December 28, 2010

Entry-level attorney job in Philly suburbs

Small law firm in the King of Prussia area seeks a part-time paralegal or legal assistant. Ideal candidate should have experience in landlord/tenant law as well as debt collection practices. Duties will include office administration, database management, legal research for real estate and commercial litigation, document drafting, etc. Candidate should be familiar with Word, Excel, and Westlaw.

Daily duties may include:

- answering phones and preparing communications
- maintaining case files and spreadsheets
- maintaining attorney calendar
- legal research and writing
- contract drafting and proof reading
- preparing pleadings in PA federal and state courts

Position will be for approximately 24 hours per week with some flexibility as to scheduling, although the preference is for M, W, F from 9 to 5. Initial term would be anticipated to be 6 months; however, full-time employment could follow. Pay will depend on hours available but approximately $10-15K total for the six months.

*NOTE: Attorneys with 0-3 years experience are welcome to apply; however, the position will contain administrative duties. Should an attorney be hired, efforts will be made to give training in a variety of fields with potential to lead to full-time employment. Attorneys who apply should send a cover letter expressing reason for interest in the position.

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