Summer Pre-Law Pipeline Program at Chapman University Fowler School of Law


senior counsel with pnc bank (philadelphia or pittsburgh)

Position Overview

As a Senior Counsel, you will be an integral part of a six-attorney team that provides support to the investment activities of PNC’s Asset Management Group (AMG). This Senior Counsel will primarily support PNC Capital Advisors (an SEC-registered investment adviser) and the PNC Funds (a family of mutual funds), and will be responsible for delivering legal support to senior management, business development officers, and operations personnel with respect to federal laws and SEC rules and regulations governing AMG’s investment activities; interpreting and implementing new laws and regulations; product development; external client issues; drafting and maintaining form agreements; negotiating client and vendor agreements; review of binding sales proposals; review of marketing materials; and review of policies and procedures, among other functions.  The attorneys on the team also review and update training materials regarding federal laws and SEC regulations governing AMG’s investment activities, and work closely with industry groups on legislative and regulatory developments affecting AMG’s investment activities.

  • Identifies and manages legal risk for the organization.
  • Performs significant and complex legal work and regularly interacts with management.Oversees legal research, analysis, consultation and documentation within a framework of legal compliance and risk management.
  • Leads outside counsel relationships and manages expenses.
  • Networks with outside organizations to advance legal interests and legal health of the corporation and its industry.

 

Leadership Competencies

Builds Winning Teams -  Extensive Experience

  • Develops talent by creating engaged, inclusive and diverse teams who are empowered to speak freely and act with integrity.

Drives for Results -  Extensive Experience

  • Demonstrates energy and a desire to succeed; follows through on commitments; pushes self and others to deliver exceptional results.

Leads Effective Change -  Working Experience

  • Recognizes the need for, takes personal accountability to adapt, and leads others through organizational change.

Establishes Vision and Purpose -  Extensive Experience

  • Creates a compelling vision of the future and translates it into action, linking others' contributions to the success of PNC.

 

Core Competencies

Manages Risk -  Extensive Experience

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

Customer Focus -  Extensive Experience

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

 

Job Specific Competencies

Business Ethics -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of practices, behaviors, applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing proper business conduct; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.

Effective Communications -  Extensive Experience

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

Decision Making and Critical Thinking -  Extensive Experience

  • Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.

Negotiating -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of successful negotiation concepts and techniques; ability to negotiate successfully across the organization and with external vendors and clients in a constructive and collaborative manner.

Influencing -  Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization.

External Resource Management -  Extensive Experience

  • Ability to effectively manage the utilization of external services (e.g., product or platform vendors, service providers, contractors, consultants, outsourced functions).

LEGAL FUNCTION -  Working Experience

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

Legal Analysis -  Working Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from both legal and factual information.

 

Preferences/Skills

Eight or more years of experience in registered investment adviser and/or mutual fund practice and demonstrated ability to fulfill designated responsibilities
                             
J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited law school
 
Good standing status in a state bar (preferably PA)


CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT

CLAIMS UNIT – MAJOR TRIALS DIVISION

 

DEPUTY CITY SOLICITOR/SENIOR ATTORNEY POSITION

            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. 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. 

Please submit all resumes and inquiries to Alan Ostrow, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor in the Claims Unit (alan.ostrow@phila.gov by April 10, 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


senior policy associate (Washington dc)


assistant federal defender - capital habeas unit


Assistant/Deputy City Solicitor, Civil Rights Unit

The City of Philadelphia Law Department is seeking to hire an attorney with 3-7 years of litigation experience as an Assistant or Deputy City Solicitor in the Civil Rights Unit.  The Civil Rights Unit represents the City of Philadelphia and its employees in all lawsuits alleging that they violated an individual’s constitutional rights.  The Civil Rights Unit also provides legal advice and counseling to City Departments (e.g., the Philadelphia Police Department, City Council, Department of Licenses and Inspections, etc.) regarding issues with potential civil rights implications.

This is a mid-level position.  Prior litigation experience is required and applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania Bar. The ideal candidate has good academic credentials and strong communication, analytical, and writing skills.

