south jersey legal services, inc.

Managing Attorney – Camden County Neighborhood Unit

 

JOB SUMMARY:
To assure the highest quality of legal representation by the Camden County Neighborhood Unit;
to manage, supervise and provide leadership to attorneys, paralegals and support staff; to engage
in impact representation, litigation planning and strategy, and community education within the
community; to be a confidential member of the SJLS management team and to work with the
Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy in ensuring
compliance with all rules, regulations and funding requirements of the program.

SPECIAL DUTIES:
 Developing and maintain good local bar/bench relations;
 Assisting with recruitment for the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program;
 Providing legal representation to eligible individuals and groups;
 Engaging in representation on matters that affect the client community and/or which seek
to effectuate systematic change in conditions that adversely affect the client community;
 Coordinating, with the local legal and client community, establishment of office goals
and priorities;
 Where appropriate and/or necessary, serving as co-counsel;
 Directly managing and monitoring of all legal and non-legal staff in the office(s);
including recommendations for hiring, discipline and firing, in accordance with company
policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
 Hiring of clerical staff for the office; (temporaries), with approval of the Executive
Director;
 Assuring the timely attendance of personnel at work assignments, including: approving
time sheets; granting approval to accrue compensatory hours, approving or denying
requests for paid leave of absences, issuing warning notices;
 Timekeeping;
 Deploying office staff and assigning cases as needed;
 Providing training to staff on a day-to-day basis;
 Attending and actively participating in management meetings;
 Representing Management in the handling of employee grievances;
 Contributing to the formulation of personnel directives;
 Assisting in developing and coordinating necessary training;
 Developing legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities;
 Evaluating the performance and capability of the attorneys, paralegals and other staff working in the unit(s) to which s/he is assigned;
 Developing and implementing systematic approaches to legal problem solving;
 Preparing reports and applications for funding sources and government agencies;
 Working with administration in ensuring the unit/office has adequate supplies;
 Overseeing the function and maintenance of the physical office; and
 Performing additional duties assigned by the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy Directors.

REQUIREMENTS:
 Admission to practice law in New Jersey;
 Graduation from an accredited law school;
 Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service;
 At least 5 years of legal experience;
 Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capabilities;
 Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Those desiring to apply for this position should submit a resume and references to Brittani Morris, Director of Human Resources, 745 Market St. Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at bmorris@lsnj.org. Generous benefits package. Salary depends on experience. EOE/AA Employer.


The Social Security Office of Hearings Operations

ATTORNEY ADVISOR

 

Objective                         SSA is seeking job applicants willing to:

§  Understand the unique and critical role of Social Security in society

§  Assume responsibility for doing the job right the first time

§  Value our customers and treat them with respect and consideration

§  Celebrate diversity and recognize the value of a multi-cultural workforce

§  Continuously work to improve the quality of our products and services

 

Positions                         Attorney Advisors (AAs)

·       Serve as an attorney advisor to Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) rendering advice and assistance in pre-hearing development, post-hearing development and other post-hearing actions;

·       Analyze, research and develop cases;

·       Formulate comprehensive decisions and otherwise act on requests for hearings involving difficult legal and factual issues;

·       Participates fully and assists the ALJ in the formulation of the case decision.

·       Eligible grades depending on qualifications – GS-9. GS-11, GS-12.

 

Requirement                    United States Citizenship is required

                                           Proof of Bar Membership

 

Location

Philadelphia Office of Hearings Operations, Social Security Administration, 1601 Market Street, 21st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

 

Salary

Complete salary tables that include locality payment are available at http://www.opm.gov/oca/payrates/index.htm

 

Benefits

You will be eligible to participate in a retirement program, thrift savings plan, health benefits for individuals or families, life insurance, long term care insurance and flexible spending accounts.  There are 10 paid federal holidays per year and new employees earn 13 vacation days per year.  All employees earn 13 sick days per year with no carryover limit.  The government offers subsidized transportation, and much more.  For a detailed description of all the benefits see  http://www.socialsecurity.gov/careers/pay&benefits.htm

 

How to Apply

Send your resume and proof of Bar Membership to:  Office of Hearings Operations, 1601 Market Street, 21st Floor, Philadelphia PA 19013, ATTN:  Jacalyn Sykes, Hearing Office Director or Jacalyn.Sykes@ssa.gov. 

