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. Openings will be listed for 3 months unless you inform us otherwise.  This service is open to the community.

 

 

JOB SEEKERS

Seeking employment as a Part Time Law Clerk. Education: B.A. – University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. J.D. – Whittier College School of Law, Costa Mesa, CA. Achievements: Graduated top 10% of class. Managing Editor of Law Review. Winner of Nathan Burkan Copyright Writing Competition. I am interested in helping a law firm with usual duties of a law clerk.  However, I bring over 30 years of experience to this position, where I can use my vast experience, to help a law firm that may be looking for an individual, who is seasoned in this area of work. I live in Doylestown, and I am looking to work in the town as well.  If you are interested in speaking with me about a part time position, please call this number: 215-885-2060 x54005, and ask for Joe.

 

 

OPENINGS

(posted 9/3/19) Bucks County, PA – Estate Planning/Orphans’ Court Associate

Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening in the Bucks County (Warrington) office for an associate in the Taxation & Wealth Planning Department. The ideal candidate will have 1 to 2 years’ experience in estate planning and administration, as well as Orphans’ Court litigation. Orphans’ Court clerkship preferred. Strong academic record and excellent writing skills are required. Candidate must be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. EEO m/f/vet/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity. We are currently not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Link to apply: https://www.foxrothschild.com/careers-for-attorneys/open-positions/?office=warrington-pa

 

(posted 9/3/19) Bucks County, PA – Corporate Associate

Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening for a corporate associate. The ideal candidate will have two to five years of corporate experience. Experience with mergers and acquisitions and commercial contract negotiation preferred. Strong academic record and excellent writing skills required. Large law firm experience preferred. This position will reside in our Warrington (Bucks County) office. The candidate must be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. EEO m/f/vet/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Link to apply: https://www.foxrothschild.com/careers-for-attorneys/open-positions/?office=warrington-pa

 

 

(posted 9/3/19) Curtin & Heefner LLP, a prominent Bucks County law firm, with offices in Yardley, Doylestown, Berwyn and Princeton, is seeking an Associate for our Yardley office with 3-5 years of Litigation experience.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits.  Please submit cover letter and resume for consideration to John McBride, Firm Administrator, at jjm@curtinheefner.com.

 

 

Lehigh County Authority (LCA) Solicitor

 

 

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Managing Attorney – Bristol, PA (RSAL081319)

SUMMARY

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks an attorney to manage its Bristol Office in lower Bucks County.  LASP serves low-income individuals and families in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties out of seven offices.  This position involves supervising, training and motivating Bristol Office staff to provide the highest quality legal services in accordance with LASP program guidelines, the ABA Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.  The Managing Attorney will also carry a caseload commensurate with his or her expertise and managerial responsibilities.  The position’s caseload will focus on domestic violence victims in Bucks County, but will also require knowledge of all issues facing clients, including public benefits, consumer law and bankruptcy, employment, expungements, housing, family law and other areas.  The position is full-time.

MANAGERIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise legal services to low-income clients and client groups, including the provision of advice, brief service, negotiation, litigation. and administrative advocacy;
  2. Through training, supervision, and feedback, ensure that staff have accurate and timely information about the legal issues within the office’s scope of responsibility;
  3. Evaluate staff and develop individual work plans on an annual basis which focus on reviews of substantive work, assessments of caseloads, productivity, and community involvement, and identification of training needs; Guide the professional development of staff through co-counseling of cases;
  4. Conduct regular case review and staff meetings to make case assignments consistent with LASP priorities, policies and procedures, receive updates on case statuses, hear concerns from staff, and share information on program-wide issues;
  5. Maximize the use of LASP’s limited resources to the fullest extent in service to clients;
  6. Attend LASP management meetings prepared to provide updates on local office casework, events, activities and accomplishments;
  7. Ensure services are provided in compliance with Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”), Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (“PLAN”) and Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (“IOLTA”) requirements as well as requirements of other grants and contracts with which the Bristol Office may be involved; Work with LASP’s grants and compliance teams to accomplish this objective;
  8. Coordinate staff participation in local community education events relating to legal rights and supervise the preparation of materials for these presentations;
  9. Foster a cohesive, coordinated and robust program-wide advocacy effort by consulting with program advocates outside of Bristol on cases and issues in areas of the manager’s special expertise, through participation in LASP program-wide affinity groups and task forces, and by providing opportunities for advocates to participate in those program-wide activities;
  10. Act as LASP liaison with the local community, including the Bucks County Bar and Judiciary, and work with LASP management and stakeholders to set priorities;
  11. Lead local office efforts to recruit and enhance pro bono representation of clients;
  12. Address client grievances consistent with LASP policy;
  13. Assist the Executive and Deputy Directors with recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating and retaining qualified staff and work with LASP’s Human Resources Manager to ensure that new employees receive appropriate orientation and comply with LASP personnel policies and procedures;
  14. Support LASP’s Finance Department in ensuring adherence to sound fiscal policies and LASP’s development, communications, and other senior management staff in seeking grants and contracts to support LASP’s work.

