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Legal Studies Experience On Your Resume

Some job postings listed through the Legal Studies program office encourage five or more years of experience in the legal field as a requisite for applying for the job opening. Do not let this prevent you from applying for the job. If you have any experience to share, including experience as a legal secretary or even as an intern, be sure to list your experience on your resume and apply for the job: Use your education and practical experience with the Legal Studies Office as a focus on your resume.

If you would like to have your resume reviewed prior to submitting it for a job position, please contact the Legal Studies office, 477-2205, or the Office of Career Development, 477-2163.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS March 1-31, 2018 ***
(updated: March 14, 2019)

Jury Clerk

The County of Chester, Department of Court Administration has an opening for a Support Staff IV. This position provides intermediate administrative support and performance of clerical duties for the Family Court Division and Jury Operations. The candidate filling this position must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, be proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to interact professionally with judges, internal customers, attorneys and the public, as this is a highly visible position requiring strong professionalism and customer service skills. The ability to establish priorities, be punctual, work independently and complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner is essential.

Duties: Handle incoming phone calls and visitors at the public counter; Schedule custody conferences, parenting classes and mediators; File and docket notices and pleadings at the Prothonotary’s Office; Maintain a daily log of custody orders received from conciliation conferences and after they are signed and returned by a judge; Ensure files are sent to the correct Orphans’ Court judge for signature; Assist the Family Court Administrator docket and distribute Protection from Abuse Orders, and maintain office equipment; Maintain professionalism and efficiency in daily contact with attorneys and pro se litigants regarding orders, complaints, stipulations, rule returnables, support and divorce pleadings; Assist in all phases of jury system daily operations in order to maintain a favorable image for the department and county when interacting with the general public, jurors, members of the legal profession, etc.; Assist in entering jury information into the computer system; Handle juror telephone calls; Assist in sorting, alphabetizing and filing all incoming mail; Assist in processing juror summons; Check-in jurors daily and prepare for court; Issue checks to jurors and maintain daily records; Communicate with judges and courtroom staff; Order office supplies and update juror phone messages daily; Direct attorneys, litigants and the public to appropriate courtrooms and hearing rooms; Cross-train and assist in other divisions of Court Administration; Perform special projects, as assigned; Perform other duties, tasks and special projects, as required. This position will require your time to be split between the Family Court Division and the Jury Division on a daily basis, with participation in other areas of the department, as needed.

Requirements: High School Diploma with a minimum of one year general office experience; strong customer service, communication, organizational and computer skills, including MS Office. Candidates should be detail-oriented, professional, and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The ability to handle matters with confidentiality is a must. The hours for this position are 7:30 – 3:30. Applicant must have the ability to work extended hours when needed, or work 8:30 – 4:30 when necessary.

All positions within the Justice Center require a criminal history background check to be completed before a hiring decision is made. If interviewed copy/paste this website to your browser, download the form and submit to the State Police to begin the process: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

Position Type: Full-Time / Non-Exempt

Salary Information: Salary range available beginning at $30,683.38 annually based on education and experience.

Shift: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Weekly Hours: 35

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Two Part-Time Assistants – Wilmington, Delaware

New Castle County Government County Office of Law

Part-time openings (no more than 25 hours/week) for two assistants in the New Castle County Office of Law.

Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of receptionist duties; order supplies.
    • Use of basic office equipment
    • Filing and other clerical duties; deliver or pickup documents to/from clients and/or court
    • Assist in legal research projects, update spreadsheets on a daily basis.
    • Great opportunity to learn hands on in a law office environment.

Hourly wage $10.77 – $16.72 (commensurate with relevant experience)

Applications must be received by March 22, 2019.

Submit resume to April C. Turner, Law Administrator ([email protected])

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS February 1-28, 2018 ***
(updated: February 14, 2019)

Job Title: Human Resources/Data Privacy Paralegal

Overview: The Law Department is seeking a self-motivated, driven, team player to support our Chief Employment and Data Privacy Counsel. The candidate must be motivated, creative and result-oriented, and will be able to independently follow through to task or project completion. This work requires exercising considerable independent judgment and initiative. Qualified candidate will gain opportunity to learn Data Privacy.

