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South Carolina Access to Justice Commission
Executive Director

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.

Position Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is responsible for:

  1. Primary staff for the organization and for ensuring the strategic plans, projects, and directions of the Commission are accomplished;
  2. Identifying impediments to access to civil justice and strategies to overcome them;
  3. Developing close, collaborative relationships with other legal services agencies;
  4. 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;
  5. Developing and consistently updating the Commission's website and social media accounts;
  6. Identifying and writing grants for projects and partners; and
  7. Keeping records of invoices, receipts and all monies spent by the Commission.

Position Requirements:

The candidate should have a law degree and substantial legal experience. Interested persons should submit a resume to Alexis Reynolds at areynolds@sccourts.org.