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

Bucks County PA – Real Estate Associate

(posted 1/7/21)

Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening in the Warrington (Bucks County), PA office for an associate in the Real Estate Department. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of general real estate law experience.  Strong academic record and excellent writing skills required. Must be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  EEO m/f/vet/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity. We are not currently accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Link to apply: https://www.foxrothschild.com/careers-for-attorneys/open-positions/

County of Bucks Court of Common Pleas Job Announcement

(posted 1/5/21)

Job Title:  Bucks County Domestic Relations Title IV-D Attorney

Position: Starting salary $65,000

Job Summary: The Title IV-D Attorney acts as legal counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Domestic Relations Section of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County. The position is responsible for providing legal representation at paternity, establishment and enforcement hearings which qualify for these services.  The position is required to occasionally work in the Domestic Relations Bristol office.

Various other duties, include, but are not limited to: reviewing complaints and petitions for child, spousal and APL support; reviewing and filing intergovernmental support actions; bankruptcy filings; aggressive enforcement action, and appeal filings.

Qualifications: A juris doctor degree from an accredited law school; licensed to practice law within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Family law experience a benefit.

Restriction:  Cannot represent private parties in Bucks County Domestic Relations actions either at the Domestic Relations Office or before a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:  Knowledge of pertinent federal and state statues and rules, and administrative regulations governing the Child Support Enforcement Program; ability to communicate and work effectively with the Domestic Relations staff and other members of the judicial system, clients, attorneys, and other individuals as required; ability to identify important sources of information, analyze data, and reach sound conclusions. The applicant must possess the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, businesslike and professional manner, and prepare clear professional letters, reports, etc.  Full job description is available online at the link below.

To Apply:  The job posting number is 4564.  The Application deadline is January 22, 2021.  Apply at the County of Bucks HR office, in person or online at: http://buckscounty.org/government/administration/HumanResources/JobRequisitions

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Job Announcement

(posted 1/5/21)

Community Engagement Staff Attorney – Norristown/Montgomery County, PA (DCOR111320)

SUMMARY

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks an attorney to provide legal services and community outreach in its Community Engagement Unit. LASP provides civil legal services free of charge to eligible clients in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. The Community Engagement Unit focuses on community outreach and collaboration with a broad and expanding network of community partners. The attorney will plan and organize outreach events and clinics; recruit, train, and oversee the work of volunteer attorneys and law students; and represent clients in a host of legal matters, with a particular emphasis on addressing the collateral consequences of having a criminal record and providing second chances for clients who had previous interaction with the criminal justice system. It is anticipated that a special focus will be given to the Spanish-speaking population in LASP’s service area.

In 2018, Pennsylvania enacted one of the most progressive Clean Slate laws in the nation. This position will inform communities about the law, help individuals understand whether their records will be automatically sealed, and provide assistance in filing petitions when necessary. Cases handled will include expungements, pardons, limited access petitions, professional licensure appeals, criminal records error corrections, civil forfeitures and waiver of court debt. The attorney may also focus on reentry issues for those recently released or about to be released from incarceration. The position is a full-time regional position, based in Norristown, and will have responsibility throughout the 4 county area served by LASP.

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 and making appropriate referrals;

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 LASP’s management team to determine merit of potential appeals;

8. Participating in external professional and community organizations relevant to casework and developing and strengthening relationships with community partners;

9. Conducting clinics, community education, training, and workshops;

10. Recruiting and managing LASP volunteers, including pro bono attorneys, law students, undergraduates, and others;

11. Becoming engaged in LASP team efforts to achieve office and program goals, including participation in program-wide affinity groups and task forces;

12. Developing knowledge of community referral resources and assessing community and client needs;

13. Working with LASP’s communications manager to create and update LASP legal resources, including flyers, brochures, and information for self-represented litigants, with particular emphasis on resources for the Spanish speaking community in LASP’s service area.

14. Enhancing skills and substantive knowledge through training, CLE, and other educational opportunities;

15. Abiding by all applicable professional standards of ethics and practice;

16. Completing required administrative tasks including entering of notes and timekeeping in LASP case management software and maintaining of physical files;

17. Ensuring that requirements of grants and contracts which may provide funding for the position are followed, and assisting with grant reports;

18. Performing other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

SUPERVISOR: Community Engagement Unit Supervising Attorney.

