We will list all openings submitted to the Bucks County Bar Association on this page.  Please mail or email the appropriate contact about the position(s) you are interested in.

If you have a new position regarding the legal profession that we should include on this page, please email the information to info@bucksbar.org.  Postings will be listed for 3 months unless you inform us otherwise.  This service is open to the community.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Associate Counsel – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a federal-interstate water resource management agency

(posted 11/16)

TITLE: Associate Counsel
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time
GRADE: E20 – E21
SALARY RANGE: $63,800 -$101,900
BRANCH: Directorate
SUPERVISED BY: Assistant General Counsel/Commission Secretary

Job Description

Under general supervision of the Assistant General Counsel/Commission Secretary, this individual would perform the following tasks:

  • Perform legal and other research;
  • Draft memos, meeting minutes, settlement agreements, contracts, resolutions, affidavits, proposed rules, hearing notices, correspondence and other documents;
  • Develop rulemaking schedules;
  • Assemble and maintain decision-making records and other permanent Commission records;
  • Manage and help prepare responses to records requests, and in the context of litigation, discovery requests; and
  • Handle administrative tasks related to these assignments as needed.

General Responsibilities:

  • Draft or provide legal review of memos, settlement agreements, contracts, resolutions, affidavits, hearing notices, correspondence and other documents;
  • Perform legal research concerning existing and proposed rules, guidance documents and adjudications;
  • Perform other types of research, including practices of other agencies;
  • Manage and provide guidance on document productions in litigation an non-litigation contexts;
  • Locate and coordinate with expert and fact witnesses;
  • Synopsize transcripts of proceedings and other documents;
  • Refine and maintain records management systems in administrative and litigation contexts;
  • Serve as custodian of files where necessary;
  • Attend proceedings before courts and agencies to assist legal and other staff;
  • Liaise with other government agencies;
  • Instruct and guide support personnel as needed; and
  • Support Commission Secretary in all duties related to the business of the Commission.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree (J.D.) from an accredited college. Admittance to the Bar, preferably but not necessarily in New Jersey.

Experience:

  • Minimum Two (2) years of legal/legislative experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to communicate ideas in written form in a clear, concise, accurate and diplomatic manner;
  • Knowledge of fundamental administrative law principles and concepts, including but not limited to, state and federal administrative procedure acts, principles of interpretation of rules and statutes and public records disclosure laws;
  • Commitment to high standards of ethics and public service;
  • Highly developed organizational skills;
  • Ability to track and meet deadlines and to juggle multiple assignments;
  • Interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment involving law, science, public policy and other disciplines;
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply state and federal statutes and regulations;
  • Ability to initiate and maintain communication with officials in other government agencies; and
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn information systems used by the agency and our counterparts.

Instructions for Applicants:

Applicant must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

Send resume via email to: jobs@drbc.gov

Deadline to Apply: 4 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2020

 

Synchronicity Recovery Foundation, Ltd. General Counsel

(posted 11/16/20)

Do you want to be part of a fun, yet highly professional, non-profit that’s making a positive impact on our community and addressing one of our nation’s biggest epidemics? Synchronicity Recovery Foundation, Ltd. (“Sync Recovery”) Is a small, albeit growing, 501(c)(3) organization established in 2014 to serve the community. The mission of Sync Recovery is to facilitate fun and inspiring events that connect people affected by substance use conditions. Sync Recovery offers action based peer support that includes 4 core components of a healthy recovery lifestyle. The components include social connectedness, health and wellness, spiritual principles, and service within the community. These are evidence based modalities that help people achieve long term recovery. Sync is seeking an attorney to serve as our organization’s general counsel and provide expert legal guidance to our Board of Directors. We need an advisor who can limit our organization’s legal risk by ensuring we remain compliant with relevant regulations, who can develop sound contracts, who can ensure that our by-laws and documents are legally sound and protect our organization, and that we are offering our services and activities in the best manner to minimize potential litigation. As a growing non-profit, we are beginning to hire skilled people, as opposed to relying purely on volunteers, to help run our organization and continue to successfully work in our mission, so an understanding of employment law would be helpful to us. Although we are currently able to offer this position only on a pro-bono basis, we are confident the position of general counsel will become a paid position in the near future. Time commitment required: 2-5 hours per month.