CASEHANDLING AND DIRECT SERVICES DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  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 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 at hearings, in trial and appellate courts, and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies;
  7. Reviewing decisions and consulting with management team to determine the merit of potential appeals;
  8. Participating in external professional and community organizations relevant to casework;
  9. Conducting clinics, community education, and workshops;
  10. Developing knowledge of community referral resources and assessing community and client needs;
  11. Enhancing skills and substantive knowledge through training, CLE, and other educational opportunities;
  12. Abiding by all applicable professional standards of ethics and practice;
  13. Completing required administrative tasks including entering of notes and timekeeping in LASP case management software, and maintaining of physical files;
  14. Performing other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

SUPERVISING: Staff Attorneys (Currently 2), paralegal, support staff, and other employees and volunteers in the local office.

SUPERVISOR:  Deputy Director for Advocacy

QUALIFICATIONS: License to practice law in Pennsylvania or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission to Pennsylvania.  Three years minimum experience managing a law office and staff or equivalent experience.  Three years minimum litigation experience, preferably in a non-profit legal services environment.  Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, Outlook products, case management software, and online legal research tools and technology.  Passionate commitment to public interest law and service to low-income individuals and vulnerable populations.  Strong written and oral advocacy and organizational skills.  Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail. Willingness to accept complex and challenging cases, develop creative strategies to assist clients, and identify systemic legal problems and develop and implement impact litigation.  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.

 

 

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Director of Information Technology – Norristown/Montgomery County, PA (DRYA08202019)

SUMMARY

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks a dynamic Director of Information Technology to support its delivery of civil legal services to low-income individuals and families.  The Director of Information Technology will provide leadership, coordination, integration, and implementation of all technology needs for LASP offices, staff, and projects.

The successful candidate will embrace innovation and think creatively and strategically in addressing LASP’s technology needs.  The position must address both program-wide and long-range solutions and have the competency to address the every-day needs of staff with varying degrees of technology acumen.

LASP is a non-profit law firm serving the four-county area of suburban Philadelphia, which includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties – a terrific place to live and work.  The position will be based in LASP’s Norristown office in Montgomery County but will have responsibility for IT operations in all seven LASP offices in the four counties.  Reliable transportation will be essential. LASP primarily provides services to clients facing issues regarding public benefits, consumer law and bankruptcy, employment, expungement and record sealing, housing, including eviction and foreclosure prevention, family law, protection from domestic violence, and child welfare.  The successful candidate will embrace the mission of LASP.  This is a full-time position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Consult with Executive management team to assess technology needs and operations;
  2. Collaborate with advocacy staff and LASP management to develop and implement creative strategies to best serve LASP’s client population and ensure systems are effective. Lead LASP strategic and long-range planning efforts in the area of technology;
  3. Manage large-scale projects designed to enhance LASP technology, which will include the drafting of RFP’s and working with LASP’s development team to identify and pursue funding to support technology projects and operations;
  4. Oversee Helpdesk operations and supervise Helpdesk Technician; Troubleshoot and address technology problems identified by LASP staff; Handle complex issues at Tier 3 level or higher;
  5. Ensure, maintain, and monitor proper security controls to protect LASP data and networking systems, including firewalls, switches, back-ups, and data storage;
  6. Support key technology-intense operations including LASP’s website, telephone hotline, online intake, remote intake, finance and accounting, development and fundraising, communications, computer-based legal research, pro bono and direct client services. Coordinate the development of interoperability and integration between key systems;
  7. Develop and implement staff technology training and education;
  8. Maintain complete inventory of LASP technology and develop a timetable for regular and necessary upgrades and replacement of equipment, software, and hardware, including servers and desk-top computers, to ensure overall health of technology environment;
  9. Assist Executive management team with equipment purchases, negotiation of contracts and appropriate warranties, working closely with technology-related vendors and consultants;
  10. Prepare and update technology plans and reports, including disaster recovery plans and technology assessments which may be required by LASP funders, and review and update internal policies, protocols, and procedures related to technology;
  11. Represent LASP at technology-related conferences and training and remain current on latest technologies available in the legal services community, the broader legal field and beyond;
  12. Attend meetings of LASP management, Board of Directors, and staff, and present information on technology issues;
  13. Perform other duties and responsibilities related to LASP’s technology infrastructure as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree; Minimum 5 years of experience in the field;  Preference will be given to candidates with familiarity and experience with supporting business productivity software such as Office 365 and Microsoft Office suite, Legal Server case management system, Lexis and Westlaw, SAGE accounting software and Best Case bankruptcy software, and Shoretel or VOIP-based phone systems.  Strong communication skills and writing ability is essential. The position will be a part of LASP’s Executive management team and will be expected to work extended hours and on weekends when needed to complete projects and to address emergent issues.

