philadelphia city solicitor's office

Deputy City Solicitor

Revision Date:

11/29/2017

Department:

Law Department – Labor & Employment Unit

Hiring Manager:

Nicole S. Morris

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

12/15/2017

Position Type

Full-time | Exempt | Experienced

 

Overview of City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

 

Agency Description

The Law Department's civil practice includes unique issues involving public interest. Our lawyers help chart the course for the City in business, health, safety, commerce, civil rights, taxation, and community development. The Litigation Group includes the Affirmative & General Litigations Unit, Civil Rights Unit, Claims Unit, Code Enforcement Unit, Labor & Employment Unit and Appeals Unit.

Attorneys in the Labor & Employment Unit of the Law Department represent the City of Philadelphia departments, agencies, boards and officials in litigation and counseling matters.  Attorneys appear daily before the Civil Service Commission, AAA arbitrations, and agencies such as the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the EEOC and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and litigate in federal and state courts. 

 

Position Summary

This is not an entry-level litigation position. L& E lawyers must exhibit poise and confidence.  The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about legal issues arising from Title VII, the ADA, FMLA, Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, and related employment law, as well as interest and grievance arbitration statutes and agreements.  Counseling is a major aspect of the practice: candidates provide advice to clients (management) also on a daily basis and provide training and refresher courses to Human Resource professionals and supervisors in all areas of labor and employment law.  This position is in a high-volume litigation practice which often involves complex settlement negotiations.  It is a demanding but rewarding position. 

 

Essential Functions

In addition to the Position Summary, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and represent the City of Philadelphia and our employees, before government agencies, and in legal matters
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in tort litigation.
  • Communicate with clients, colleagues, judges and others involved in the case
  • Conduct research and analysis of legal problems
  • Study federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals, and government agencies
  • Present facts in writing and verbally to their clients or others and argue on behalf of the clients
  • Prepare and file legal documents, such as preliminary objections, answers and dispositive motions
  • Supervise legal assistants
  • Analyze probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and process

·       Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

·       Ability to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

·       Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries and listen, answer questions, present to large groups and high-level officials and employ diplomacy in challenging situations.

·       Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work on teams and collaborate with colleagues and clients

·       Excellent research and writing skills.

·       Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to identify and analyze legal issues within complex fact patterns.

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

·       The candidate must have at least 5 to 7 years of experience in labor and/or employment litigation 

·       Law degree at an accredited law school and member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar

·       Resident of the City of Philadelphia within 6 months of hire

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at: http://smrtr.io/oV0PAQ

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Nicole S. Morris, Chief Deputy City Solicitor, Labor & Employment Unit (nicole.morris@phila.gov).

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: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx


Program Coordinator II/ Camden Law Clinic

The Program Coordinator II/ Camden Law Clinic is the primary point of contact for initial inquiries for legal services for the Camden Law Clinic, an in-house public interest law firm operated by Rutgers Law in Camden. The position performs paralegal and administrative duties for the attorneys working and teaching in the Clinic. The position works closely with other administrative staff and students to ensure timely and effective management of all case-related and administrative functions. This position will assist in many case-related activities including receiving requests for services from the public; performing intake and communicating with attroneys regarding requests for assistance; and following up with callers to notify them of the status of the request for services and/or make appropriate referrals. The position provides case-related support, including assistance with documentation preparation and filing, assistance with mailings, file maintenance and correspondence. The position will also enter data into and maintain the case management system used by the Clinic. The position will conduct basic research, screen cases for internal conflicts, and collect and maintain information about community agencies and other legal service providers. The position will also assist in the creation of program related materials and reports for grants and handle expense reports and reimbursements. The position must maintain familiarity with court rules and legal process. 

To view full posting please visit: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/55784


two postings with the City Solicitor’s Office

Assistant City Solicitor

Revision Date:

11/15/2017

Department:

Law Department – Intellectual Property Division

Hiring Manager:

Chris Malcarney

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

December 8, 2017

Position Type

Full-time | Exempt | Experienced

 

Overview of City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

Agency Description

The Law Department's civil practice includes unique issues involving public interest. Our lawyers help chart the course for the City in business, health, safety, commerce, civil rights, taxation, and community development.