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

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

·         Representing the City and employees at arbitrations;

·         Taking and defending depositions;

·         Attending court conferences and hearings;

·         Drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; and

·         Researching and analyzing complex legal issues.

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

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

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


Litigation Attorney - Non-Partnership Track (Philadelphia, PA)

 

We are seeking a mid-level, non-partnership track attorney with four to six years of experience to join the Litigation Department of our Philadelphia office. The ideal candidate will have experience in consumer finance and mortgage litigation, representing banks, mortgage lenders and brokers. Our Litigation Department is our largest practice group and represents a wide range of local, national and international clients in all types of complex litigation. Active bar licenses in PA and NJ required; license in MD a plus. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth in a collegial environment of a national firm. Superior academic credentials and strong communication skills are required.

Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Applicants can apply online: http://www.ballardspahr.com/careers/laterals/currentopportunities.aspx


Director of Advocacy for the William E. Morris Institute for Justice (Phoenix, AZ)


The William E. Morris Institute for Justice is seeking a Director of Advocacy to expand its advocacy work. Founded in 1996, the Institute is a non-profit state-wide program with a mission to promote justice and opportunity for low-income and underrepresented Arizonans through systemic advocacy. Our office is in Phoenix.
The Institute works closely with legal services programs and community groups to identify systemic issues affecting vulnerable populations. The Institute’s advocacy encompasses administrative and legislative advocacy and class action/major policy litigation. Our work includes the substantive areas of access to public benefits (such as food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing), unemployment insurance, language access for persons with limited English proficiency, fee waivers and deferrals for court fees and costs, fair practices for tenants in eviction cases, fair housing issues in general, the rights of victims of domestic violence and re-entry issues for persons with criminal histories (such as ban the box).


The Institute is well-respected and recent activities and cases include: federal litigation to challenge state Medicaid program’s improper reduction of benefits for immigrants qualified for full Medicaid and deficient notices; objections filed with federal government concerning state Medicaid program’s waiver application; housing complaint filed with HUD and DOJ against the City of Phoenix Section 8 voucher program for Title VI and ADA violations; negotiations with Department of Economic Security over notices and policies in food stamp program; and rule petition for change of judge in eviction cases.


Job Responsibilities
• The Director of Advocacy will work closely with the executive director to identify systemic issues and a strategic approach to resolving the matters
• Litigation
• Advocate with state agencies to obtain compliance with federal laws
• Respond to requests for assistance from legal services and community groups, including presentations/CLEs
• Testify before administrative bodies and at the state legislature

Qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment, passion and enthusiasm for equal justice for low-income, immigrant and other vulnerable populations. Familiarity with the Institute’s focus areas is a plus.
• J.D. and be or eligible to become a member of the Arizona Bar by motion (5 years legal experience in state that has reciprocity with Arizona) or by taking next available Bar exam. Motion under court rule may also apply.
• At least 6 years of relevant experience. Exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered.
• Class action/major policy litigation with discovery experience preferred.
• Strong writing, research, communication, organization, analytical and public speaking skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively and to juggle multiple tasks under time restraints.
• Proficiency with law office technology.


Deadline to Apply: March 17, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and the names and contact information for three professional references to eskatz@qwestoffice.net or by mail to the Institute at the address above.
Salary: The Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.


Loyola U. School of Law job opening

Loyola University School of Law is seeking to hire a Teaching Fellow/Supervising Attorney for its Health Justice Project, a medical-legal partnership housed in the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at the Law School. The position is a two- year fellowship, and is designed to provide the fellow with clinical teacher training, leadership development, experience collaborating on an inter-professional team, and career growth for public interest leaders.


The partners in the MLP include Loyola’s School of Law, School of Medicine, and Department of Public Health, Erie Family Health Center, and LAF Chicago. Students enrolled in the clinic engage in director client representation and policy advocacy under the supervision of the faculty member and the fellow.
For more information on the position and to apply, please go to: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59482


Commercial Litigation Associate (Philadelphia, PA)


Our Philadelphia office is seeking an associate with three to four years of experience to join our strong litigation practice. Qualified candidates will have strong research and writing skills. This is an excellent opportunity to join a sophisticated nationwide litigation practice and work in a dynamic, expanding, and team-oriented atmosphere. Our Litigation Department is our largest department and represents a wide range of local, national and international clients in all types of complex litigation. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials, communication skills, and written work product. Active bar license in PA is preferred.  

Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants please apply online: http://www.ballardspahr.com/careers/laterals/currentopportunities.aspx


Deputy Executive Director of the jefferson county Housing Authority

 

Applications will only be accepted between February 27, 2017, and March 10, 2017.  When applying, you must indicate a willingness to accept employment in Jefferson County. 

Job DutiesThis is administrative work assisting in directing and coordinating a comprehensive housing authority program.  You will assist in planning, coordinating, and directing program activities.  You will assist in developing and enforcing procedures and policies.  You will collect, analyze, and summarize information and data.  You will maintain and manage rural development sites.

In order to be considered, applicants must be PA residents, must pass the associated Civil Service exam, and must meet the following minimum requirements:  two years of professional administrative supervisory experience in a housing authority or other publicly or privately owned government subsidized housing and a bachelor’s degree;  OR three years of professional administrative experience in residential property management, which included two years of supervisory experience, and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which included two years of professional administrative supervisory experience in subsidized housing or three years of professional administrative experience in residential property management, which included two years of supervisory experience.

 Starting Salary$45,000/annually, with excellent benefits.  (Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications.)

Have questions?  Please contact Sharon Corbett at sharon@jeffcoha.com or (814) 938-7140.

How to ApplyApply online at www.scsc.pa.gov.  Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage.  Select View Open Announcements & Apply from the menu, and reference announcement #2000-094 for Deputy Executive Director, Housing Authority to submit your application.  Transcript copies are required with your application. E-mail copies to RA-cs-transcripts@pa.gov or fax them to (717) 787-8650.  You will be tested after your qualifications have been reviewed.  You must meet the requirements to receive a score.  The test will be scheduled as soon as possible after the announcement closes for application and your eligibility has been determined.

After your eligibility is determined, you will receive notification to schedule yourself for testing.  The test will be held at the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission’s office in Harrisburg as soon as possible after the application closing date.  There will be no rescheduling or retesting under this announcement.

Veterans:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of www.scsc.pa.gov.

Location:

201 N. Jefferson Street
Punxsutawney, PA  15767


Field Auditor 2 and 3 for the allegheny county department of human services

 

Employment Opportunities:  The Allegheny County Department of Human Services currently has two full-time vacancies for Field Auditor 2 (Local Government) and one full-time vacancy for Field Auditor 3 (Local Government).

Applications will only be accepted between February 21, 2017, and March 6, 2017.  When applying, you must indicate a willingness to accept employment in Allegheny County. 

Job Duties for Field Auditor 2 (Local Government)You will audit accounting records of governmental agencies or businesses to determine compliance with standards and laws.  You will prepare reports of audit results detailing the causes and effects of contractual compliance violations.  You will interpret and explain controlling laws and regulations.  You will make and consolidate recommendations for the Administrator.

In order to be considered for Field Auditor 2, applicants must be PA residents, and must meet the following qualifications:  one year of experience as a Field Auditor 1; OR one year of experience in accounting or auditing work, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; OR two years of experience in accounting or auditing work and one and a half years of college-level work including or supplemented by six credits hours in accounting; OR three years of experience in progressively responsible auditing or accounting work, and graduation from high school supplemented by six credit hours of post-high school courses in accounting.  Additional training in accounting, business administration, or related fields including six credit hours in accounting may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Job Duties for Field Auditor 3 (Local Government)You will supervise Contract Compliance Officers. You will monitor training and qualifications for Compliance Officers.  You will supervise accurate and complete Certified Audit Review.