Recruitment Time Period --------  

                                                            Closes:              4/11/18

If you have questions about this position, contact Jacalyn Sykes, Hearing Office Director, at (866) 964-6288, Ext. 16502.


postings with city solicitor's office

Job Title:

Assistant City Solicitor

Department:

Law Department – Right-to-Know Division

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

March 30, 2018 (Review will be rolling)

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 development.

The Right-to-Know Division of the Legislation Unit is a collegial, fast-paced, challenging practice group that bridges both litigation and transactional practice in which attorneys are, with appropriate training and supervision, expected to independently manage a high-volume caseload of Right-to-Know Requests, appeals, and related legal guidance to all City departments, offices and boards.

 

Position Summary

The City of Philadelphia Law Department seeks a licensed PA attorney for the Legislation Unit’s Right-to-Know Division.  Responsibilities include advising all City departments, offices, and boards on legal issues concerning the Right-to-Know Law, and various other laws concerning privacy, confidentiality, and the public release of information.  The division also provides guidance on record retention in coordination with the primary Law Department division that represents a particular department and the Litigation Unit. Attorney will also be responsible for training City employees and officials and Open Records Officers on compliance with the Right-to-Know Law.  Strong analytical, negotiation, research, persuasive writing, and organizational skills are essential.  1-5 years in practice and litigation experience strongly preferred. 

 

Essential Functions

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

  • Advising and representing the City of Philadelphia in all matters relating to the Right-to-Know Law, as well as other related laws and matters.
  • Negotiating, reviewing, and drafting settlement and confidentiality agreements.
  • Reviewing records and providing legal advice on the public release of such records.
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and periodically updating form and training documents to account for changes in the law and to improve the quality and organization of such documents.
  • Working closely with clients to assure compliance with applicable law.
  • Communicating with City business stakeholders and subject matter experts, vendors and others with interest in the release of City records and information.
  • Researching issues and drafting memoranda and other documents relating to the City’s obligations under the Right-to-Know Law and other related laws
  • Representing the City on appeals of Right-to-Know Law requests and related litigation
  • Advising the City on document retention matters
  • Conducting research and analyzing legal issues
  • Interpreting City, State and Federal laws, rulings, and regulations
  • Performing administrative functions related to the practice of law

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

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

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

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

·       Ability to independently manage a large volume of high profile projects with short deadlines

·       Ability to work collaboratively in a team and support fellow attorneys

·       Skill in the areas of persuasive writing, legal writing, oral advocacy, negotiation, and legal research

 

Qualifications (Education and Experience)

The candidate should have 1-5 years of applicable experience. 

Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in good standing.

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at: http://smrtr.io/2k33Ug

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Jo Rosenberger Altman, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, Right-to-Know Division (Jo.RosenbergerAltman@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:

 

Job Title:

Assistant City Solicitor

Department:

Law Department: Tax Unit

Salary Range (optional)

Commensurate with education and experience

Application deadline:

April 1, 2018

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 Tax Unit represents the City, as plaintiff, seeking to collect taxes and certain other amounts owed to the City, and represents the City as defendant in cases where taxpayers dispute their liabilities.   The Department of Revenue is responsible for collecting all taxes due to the City and to the School District of Philadelphia, and for collecting water and sewer charges and certain other debts to the City.  From time to time, the Law Department seeks professional services providers to assist it in its work, including third-party collection services.  The Department of Revenue is selected to administer these contracts, in conjunction with the Law Department’s Tax Unit, because of its expertise in the field of taxation and because of its experience in hiring tax collectors.

 

Position Summary

·       The City of Philadelphia Law Department is seeking to hire an attorney with 1-3 years of litigation experience as an Assistant City Solicitor in Tax Unit’s Mass Litigation unit. This is an entry level position. Prior litigation experience is preferred, and applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania Bar. Strong writing and research skills is required.  In addition, excellent organizational and time management skills is necessary.  Top 25 percent of graduating law school class is preferred.   Judicial law clerks and fellows is a plus. Professional work experience before law school is also a plus. 

·       This is an excellent opportunity to obtain tax litigation experience.

 

Essential Functions

The duties of an Assistant City Solicitor in the Tax Unit’s Mass Litigation unit primarily consist of litigating agency and state court actions from the pleading stage through arbitration or trial, which encompasses:

•         Reviewing and filing municipal court actions;

•         Trying state court collection cases before the Municipal Court, Arbitration panels, and the Court of Common Pleas;

•         Trying agency appeal cases before the Tax Review Board and resulting statutory appeals in state court;

•         Attending court conferences and hearings;

•         Drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; and

•         Researching and analyzing complex legal issues

 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, 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 opposing parties, agency board members, arbitrators, or judges and listen, answer questions, 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 should have at least 1-3 years of litigation experience.