The Intellectual Property Division of the Commercial Law Unit is a collegial, fast-paced, challenging transactional Division in which attorneys are, with appropriate training and supervision, expected to independently manage a diverse caseload of technology matters.  

Position Summary

City of Philadelphia Law Department seeks licensed PA attorney for Commercial Law Unit’s Intellectual Property Division. 1-5 years in practice strongly preferred. Responsibilities include drafting and negotiating complex information technology and telecommunications services contracts; telecommunications law, including cable franchise regulation; drafting and negotiating data licenses; and counsel to the City’s Office of Innovation and Technology. Strong drafting and negotiating skills essential; substantial experience in technology law strongly preferred.

Essential Functions

In addition to the Position Summary, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advising and representing the City of Philadelphia and City Departments in all matter relating to intellectual property and technology
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating technology agreements and associated exhibits, including professional services agreements
  • Reviewing Procurement Department competitive bids, including reviewing and assisting City departments with development and drafting of requests for proposals (RFPs) for professional service contract solicitations
  • Serving as legal counsel to the Contracts Division of the Office the Chief Administrative Officer with respect to Chapter 17-1400 of the Philadelphia Code governing competition and transparency in procurement of professional services contracts
  • Reviewing, evaluating and periodically updating the form contract and solicitation documents to account for changes in the law, improve legal terms and conditions, and improve the quality of contract documents
  • Working closely with clients to review and revise statements of work
  • Communicating with City business stakeholders and subject matter experts, vendors and others involved in intellectual property and technology matters
  • Researching issues and drafting documents relating to the City’s copyrights and trademarks
  • Conducting research and analyzing legal issues
  • Interpreting laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals, and government agencies, including procurement law, the Philadelphia Code and the Philadelphia Charter
  • Analyzing the risk profile of proposed deals
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Performing administrative functions related to the practice of law

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and process

·       Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions

·       Ability to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter

·       Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

The candidate should have 1-5 years of experience in technology and commercial transactions. 

Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at:  http://smrtr.io/ZYtx4A

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Chris MalCarney, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, Intellectual Property Division (Christopher.malcarney@phila.gov).

Successful candidate must be a City of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

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: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

 

Legal Assistant

Revision Date:

11/9/2017

Department:

Law Department – Child Welfare Unit

Hiring Manager:

Nicolette Burgess-Bolden

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

November 24, 2017

Position Type

Full-time | Exempt | Experienced

 

Overview of City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

Agency Description

The Law Department's Child Welfare Unit (CWU) represents the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) in all aspects of its work in investigating reports of child abuse and child neglect and providing services to children and families in need.

The Child Welfare Unit is a collegial, fast-paced, challenging Unit in which attorneys are, with appropriate training and supervision, expected to independently manage their case files from start to finish. 

Position Summary

Legal assistants in the Child Welfare Unit meet with Department of Human Services (“DHS”) social work service managers and Community Umbrella Agencies (“CUA”) case managers to discuss proposed and pending court cases, draft dependent petitions which are filed in the Dependent Branch of Family Court following these interviews, and review DHS case records in order to prepare petitions seeking either Voluntary Or Involuntary Termination Of Parental Rights, or Permanent Legal Custody.  They also prepare related documents and gather necessary information in order to supplement these pleadings.  The legal assistants occasionally expunge DHS case records of confidential information for review by outside parties and appear at Pre-Hearing Conferences at Family Court on behalf of the Law Department.

Essential Functions

The duties of a Legal Assistant in the CWU primarily consist of assisting in the representation of DHS in Dependency matters in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia – Family Division.  These duties include but are not limited to:

·       Drafting dependent  and permanency petitions;

·       Assisting attorneys with the logistics of case management, and document preparation and presentation;

·       Reviewing and expunging DHS and CUA case records of confidential information for review by parents, counsel, and other parties requesting these files; and

·       Attending Pre-Hearing Conferences at Family court on behalf for the Law Department.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Excellent organizational skills

·       Oral and written communication

·       Client management skills

·       Ability to manage numerous assignments.

