Opportunities

Updated 07/20/2016

ANDREW MOORE & ASSOCIATES, LLC (Abington) 


ASSISTANT DISTRICT COUNSEL

 

Small well established insurance defense firm is seeking associate with 5-10 years of experience. Strong legal research and writing skills; PA/NJ Bar. Good Benefits.

 

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to:


amoore@moore4law.com



US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT 


ASSISTANT DISTRICT COUNSEL

 

The person selected for this position will serve as an Assistant District Counsel primarily focusing on Procurement and Labor and Employment Law and working under the general supervision of the District Counsel. The selectee will work under the general supervision of the District Counsel. In addition to procurement law duties, the person selected will also perform legal functions in various other areas of practice such as administrative law, environmental law, ethics, etc. 


You will serve as an Assistant District Counsel, working under the general supervision of the District Counsel, with a particular focus on procurement law and duties related to labor and employment law. In the area of procurement law, it is expected that the person selected for this position will have experience in all areas of procurement law including contract formation, procurement protests and contract claims. 


The person selected for this position must demonstrate the ability to review procurement documents with a focus on ensuring that the documents are compliant with the law. A strong knowledge of fiscal law and strong writing skills are important. Experience handling procurement protests as well as litigation experience related to contract claims is desired.

 

The person selected for this position will also serve as a legal advisor to the District on issues related to labor and employment law. A basic understanding of labor law and employment law is necessary to work in this area. Initially, the selected individual will work under the guidance of a more experienced labor and employment law attorney.


Additionally, the individual selected to fill this vacancy will be tasked with rendering legal assistance and advice in all general subject matter areas that comprise the Philadelphia District's legal services mission. 


In addition to the special emphasis of procurement law and employment law as described above, the selectee will be required to support all other practice areas in the District, including, but not limited to, administrative law, ethics law, environmental law, admiralty, torts, water law, Constitutional Law, agency authorities, and information law.

 

Interested candidates should go to:


https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443711800/



GETSON & SCHATZ, P.C.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

 

Getson & Schatz, P.C., a rapidly growing immigration law firm in Philadelphia, PA, is seeking a licensed attorney for immediate employment. The associate will work directly with the senior partner and will focus on a wide range of business immigration cases for small and mid-size employers, as well as individuals. The associate will also be assigned to work on other matters involving family-based immigration, and political asylum cases.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Getson & Schatz, 230 South Broad Street Suite 1001 Philadelphia, PA 19102



BERKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

 

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

 

The Berks County District Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants with a diverse background, strong character and a commitment to public service to fill the position of Assistant District Attorney. Interest in Courtroom Advocacy and Criminal Justice is required. The successful candidate will be given extensive on-the-job-training and opportunities to develop trial and litigation skills in a professional environment. Teamwork with fellow staff and outside agencies is encouraged and expected. More information about the office can be learned at :

http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/DA/Pages/default.aspx

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Berks County District Attorney’s Office, 633 Court Street, 5th floor, Reading, PA 19601 or jsheppler@countyofberks.com.

 


THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL T. van der VEEN


ASSOCIATE

 

The Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen is a five (5) attorney practice that focuses on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Commercial Litigation. We are seeking an associate with 0-5 years of experience. The associate must be highly organized with strong writing skills. This job also offers plenty of court room experience.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume to:


madams@mtvlaw.com

 

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT

DIVISIONAL DEPUTY

 

This position includes supervising a team of attorneys who represent the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) in matters that involve the Juvenile Justice System. This work requires appearances in “crossover” court (i.e. Court where there are both Dependent and Delinquent matters concerning the same youth) as well as other Court Rooms at 1501 Arch Street where Judges hearing delinquent matters sit. The position also requires management of (and possible attendance at) Human Trafficking Court. This aspect of the position requires attendance at stakeholder meetings regarding the Human Trafficking issue in the City of Philadelphia and development of strategies to address that issue. The position further requires management of the same team of attorneys in their work in Older Youth (or “APPLA”) Court. 

 

Candidates with experience in the Criminal Justice System are preferred as whoever is hired will potentially be representing DHS in the City of Philadelphia’s new initiatives (including the work of Judge Benjamin Lerner) to address Juvenile Justice reforms including certification and decertification issues in the prosecution of crimes.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume to Jonathan Houlon, Chief Deputy of the Child Welfare Unit.