Responsibilities:
        • Understand and stay informed regarding evolving best practices in the areas of employment law compliance and data privacy
        • Research federal, state, and international laws and regulations related to data privacy and security, including laws related to data collection, storage, transfer and data breach incidents
        • Research and understand topics relating to international employment law compliance, including related to newly-passed laws and regulations
        • Leverage legal and business knowledge to identify, analyze, evaluate, and monitor risk exposure, and work with internal counsel to develop methodologies to define, manage and mitigate such risks while considering operational impacts
        • Work with appropriate counsel (internal and external counsel) and business functions to correct and/or mitigate potential compliance issues in areas of data privacy and employment law
        • Support international training deployments, specifically those related to employment law compliance and data privacy training
        • Work with counsel to create, communicate, and maintain internal and public-facing employment law compliance and data privacy policies, standards and procedures and define related internal policy enforcement guidelines
        • Help define and communicate boundaries and employee expectations around key processes and procedures related to employment law compliance and data privacy
        • Support managing attorney by delivering reports and preparing presentations to business leaders on compliance tools and processes
        • Gather, review and analyze internal records to support employment and privacy-related audits and litigation activity
        • Coordinate with various business stakeholders as necessary to ensure successful and timely project and task completion
        • Successfully manage cost-tracking of projects to budget
        • Handle various administrative tasks, ad-hoc legal and compliance projects
        • Other duties as assigned
Required Education:
        • Bachelor’s degree required
        • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved institution required
        • Knowledge of international privacy regulations and/or CIPP certification strongly preferred.
Qualifications:
        • Minimum of 5 years paralegal experience in a legal environment with a multi-national corporation
        • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to follow through on assignments
        • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with other departments to advance organizational goals
        • Solid, demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and a detail orientation
        • Ability to trouble-shoot and independently solve problems
        • Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality
        • Confidence and flexibility with excellent interpersonal, collaborative and partnership development skills to work successfully with employees across all departments, geographies and cultures
        • Strong general computer skills, including expert knowledge of Microsoft Office business software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Internet usage

The following competencies are required:

        • Successfully apply a working understanding of substantive legal areas of data privacy and employment law to corporate matters in a global business setting
        • Demonstrate initiative, ownership and self-starter mentality
        • Effectively marshal resources in an environment with changing priorities
        • Orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal while maintaining composure
        • Ability to focus on results and desired outcomes and leverage problem-solving and collaboration skills to determine how best to achieve them
        • Quickly adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities
        • Have outstanding policy development, policy management and process documentation skills
        • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with individuals at various levels in the organization
        • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work
        • Diligently attend to details and pursue quality in all tasks
        • Display an ongoing commitment to continuous learning, training, and self-improvement
        • Earn others’ trust and respect through consistent ethics, honesty, and professionalism
        • Help to foster a collegial work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS November 1-30, 2018 ***
(updated: November 16, 2018)

Delaware Department of Justice Casual/Seasonal Job Opening

This is a Casual/Seasonal position (in order to be in compliance with the Delaware code and provisions of The Affordable Care Act; work hours are to be less than 30 hours per week, or less than 130 hours per month, on average over the course of a fiscal year; July 1 to June 30). This is a position without healthcare benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Opening Date: November 5, 2018

Closing Date: November 28, 2018

CASUAL/SEASONAL PARALEGAL
Sex Crimes Unit, Criminal Division, New Castle County

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
This Paralegal will provide general paralegal support to Deputy Attorneys General in the Special Victims Unit, Criminal Division, in New Castle County. This Paralegal’s duties include researching, preparing and processing legal documents for the Deputy Attorneys General and responsible for various paralegal duties in preparation of cases for trial. This Paralegal prepares and coordinates the issuance of subpoenas; organizes files for sexual assault prosecution, redacts video and audiotaped statements for court, reviews cases to identify witnesses and potential evidentiary needs at trial. This Paralegal must demonstrate good organizational and computer skills and be able to work accurately and independently within strict time frames with a minimum of direct guidance and supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

No less than five (5) years of employment with the Department of Justice in a similar capacity AND a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved, non-ABA approved or Department-sponsored program, OR

An Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA-approved program, OR

A Bachelor’s degree AND a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved or Department-sponsored program OR

A Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA-approved program OR

A Bachelor’s degree AND one year of law school

Internal Delaware Department of Justice Applicants: Please submit an updated Resume or summary of work experience to the Director of Human Resources.

