positions with the new jersey department of law and public safety

Office of the Attorney General:

·       #17-201: Deputy Attorney General 4 or Deputy Attorney General 3 (Office of Equal Employment Opportunity). This announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements. Responses must include a cover letter indicating date of new jersey bar admission, resume, and a writing sample. Response packages will be reviewed and candidates will be selected for an interview on the basis of their resume and all supporting documentation submitted. Applicants who do not submit evidence of the stated requirements will not be considered for an interview. Please ensure that you include a daytime phone number and include your name on your writing sample. Packages must be received before the closing date of 08/21/2017.

 

Division of Law:

·       #17-179: Deputy Attorney General 4 (Employment Litigation). This announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements.  If you possess the required experience and are interested in the position, you must complete an application found on the Division of Law’s website at http://www.nj.gov/oag/law/pdf/dagapp-form-fill.pdf (current Division of Law employees need only send a resume and cover letter). When completed, please send the application, a resume, cover letter indicating vacancy #17-179, Certificate of Good Standing with the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a legal writing sample with your name on it, and an unofficial copy of your law school transcript, together in one package, before the closing date of 11/30/2017.

·       #17-180: Deputy Attorney General 4 (Tort Litigation & Judiciary). This announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements.  If you possess the required experience and are interested in the position, you must complete an application found on the Division of Law’s website at http://www.nj.gov/oag/law/pdf/dagapp-form-fill.pdf (current Division of Law employees need only send a resume and cover letter). When completed, please send the application, a resume, cover letter indicating vacancy #17-179, Certificate of Good Standing with the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a legal writing sample with your name on it, and an unofficial copy of your law school transcript, together in one package, before the closing date of 11/30/2017.



two positions with villanova university school of law

Director of the Federal Tax Clinic

Position Type: Faculty

Work Schedule: FT/12 Month

Villanova University School of Law seeks an outstanding lawyer-educator to direct and teach its nationally regarded Federal Tax Clinic.  The Clinic represents low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS. The Director oversees students working in teams on examinations, administrative appeals, collection matters, and cases before the United States Tax Court, Federal District Courts and Appeals, as well as on comments projects relating to guidance issues by the IRS or Treasury.

The Director will be either a full-time continuing non-tenure track (governed by ABA Standard 405(c)), tenure-track, or tenured member of the faculty, depending on the qualifications and aspirations of the successful candidate.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach and supervise clinical students in the Federal Tax Clinic and serve as the attorney of record in Clinic cases;
  • Provide service to the Law School, University, and community, including working with and on behalf of low income taxpayers in organizations that focus on the rights and responsibilities of low income taxpayers; and
  • Engage in scholarship (for candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctor degree is required.
  • Pennsylvania bar membership (or an ability to waive into the Pennsylvania bar) is required.
  • Outstanding clinical teaching ability is required.
  • Expertise in federal tax law is required.
  • Outstanding scholarly potential is required for candidates seeking a tenure-track position. A demonstrated record of outstanding scholarship is required for candidates seeking a tenured position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of legal experience is strongly preferred, as is experience working on behalf of low-income taxpayers. 
  • Prior clinical teaching experience is advantageous, but not essential.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/11845 and must include cover letter, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and transcripts.

 

Director of the Law Library

Position Type: Faculty

Work Schedule: FT/12 Month

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law seeks an outstanding librarian and academic administrator to lead its Law Library. Academic law libraries are facing dramatic challenges, including rapidly changing information technologies and new teaching pedagogies and research methods to support. At Villanova, these developments are occurring within the context of broader, equally dramatic changes. Villanova University was recently categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University, reflecting the University’s forward momentum as well as the strength of its academic programs and research. Under its first Provost, the University is enhancing collaborative relationships across colleges and programs. In 2016, a $25 million gift from Charles Widger led to the renaming of the Charles Widger School of Law. The Law School’s new Where Law Meets Business approach has introduced curricular innovations and facilitated the hiring of three new tenure-track and tenured faculty members in the last two years. These developments collectively create a unique opportunity for the Law Library Director to create a new vision for the Law Library and its relationship to the Law School and University, reflecting the library’s crucial role in shaping the future of legal education. Creating and implementing this vision will require strong leadership, including administrative, financial, organizational, and collaborative skills.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of the Law Library manages all aspects of the operation of the library, including the following:

·       Developing and managing the Law Library’s collections; 

·       Overseeing library services to faculty, students, and other members of the Law School community;

·       Managing and supervising Law Library personnel;

·       Implementing and maintaining library technology;

·       Developing and implementing the Law Library budget;

·       Working collaboratively with Villanova University Library Director to ensure efficiencies and coordination of all library resources across campus; and

·       Managing the physical space of the Law Library to preserve and enhance its central role in the life of the Law School.

