Current Employment Opportunities

P&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSITION:                            Legal Director

REPORTS TO:                      Executive Director

DATE:                                     April 27, 2020

SALARY RANGE:  $85,000-$95,000, based on litigation and/or supervisory experience

AGENCY DESCRIPTION: Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (P&A) advances the civil rights of people with disabilities by focusing on systemic barriers using a wide array of legal advocacy strategies, which includes individual and systemic litigation.  We maximize our impact and resources by concentrating on changing systems, laws and policies to bring about significant and lasting improvement for a large number of people with disabilities.  This includes class action litigation, which has targeted mental health services for inmates, incarceration of youth with serious mental illness and developmental disabilities, and institutionalization of people with mental illness. Currently, P&A focuses its work in the areas of mental health, community integration, education, employment, and public accommodations. P&A is the designated protection and advocacy system for the state of South Carolina, federally mandated to advance the civil, legal and human rights of people with disabilities.

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: The Legal Director will serve on the leadership team and report to the Executive Director.  The Legal Director will oversee, coordinate and monitor P&A’s legal advocacy work, including individual and systemic litigation, based on approved goals and priorities.  The Legal Director will be responsible for litigation development, systemic advocacy, and management of legal staff.

Litigation Development:

Systemic Advocacy

Leadership and Supervision:

Continuing Education

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

To Apply: Send a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume, salary requirements, a description of significant state and federal cases litigated, including your role in them; and a writing sample/brief (not to exceed 30 pages) by e-mail to: Lorie Boddie, Finance and Human Resource Manager at boddie@pandasc.org.

P&A offers a generous benefits program, including: medical coverage, with optional medical coverage for family, dental, and vision coverage, basic life and short-term disability insurance, with optional additional life, optional long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, retirement benefits with 5% employer contribution, and work/life balance, that includes a flexible schedule and remote work option.

P&A also pays for professional liability insurance, annual SC Bar dues, and professional development opportunities.


There are 3 ways you can apply for employment opportunities. No phone calls please.

  1. Mail resume and letter of introduction to:  Lorie Boddie, Finance & Human Resource Manager, 3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208, Columbia, SC 29204
  2. Fax resume and letter of introduction to:  ATTN:  Finance & Human Resource Manager, Fax # 803-790-1946
  3. Email resume and letter of introduction to:   Lorie Boddie, Finance & Human Resource Manager, boddie@pandasc.org