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Currently Recruiting for:

Although we may not have an immediate opening, Paralegals and Legal Secretaries are encouraged to submit a resume for future consideration.

Please send resume and cover letter with salary history to:
Young Clement Rivers, LLP
Phyllis Walterhouse, Director of  Human Resources
PO Box 993, Charleston, SC 29402-0993
Email: careers@ycrlaw.com or Fax: 843-579-1316



Paralegal – Commercial Litigation:

YCRLAW is an established leader in complex litigation representing South Carolina, national, and international clients. The group has extensive experience handling multi-million dollar contractual and business disputes.

Under the general direction of a Partner, this job is responsible for performing specifically-delegated substantive legal work for Attorneys. Must use independent judgment and initiative to determine approach or action to take in non-routine situations. Responsibilities include preparing pre-hearing briefs; monitoring deadlines; monitoring and managing attorney mail; preparing file summaries/file analysis; conducting necessary discovery to prepare for litigation; conducting legal research; preparing correspondence to clients/attorneys/other facilities; scheduling of depositions/ etc….

Ideal Candidate will have complex litigation experience and knowledge of both Federal and State Rules.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Litigation experience
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Rules
  • Knowledge of preparing drafts: request, response, pleading, order, motion, etc.
  • Requires strong computer skills with 55+ WPM
  • Professional interpersonal & communication skills;
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team player

For further information regarding the Commercial Litigation & Appeals group, click here.



Legal Secretary:

Under the general direction of a Partner, this position supports a Litigation team as Legal Secretary for the department. This position is responsible for performing specifically-delegated secretarial and administrative work. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Legal Secretarial experience (5+ years)
  • Knowledge of SC and Federal court system
  • Requires strong computer skills with 60+ WPM
  • Professional interpersonal & communication skills; communicate effectively with Attorneys and other professionals
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team player


Professional Liability – Assistant to Paralegals (entry level position):

Position supports litigation Paralegals. Under the general direction of Paralegals, this position is responsible for performing specifically-delegated administrative legal work.

  • Maintain incoming documents, bates label, index, scan;
  • Keep all indexes updated for documents, depositions, deposition exhibits, witnesses;
  • Keep track of subpoenas sent out and responses received;
  • Keep files organized;
  • Document production to opposing parties;
  • Create and maintain notebooks (motion, deposition, exhibit, trial etc.);
  • Maintain file rooms;
  • Provide backup secretarial coverage (phones, mail, invoices, check requests);
  • Miscellaneous: stock copy area, scan file locations, deliver morning and afternoon mail, calendar, etc.

Ideal Candidate will have 1+ years law firm experience.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Basic Legal Secretarial experience (including transcription, calendaring and scheduling)
  • Requires strong computer skills with 60+ WPM
  • Professional interpersonal & communication skills; communicate effectively with Attorneys and other professionals
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team player

For further information regarding the Professional Liability group, click here.


Although we may not have an immediate opening, Paralegals and Legal Secretaries are encouraged to submit a resume for future consideration.


Litigation Paralegal:

Under the general direction of a Partner, this job is responsible for performing specifically-delegated substantive legal work for Attorneys.  Many responsibilities are routine in nature but candidate must be able to handle non-routine situations, problems and deviations; must use independent judgment and initiative to determine approach or action to take in non-routine situations.

Responsibilities include preparing pre-hearing briefs; monitoring deadlines; monitoring and managing attorney mail; preparing file summaries/file analysis; conducting necessary discovery to prepare for litigation; conducting legal research; preparing correspondence to clients/attorneys/other facilities; scheduling of depositions/ etc….

Ideal Candidate will have litigation experience. 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Complex Litigation experience
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Rules
  • Knowledge of preparing drafts: request, response, pleading, order, motion, etc.
  • Requires strong computer skills with 55+ WPM
  • Professional interpersonal & communication skills; communicate effectively with Attorneys and other professionals
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team player


Legal Secretary:
Under the general direction of Attorneys, this job is responsible for performing specifically-delegated
secretarial and administrative work.

  • Prepares routine and advanced correspondence including letters and reports (transcription)
  • Responsible for confidential and time sensitive material
  • Responsibilities will include scheduling appointments, travel arrangements, preparing for meetings
  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Ensure payment of vendor invoices
  • Maintaining Attorneys’ calendars
  • Answering phones
  • Filing

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Legal Secretarial experience
  • Knowledge of SC and Federal court system
  • Requires strong computer skills with 65+ WPM
  • Professional interpersonal & communication skills; communicate effectively with Attorneys and other professionals
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team player

Entry level Legal Secretary:
Our Internal job title is Project Assistant.  (Position supports Paralegals & Legal Secretaries)

Under the general direction of Legal Secretaries and Paralegals, this position is responsible for performing specifically-delegated administrative legal work.

Many responsibilities are routine in nature but candidate must be able to handle non-routine situations, problems and deviations; must use independent judgment and initiative to determine approach or action to take in non-routine situations. Maintain incoming documents, bates label, index, scan; keep all indexes updated for documents, depositions, deposition exhibits, witnesses; keep track of subpoenas sent out and responses received; keeping files organized; document production to opposing parties; create and maintain notebooks (motion, deposition, exhibit, trial etc.); maintain file rooms; provide backup secretarial coverage (phones, mail, invoices, check requests); miscellaneous: stock copy area, scan file locations, deliver morning and afternoon mail, calendar, etc.

Ideal Candidate will have 1+ years law firm experience.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Basic Legal Secretarial experience (including transcription, calendaring and scheduling)
  • Requires strong computer skills with 60+ WPM
  • Professional interpersonal & communication skills; communicate effectively with Attorneys and other professionals
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team player

Employment Overview

Young Clement Rivers recognizes that recruiting, hiring and retaining top quality attorneys and staff members is integral to the firm’s goal of providing exceptional legal services.

Excerpts from our Mission Statement

It is the firm’s mission to “… Promote a high quality of life and level of job satisfaction for the firm’s professionals and staff by providing fair rewards and opportunities for individual development.  Respect the talents people bring to their jobs and value the growth and development of people by investing in training and education, and by encouraging self-improvement.