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

Preferred candidate will possess an Associate’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent and have experience in a legal setting.   

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at:  http://smrtr.io/des0aw

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Nicolette Burgess-Bolden, Chief Deputy City Solicitor, Child Welfare Unit (nicolette.burgess@phila.gov).

Successful candidate must be a City of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

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: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx


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AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania seeks PARALEGAL

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania (ALPP) is a nonprofit, public interest law firm located in Philadelphia that provides legal representation, advocacy, and referrals to persons with HIV/AIDS throughout Pennsylvania. 

ALPP is seeking applications for the position of Paralegal.   This is a full time position with ½ time committed to working as the Housing Paralegal in our Philadelphia office; and ½ time committed to working as the Medical Legal Partnership Paralegal on-site at Prevention Point Philadelphia, a non-profit organization providing HIV harm reduction services through syringe exchange.  We expect this position to begin January 16, 2018.

Send resume and cover letter (no phone calls please) explaining your interest in helping people with HIV/AIDS to:

Juan M. Baez, Esquire

Deputy Managing Attorney

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania

1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 600

Philadelphia, PA 19107

jbaez@aidslawpa.org

If submitting by e-mail, please write” Paralegal” in the subject line.  Application materials must be sent no later than December 11, 2017.

Responsibilities of the Paralegal Include:

1.)        Assist the housing attorney on a variety of housing issues including but not limited to: utility issues, landlord/tenant issues and housing subsidy issues.

2.)        Conduct intake interviews on a variety of legal matters in our Philadelphia office and on-site at Prevention Point Philadelphia.

3.)        Provide written narrative of client interviews for review by attorneys.

4.)        Limited hearing and trial prep (with the possible opportunity to represent clients at administrative hearings)

5.)        Backup receptionist on telephone coverage and provide back-up administrative assistance in an as needed basis.

6.)        The practice of this law firm is dynamic so additional duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, associate degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent combination of education and experience in law, social services or related field; strong work ethic and ability to work independently and follow-through on assignments are required; highly skilled at working with vulnerable clients, and desire to improve the housing and utility service of HIV+ residents of Pennsylvania; a committed “pitch-in” attitude; ability to interact with individuals who are diverse in gender identity, race, sex, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation; excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Temple Law School HIRING: Associate Director Law Career Planning 

Description

Provide counseling to law students and alumni regarding all phases of the professional development and career planning process, including practice area and practice setting exploration, interview assistance, resume and cover letter review and guidance on networking.  Represent Temple Law School in the Philadelphia legal community, and beyond.  Engage in outreach to traditional and non-traditional employers to source summer and post-graduate positions for our students.  Assist in the development and implementation of programming and resources for students.  Provide management and support to the judicial clerkship application process, both federal and state. With OCS team, work on the collection and documentation of graduate employment outcomes.  Collaborate with our partners in Student Affairs and Admissions. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

J.D. degree and at least two years of experience in the legal field. Experience making presentations to various size groups. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Demonstrated ability to exercise empathy and judgment in sensitive counseling situations.

* Ability to represent the law school and the Office of Career Services in the community.

* Demonstrated oral and written communication skills along with the ability to interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and external managers.

* Ability to monitor and anticipate job market trends, and to foster relationships and networks with employers interested in our students in the public and private sector.

* Demonstrated computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel.

* Ability to form strong connections with the faculty and law school administrators in all departments to serve the needs of students.

* Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as necessary.

Preferred:

* Judicial clerkship, involvement in hiring, prior work with students, and/or exposure to JD Advantage positions such as compliance.  

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.  


two positions with claims unit of city solicitor's office

Deputy City Solicitor

Revision Date:

11/6/2017

Hiring Manager:

Alan Ostrow

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

November 24, 2017

Position Type

Full-time | Exempt | Experienced

 

Overview of City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

 

Agency Description

The Law Department's civil practice includes unique issues involving public interest. Our lawyers help chart the course for the City in business, health, safety, commerce, civil rights, taxation, and community development. The Litigation Group includes the Affirmative & General Litigations Unit, Civil Rights Unit, Claims Unit, Code Enforcement Unit, Labor & Employment Unit and Appeals Unit.

