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

Legal Secretary (Jenkintown)

(posted 7/02/20)

Compensation: Salary will commensurate with experience.
Employment type: full-time

Small diverse Jenkintown Law Firm is seeking a Legal Secretary with a minimum of 2 years plus legal experience in Personal Injury and Family Law. Must have great typing, communication and computer skills. Knowledge of E-Filing of Court documents a must. This individual must be mature, organized, articulate and hard working. There is free parking as well as accessibility to Regional Rail and public transportation. We offer benefits and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania Job Announcement LASP CARES ATTORNEY FELLOWS – Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery County Offices

(posted 7/01/20)

SUMMARY

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) will implement a LASP CARES Attorney Fellows program through CARES Act Funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  LASP CARES Attorney Fellows will serve full-time temporary positions through November 30, 2020 to address issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Fellows will receive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and LASP’s personnel policy.  7 Fellows will be funded with 1 each in Bucks and Chester County, 2 in Montgomery County, and 3 in Delaware County who also may work with LASP’s Regional Housing Unit.  Fellows will address problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, including loss of employment, unemployment insurance claims, other claims for public benefits including SNAP, TANF, and medical assistance; loss of housing through eviction or foreclosure and other housing-related matters including utility termination and access to rental assistance; advanced directive preparation, and family law issues related to the pandemic.  Fellows will also support special projects including eviction prevention projects in Bucks and Montgomery counties and a Mobile Home Tax Assessment project in Chester County.  Fellows may also be expected to conduct home visits, community outreach and education, and must have the capacity to work remotely.

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, and advanced directives;
  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. Collaborating with 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 met, and assisting with grant reports;
  16. Performing other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

SUPERVISOR:  Managing and Supervising Attorneys in assigned unit or office.

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.  Candidates must have the ability to work remotely and have reliable transportation for outreach assignments.  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 and will be filled quickly as funding for the program ends November 30, 2020

Receptionist

(posted 6/24/20)

Receptionist – FT: Doylestown law firm seeks dedicated Receptionist to handle busy incoming switchboard, client-facing duties & general clerical support tasks. The ideal candidate has excellent communication and multitasking skills, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.. Only candidates living local to Central Bucks will be considered. Job includes handling. We are looking for an upbeat and welcoming representative to be the first point of contact for our clients. Strong people skills, excellent phone etiquette and switchboard experience, as well as computer proficiency and administrative office skills required. Position includes full benefits.  Please send resume to tlang@ammlaw.com.
Job Type: Full-time

Legal assistant/Paralegal

(posted 6/23/20)

Montgomery County Law Firm seeks litigation legal assistant/paralegal for commercial litigation department. Candidate must have advanced computer/technology skills, experience with electronic court filings and strong organizational/administrative skills including dictation and the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment. College education or paralegal certificate a plus but not a requirement.  Send resume and salary requirements to Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, 460 Norristown Road, Suite 110, Blue Bell, PA  19422 Attn:  Firm Administrator or email mscarpone@wispearl.com

Associate Attorney

(posted 6/15/20)

Weber, Kracht & Chellew, a well-established law firm located in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full time Associate Attorney to join our practice. The appropriate candidate should have experience in litigation as well as estate planning and administration. Knowledge of general business is a plus. We are looking for someone who is interested in growing a practice, possesses strong interpersonal skills and is self-motivated with the ability to work individually and in a team setting. We offer the potential for growth, as well as a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, along with salary requirements and history to dyaglinski@wkclaw.net.

Attorney:  Domestic Relations Title IV-D Attorney (County of Bucks)

(posted 6/12/20)

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. This position is responsible for providing legal representation at paternity, establishment and enforcement hearings which qualify for these services.  The position will be required to occasionally work from 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.  The complete job description can be found online at http://buckscounty.org/government/administration/HumanResources/JobRequisitions.

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:  This is intended to be a full-time position without the ability to otherwise engage in the practice of law.

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.

To Apply: Apply at the County of Bucks HR office, in person or online at http://buckscounty.org/government/administration/HumanResources/JobRequisitions.  The job posting number is: 4428.  In addition, send a resume and cover letter to Domestic Relations, 100 N. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. Attention: Karen E. Winkler, Director.  Applications must be received no later than July 3, 2020.