The Director of the Law Library will be a full-time continuing non-tenure track, tenure-track, or tenured member of the faculty, depending on the qualifications and aspirations of the successful candidate. In addition to the administrative position of Law Library Director, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will engage in law school teaching, service, and, for a tenure-track or tenured position, scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctor degree is required.
  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program is required.
  • A demonstrated ability or potential in academic law library administration is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in law library administration is strongly preferred.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/11703  and must include cover letter, resume/CV, and transcripts.


senior Paralegal for pnc bank

 

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Senior Paralegal within PNC's Legal organization, you will be based in Philadelphia, PA.
 
PNC has an excellent opportunity available for a Senior Paralegal to join our legal team supporting several attorneys in our Mortgage Litigation practice group located in Philadelphia, PA.   In this role, you will use your solid paralegal experience coupled with your mortgage/consumer litigation background to work independently to produce reports, research complex matters and produce high quality work on a variety of tasks. Your strong analytical and project management skills, solid Microsoft Word and Excel experience along with excellent communication, and organizational skills will ensure success in this role. The ideal candidate will have a Paralegal certification and a minimum of two years paralegal experience (four plus years strongly desired), preferably working within consumer finance litigation. 
 

  • Within the legal department and under attorney direction, provides analytical and support services.
  • Assists attorneys with substantive and procedural legal work.
  • Prepares, reviews and analyzes legal documents.
  • Investigates and analyzes issues and conducts legal research.

 

Core Competencies

 

Manages Risk -  Basic Experience

  • Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework.

Customer Focus -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.

 

Job Specific Competencies

 

Problem Solving -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Effective Communications -  Working Experience

  • Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Accuracy and Attention to Detail -  Working Experience

  • Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.

Document Management -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to store, categorize and update an organization's documents in order to ensure the security, effectiveness and integrity of business information.

Litigation Management -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural law and ability to apply this knowledge to legal negotiation and formal litigation.

LEGAL FUNCTION -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the legal function or department; ability to provide legal consulting, advice and assistance.

Contracts Review -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of the contractual and legal matters related to expenditures (consulting services, maintenance, agreements, hardware and software acquisitions, outsourcing, etc.); ability to evaluate, interpret and improve the language used in contractual agreements.

Required Education and Experience


Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.

 

PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.


CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT & OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

RISK MANAGEMENT DIVISION

Senior Attorney

 

The City of Philadelphia is actively recruiting a PA attorney to work in Risk Management’s Employee Disability unit.  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in workers’ comp is required. The Unit oversees claims handling of City employee disability cases which were handled under the labor agreements, the PA Workers' Compensation Act, Civil Service Regulation 32, Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act and the Pension Ordinance.  The position provides direction to the Third Party Administrator's claims staff as to the proper handling of cases under the various benefits and laws and responds to questions about the compensability of claims, and how benefits should be paid.  The attorney primarily coordinates and oversees unified defense strategy for legal team handling these Employee Disability matters and oversees all Employee Disabilty outside counsel matters.  This position requires a full knowledge of the Civil Service Regulation 32, Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act laws, Philadelphia Pension Code and other related benefit systems. 

Please submit all resumes and inquiries to Barry Scott (Barry.Scott@phila.gov) and Marcel Pratt (Marcel.Pratt@phila.gov) by July 31, 2017.

City of Philadelphia residency within 6 months of hire is required.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website at: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations

 

CIVIL RIGHTS UNIT

Assistant City Solicitor

The City of Philadelphia Law Department is seeking to hire an entry-level attorney as an Assistant City Solicitor in the Civil Rights Unit.  The Civil Rights Unit represents the City of Philadelphia and its employees in all lawsuits alleging that they violated an individual’s constitutional rights.  The Civil Rights Unit also provides legal advice and counseling to City Departments (e.g., the Philadelphia Police Department, City Council, Department of Licenses and Inspections, etc.) regarding issues with potential civil rights implications.