The Major Trials Division of the Claims Unit is a collegial, fast-paced, challenging litigation Division in which attorneys are, with appropriate training and supervision, expected to independently manage their case files from initial pleading through settlement or trial and manage their litigation calendars.  

 

Position Summary

This is not an entry-level litigation position. The attorney would defend the City of Philadelphia and its employees primarily in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against premises liability, motor vehicle, and property damage claims.  The attorney would be responsible for managing a caseload of approximately 90 Major Jury cases.  The attorney will be responsible for independently conducting intensive discovery and investigation of tort claims, conduct and defend depositions, attend court conferences, draft appropriate pleadings, court memoranda, discovery, and dispositive motions.  Knowledge of the Pennsylvania Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act and prior experience taking and defending depositions and conducting arbitrations is necessary.  The attorney will work with experts (e.g., engineers, medical doctors) and ultimately represent the City at trial, arbitration or ADR.

 

Essential Functions

In addition to the Position Summary, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and represent the City of Philadelphia and our employees, before government agencies, and in legal matters
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in tort litigation.
  • Communicate with clients, colleagues, judges and others involved in the case
  • Conduct research and analysis of legal problems
  • Study federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals, and government agencies
  • Present facts in writing and verbally to their clients or others and argue on behalf of the clients
  • Prepare and file legal documents, such as preliminary objections, answers and dispositive motions
  • Supervise legal assistants
  • Analyze probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and process

·       Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

·       Ability to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

·       Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries. 

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

The candidate must have at least 5 to 7 years of experience in personal injury litigation. 

Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at: http://smrtr.io/ySd5ew

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Alan Ostrow, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, Claims Unit (alan.ostrow@phila.gov).

Successful candidate must be a City of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

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: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

 

Assistant City Solicitor

Revision Date:

11/6/2017

Hiring Manager:

Sean Kirby

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

November 24, 2017

Position Type

Full-time | Exempt | Entry Level

 

Overview of City of Philadelphia

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

 

Agency Description

The Law Department's civil practice includes unique issues involving public interest. Our lawyers help chart the course for the City in business, health, safety, commerce, civil rights, taxation, and community development. The Litigation Group includes the Affirmative & General Litigations Unit, Civil Rights Unit, Claims Unit, Code Enforcement Unit, Labor & Employment Unit and Appeals Unit.

The General Trials Division of the Claims Unit is a collegial, fast-paced, challenging litigation Division in which attorneys are, with appropriate training and supervision, expected to independently manage their case files from initial pleading through settlement or trial and manage their litigation calendars.  

 

Position Summary

This is an entry level position for attorneys interested in tort litigation.  The attorney would defend the City of Philadelphia and its employees primarily in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against premises liability, motor vehicle, and property damage claims.  The attorney would be responsible for managing a large caseload of arbitration cases and arbitration appeals and independently conduct discovery and investigation.  The attorney will conduct depositions, engage experts, attend court conferences, draft appropriate pleadings, court memoranda, and dispositive motions.

 

Essential Functions

In addition to the Position Summary, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and represent the City of Philadelphia and our employees, before government agencies, and in legal matters
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in tort litigation.
  • Communicate with clients, colleagues, judges and others involved in the case
  • Conduct research and analysis of legal problems
  • Study federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals, and government agencies
  • Present facts in writing and verbally to their clients or others and argue on behalf of the clients
  • Prepare and file legal documents, such as preliminary objections, answers and dispositive motions
  • Supervise legal assistants
  • Analyze probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and process

·       Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

·       Ability to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

·       Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries. 

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

One to three years of experience or a judicial clerkship is preferred.   Candidates with a strong academic background will also be considered. 

Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at:  http://smrtr.io/Ifo-Pw

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Sean Kirby, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, Claims Unit (sean.kirby@phila.gov).

Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

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: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.asp


CLS HIRing Staff Attorney for SSI Unit and Aging & Disabilities Unit

CLS is currently accepting applications and will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Interested candidates can apply here:  https://clsphila.org/about-cls/available-positions/ OR http://clsphiladelphia.applytojob.com/apply/oFsa1lrwlr/Staff-AttorneySSI-Unit-And-Aging-Disabilities-Unit


Reed Smith Attorney Employment Openings

Philadelphia

Insurance Recovery Group Associate

Tiffany McClendon

tmcclendon@reedsmith.com

Description: The Insurance Recovery Group of Reed Smith LLP, named Law Firm of the Year in Insurance Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers and the Legal Intelligencer, is currently seeking an exceptional Pennsylvania-licensed Mid-Senior Level Litigation Associate for an immediate opening in Reed Smith’s Philadelphia Office.  Reed Smith LLP is a global law firm of more than 1500 lawyers.  Its Insurance Recovery Group represents policyholders in all aspects of the insurance recovery process, including analyzing policies and facts surrounding an insurance claim/loss, advising clients on claim presentation, and negotiating, mediating, and litigating disputes in domestic and international lawsuits and arbitrations. Candidates should have 2-5 years of mid-large size law firm experience in complex litigation and/or arbitration, excellent academic credentials, and strong writing, research, analytical and verbal communication skills.  Experience representing policyholders in coverage matters and prior judicial clerkships are positives, but we encourage applications from litigators with exceptional skills who are eager to learn and willing to commit to the group.  Candidates should be familiar with federal and state Court Rules and E-Discovery. Experience handling multiple cases, and the ability to serve as the point person on litigation/arbitration, is required, as is deposition and courtroom experience. 

Philadelphia

Intellectual Property Associate

Tiffany McClendon

tmcclendon@reedsmith.com

Description: The IP, Tech & Data Group of Reed Smith LLP is currently seeking an exceptional junior or mid-level associate to join the firm's Philadelphia office.  Reed Smith's IP, Tech & Data Group comprises nearly 100 lawyers and spans the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France and provides counsel and litigation services throughout the United States Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.

Successful candidates will have a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Pennsylvania bar. Candidates must have a technical background with strong writing and analytical skills and show a high degree of initiative. The position requires the IP associate to do patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, non-contentious counseling and litigation support. Patent bar registration and prior prosecution experience is preferred.

Philadelphia

Life Sciences Health Industry Group Mid-Level Associate

Tiffany McClendon

tmcclendon@reedsmith.com

Description: The Life Sciences Health Industry Group of Reed Smith,  a top global law firm of over 1800 lawyers, is currently seeking an exceptional mid-level associate to join the firm’s Philadelphia office.  Ideal candidates will have 3 to 4 years experience in mass tort litigation, excellent academic credentials, and superior research and writing skills.

Philadelphia

Transactional Lending Associate

Tiffany McClendon

tmcclendon@reedsmith.com

Description: The Financial Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP is currently seeking a mid-level associate to join the firm's Philadelphia office.  Successful candidates will have 3 to 5 years of experience in commercial lending transactions (including real estate finance), excellent academic credentials, and strong legal writing, analytical, and verbal communication skills.

Pittsburgh

Energy & Natural Resources Associate

Katie Sikon

ksikon@reedsmith.com

Description: The Energy & Natural Resources Group of Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm of more than 1700 lawyers, is currently seeking an exceptional Pennsylvania-licensed Mid-Level Oil and Gas Litigation Associate to join the Group in Reed Smith’s Pittsburgh office.  Candidates should have 4-6 years of law firm experience as an Associate with emphasis on oil and gas litigation.  Experience in drafting court filing in state and federal courts and analyzing complex issues is required.  Candidates should also have strong academic credentials, excellent oral and research skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients, as well as superior analytical skills. 

