South Carolina Access to Justice Commission
The South Carolina Access to Justice Commission was established by the Supreme Court of South Carolina in 2007. The Commission is part of a national effort, led by the American Bar Association and state supreme courts all over the country, to expand access to civil legal justice for low-income and disadvantaged people.
The Commission's priorities are to: assess essential civil legal needs of South Carolinians with low incomes and modest means; foster collaboration and coordination among legal services providers; promote education and outreach on the gap in civil legal services; encourage greater pro bono participation by members of the bar; support increased funding to expand access to civil justice; support programs and resources to assist self-represented litigants; and recommend new initiatives and technology to expand access to civil justice.
The Executive Director is responsible for:
- Primary staff for the organization and for ensuring the strategic plans, projects, and directions of the Commission are accomplished;
- Identifying impediments to access to civil justice and strategies to overcome them;
- Developing close, collaborative relationships with other legal services agencies;
- Planning Commission meetings, including sending notice of meetings to Commission members, preparing meeting Agendas, compiling and providing requested information and presentations, and recording meeting minutes;
- Developing and consistently updating the Commission's website and social media accounts;
- Identifying and writing grants for projects and partners; and
- Keeping records of invoices, receipts and all monies spent by the Commission.
The candidate should have a law degree and substantial legal experience. Interested persons should submit a resume to Alexis Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.