The duties of an Assistant City Solicitor in the Civil Rights Unit primarily consist of litigating federal and state court actions from the pleading stage through trial or arbitration, which encompasses:

·       Trying federal and state court cases before a jury or judge;

·       Representing the City and employees at arbitrations;

·       Taking and defending depositions;

·       Attending court conferences and hearings;

·       Drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; and

·       Researching and analyzing complex legal issues.

Qualifications:  This is an entry level position.  No prior litigation experience is required, although applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania Bar. The ideal candidate has good academic credentials and strong communication, analytical, and writing skills.

Contact:         Interested candidates should forward a resume, transcript, and writing sample to Armando Brigandi, Chief Deputy City Solicitor, Civil Rights Unit (armando.brigandi@phila.gov).

 

The successful candidate must reside in the City of Philadelphia within six months of employment.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website at: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations



PARALEGAL POSITion

LEGAL CLINIC FOR THE DISABLED (LCD)

SUMMARY:

With supervision and direction of attorneys, the paralegal is responsible for conducting intake interviews on a variety of legal matters and providing a written narrative of client interviews for review by attorneys. The paralegal will work closely with the attorneys to prepare correspondence, prepare routine legal documents, maintain documentation on client files, participate in limited hearing and trial prep and may represent clients at administrative hearings.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSTION:

·       Conducts interviews with clients to obtain and clarify information

·       Performs preliminary screening of clients’ issues, presents the issue to the supervising attorney, and participates in the determination whether to accept the matter

·       Prepares correspondence, reports, documents and other written materials to clients and to other agencies

·       Refers clients to appropriate resources and provides advice under the supervision of an attorney

·       Makes home visits to meet with clients

·       Works with attorneys to prepare community education materials and conducts outreach into client communities and at community events

·       Performs additional functions and other duties as requested

 

NECESSARY SKILLS:

The candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment alongside LCD attorneys, staff, and multi-disciplinary healthcare teams. The candidate must be able to interact with people in a non-judgmental and understanding manner that demonstrates sensitivity, tact and professionalism. The candidate must be efficient in managing large caseloads and multiple issues in an environment that is subject to many interruptions. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills are necessary. The candidate must be able to collect, manage, and analyze data.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree, associate degree, paralegal certificate, or equivalent combination of education and experience in law, social services, or related fields; Bilingual individuals fluent in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Previous public interest law or nonprofit experience is a plus.

LCD is an equal opportunity employer.  LCD does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


seeking legislative attorney (constitutional law)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to constitutional law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context. Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding constitutional in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk would be beneficial.

The position’s primary focus is the broad area of constitutional law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of administrative law and statutory interpretation.

The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The Legislative Attorney is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo


Bilingual Office Assistant
Martin Law LLC - Philadelphia

Summary

Assists Legal Team with various duties including medical records, scheduling, scanning, file preparation, and client contact.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Logs in medical records to client files including mail, medical records, medical bills, hearing notices, discovery, etc.
  • Schedules depositions, mediations, client appointments, referral lunches, client meetings
  • Medical index and follow up on acquisition of medical records
  • Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress
  • Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balance with attorney, clients, and providers.
  • Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence, preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed.
  • Must be able to read, write, interpret, and speak fluently in both Spanish and English.

Other Responsibilities

  • Responsible to respond to and scan all incoming mail documents
  • Prep files for depositions and mediations
  • Confirm client appointments, depositions, and mediations
  • New client intakes
  • Closing files and strip files
  • Take pictures of clients for file

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Demonstrates attention to detail is organized and can focus on follow up.
  • Research Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality.
  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Speaks clearly and articulately in positive and negative situations
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar;
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments in a timely manner
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Multi- Tasking- Execute or perform more than one task simultaneously

Qualifications

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.

  • Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in worker’s comp and/or law firm a plus

  • Language Skills

Ability to write basic business correspondence and email

  • Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet, Spreadsheet, Word Processing, and Case Management software. Excellent typing skills required. Dictation transcription a plus.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to type necessary
  • Ability to look at computer screen for long periods of time

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Philadelphia, PA 19103

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Legal Assistant: 1 year

Required language:

  • Spanish and English

5 positions with post & schell, p.c.

Philadelphia Office: The Casualty Litigation Department is currently seeking an attorney with 4-6 years of litigation experience, preferably in casualty liability matters, for the Firm's Philadelphia Office. Top notch academic background as well as excellent written and oral advocacy skills required. Judicial clerkship a plus. Competitive salary and full benefits. 