Pittsburgh

Mid-Level C&S Associate

Katie Sikon

ksikon@reedsmith.com

Description: The Pittsburgh Office of Reed Smith seeks a highly motivated 3-5 year associate with M&A experience. The position offers significant experience in matters including M&A, securities, private equity, venture capital, finance, and general corporate matters. Successful candidate will have experience with preparation, review and negotiation of acquisition and financing agreements and related documents, due diligence, and related closing matters.  Experience in preparing and reviewing '34 Act reports, registration statements, and other SEC documents is beneficial.  Public company M&A experience is a plus.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage small to mid-sized matters or portions of large, complex matters effectively. Qualified candidates only with strong oral and writing skills, and superior academic credentials.

Princeton

Corporate Life Sciences Associate

Joe Sandomeno

jsandomeno@reedsmith.com

Description: The Global Corporate - Life Sciences Transactions Group of Reed Smith LLP is seeking a mid-level associate to join their Princeton, NJ office.  Candidates with excellent academic credentials and a minimum of 3-5 years corporate and securities experience at a large firm are preferred.  Successful candidates will have advised public and private biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and other life science companies in connection with a wide range of M&A activities, joint ventures, collaborations, compliance, operational, corporate governance and securities matters.  Ideal candidates will have:

•             Experience with M&A transactions;

•             Experience in structuring strategic alliances, joint ventures, collaborations (including, co-promotion and co-commercialization) and licensing arrangements;

•             Experience in drafting and negotiating industry specific operational agreements, such as manufacture and supply agreements, distribution agreements, technology transfer agreements,

and clinical trial agreements;

•             Experience with private placements, public offerings, and compliance under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

•             Experience with life science companies.

Princeton

Real Estate/Corporate Associate

Joe Sandomeno

jsandomeno@reedsmith.com

Description: Reed Smith’s Transactional Finance Group seeks an associate to join the firm’s Princeton, NJ office.  The current Transactional Finance Group is comprised of seven attorneys, and has grown rapidly since 2008.  Successful candidates must have 2 – 4 years of transactional finance experience (either real estate finance or corporate finance), strong oral and writing skills, and superior academic credentials.  Experience drafting loan documentation (either real estate finance related or corporate finance related) is a requirement.  In addition, experience with customary due diligence review and analysis (including title insurance, survey, corporate formation documents, SNDAs, and construction permitting) is a plus.

 


Staff Attorney - Public Benefits & Health Law, Corpus Christi

 

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid seeks a full-time Staff Attorney in Corpus Christi, Texas, for its Public Benefits Group.  The Public Benefits Group consists of teams providing legal representation and advice to low-income individuals on matters involving public benefits related legal services to clients through TRLA’s 68-county service area. The Public Benefits Group advocates in the areas of SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid, cash assistance, and Social Security, as well as advocating for persons living in homelessness and veterans.

The attorney will focus his/her efforts primarily on direct service to clients and handling Public Benefits cases.  Attorneys will engage in litigation to protect the legal rights of low-income families and individuals to public benefits and to hold governmental agencies accountable for their administration of these vital programs. Attorney will need to be licensed to practice in both Federal Court and the courts of the State of Texas.  Attorney will identify and promote the adoption and proper implementation of creative and effective policies to improve public benefits delivery to low-income families and individuals.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Assistance in public benefits related litigation; • Developing resource and training materials for the Public Benefits Group and for volunteer attorneys providing public benefits related legal services to low-income clients; • Developing brochures for public benefits related outreach and community education; and • Developing resource and training materials for staff involved in public benefits outreach.

Qualifications

 1. Licensed to practice in Texas, or be willing to apply and take the Texas Bar exam at the next available opportunity. 2. Preference given to those persons bilingual in English and Spanish. 3. A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel.

http://www.trla.org/job-opportunities


positions with penn law

Penn CSL.PNG
Penn CPC.PNG

Senior Policy Analyst/Project Director

Mental and Behavioral Health

OVERVIEW

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)—founded nearly 50 years ago in Washington, D.C.—is a nonpartisan, nonprofit anti-poverty organization advancing federal, state, and local policy solutions for low-income people. We view all of our work through a racial equity lens, addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status. Low-income people are under greater threat than at any time in CLASP’s history, making our work more urgent than ever.