QUALIFICATIONS: Eligible to practice law in Pennsylvania. 0-3 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

SUMMARY

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks an attorney to provide legal services and community outreach in its Community Engagement Unit.  LASP provides civil legal services free of charge to eligible clients in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.  The Community Engagement Unit focuses on community outreach and collaboration with a broad and expanding network of community partners.  The attorney will plan and organize outreach events and clinics; recruit, train, and oversee the work of volunteer attorneys and law students; and represent clients in a host of legal matters, with a particular emphasis on addressing the collateral consequences of having a criminal record and providing second chances for clients who had previous interaction with the criminal justice system.  It is anticipated that a special focus will be given to the Spanish-speaking population in LASP’s service area.

 

In 2018, Pennsylvania enacted one of the most progressive Clean Slate laws in the nation. This position will inform communities about the law, help individuals understand whether their records will be automatically sealed, and provide assistance in filing petitions when necessary.  Cases handled will include expungements, pardons, limited access petitions, professional licensure appeals, criminal records error corrections, civil forfeitures and waiver of court debt.  The attorney may also focus on reentry issues for those recently released or about to be released from incarceration.  The position is a full-time regional position, based in Norristown, and will have responsibility throughout the 4 county area served by LASP.

LEGAL AID OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Job Announcement

Paralegal – Disability Advocacy Project (Norristown, PA)  (NEW12292020)

(posted 1/5/21)

SUMMARY 

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks a full-time paralegal for its Disability Advocacy Project (“DAP”) housed in the Community Engagement Unit.  The paralegal will assist with cases involving SSI and Social Security Disability.  The position will be located in Norristown, although LASP staff currently for the most part, work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  When offices may be staffed to a greater extent in-person, the paralegal will be expected to work out of the Norristown office.

LASP serves low-income individuals from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.  Clients of the DAP may be located in any of the four counties.  The paralegal must be a team player, willing to handle a multitude of responsibilities as described below.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  1. Performing intakes on new SSI and Social Security Disability cases which will include interviewing applicants for service either by phone or in person, issue spotting, and through consultation with the DAP attorney, determining if applicants are eligible and the cases they present are meritorious and fall within a priority of LASP;
  1. Investigating and ascertaining relevant facts and conducting legal research;
  1. Obtaining medical records of clients to use as evidence in their cases;
  1. With attorney supervision, completing forms, briefs, pleadings, appeals, correspondence and other legal documents in connection with cases, and reviewing and down- and uploading all documents to the Electronic Records Express;
  1. With attorney supervision, advising clients on legal procedure and other aspects of their cases;
  1. Conducting outreach, clinics, community education, and workshops with community partners, including, but not limited to, the County Assistance Offices in all counties;
  1. Assisting in the creation and updating of legal resources, such as flyers, pro se materials, fact sheets, etc.;
  1. Managing a caseload which includes maintaining organized case files and communicating promptly with clients and applicants;
  2. Tracking client and programmatic data and outcomes and performing administrative tasks including timekeeping and entering notes in LASP’s case management system Legal Server;
  1. Assisting with LASP’s development and fundraising activities, as needed;
  1. Reviewing denials and consulting with the DAP attorney to ascertain if a case warrants an appeal;
  1. Participating in LASP team efforts to achieve office and programmatic goals, including engaging with program-wide affinity groups and task forces;
  1. Developing knowledge of relevant law and community referral resources through training, CLE, and other educational opportunities;
  1. Abiding by all professional and ethical standards of practice; and
  1. Performing other duties as assigned necessary for the effective operation of the office.

SUPERVISOR: Supervising Attorney in the Community Engagement Unit.  The paralegal will work very closely with the DAP staff attorney.

QUALIFICATIONS
: Associate Degree or minimum of one year certificate from college or technical school; or minimum of three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated proficiency in personal computer skills, including Microsoft products, word processing, electronic mail, case management systems, Lexis computer-based research, and others.  Excellent communications, time management, and organization skills.  The candidate must possess a passionate commitment to public interest law and serving low-income populations and the disabled.   Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

TO APPLY:  Send resume, cover letter 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.