In order to be considered for Field Auditor 3, applicants must be PA residents, and must meet the following qualifications:  one year of experience as a Field Auditor 2; OR two years of experience in progressively responsible accounting or auditing work, including one year of supervisory or advanced auditing experience, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; OR three years of experience in progressively responsible accounting or auditing work, including or supplemented by six credit hours in accounting; OR four years of experience in progressively responsible auditing or accounting work, including one year of supervisory or advanced auditing experience; and graduation from high school, supplemented by six credit hours of post high school courses in accounting.  Additional training in accounting, business administration or a related field including six credit hours in accounting may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Note:  A master’s degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field; CPA certification; or registration as a Public Accountant may be substituted for one year of professional nonsupervisory accounting or auditing experience.  Applicants who are currently licensed as a Public Accountant (in the state of Pennsylvania) or as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) will meet the minimum requirements for both job titles.

Starting Salary:  Local government salaries vary.  Please contact the Allegheny County Department of Human Services for specific information.

Have questions?  Please contact Mary Friedman at mary.friedman@alleghenycounty.us or (412) 350-4274.

How to ApplyApply online at www.scsc.pa.gov.  Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage.  Select View Open Announcements & Apply from the menu and reference announcement # 2017-029 for Field Auditor 2 & 3 to submit your application.  You will be tested after your qualifications are reviewed.  The test will be scheduled as soon as possible after the announcement closes for application and your eligibility has been determined.   The test will be held in Pittsburgh.  You may test once under this announcement.  Please be sure to select all job titles for which you wish to be considered at the time of application.  You will not be permitted to add titles after testing.

Veterans:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of www.scsc.pa.gov.

Location:

Allegheny County Department of Human Services

1 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15222


two ausa openings with the eastern district of pa

About the Office: 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is one of the largest districts in the United States. The District covers a nine-county area in southeastern Pennsylvania with a population of 5.2 million people. The District’s principal city is Philadelphia, with a staffed branch office in Allentown, PA, and contains the fourth largest metropolitan center in the country.

Job Description: 

The office is accepting applications on an ongoing basis from experienced trial attorneys to prosecute CRIMINAL CASES. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. The applicant must submit a resume.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess outstanding litigation skills, legal writing and research skills, courtroom skills, and demonstrated commitment to professionalism and public service.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Salary: 

The salary range for this position is $68,037 - $160,200 annually, which includes locality pay for the Philadelphia area.

Travel: 

Occasional travel within and outside the district will be required.

Application Process: 

Please be sure that your resume contains months and years of all periods of education and employment, as well as State and month and year of your earliest BAR admission.
Resumes and cover letters must be submitted via electronic mail to Louis D. Lappen, First Assistant United States Attorney, at the following email address:

USAPAE.AUSA.Recruit@usdoj.gov

PDF format is preferred. Please do not send via U.S. mail.

Due to the tremendous volume of applications we receive, we will only respond to those whom we select for an interview.
This announcement allows us to fill positions on an ongoing basis as they become available.

Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Relocation Expenses: 

Relocation expenses are not ordinarily authorized.

 

Job Description: 
The office is accepting applications on an o going basis from experienced trial attorneys to represent the United States in CIVIL ACTIONS in both defensive and affirmative cases. Some specific practice areas are: Civil Enforcements, Civil Rights, Corporate Fraud, Employment Discrimination, Malpractice, Prisoners' Rights, Tort Law/Personal Injury, Trial Practice.

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Qualifications: 
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.  The applicant must submit a resume. 

Preferred Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will possess outstanding litigation skills, legal writing and research skills, courtroom skills, and demonstrated commitment to professionalism and public service.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Salary: 
The salary range for this position is $68,037 to $160,200 annually, which includes locality pay for the Philadelphia area.
Travel: 
Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required.
Application Process: 
Please be sure that your resume contains months and years of all periods of education and employment, as well as State and month and year of your earliest BAR admission. Resumes and cover letters must be submitted via electronic mail to Louis D. Lappen, First Assistant United States Attorney, at the following email address: USAPAE.AUSA.Recruit@usdoj.gov PDF format is preferred. Please do not send via U.S. mail. Due to the tremendous volume of applications we receive, we will only respond to those whom we select for an interview. This announcement allows us to fill positions on an ongoing basis as they become available.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses are not ordinarily authorized.