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

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

 

Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply through SmartRecruiters at: http://smrtr.io/72kDuQ

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Frank Paiva, Chief Deputy of Tax Litigation, Law Department (Frank.Paiva@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


jobs for the city of philadelphia

This month, we are excited to announce several new job opportunities!

Please see below for the open, available positions. Click the job title to view the detailed job description.

 

Data Manager New

This role will provide technical and instructional support related to data management and reporting

  • Four (4) year college degree required
  • High proficiency with SQL Server, PostgreSQL

$45k - $60k

Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion New

This position will be dedicated to making sure the Rebuild program increases access for minorities and women to work in the building trades

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum of eight years professional, relevant experience

$110k - $125k

Executive Assistant to the Deputy

Commissioner New

This position assigns, directs, coordinates, and tracks specific work efforts and projects in accordance with directives and guidelines of the Deputy

  • High School Diploma required with a
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as an Executive Assistant

$55k - $65k

Violence Prevention Program Specialist New

The Program Specialist will be responsible for the oversight, coordination, and quality assurance of the social services provided by the Office of Violence Prevention

  • Applicant must have a bachelor’s level degree or currently enrolled in a College/University with at least 10 years relevant working experience

Salary is commensurate with experience

Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs New

Works closely with the Mayor’s Office, departmental leadership and City Council

members and staff in the legislative process to develop and address legislation in consideration of the Mayoral priorities and City needs

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Law Degree or advanced degree in Public Policy or Government Administration preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience

Assistant City Solicitor New

Represent the City and employees at arbitrations and research and analyze complex legal issues

  • The candidate should have at least 1-5 years of litigation experience
  • Law degree from an accredited law school and member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar

Salary is commensurate with experience

Data and Compliance Coordinator New

This position is responsible for supporting the measurement and evaluation of PHLpreK which includes supporting partners, providers, and other external stakeholders with data collection and analysis

  • Three to five years’ experience in systems design or improvement
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Salary is commensurate with experience

Mass Care Planning Coordinator

This position will assist with the development, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated preparedness program to support the preparedness for and response to emergency incidents in Philadelphia

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in planning, public health, psychology, social work, or a related field

Salary is commensurate with experience

Deputy Director for the Division of Housing and Community Development

This position is responsible for Developing an overall vision and implementation strategy for housing and community development in the City

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in housing development or management, program administration and, or policy design or evaluation

Salary is commensurate with experience

 

Additional Opportunities:

Innovation and Technology Careers:

View Opportunities here

 

Civil Service Career Opportunities:

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Domestic Violence Initiative

Staff Attorney

 

Job Title: Full-time Domestic Violence Initiative Staff Attorney

Supervisor: Domestic Violence Initiative Supervising Attorney

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

 

MISSION

Driven by the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger, HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal, resettlement and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. HIAS Pennsylvania advocates for just and inclusive public policies and practices.

 

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION

HIAS PA seeks a staff attorney to spearhead the Domestic Violence Initiative’s efforts to provide immigration legal services to survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual assault in Chester County. The position includes assisting survivors in VAWA Self-Petitions, U and T visas, and immigration matters, training and coordinating with staff of local social services agencies, educating and conducting outreach to community members, and advocating with various stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies. Some immigration legal services experience preferred. Spanish language fluency is required. The candidate must also have a valid driver’s license, as they will be required to meet with clients at pre-determined sites in Chester County. The ideal candidate will also have prior experience working with survivors of interpersonal or sexual abuse.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Direct Legal Services: The attorney will represent clients in immigration matters with a special focus on domestic and sexual violence-based applications for relief including VAWA, U Visa and others. The attorney will represent individuals before the Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The attorney will meet with clients at HIAS Pennsylvania and make site visits to social service agencies in Chester County.

2.     Training and coordinating with staff of social service providers: The attorney will train the staff of Chester County social service agencies to identify potential clients. The attorney will develop and implement screening and referral protocols for newly identified service providers, while maintaining protocols with existing partners. The attorney will coordinate with staff of service agencies to schedule appointments, compile evidence, and make necessary referrals.

3.     Education and Outreach to Stakeholders: The attorney will identify and educate stakeholders in Chester County, including social and legal services providers, law enforcement agencies, and others working with immigrant survivors of interpersonal violence regarding their legal rights. The attorney will collaborate with stakeholders in encouraging the development of appropriate policies for immigrant survivors of interpersonal and sexual abuse. They will also do outreach in immigrant communities to provide information on immigration relief for immigrant victims of domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence.

