Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant
We are seeking a Legal Assistant to work with a Staff Attorney whose primary practice areas include family law, estate planning, and simple probate.

At a glance


Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services




South Carolina, US

Job posted:

26 March 2024

Key Responsibilities

  • Review online applications and screen cases of prospective clients for eligibility;
  • Ensure applicants are delegated to the appropriate staff attorney which will require an understanding of the scope of services and the areas of law practiced by each attorney;
  • Conduct in-depth intakes interviews with applicants and provide referrals where appropriate;
  • Collect required proofs needed for grant compliance from applicants and any supporting documents needed for attorney review;
  • Coordinate scheduling of appointments, including reminder communications, for clients, prioritizing those that have time-sensitive matters;
  • Process and prepare intake packets for scheduled appointments;
  • Track and coordinate client follow up communication;
  • Review, set, and maintain proper expectations for applicants and clients;
  • Work in collaboration with staff members and provide general administrative support to ensure office operations run smoothly.

The Successful Candidate

  • Desire to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting to facilitate a coordinated community response and provide holistic services to clients;
  • Ability to effectively de-escalate conflict by handling difficult situations calmly and professionally;
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • Committed to our mission, compassionate and patient with our clients, and incredibly detail-oriented;
  • Prior experience in the non-profit sector or in a job field that serves the same community we serve is important;
  • Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and Spanish-speaking are preferred.
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