Jonathan.Houlon@phila.gov

Deadline:  July 22, 2016


BALLARD SPAHR

LITIGATION ATTORNEY (NON-PARTNERSHIP TRACK)


We are seeking a mid-level, non-partnership track attorney with four to six years of experience to join the Litigation Department of our Philadelphia office. The ideal candidate will have experience in consumer finance and mortgage litigation, representing banks, mortgage lenders and brokers. Our Litigation Department is our largest practice group and represents a wide range of local, national and international clients in all types of complex litigation. Active bar licenses in PA and NJ required; license in MD a plus. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth in a collegial environment of a national firm. Superior academic credentials [3.2 or better] and strong communication skills are required.

 

Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants can apply online:

http://www.ballardspahr.com/en/careers/attorneys/currentopportunities.aspx


COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

LAW CLERK


Judge Lucretia C. Clemons is seeking a law clerk. The start date for the clerkship will be August 22, 2016. Judge Clemons is looking for candidates with experience and/or interest in criminal law as well as strong research and writing skills. To apply, please send a resume and writing sample directly to her at lucretiaclemons@comcast.net

Deadline:  August 16, 2016

 

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT

 ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR


City Law Department seeks Assistant City Solicitor in Pensions and Investments Division, focusing on requests made pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law. The position includes representation of all departments, offices and boards of the City. Competitive candidates will have 2-4 years’ experience as a practicing attorney. Experience in litigation, discovery practice, and negotiation is preferred. 

The attorney will assist other attorneys in the division, primarily advising various departments, offices, and boards of the City on legal issues concerning the Right to Know Law, document retention, and various other laws concerning privacy and the public release of information. Advice generally will include written responses to Right to Know Requests submitted by the public and media, as well as written legal opinions. Attorney will also be responsible for training City employees and officials and Open Records Officers on compliance with the Right to Know Law. Primary duties also include briefing and presenting oral argument on appeals to the Office of Open Records and Court of Common Pleas, and supporting appeals to Commonwealth Court. Position may also support benefits and investment work within the larger Pensions and Investments Division.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume to Jo Rosenberger Altman at:


Jo.RosenbergerAltman@phila.gov 

Deadline:  July 30, 2016


FEDERAL COMMUNITY DEFENDER OFFICE
CAPITAL HABEAS UNIT

(Two Positions)
POSTING CODE 500200-16

The CHU Research and Writing Specialist provides legal services to death-sentenced prisoners in all stages of federal habeas corpus proceedings. The CHU Research and Writing Specialist is an attorney position that provides advanced legal research and writing services to staff attorneys working in the Unit. The CHU Research and Writing Specialist duties include: staying abreast of the latest developments in habeas corpus and criminal procedure; disseminating that knowledge to Assistant Federal Defenders in the Unit; drafting petitions and appellate briefs; analyzing, researching and gathering records; maintaining client contact; and conducting investigations. Under the supervision of the responsible Assistant Federal Defender, the CHU Research and Writing Specialist may sign pleadings or make court appearances in exceptional circumstances based on specific conditions. 

Candidates must be attorneys and possess strong writing ability, should have a demonstrated commitment to poverty law or indigent criminal defense, and should have experience in one of the following areas: criminal law, preferably in capital cases; habeas corpus litigation; or complex federal court civil litigation. Capital post-conviction or appellate experience is preferred. Recent law school graduates with at least two years of relevant work experience and outstanding academic record and writing ability may also be considered. Requirements include admission and good standing before the federal bar, in combination with admission and good standing to a state bar. Eligibility for admission to the Pennsylvania Bar or willingness to sit for the next bar exam is required. Fluency (oral and written) in the Spanish language is helpful but not required. A background in any area of mental health and/or social work is helpful. Ability to engage in extensive travel throughout the country is required. The position requires that the incumbent occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

The Federal Community Defender Office, a division of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and incorporated as a non-profit organization under laws of Pennsylvania, was founded in 1972 to provide legal representation to individuals who are in need of criminal representation and who are financially unable to afford counsel. The Federal Defender Office serves the Eastern District of Pennsylvania pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act, as amended, 18 U.S.C. & 3006A(g)(2)(B).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Personnel Administrator, via e-mail at EmploymentPAE@fd.org, or by regular mail to FCDO, Curtis Center, 601 Walnut Street, Suite 540 West, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Deadline:  July 27, 2016


PENNSYLVANIA TREASURY (Harrisburg, PA)

ATTORNEY 1 BOARD OF FINANCE & REVENUE

Salary Range:  50,000 - 59,999


Under the supervision of higher level attorneys, this position is responsible for summarizing, analyzing and making recommendations to the Board regarding the proper resolution of tax appeals. 