Philadelphia Office: The Business Law and Litigation Department is currently seeking an attorney with two to five years’ experience in civil litigation for the Firm's Commercial and Construction Litigation Practice. Must have experience in pleadings, motions/petitions, written discovery, briefing, and related civil litigation matters. Pennsylvania Bar admission and experience required; New Jersey Bar admission and experience a strong plus. Knowledge of and experience in commercial and construction litigation preferred but not required if otherwise qualified. Strong writing skills a priority. Very competitive compensation commensurate with experience and capabilities.     

Philadelphia Office: Post & Schell, P.C. is looking for Associate for the Firm's Professional Liability Department with 1 - 3 years of litigation experience, preferably in professional liability matters. Top notch academic background as well as excellent written and oral advocacy skills required. Competitive salary and full benefits.

Philadelphia Office: seeks a motivated junior to mid-level associate to work in its Employment & Employee Relations Practice Group. The ideal candidate must have 2 - 5 years' experience in employment litigation, including substantive writing experience. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong written and oral advocacy skills. A judicial clerkship is preferred, but not required.  Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar admission is required. Competitive salary and full benefits.

Lancaster Office:  Casualty Litigation Department is currently seeking an attorney with 1-3 years' of experience, insurance defense litigation preferred, for its Lancaster/Harrisburg Casualty Litigation Department. Excellent written and oral advocacy skills required. Competitive salary and full benefits. 

Resumes, with cover letter, should be sent by regular mail or electronically (preferred) to:

Hiring Principal  
Post & Schell, P.C.
Four Penn Center
1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103
jobs@postschell.com


Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice


TITLE: Deputy Attorney General 1
Bureau Chief, Prosecutors Supervision & Training Bureau
SALARY: $91,735.50 to $128,425.42
LOCATION: Division of Criminal Justice
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street
Trenton, NJ
(Statewide travel required for work responsibilities)
NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: One (1)
DUTIES: Under administrative direction of the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice (the “Division”), Attorney General, or other executive officers in the Division or Department of Law and Public Safety (the “Department”), the Bureau Chief has managerial and oversight responsibility for the Prosecutors Supervision & Training Bureau (the “Bureau”), which plans, supervises, and undertakes the administrative and programmatic duties to fulfill the Attorney General’s statutory mandate to exercise general supervisory authority over each of the twenty-one County Prosecutors’ Offices and their respective local police departments. The Bureau Chief is also responsible for coordinating and successfully implementing various and ongoing Special Projects for the Attorney General and the Division, and represents them on various Supreme Court committees, councils, specialized committees and advisory groups. The Bureau Chief will oversee all Bureau functions and supervise all employees within the Bureau, including two Deputy Bureau Chiefs. The Bureau Chief will assist all County Prosecutors with specialized litigation; provide legal advice, serve as liaison and coordinator between the Department and County Prosecutors’ Offices on a variety of statewide law enforcement and policy issues; develop guidelines, policies, directives, and protocols for prosecutors and police departments; conduct audits of office procedures, finances, files, confidential informants, complaints, Internal Affairs, and evidence handling; oversee and provides training on legal and law enforcement subject-matters; provide administrative support to County Prosecutors with personnel, facilities, operational needs, and conflict cases; and review and approve recommendations from County Prosecutors on requests for immunity, forfeiture matters and bid waivers. The Bureau Chief is responsible for the lawful transfer of power when new County Prosecutors are appointed. The Bureau Chief is also responsible for all matters related to the Division Training Academy and Police Training Commission (PTC) and all assigned staff; providing training, certifications, course curriculum, and legal counsel to the PTC; revising and updating curriculum and instruction when necessary; and overseeing the Continuing Law Enforcement Affirmative Relations Institute (CLEAR). The Bureau Chief also oversees the Division’s Cultural Diversity, Community Outreach and Community Policing efforts by developing training programs, participating in programming, organizing faith-based outreach programs in communities, and coordinating meetings with County Prosecutors’ Bias Crimes Liaison Officers and other events to increase citizen relationships with the law enforcement community; performs other duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor. Admission to practice as an Attorney at Law in the State of New Jersey required.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with County Prosecutors’ Offices, working knowledge of Attorney General Guidelines and Directives, and experience in coordinating and training prosecutors and law enforcement; and/or demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad cross-section of stakeholders; and possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in your ineligibility.
If interested, please send a cover letter indicating job vacancy #17-167 and current resume before the closing date of July 11, 2017 to:
Recruitment Coordinator
LPS.Humanresources@lps.state.nj.us
-OR-
Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Management
P.O. Box 081, Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
The “New Jersey First Act,” N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), requires new public employees to reside in the State of New Jersey within one (1) year of employment.
The Department of Law and Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.


