Attorney III – Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Job title: Attorney III – Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Serves as a disciplinary attorney for SCDLLR and its components in routine to complex proceedings. May be assigned to any of the boards within SCDLLR. Notices hearings and performs extensive trial preparation, prepares witnesses, and identifies gaps in evidence. Organizes documents and demonstrative evidence for presentation, researches and responds to predictable legal issues, and advises law clerks and support staff on preparation and organization. As requested, handles appeals to the Administrative Law Court (ALC). Appears before other such forums as required to execute legal functions. Provides quality customer service.

Maintains accurate, complete and updated files on agency case management system per ODC requirements. Employs case reports, calendars, dockets and other tools to plan, organize and manage case flow. Actively coordinates with support staff and supervisor to ensure that legal matters are resolved per ODC guidelines. Meets with partnered paralegal staff weekly to communicate priorities and achieve tasks in a timely manner.

Performs substantive legal research into various aspects of the professional practice relating to disciplinary actions. Generates and responds to legal motions, orders and other preliminary and post-trial legal actions. Negotiates and prepares settlement documents to resolve disciplinary matters and presents negotiated settlements to boards for approval.

Assists investigators and administrators to achieve complete investigations of cases. Assesses the legal sufficiency of requests for temporary suspension orders, orders for evaluation, injunctions and other preliminary actions in a timely and expeditious manner. Recognizes problems and issues and alerts supervisor, as appropriate, to offer solutions or proposed remedies. Prepares required legal documents and defends board’s position before appropriate forum.

Monitors law clerk and support staff functions. Other duties as assigned.A juris doctor degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and experience as a practicing attorney.

Moderate overnight travel. Occasional weekend assignments. Contacts: Federal and state officials, hearing officers and judges, practicing attorneys, state government personnel, general public, LLR administrators, investigators and staff.A juris doctor degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and at least three (3) years’ experience as a practicing attorney. A member of the SC Bar and completion of the 403 requirements.

Substantial background in medical malpractice or construction defect litigation is an asset.

LLR is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable employment laws. The Agency will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regarding to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, or history of disability that can be reasonably accommodated, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions (including, but not limited to, lactation). The Agency will base employment decisions so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. The Agency will ensure that promotion decisions are in accordance with the principle of equal employment opportunity by having valid requirements for promotional opportunities. Further, personnel actions will be administered without regarding to the protected characteristics as noted above.

Expected salary: $50833 – 94048 per year

Location: Lexington County, SC

Job date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:33:23 GMT

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