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.

 

Full-time Personal Injury Attorney

(posted 12/31/20)

Full-time Personal Injury Attorney needed for a personal injury law firm in Center City, Philadelphia.  Must have a minimum of 3 years of personal injury experience.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Applicant must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.  New Jersey and Federal bar admission are a plus. Strong oral, written, and computer skills are a must.

Please forward your resume and salary requirements confidentially for consideration to louishimmelstein@gmail.com

FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

(posted 12/28/20)

An established Lehigh Valley family law firm is currently seeking a full-time associate attorney. Prior family law experience is preferred. Please forward cover letter and resume to: lawfirm2084@yahoo.com or via fax to: 610-435-7652. All correspondence will be strictly confidential.

 

Montgomery County – Senior Attorney (Non-Partnership Track)

(posted 12/15/20)

Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening in the Montgomery County (Blue Bell), PA office for a Senior Attorney in the Litigation Department. The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of litigation experience.  Superior academic record and excellent writing skills required. Federal clerkship experience or employment experience preferred. This is a non-partnership track position.  Must be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. EEO m/f/vet/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity. We are not currently accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Link to apply: https://www.foxrothschild.com/careers-for-attorneys/open-positions/

 

Montgomery County – Labor and Employment Associate

(posted 12/15/20)

Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening in our Montgomery County (Blue Bell), PA office for an associate in our Labor and Employment Department. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience in all aspects of employment litigation including class-action litigation and federal court civil procedure. Strong academic record and excellent writing skills required. Large law firm experience preferred. Federal clerkship experience or employment experience preferred. Must be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. EEO m/f/vet/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity. We are not currently accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Link to apply: https://www.foxrothschild.com/careers-for-attorneys/open-positions/

 

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania Job Announcement Paralegal – West Chester (Chester County), PA (SBAR080620)

(posted 11/30/20)

SUMMARY

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks a full-time Paralegal for the West Chester Office.  LASP serves low-income individuals from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties facing issues regarding housing, including landlord tenant law and foreclosure, family law, protection from domestic violence, consumer, employment and public benefits.  The West Chester Office serves Chester County residents facing these issues.  The Paralegal must be a team player, willing to handle a multitude of duties as needed.  Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills and experience with case management systems and bankruptcy software or an ability to quickly learn these and other computer skills is desirable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Interview applicants and clients by phone to determine eligibility; issue spot, ascertain and investigate relevant facts; and conduct legal research;
  1. Under supervision of an attorney, triage calls, evaluate merit of cases, explain legal concepts to clients, and prepare correspondence and documents to assist in the representation of clients;
  1. Create and maintain case files in LASP’s computer case management system, complete administrative tasks including, but not limited to, entering notes and time into the case management system;
  1. Manage a caseload by taking prompt action on assigned cases;
  1. Organize information and use technical resources so that information necessary to assist applicants and clients is easy to access and can be transferred to other staff for extended representation;
  1. Participate in LASP team efforts to achieve office and program goals, including program-wide affinity groups and task forces;
  1. Develop knowledge of relevant law and community referral resources through training, CLE, and other educational opportunities;
  1. Participate in assigned community outreach and education activities;
  1. Abide by all professional and ethical standards of excellence;
  1. Develop forms and run reports to ensure compliance with grants and contracts;
  1. Perform other duties as assigned or necessary for the effective operation of the office.

SUPERVISOR: West Chester Office Managing Attorney.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates or bachelor’s degree.  At least 2 years’ experience as a paralegal or related experience and/or training. Demonstrated proficiency in computer technology, including Microsoft products (particularly Word and Excel), electronic mail, record and timekeeping software, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.  Excellent communication, time management and organization skills.  Spanish language fluency 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, cover letter and writing sample to Rachel Houseman, West Chester Managing Attorney, by email to rhouseman@lasp.org.  Position will remain open until filled.

 

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

(posted 11/16/20)

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

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