 

Reviews tax petitions filed and case files, including all pertinent information, returns, ledgers, notices, audit reports and Board of Appeals decisions. Prepares a front sheet summarizing the taxpayer’s identity, the taxpayer’s representative, case docket numbers, issues involved in the case, and related dates and dollar amounts.

 

Requests additional information from taxpayers and Department of Revenue, if necessary, for a complete analysis of issues affecting resolution. If necessary, meets with taxpayers and/or their representatives and the Department of Revenue to discuss issues and evidence.

 

Researches applicable tax laws, regulations, court decisions, audit procedures, previous Board decisions and policies regarding issues raised in tax appeal cases.

 

Prepares briefs in accordance with Board format, which apply relevant law to pertinent facts. Briefs include relevant taxpayer information, a statement of jurisdiction, a summary of the issues, facts and applicable law, and a recommendation for resolution of the appeal set forth in a proposed conclusion and order. Performs calculations of tax elements as required. 

 

Proofreads and edits all briefs for presentation and substance. Revises briefs as necessary when new information is received from the taxpayer or the Department of Revenue, or when requested by the Secretary or Board.

 

Consults with taxpayers and/or their representatives and the Department of Revenue on hearing days, when required. Provides additional information to the Board, when requested.

Tracks all cases to ensure that all statutory and policy deadlines have been met. Answers questions from taxpayers and/or their representatives or the Department of Revenue regarding appeal procedures, status of cases, and clarification of Board Orders.

Calls cases at monthly Board hearings, when necessary. Performs related work as required.


BLISS LAWYERS

If you have the requisite experience and are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please e-mail your resume as soon as possible with your name and the job title in the subject line

 

NYC DATA PRIVACY ATTORNEY


(In-House, Temp-to-Perm)

Bliss Lawyers is seeking a data privacy attorney to work in the New York City office of a media company. The ideal candidate will have at least six years of experience advising on privacy matters, including matters related to consumer disclosures, data collection, use, and sharing, data protection, data retention, data security, and data breach rules. Candidates must also have experience drafting and negotiating commercial transactions.

 

The qualified candidate will be responsible for providing counsel and support on privacy issues in connection with the development of products, platforms, and services involving the collection and use of consumer data; counseling digital properties with respect to privacy issues; tracking and advising on legal, regulatory, and policy developments relating to data collection and use, tracking and analytics, advanced advertising, and other issues; and developing and conducting training related to online services, advanced advertising, and data analytics.

 

This is a temporary engagement that will last about three months with the possibility of extension and/or conversion into a permanent position with the company. Interviews will begin as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.  

 

PHILADELPHIA CONTRACTS ATTORNEY


(In-House, Temporary)

Bliss Lawyers is seeking an attorney to work in-house at a pharmaceutical company in the Philadelphia area. The ideal candidate will at least one year of experience in a law firm or corporate legal department, with strong attention to detail and drafting and negotiating skills. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. 

 

The selected attorney will be responsible for drafting and monitoring the lifecycle of alternative billing arrangements between the company and outside counsel; acting as the primary point of contact regarding external legal spend reports and analyses; assisting in negotiating fees with outside counsel; and ensuring that all necessary information is properly documented for internal audit purposes. 

 

The position is a full-time, temporary engagement, and will begin as soon as possible and last until November.  Interviews will begin as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.  


PORTNOFF LAW ASSOCIATES, LTD


PART-TIME ATTORNEY

Are you someone who pays close attention to detail in complicated legal matters?  Are you an attorney who seeks a unique opportunity for work-life balance? Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd., an established law firm with a twenty-five year municipal tax collections practice, seeks an attorney for a part-time position in our Norristown office.

The Part-time Attorney will report to the Managing Attorney of Motions and NOD Compliance. Responsibilities include thorough review of files to ensure that notice requirements have been met and that all information is in place to proceed.  The ideal candidate will be available to work 20-25 hours per week (with a minimum of 20 hours per week spent in the office and the potential to work additional hours from home).

Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd., located in Norristown, PA, is an industry leader in the field of municipal and school district property tax revenue management. Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd. represents municipalities, school districts, and municipal authorities in 23 counties throughout Pennsylvania. 

We strive to provide courteous, professional and competent collection services to our clients and their communities.

When applying, a professional cover letter is required with your resume.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the relevant state laws, particularly the Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Act, 53 P.S. §7101, et seq.
  • Ensure that notice requirements under 53 P.S. §7106 are met for each account.
  • Prepare motions, file municipal liens and service of process analysis and other compliance review.
  • Conduct meaningful attorney review of each account.
  • Prepare, review and sign legal demand letters.
  • Other duties as assigned.     
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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 

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