Updated 10/27/2014 

Law Offices of the Federal Public Defender

Middle District of Pennsylvania

Position Announcement

Research and Writing Specialist


Research and Writing Specialist to be stationed in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This is a fulltime attorney position. The Federal Public Defender, functioning under authority of 18 U.S.C. § 3006A and the Criminal Justice Act Plan of the District, provides defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts.


JOB DESCRIPTION: The Research and Writing Specialist provides advanced research and writing services to staff attorneys on trial and appellate cases; performs computer assisted legal research; aids in the development of legal strategies; and writes briefs, motions, and legal memoranda.


HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume no later than November 21, 2014, to:


Lisa Zerby, Administrative Officer

Federal Public Defender’s Office

Attn: Research & Writing Specialist

100 Chestnut Street, Suite 306

Harrisburg, PA 17101


The Governor's Office of General Counsel (OGC) offers the qualified and motivated lawyer a legal practice that is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. It is the practice of public service law that is unmatched by virtually anything in the private sector.

The OGC seeks lawyers who are well-rounded, enthusiastic, creative, and dedicated to client service. Good judgment, integrity, personality, and interpersonal skills are valued.

If you are interested in employment opportunities, please submit an appropriate cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to:

Governor's Office of General Counsel
Attention: Human Resources
333 Market Street, 17th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101  

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate

Ballard Spahr's Philadelphia office seeks an associate with 2-5 years of experience to join our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. Candidates shall have experience working with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other applicable employee benefits laws on matters involving executive compensation, qualified retirement plans and health and welfare benefits. Superior academic credentials and strong writing skills are required. Relevant government experience is preferred. Our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group has a national and regional practice advising public and private companies, churches and other nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.

Please apply online.

Healthcare Associate

We are seeking a transactional health care associate with at least 3 to 5 years of experience to join the Business & Finance Department in our Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD or Wilmington, DE office. Successful candidates will have knowledge of federal and state health care laws and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, False Claims Act, Stark and anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH, Medicare Part D and EMTALA. Outstanding academic credentials and excellent oral and written communication are required. Attorneys in our growing healthcare practice represent non-profit and for profit health care providers, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, pharmacies, physician practices and clinical labs, medical schools, medical plans, third-party payers and other health care related businesses.

Please apply online.

If you would like to have a posting including in this list, please send an email to nbawld@gmail.com.

Writing Opportunities

Upon Further Review is the Philadelphia Bar Association’s online legal news publication. The publication provides relevant, timely, and substantive legal news and analysis from the members of the Bar, for the members of the Bar. Each month, Upon Further Review showcases articles on relevant topics and provide news and analysis that covers all aspects of the law, from trends to trials, from case analysis to opinion pieces. 

You are invited to submit articles for consideration.    Original materials, previously unpublished, can be submitted on a rolling basis.  Articles need not be longer than 600-800 words. 

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to those you think would be interested. 

Thank you! 

Amy J. Seefeld 
Senior Staff Counsel 
Public & Legal Services 
Philadelphia Bar Association 
Direct: 215-238-6369