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

(posted 1/9/20)

Seeking a Property Litigation Attorney – Curtin & Heefner, a prominent Bucks County law firm with offices in Yardley, Doylestown, Berwyn and Princeton, is seeking an attorney with 3-5 years of experience to support our Property Litigation practice.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For consideration please submit cover letter and resume to John McBride, Firm Administrator, at jjm@curtinheefner.com.

 

Open Job Posting– Bucks County Office of the Public Defender 

(posted 1/3/20)

4300 – Assistant Public Defender
Public Defender – Doylestown Boro
Status: Full-Time
Hours/wk: 40
Starting Rate: $51,000.00 salaried

Open until January 10, 2020

BRIEF POSITION SUMMARY (full details are available at http://www.buckscounty.org/government/administration/HumanResources/JobRequisitions) :

Ability to perform the duties that are assigned by the Public Defender as well as work independently as expected of this profession and to assume increasingly higher levels of responsibility in rapid succession.

  • Within 2 months from date of hire is able to demonstrate clear grasp of law, client interviewing responsibilities, memorandum appellate court decisions; complete assigned miscellaneous matters; Superior/Supreme Court appeals; briefs/arguments; fully conform with court/county procedures and system techniques as directed by Public Defender and senior staff trainers (Senior Deputy Public Defenders and above).
  • Within 9 months has achieved a level of independence where little direction is required in handling all phases of prison duty including but not limited to client qualification; files initiation/coordination; personal history; case history documentation; major case referral; bench warrants; prison detainers; bail petitions; writs of habeas corpus; pre-trial petitions; district judge conferences; investigative requests; conflict petitions; preparing/conducting line-ups; probation/parole violation hearings; client correspondence regarding other pending cases; furlough petitions; sentence time computations and preliminary hearings.
  • At 12 months shall be qualified to competently defend at trial misdemeanor and some felony cases as assigned by Public Defender or designee. At this level of felony defense, advanced competency shall be demonstrated in all the aforementioned areas as well as in the area of on-scene investigation and procuring/coordinating outside forensic/professional expertise, and competent investigation oversight.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain license to practice law in good standing within the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and all lesser courts.
  • Exhibits intelligence, commitment and self-motivation.
  • Expected to satisfy occupation standards in the intervals of 2 months, 9 months, and 12 months.
  • Maintain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and automobile insurance or daily transport available.

TO APPLY: visit http://www.buckscounty.org/government/administration/HumanResources/JobRequisitions and complete the on-line application by January 10, 2020.

 

Paralegal/Office Manager
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania  Job Announcement
Paralegal/Office Manager – West Chester (Chester County), PA (ESUL112719)
(posted 12/17/19)
SUMMARY:
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks a full-time Paralegal/Office Manager to assure the efficient operation of the West Chester Office.  LASP serves low-income individuals from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery County 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/Office Manager must be a team player, willing to handle a multitude of duties as needed, which may include tasks such as developing forms, running reports to ensure compliance with grants and contracts, filling in for the receptionist, etc.  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.See attached for more information and how to apply:  West Chester Paralegal-Office Manager (ESUL112719)

Staff Attorney
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania Job Announcement Staff Attorney – Bristol, PA (NEW120419)
(posted 12/17/19)
SUMMARY:
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) has received funding to hire an attorney to provide civil legal services to families and individuals in distressed areas of lower Bucks County including Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, and Bensalem.  Also included in the coverage area are parts of Levittown, Croydon, and Trevose.  It is estimated that there are over 17,000 eligible clients living in these areas, with over 5,000 living in extreme poverty. This position will largely focus on maintaining affordable housing through eviction and foreclosure prevention but may also handle cases involving public benefits, consumer law, access to necessary utilities, bankruptcy, employment, expungements, and family law matters.  It is a full-time position.  See attached for more information and how to apply: BristolDCEDPosition12042019

Staff Attorney
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania Job Announcement Regional Disability Advocacy Program (DAP) Staff Attorney – Norristown, PA (NEW112619)
(posted 12/6/2019)
SUMMARY:
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) seeks an attorney to handle Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases, outreach and compliance. The full-time position, based in Norristown, will serve low-income clients in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.  See attached for more information and how to apply: DAPRegionalStaffAttorneyPosition(NEW112619)

Staff Attorney
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania Job Announcement Staff Attorney – Chester City (Delaware County), PA (PROS102819)
(posted 10/31/19)
SUMMARY:
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (“LASP”) seeks an attorney to provide civil legal services in its Chester City Office in Delaware County. LASP serves low-income individuals and families in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.  This position 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 throughout Delaware County.  It is a full-time position.  Chester City was incorporated in 1682, making it the oldest city in Pennsylvania.  It is located 15 miles south of Philadelphia and can be accessed by SEPTA transit.  Approximately 1/3 of the Chester City population lives below the poverty level.  LASP seeks an attorney committed to engaging with community partners to address poverty in the city and providing aggressive advocacy to clients throughout Delaware County.

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 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. 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:  Chester City 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.

JOB SEEKERS

Position Wanted – Legal Assistant
(posted 10/31/19)
In search of a part time position as a legal assistant/secretary/paralegal. See attached.
https://www.bucksbar.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Jaime-10-31-19-Resume-Legal-Word.pdf

Position Wanted – Paralegal
(posted 10/15/19)
Seeking to apply advanced professional editing, writing and research skills to a new career as a paralegal in the Bucks County area. The first 10 years of my working life was as a journalist; the last ten years have been spent working with attorneys in various capacities through the family business in areas including trusts, real estate, patents, contracts and general business matters. When I started spotting problems and making a contribution—as well as reading international law and maritime law textbooks for enjoyment–I knew it was time to find a career that would allow me to work closely with attorneys who value creativity, curiosity and a drive for order. I have professional comportment, good communication skills and a Bachelor’s degree in English with 21 post-graduate hours. And my best friends are lawyers! I can begin a position in November. Full-time or part-time. References available. Call Tracy 267-974-3000

Position Wanted – Law Clerk
(posted 10/15/19)
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.