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

(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

 

(posted 10/15/19)

Position Wanted

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

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 11/1/19) Paralegal position at the Delaware River Basin Commission

Please see posting on our website:

https://www.state.nj.us/drbc/about/staff/employment-opportunities.html

 

(posted 10/31/19) Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania Job Announcement Staff Attorney – Chester City (Delaware County), PA (PROS102819)

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

 

(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, 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.