CLASP is seeking a senior policy analyst/project director to lead our newly expanded focus on improving mental and behavioral health services for low-income people. The successful candidate will manage a new multi-year initiative to help select states strengthen and/or transform their Medicaid, mental health, and human services policies to promote high-quality mental health prevention and treatment services for low-income families who are experiencing maternal depression as well as youth/young adults. This initiative reflects the urgency of these issues for low-income families and young people, the opportunity for major improvements as a result of the Affordable Care Act and particularly Medicaid expansion, and the interest both state officials, advocates, and practitioners in practical solutions. 

The successful candidate will bring project management skills to lead this new initiative in partnership with CLASP colleagues (particularly those on our income and work supports, child care, and youth policy teams) and outside advisors. The candidate should also have expertise in mental health and Medicaid policy as well as a passion for helping low-income people.

While we expect work on this project to be well over half time, we anticipate that the successful candidate will also add expertise to other advocacy and technical assistance activities related to behavioral health.

SUPERVISOR: Kisha Bird, Director of Youth Policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide strategic leadership to design all aspects of the initiative, in partnership with colleagues at CLASP, peer organizations, and other stakeholders. 
  • Manage the project’s work plan and day-to-day operations, including:
    • Coordinating internal resources, policy and administrative staff, consultants and advisors;
    • Developing project work plans and objectives;
    • Effectively involving all relevant stakeholders (internal and external) in key decisions;
    • Tracking progress and supporting effective implementation; and
    • Managing the project budget, in close collaboration with the deputy director of finance and administration. 
  • Ensure the project’s components, participants, and partners are on the same page and ensure regular and close communication and coordination among partners and the funders. 
  • Provide expertise on mental health and Medicaid policy issues.
  • Provide support, coordination, and content expertise. This includes helping to develop the selection process, criteria, and proposals for states and local partners. It also includes state policy scans, papers, briefings, convenings, presentations, and web materials.
  • Plan, develop, and provide technical assistance and support to state and local partners.
  • Write papers, how-to materials for states, commentaries or blogs, and other products as appropriate.
  • Present or co-present to state officials; national experts; funders; and state, local, and community advocates and innovators.
  • Oversee administrative systems, such as files, web pages, scheduling, work plan documents, reporting requirements, etc.;
  • Supervise a junior staff person providing logistical and administrative support.
  • Identify new opportunities for policy advocacy at the state or federal level based on insights from the initiative and on broader knowledge about  Medicaid, mental health, and human services policies. 
  • Actively participate and exercise a significant leadership role within CLASP, including serving as an internal resource on mental and behavioral health policy.
  • Lead CLASP’s advocacy in the identified area(s), including conducting policy analysis, identifying promising policy options, writing papers and commentaries, providing presentations and briefings, and assessing strengths and weaknesses of policy and legislative proposals.
  • Participate as a leader and partner in strategic thinking about the most high-impact areas for CLASP’s advocacy, both within the youth team and across CLASP.
  • Participate and play a leadership role in outside meetings, coalitions, and networks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the circumstances of vulnerable and low-income people, immigrants, and communities of color.
  • The successful candidate will have a breadth of understanding about federal and/or state mental and behavioral health policy and related provisions in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. Knowledge and experience in at least one of our focus areas—youth/young adult development, child development, maternal depression, and family services—is a plus but not required.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage a large-scale initiative with multiple stakeholders and partners, including experience developing a work plan, setting strategic direction, and incorporating consultation from partners and advisors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong external and internal relationships and work effectively as part of a team is required.  Existing relationships, networks, and experience working with mental health advocates, Medicaid advocates, or state policymakers in health, mental health, or human services is highly valued.
  • Ability to identify, understand, and develop responses to technical assistance needs, including translating policy ideas to states and local communities and disseminating best practices.
  • Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team, with a drive to contribute original work. Supervisory experience is desirable but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, take responsibility, and strategically manage multiple, complex tasks with many participants.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Master’s degree in public policy/administration, social work, public health, or other relevant field or a law degree is required, along with at least 5-7 years of relevant work experience.