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 Erik Hansen, Deputy Director for Operations at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania by email to Hiring@lasp.org.  Position will remain open until filled.

 

 

Small law firm in Doylestown, concentrating its practice in Land Use and Real Estate,  seeks a full-time administrative assistant to join our well-established practice. The candidate should relate well with the public both in person and by phone, have experience with MS Word, and good organizational skills. The lack of prior legal experience is not disqualifying.   We offer a cordial, informal work atmosphere offering a competitive salary, performance  incentives, and retirement benefits. Interested candidates may contact Edward M. Wild at ewild@bennerwild.com

 

 

SeniorLAW Center – Elder Victim Staff Attorney Position Available Immediately in Bucks County office

SeniorLAW Center seeks experienced candidates to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates. We seek a full-time Staff Attorney, with at least four to five (4-5) years of experience in civil litigation. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and orientations with experience in a legal services office and in aging and/or poverty law, representing clients in various areas of civil law, and working with older people, minority, and Limited English Proficient communities are all preferred. Those with relevant experience practicing in Bucks County will be favored, as will those with VOCA-approved victim services training.

We are seeking highly professional, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive attorneys to provide direct legal services, information and referrals to seniors who have been victims of elder abuse and/or financial exploitation. The position involves providing client intake and direct client services, including civil litigation and legal counseling. The attorneys will also participate in community and professional education, special projects, and working with a team to report on and sustain the project.

Applicants must be active members of the Pennsylvania Bar. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; and a commitment to serving vulnerable and diverse communities required. Ability to work well both as a team member and individually, excellent interpersonal and computer skills, and the highest degree of professionalism are required.

Work with an enthusiastic and excellent team of public interest attorneys and advocates. Salary is competitive in the nonprofit public interest arena, with excellent benefits.  Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter identifying specific relevant experience and salary range requirements to the attention of Dana N. Goldberg, Esq. via e-mail to employment@seniorlawcenter.org as soon as possible. Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed.

 

 

Bucks County family law firm seeks a Paralegal in Newtown office

  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Enjoy working with and listening to people
  • Enjoy researching and learning new things
  • Have an ability to multi-task while minimizing errors
  • Have a positive attitude and demeanor and ready to serve each and every client
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience in family law

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation and filing of legal documents in courts throughout Pennsylvania
  • Assist in drafting pleadings, discovery responses and motions
  • Legal research and writing
  • Keep records for client billing
  • Provide administrative assistance to attorney including managing the calendar for court documents and deadlines for responses to legal documents; client intake and scheduling client appointments
  • Draft and processing correspondence
  • Assist in preparation for court hearings
  • Maintain case file and client database

Please send cover letter and resume to yrosales@zlockcoverdale.com.

 

 

Civil Litigation Attorney

Stuckert & Yates is a full-service, community centric law firm located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. We are seeking an experienced civil litigation attorney to join our growing firm. Admission to the Pennsylvania bar required, New Jersey a plus. We offer competitive benefits and compensation along with a refreshing balance between work and home life. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a resume and letter of interest to ehabel@stuckertyates.com.

 

Family Court Attorney

Stuckert & Yates is a full-service, community centric law firm located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. We are seeking a family court attorney to join our growing firm. Admission to the Pennsylvania bar required, New Jersey a plus. We offer competitive benefits and compensation along with a refreshing balance between work and home life.  If you are interested in joining our team, please send a resume and letter of interest to ehabel@stuckertyates.com.

 

Personal Injury Attorney

Stuckert & Yates is a full-service, community centric law firm located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. We are seeking an experienced personal injury attorney to join our growing firm. Admission to the Pennsylvania bar required, New Jersey a plus. We offer competitive benefits and compensation along with a refreshing balance between work and home life.  If you are interested in joining our team, please send a resume and letter of interest to ehabel@stuckertyates.com.