Can you imagine going to work every day knowing that you're
making a positive difference in our community?
Our law firm exists to help entrepreneurs and small business
owners with the legal issues that keep them up at night. We take
pride in seeing our clients’ businesses grow and thrive, helping
new products enter the marketplace, and helping to create
family-sustaining jobs at high-growth businesses. We also help real
estate investors and homeowners buy and sell properties through our
real estate transaction practice.
We are looking for an experienced Associate Attorney for our
fast-growing law firm. Our firm is small enough that everyone is a
critical part of the team, yet big enough to offer the security and
benefits you want. Work where you know the Owner, have daily
interaction with our clients, and participate as a vital player on
a high-growth team. We provide opportunities for our team members
to grow personally, professionally, and financially.
Who is the Perfect Candidate?
We aren’t like other law firms. That’s not necessarily “good” or
“bad.” It just is. It works for us. Therefore, we think it is fair
– and important – to lay out, up front, what type of person we are
looking for and what we expect from you.
Your primary duties will be (1) assume full responsibility for
the legal production pipeline, from intake to delivery of work to
the client; (2) manage a dynamic caseload; and (3) ensure all legal
work is completed efficiently, accurately, and on-time. To be
successful, you must be confident, flexible, growth-minded,
comfortable in a fast-paced environment, responsive, and a thorough
and precise researcher, writer, and speaker.
We think the right candidate will have between 3-7 years of
experience handling litigation and/or transactional matters. If you
have no legal experience, please do not apply. We need someone who
can hit the ground running. Our firm is not the type of firm that
wants to be the fourth year of law school.
You must be good with basic technology. Experience with the Mac
and Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro,
Casemaker, Rocket Matter, G Suite and/or Dropbox is preferred but
You must have an active law license in Pennsylvania.
Excellent references required.
As a precursor to scheduling an in-person interview, we invite
you to learn more about the type of person we are looking for and
the type of firm culture we are building. If you are interested,
you will follow the instructions at the end to send us your
What are some of the characteristics that any member of our team
You must be a positive person. If you see the glass half full,
you are the type of person we are looking for. We have a
zero-tolerance policy for toxic people and workplace drama. Our
team is outstanding and does amazing work. We do not do well with
negative attitudes, whiners, complainers, or victims, and you
definitely will not fit in if you even think that you may fit into
one of the above categories of negative people.
We need people who are not afraid of computers or learning new
things that will make their jobs easier. You must be proficient
with Word, Outlook, Dropbox, electronic legal research, and basic
case management. Also, we’re looking for someone who not only
“follows” policies and procedures, but also embraces them and are
thankful they exist. In fact, if you get excited about creating new
policies, procedures, templates, checklists or systems because you
know they make your life easier, you’ll probably make your way to
the top of our list.
We need high energy and enthusiasm for the work we do (and life
in general). You must be able to work fast and change gears
quickly. You must be able to think on your feet and make smart
You also need to be detail oriented. We plan to help a lot of
people launch businesses and create lasting opportunities. We
produce significant amounts of work on sometimes tight schedules.
Working fast is no excuse for careless mistakes. No one’s life or
business should be negatively impacted because our firm didn’t file
the right documents, do the right searches, or meet deadlines. It
You must be willing to go the extra mile to get the job done
right the first time. In our practice, getting it done right the
first time for our clients is very important and we need everyone
to work with this goal in mind.
You must, must, must have emotional intelligence and empathy.
You cannot be someone who does not take criticism well or cannot
deal well with people. You must be a team player. Our team is
growing, and you will be instrumental in that growth. We are strong
believers in the team approach and our office is a team
environment, so if you are not a team player, this is not the job
for you. If you think you can fake being a team player, you can’t.
You need to be able to talk to people in a manner that is
confident, kind, and candid. You might need to deliver difficult
messages with compassion and without talking down, barking,
snapping. You must be able and willing to confront issues early and
head-on to help the team grow and thrive. While it is important to
show that you care about our clients, it is more important to
actually care about them.
If, while you are reading this, you were distracted by the buzz
of your cellphone or a Facebook alert, this might not be the job
for you. If you think there are many good reasons not to show up to
work on time, or if you need take several coffee, smoke, or cell
phone breaks during the workday, this job is not for you. If you
want to spend time Monday through Friday from 8-5 surfing the
internet, Facebooking, or chatting on the phone and still expect to
be paid, this is not the job for you.
If you are the type of person who stays on your cell phone
having a conversation while you are placing a food order, ordering
coffee, or in the check-out line face-to-face with a cashier, this
is not the job for you. And you should stop doing that because it
If you are one of those people who seems to get sick a lot on
Friday mornings or Sunday nights, this really is not the job for
you. We know and understand the difference between “sick” and
*sick*. We give reasonable PTO. We know how to spot a pattern. If
you get “sick” when it is convenient for you and don’t care what
your long weekend does to the rest of the team, please do not apply
for this position.
If you think your juris doctorate and years of work experience
mean that you are too good or valuable or important to make coffee,
stuff envelopes, or scan your own documents, this is absolutely,
positively not the job for you. These are not necessarily tasks you
will perform on a daily basis, but if you kill the Joe, you make
some mo’. (See, e.g., Terry Tate, Office Linebacker).
If you think our office sounds like a no-fun, no-good place to
be, this is not the job for you. If this sounds harsh or unfair,
then this is not the job for you. You should stop reading this ad
If, on the other hand, you realize that the work environment we
have created will help you get your job done efficiently, with
other people who love their job, while helping people who really
need it, and allow you to earn a great income, and also have a life
outside of work, then you are the type of candidate we would like
If you have gotten this far and are thinking about applying, it
means that you are ready for a challenge and want to be part of a
team that helps people and rewards good work. Or maybe you’re just
interested in hearing some bad jokes at an interview.
Other requirements include the following: • Conveys confidence
in person and on the phone, • Shows empathy to clients and puts
them at ease during challenging times, • Demonstrates exceptional
communication skills, • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite
• Go-getter with a strong work ethic
Thank you for taking the time to read this entire ad, if you
decide to apply and follow instructions, we look forward to
following up with you