External Applicants: In order to be considered for this position, external applicants must submit Resume and the Delaware Department of Justice Application (please see link): http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/executive/hr/job-application/

OR external applicants can mail Resume and the Delaware Department of Justice Application to: Delaware Department of Justice, Human Resources, 820 N. French Street, 6th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801, OR E-mail to: [email protected] OR Fax to: 302-577-5866. EOE.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant - West Chester, PA

Nescio & Seace, LLP
113 East Evans Street
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 436-1676

Small, established West Chester Jaw firm seeks paralegal/legal assistant.

Responsible for:
        • Performing a wide variety of paralegal functions and administrative duties.
        • Preparing documents and correspondence.
        • Day to day interaction with clients.
        • Providing direct interaction and assistance to lawyers at the firm.
        • Operating a wide variety of office equipment (including computer, copier, scanner, etc.)
        • Maintaining office inventory and supplies.
        • Creating and ensuring the accuracy of correspondence.
        • Understanding, preparing and filing legal documents with courts in paper and electronic format.
        • Opening, organizing and maintaining legal files.
        • Scheduling the calendars of attorneys, including arranging meetings, conferences, teleconferences, depositions, court appointments, etc.
        • Recording attorney time and preparing invoices.
        • Maintain client confidence by keeping attorney/client information confidential.
        • Monitor communications placed on the firm's web-site.
Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree & Paralegal Certification Required (or Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal or Legal Studies)
Good work ethic Dependability, professionalism, promptness and ability to form and maintain client relationships
High level of interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of personnel- a team player
Demonstrates attention to detail, ability to work under pressure, organizational skills, ability to work independently, filing skills, ability to meet deadlines and time management skills
Verbal and written command of English language
Strong computer skills

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). We are looking for someone to start immediately. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send resume and salary requirements to: Karyn L. Seace, Esquire at [email protected].

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS October 1-31, 2018 ***
(updated: October 23, 2018)

Legal Administrative Assistant at D’Amico Law, PC

Expanding General Practice law firm in Kennett Square is seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant to provide comprehensive administrative/clerical support for a team of attorneys. Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

        • Answers telephone, greets clients, responds to and assists clients;
        • Maintains attorney calendar; plans and schedules conferences, teleconferences; records and monitors deadlines;
        • Handles and distributes incoming/outgoing mail;
        • Types, formats, and edits documents and prepares routine correspondence;
        • Transcribes dictation; proofreads for spelling, grammar, and content;
        • Creates, manages, and maintains electronic and hardcopy files;
        • Orders office supplies;
        • Opens files and closes matters; gathers and retrieves information from files when needed.
        • Arranges for and maintains conference rooms;
        • Provides administrative support (copy, scanning, faxing, etc.);
REQUIREMENTS:
        • 2 years of experience in law firm setting.
        • Familiarity with federal, state and local court procedures, a plus.
        • Notary appointment, a plus;
        • Bi-lingual, a plus;
        • Excellent organizational and communication skills with close attention to detail.
        • Ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
        • Ability to use standard office equipment, including personal computer, copier, scanner, typewriter, facsimile, telephone, dictation machine, etc.

Pleasant working environment. Salary commensurate with experience.

D'Amico Law, PC

Anita M. D’Amico
Jessica O. Socienski
Nicole V.C. Rossi

Earl K. Rigler, Jr. Of Counsel

Phone: 610-444-4555
Facsimile: 610-444-6555
email: [email protected]

Paralegal - Delaware County, PA

I am a solo practitioner with a practice dedicated exclusively to Plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. My practice is spread throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. In order to maintain this type of practice I am driving to various counties on a weekly basis so I need a candidate who can work independently and is self-motivated.