Submit resume to: Laura Waits, President, Syncrecovery@gmail.com, Synchronicity Recovery Foundation, Ltd., PO Box 294, Revere, PA 18077, 215-892-3658

 

Staff Attorney – Bristol/Bucks County, PA (CSMO110220)

(posted 11/16/20)

SUMMARY

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks an attorney to provide civil legal services in its Bristol office in Bucks County. LASP serves low-income individuals and families in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties  This is a full-time position that will focus on representing clients facing issues regarding public benefits, consumer law and bankruptcy, employment, expungements, housing, family law, protection from domestic violence, and other cases as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Interviewing clients, assisting in determining eligibility for services, and ascertaining and investigating facts;
  2. Conducting legal research and interpreting statutes, case law, regulations, and other sources of law;
  3. Providing advice and counsel to clients;
  4. Preparing legal documents, including but not necessarily limited to: briefs, pleadings, motions, notices, correspondence, memoranda, discovery and documents responsive to discovery requests;
  5. Developing strategy and arguments for presentation of cases and assisting in preparation of witnesses for hearings and trials;
  6. Representing clients in trial and appellate courts and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies;
  7. Reviewing decisions and consulting with management team to determine merit of potential appeals;
  8. Participating in external professional and community organizations relevant to casework;
  9. Conducting clinics, community education, and workshops;
  10. Becoming engaged in LASP team efforts to achieve office and program goals, including participation in program-wide affinity groups and task forces;
  11. Developing knowledge of community referral resources and assessing community and client needs;
  12. Enhancing skills and substantive knowledge through training, CLE, and other educational opportunities;
  13. Abiding by all applicable professional standards of ethics and practice;
  14. Completing required administrative tasks including entering of notes and timekeeping in LASP case management software, and maintaining of physical files;
  15. Ensuring that requirements of grants and contracts which may provide funding for the position are followed, and assisting with grant reports;
  16. Performing other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

SUPERVISOR:  Bristol Office Managing Attorney.

QUALIFICATIONS: License to practice law in Pennsylvania or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission to Pennsylvania. 0-5 years’ experience as a lawyer; demonstrated proficiency in word processing, Outlook products, case management software, and online legal research tools; Passionate commitment to public interest law and serving low-income individuals and vulnerable populations; Strong written and oral advocacy and organizational skills; The successful candidate must be willing to accept complex and challenging cases and develop creative strategies to assist clients.  Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

LASP is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in the recruitment, selection, or advancement of employees on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, creed, age, religion, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or on any other basis prohibited by law.

TO APPLY:  Send resume and writing sample to Kesha James, Deputy Director for Advocacy at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania by email to Hiring@lasp.org.  Position will remain open until filled.

 

Family Law Paralegal/Legal Assistant

(posted 11/9/20)

Full time Family Law Paralegal/Legal Assistant needed for a boutique family law firm in Newtown, Pennsylvania.  Wills and Estates experience a plus. Must have a minimum 8 years of family law experience. Salary commensurate with experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team of family law professionals committed to providing client centered high quality legal representation in a relaxed and friendly environment. Email resume and salary requirements confidentially for consideration to lori@liebmannfamilylaw.com.

 

Family Law Associate

(posted 10/15/20)

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, a full service law firm located in Doylestown, seeks an associate level Family Law attorney. Our ideal candidate would have 5 – 10 years of experience focused in Domestic Relations.  We are seeking an experienced litigator who can proactively manage family law cases from beginning to end. New Jersey bar admission in addition to Pennsylvania is a plus.  Ours is a friendly and collegial firm located in a great community. Those interested should submit their resume to Terry Lang tlang@ammlaw.com

 

Corporate Attorney

(posted 9/25/20)

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is seeking an outstanding corporate attorney for its Business & Finance group. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years’ experience handling general corporate and transactional matters, including new entity documentation, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, real estate acquisitions and leasing, licensing, general contract work, and similar matters. Private placement securities experience and portable book preferred but not required. PA bar admission required; NJ also preferred. We offer a competitive compensation package and a collegial and entrepreneurial work environment. Please submit your resume to Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, 131 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901, Attn. Terry Lang, or by email to tlang@ammlaw.com.

 

ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE – HEARING OFFICER FOR DIVORCE AND CUSTODY -CHESTER COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

(posted 9/8/2020)

Responsibilities:

Hearing Officer for Divorce and Child Custody conciliations.

Requirements:

Minimum of 5-10 years recent legal experience with complex family law litigation. Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and license in good standing to practice law in Pennsylvania required. Familiarity with the pertinent statutes, rules of procedure, rules of evidence, regulations, and case law is essential. Applicants should have experience handling a broad range of family law matters.

A successful candidate should have strong communication and negotiation skills and should be able to control courtroom proceedings, including but not limited to: ruling on evidence objections, creating a complete record, facilitating settlements and memorializing agreements. The candidate should also be able to analyze evidence and write a thorough recommendation.

Competency using Word, Excel and SupportCalc helpful.

This position requires the following criminal and child abuse history clearances: criminal history report from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); child abuse history clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse). 

Restrictions on outside practice of law.

Salary is $71,911.84.

Qualified applicants should send cover letter and resume to Suzie A. Marker, Chester County Family Court Administration, 201 W. Market Street, Suite 5402 West Chester, PA 19380 or smarker@chesco.org.