4.     Administrative: The attorney will be responsible for maintaining records for the Domestic Violence Initiative to facilitate reporting to grantors. The attorney will be responsible for meeting deliverables under various funding streams and coordinating with grant partners. As part of the legal staff, the attorney will also have responsibilities in training and supervising law students and volunteers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate should be passionate about HIAS PA’s mission, understand the organization’s roots in and relationship to the Jewish community, and have a demonstrated ability to work with diverse collaborators and stakeholders. In addition, the candidate should possess:

·        JD degree and bar passage required

·        Immigration legal services experience preferred.

·        Experience working with immigrant survivors of interpersonal violence preferred. 

·        Special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience through law school clinical programs or public interest law organizations

·        Bi-lingual Spanish-English speaker required

·        Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, database management and internet

·        Excellent organizational and time management skills

·        Ability to work in a team and work with diverse professionals and human service workers

·        Ability to pay close attention to detail

·        High degree of skill in preparing detailed reports to funders

·        Ability to work with diverse populations and with sensitivity to the needs of trauma survivors

·        Applicant must be able to drive and possess a valid U.S. driver’s licence.

 

HIAS PA is a fast˗paced environment with some traffic in the office and a moderate amount of noise. The office functions as a team with a high degree of collegiality. HIAS PA provides health care, life insurance and disability benefits after a probationary period. If you are interested in this position, send your resume and cover letter via email to Edwin Jimenez at ejimenez@hiaspa.org. The position will be open until filled.

HIAS Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Bi-lingual Spanish-English speaker required

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

J.D.

HOW TO APPLY

ejimenez@hiaspa.org

Please send all CV, Cover Letter or Resume to Edwin Jimenez at ejimenez@hiaspa.org. No phone calls please.

 

Domestic Violence Initiative

Advocate

 

MISSION

Driven by the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger, HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal, resettlement and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. HIAS Pennsylvania advocates for just and inclusive public policies and practices.

 

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION

HIAS Pennsylvania is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (VOCA) to provide immigration legal services to survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual assault in Philadelphia. We seek an advocate who can ensure that grant goals are met by providing high quality immigration legal services to those seeking U visas, VAWA Self Petitions, adjustment of status and other forms of relief available to survivors. The candidate should have one to three years of legal experience in the immigration field. Spanish language fluency is required. The ideal candidate will also have had prior experience working with survivors of interpersonal or sexual abuse. Prior experience with a public interest organization is preferred.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete intakes via telephone with potential clients to determine eligibility;
  • Consult and determine client eligibility for specific immigration benefits;
  • Case management and time-keeping;
  • Complete relevant immigration forms, collect evidence, and prepare personal statements;
  • Troubleshoot cases;
  • Collaborating with victim service agencies and other service providers;
  • Grant compliance activities;
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with court, police, community groups, social service and agency employees; and
  • Ensure that goals are met with respect to the number of clients served.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate should be passionate about HIAS PA’s mission, understand the organization’s roots in and relationship to the Jewish community, and have a demonstrated ability to work with diverse collaborators and stakeholders. In addition, the candidate should possess:

  • College Degree (minimum);
  • Experience with immigration legal services, including 1 year handling U visa and VAWA Self-Petitions preferred;
  • Accredited representatives or attorneys preferred; if not accredited, must have the experience that enables applicant to apply for accreditation immediately. Individuals who are not accredited will be required to take 40 hours of training with the goal of becoming accredited;
  • Fluency in Spanish;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skill;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, database management and internet;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail; and
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

 

HIAS Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Fluency in Spanish

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

No requirement

HOW TO APPLY

ejimenez@hiaspa.org

Please send all resume in Word or PDF to Edwin Jimenez, Executive Assistant HIAS PA 2100 Arch Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. or email ejimenez@hiaspa.org. No Phone Calls.


Bilingual Spanish Paralegal

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

We will teach you everything you need to know to be successful.

 

Overview:     Spivack & Spivack LLC, is a two-generation personal injury law firm, who have repeatedly help people who are injured at work, motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall, and victims of medical malpractice. We excel at skillful negotiation and aggressive litigation.

                         We are looking for a smart, hardworking, industrious, eager to learn individual for our Workers’ Compensation department. The successful candidate for this position will work closely with the worker's compensation attorneys and clients. The candidate must be friendly and have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team. Attentiveness to detail, strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate clearly with clients both in English and Spanish.