SALARY:  Salary is commensurate with experience.  CLASP offers exceptional benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, long-term care insurance, a 403(b) retirement program, flexible spending accounts, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

APPLICATION:  Please send your resume and cover letter by email to jobs2@clasp.org. Reference senior policy analyst/project director, mental and behavioral health in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. The Center for Law and Social Policy is an equal opportunity employer, and people of color are encouraged to apply.


Health Law Staff Attorney Position at Harvard Law School


CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT

CLAIMS UNIT – MAJOR TRIALS DIVISION

 

Job Title:  Deputy City Solicitor

The attorney would defend the City of Philadelphia and its employees primarily in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against premises liability, motor vehicle, and property damage claims.  The attorney would be responsible for managing a caseload of approximately 90 Major Jury cases.  The attorney will be responsible for independently conducting intensive discovery and investigation of tort claims, conduct and defend depositions, attend court conferences, draft appropriate pleadings, court memoranda, discovery, and dispositive motions.  Knowledge of the Pennsylvania Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act and prior experience taking and defending depositions and conducting arbitrations is necessary.  The attorney will work with experts (e.g., engineers, medical doctors) and ultimately represent the City at trial, arbitration or ADR.  The Major Trials Division is a fast-paced, challenging litigation Division in which attorneys are, with appropriate supervision, expected to independently manage their case files from initial pleadings through settlement or trial and manage their litigation calendars. 

Qualifications:  The candidate must have at least 5 to 7 years of experience in personal injury litigation and be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.  This is not an entry-level litigation position. 

Contact:  Please submit all resumes and inquiries to Alan Ostrow, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor in the Claims Unit (alan.ostrow@phila.gov by October 18, 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


job opportunities with city of philadelphia

 

1. NEW Title: Food Access Manager

 

Department: Office of Homeless Services

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Mid-Senior Level

 

2. NEW Title: Regional Integration Center Program Manager – Emergency Management

 

Department: Office of Emergency Management

Salary Range: Not to Exceed $70,000 per year

Experience: Mid-Senior Level

 

3. NEW Title: Health & Human Services Program Manager - Emergency Management

 

Department: Office of Emergency Management

Salary Range: Not to Exceed $65,000 per year

Experience: Mid-Senior Level

 

4. NEW Title: Executive Assistant - Office of Budget & Program Evaluation

 

Department: Department of Finance

Salary Range: Commensurate with Education & Experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

5. NEW Title: Operations Director of Prevention Services

 

Department: Department of Human Services

Salary Range: $100,000 - $105,000 per year commensurate with experience

Experience: Senior Level

 

6. NEW Title: Provider Engagement Coordinator

 

Department:  Mayor’s Office of Education

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

7. NEW Title: E-911 GIS Analyst

 

Department:  Office of Innovation and Technology

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

8. NEW Title: Senior IT Financial Analyst

 

Department:  Office of Innovation and Technology

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Mid-Senior Level

 

9. NEW Title: Web Content Manager

 

Department:  Department of Revenue

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

10. Title: Deputy Director for Community Schools

 

Department: Mayor's Office of Education

Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

11.   Title:  Deputy Director of PHLpreK

Department: Mayor's Office of Education

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

12.   Title: Deputy Director for Operations

Department: Office of Emergency Management

Salary Range: $80,000 - $88,000

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

13.   Title: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) - Program Coordinator

 

Department: Office of Emergency Management

Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Experience: Professional Level

 

 

14.   Title: Senior Attorney – Risk Management

Department: Finance

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

15.   Title: Floodplain Manager

Department: Department of Licenses and Inspections

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

16.   Title: Business Process Specialist

 

Department: Department of Licenses and Inspections

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

17.   Title: Content Analyst

Department: Department of Licenses and Inspections

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Experience: Professional

 

18.   Title: Violence Prevention Data & Policy Analyst

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

Experience Level: Professional Level

 

19.   Title: Coordinator for the Office of Black Male Engagement

 

Department: Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

20.   Title: ADA Coordinator

 

Department: Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

21.   Innovation and Technology Careers: 19 different opportunities – View here.

Experience: Multiple Levels

 

22.   Civil Service Career Opportunities (no recommendations please): 12 different opportunities: - View here

Experience: Multiple Levels


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