I am willing to train a candidate with no experience but my preference would be for a Candidate who has some law office experience.

The day-to-day responsibilities include transcribing digital dictation; telephone contact with clients, opposing counsel, healthcare providers, and courts; assisting or independently preparing pleadings, discovery, motions/petitions ;and pre-litigation case development.

I use Amicus Attorney, case management software. I also use Microsoft 365 which includes the most up to date versions of Word, Outlook, and Excel. Proficiency with Word and Outlook is a must.

The salary range is competitive for Delaware County and is commensurate with experience.

NOTE: I am replacing a current employee, therefore, all applications must contact me privately by email ([email protected]) or cell phone (215.802.9004).

Thank you.

GREGORY L SCHELL, ESQ

Suite 207
630 Fairview Rd.
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(215)545-9000 | Fax (215)545-9540 | [email protected]

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS August 1-31, 2018 ***
(updated: August 16, 2018)

Paralegal - Wilmington, DE

The Castro Firm, Inc. is seeking a hard-working, reliable paralegal who is in the process of becoming certified or currently certified to work in their high-paced practice in the personal injury and family law departments at their Wilmington Riverfront office.

A PARALEGAL’S JOB DUTIES WOULD INCLUDE, but are not limited to:

              • Handling all pre-litigation personal injury and family law matters;
              • Client intakes, drafting letters to insurance companies and court;
              • Speaking daily to clients and adjusters regarding status of cases;
              • Ordering and organizing medical records/binders;
              • Dealing with minor’s petitions; settlement loan companies and the like;
              • Drafting settlement demands and other pleadings;
              • Keeping clients abreast of their legal status; dealing with doctor’s offices
              • Going to court to file documents, when needed;
              • You will be trained by your supervising paralegal and attorney on these functions

QUALIFICATIONS:

              • High school diploma or equivalent a minimum;
              • Paralegal Certification preferred (or in the process of becoming certified)
              • Some legal experience preferred
              • Good communication and organizational skills, being patient and kind to our clients

SALARY:

              • Commensurate with experience and education.

Any interested applicants can e-mail their resume and cover letter to [email protected] or call us at 302.225.5700 for more information.

PARALEGAL POSITION – AUGUST 9, 2018

The position is for either an entry level or experienced paralegal for a seasoned general practitioner who handles a large volume of personal injury litigation in PA and DE. The applicant must be proficient with the entire Microsoft Office Suite and Office 365. The position is a full-time, paid position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful applicant, to the extent needed, will be trained by the attorney and/or a seasoned paralegal who is transitioning into retirement after more than a decade with the firm. In addition to the applicant’s salary the firm offers a 401K with employer matching and two weeks of vacation per year. The office is usually closed between Christmas and the new year and that is paid as well. Though many members of the firm do not require health insurance, the firm does pay for health insurance for those needing the same.

Please send resume to Al Greto at [email protected].

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS July 1-31, 2018 ***
(updated: July 18, 2018)

IT Contract Specialist

BDP International seeks an IT Contract Specialist for the following job duties:

              • Will be responsible for full life cycle of contract and vendor management.
                • New Contract Negotiations
                • Contract Renewals
                • Maintain Approved Vendor Lists
                • Maintain Application Portfolio
                • Maintain List of all active contracts
                • Maintain IT NDAs
                • Ensure timely renewal or cancelation of all contracts
              • Will work collaboratively with Legal department
              • Will work with IT Financial Specialist to ensure costs for contracts are all recorded correctly
              • Work with various IT department leaders on contractual needs
              • Monitor Software License Compliance
              • Ensure proper approvals are in place to finalize contractual agreements
              • Review and track SLA’s. Take actions as needed (penalties, terminations, cost savings, etc.)
              • 1-2 years paralegal experience

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Catherine Muldoon
Chief Legal Officer
BDP International, Inc.
510 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 (215) 629-8297
[email protected]

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