Essential Functions

·        Assist attorneys with the logistics of case management and document preparation

 ·        Provide great client service in person and by phone through all stages of the case

 ·        Respond in a timely manner to attorney and client inquiries

 ·        Prepare and file legal Petitions under the Workers Compensation Automation and Integration System Website

 ·        Request medical records, billing records and other records relative to each case

 ·        Conduct intake interviews with potential clients and provide written narrative for review by attorneys

 ·        Communicate with clients, colleagues, judges, attorneys, and others involved in the case

 ·        Analyze and review cases and be able to provide an accurate status

 ·       Backup receptionist on telephone coverage and provide backup administrative assistance on an as-needed basis.

 

Required Skills & Abilities

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

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

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

·       Ability to manage numerous assignments

·       Excellent work ethic, organization, and oral communication skills

·       Excellent writing and reading skills

·       No experience required

·       Must be fluent in Spanish.


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Resources for Human Development (RHD) is accepting applications for General Counsel. 

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Salary: $125,000-$135,000/year

Click here to apply

The General Counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The general counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The general counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts on behalf of the organization.
 
Salary: $125,000-$135,000/year
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Qualifications

  • Admission to practice law before a State or federal Court
  • 15-20 years minimum experience in either a corporate law department (desired), law firm or government agency 
  • General business, commercial and or labor/employment law experience
  • Experience working with or for non-profits is desirable but not required
  • Experience managing other attorneys and supervising support staff in a corporation; experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.
  • Experience in directing strategy and managing complex IP litigation cases.

Resources for Human Development is a comprehensive, nonprofit, social service organization with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1970, RHD currently oversees and supports more than 160 locally managed human service programs in 14 states, working quietly behind the scenes of many programs you already know.
RHD’s mission is to empower people as they achieve the highest level of independence possible, building better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. From providing residential services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, chemical addiction and those who are homeless to job training, assisted transportation, and crisis intervention, RHD provides individualized, quality assistance wherever the need exists.


Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.
 

Taylor Thompson

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Resources for Human Development

4700 Wissahickon Avenue Suite 126

Philadelphia, PA 19144

Office: 215-951-0327 ext. 3905


Women Against Abuse, Inc., (WAA) is Hiring!

WAA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, is Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence advocate and service provider and among the largest domestic violence agencies in the country. The mission of WAA is to provide quality, compassionate and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education. With over 150 staff, WAA serves over 15,000 individuals each year through emergency residential services (2 - 100 bed safe havens and 15 transitional housing apartments), legal services, hotline counseling, aftercare community based services, prevention & education, and advocacy.

WAA’s Core Values are Safety, Empowerment, Strength, Hope, Respect, and Integrity and we are committed to a work environment built on honesty, transparency, teamwork, accountability, and a high level of professionalism. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model ®.

Staff Attorney (Full Time)

Provide legal representation to victims of domestic violence across a range of issues, including protection from abuse, child custody, support and any related matter of legal significance. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following range of services: litigating cases originating as domestic violence matters; conducting client interviews, making court appearances, representing clients in trials, and performing all necessary legal work; participating in program evaluation and planning to ensure that the Legal Center is improving the legal system’s response to battered women; and providing functional supervision of Legal Center staff and interns working on assigned cases. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model ®.

Paralegal (Full Time)

Provide critical non-attorney services on site in the Protection from Abuse (PFA) courtrooms. As needed, may assist WAA attorneys in preparation of cases, files and related documents. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. Conduct intake interviews with clients or potential clients, gather relevant records, documents and other evidence, and review collected information with WAA attorneys; 2. Support clients or potential clients by providing information on PFA and related legal systems, legal options, safety planning, referrals to legal and social services, and other follow-up services. Such support may include accompanying clients at hearings; 3. Provide advocacy on behalf of clients in civil and criminal court as assigned 4. Serve as liaison with various court units as assigned on behalf of WAA clients 5. Work collaboratively with court personnel to ensure the protection of client rights; 6. Will be stationed in the PFA courtrooms in Philadelphia Family Court four days per week; and 7. Support WAA Attorneys in the preparation of cases for litigation and in the drafting and filing of pleadings in accordance with federal guidelines in the Victims of Crime Act.

For additional information, please view our website: www.womenagainstabuse.org (Opportunities)

For consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Human Resources, recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.


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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.  


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