email or mail (1) a cover letter, which includes why the applicant wishes to apply for the position, along with salary requirements and (2) a resume.

This information should be sent to the attention of: J.F. Walden, Esq., Chief Operating Officer, (jwalden@heirsproperty.org), Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, 1535 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Suite D., Charleston, South Carolina 29407

No calls, please, regarding this opportunity; however, feel free to view the Center’s website at www.heirsproperty.org for additional information. This is a republication of the position.