Executive Director: We're Hiring!

Consumer Health First (CHF) seeks a visionary leader, who is dedicated to the mission of health equity, to serve as its Executive Director.  This is a unique opportunity to lead Maryland's authoritative and innovative health policy and advocacy organization into its next phase of development in what has become a more challenging environment.   Foremost among the attributes CHF will be looking for in its new leader is a true passion for the goal of ensuring that all Marylanders have equitable access to high-quality and affordable health care. 

In July 2016 CHF hired its first Executive Director at a time when the health care reform landscape looked very different than it does today.  Despite the obvious challenges, CHF's Board of Directors also sees opportunities to both mitigate any damage from the Federal level while continuing to move forward at the state level.  This will require a strong commitment to CHF's mission as well as the following attributes that include, but are not limited to:

  • general knowledge of public health and health policy;
  • familiarity with the legislative process;
  • financial management;
  • development and fundraising;
  • strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a diversity of partners and stakeholders;
  • comfort with public speaking; and
  • ability to work from home office and to travel throughout the state as necessary. 

A job description of the position can be found here.  Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to our confidential dropbox account.


Staff Attorney - CLS Housing Unit

Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia is seeking an attorney in its Housing Unit. CLS is one of the leading legal services programs in the country. This exciting and demanding position is for a lawyer to represent clients in public housing and private landlord-tenant matters. This position primarily entails zealous representation of a significant number of individual clients each week in court and administrative hearings. The position also entails helping to identify systemic issues and engaging in systems and policy advocacy work in consultation with the managing attorney. The staff attorney will also have housing related intake duties, project management and supervision of staff and interns as needed.


Lawyers in the Housing Unit zealously represents private, public, and subsidized housing tenants in matters involving eviction, illegal lockouts, fair housing violations, termination or loss of subsidy, and substandard housing. Representation includes all the elements of litigation including client interviewing, investigation, discovery, identifying and preparing witnesses and exhibits, pleadings, briefs, and representation at hearings at trial level and appellate levels as appropriate.


Lawyers will also be expected to provide supervision and support to paralegals, social workers, and interns who are providing advice, brief service, and some representation.


Lawyers in Housing Unit also engage in non-litigation focused advocacy, including policy, administrative and legislative advocacy, as well as organizing and teaching community and professional education sessions on a variety of issues, including lead paint elimination, domestic violence, criminal records and barriers, federal housing policy changes, tenant eviction laws etc.


Lawyers in Housing unit also work with the Managing Attorney and other attorneys in the Unit to establish connections to community and government agency partners and to develop impact advocacy strategies to remove barriers to housing and general access to the courts for low-income individuals and families.


We seek applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Litigation and trial advocacy experience strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of housing and/or litigation experience preferred
  • Ability and interest in zealously representing a significant number of tenants in court and administrative hearings
  • Ability to manage a significant caseload of individual clients with both public and private landlord-tenant matters
  • Excellent legal analysis skills
  • Excellent work ethic, organization, and communication skills
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Excellent oral advocacy skills
  • Experience and interest in policy and others forms of advocacy
  • Possess sound professional and legal judgement
  • Supervisory experience preferred but not required
  • Experience and ability to work with low-income and vulnerable individuals
  • Illustrate a high level commitment to racial justice advocacy
  • Fluency in another language helpful, but not required

To Apply: CLS will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. You can
submit your application on CLS’s website online at: https://clsphila.org/about-cls/availablepositions/

What to Include in your application:
Please include a cover letter, resume, three professional references and one brief writing sample (10
pages or less). Community Legal Services values a diverse work environment and strongly
encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, and people with disabilities to
apply. CLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your
unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and
perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

This is a full-time position covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Community
Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) and the Philadelphia Legal Services Union N.O.L.S.W./Local
2320/UAW. The current minimum starting salary is governed by that agreement and is subject to
change according to the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement. Raises and
benefits are also governed by that agreement.

Community Legal Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. CLS, Inc. does not
discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, sexual identity, genetics, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. In addition to
federal law requirements, CLS complies with all applicable state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall and transfer, leaves of
absence, compensation and training.