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Litigation Attorney

Company: Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Litigation Attorney performs professional legal work in the Litigation Section of the AOPC Legal Department and is responsible for providing legal representation for judges, district court administrators, and other judicial officials and agencies when facing legal action related to their official duties.

35 hours per week
Remote work may be available up to two days per week.
Excellent benefits program including comprehensive, low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans for employees and eligible family members beginning on the first day of employment; 13 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days, and 12+ paid vacation days per year; salary increases; student loan forgiveness plan; employee assistance programs; and retirement plans.
Free parking.

Typical Duties
An Attorney who develops a case theory, interviews clients and witnesses, and advises litigation clients.
Drafts responses to suits, such as motions to dismiss, answers and affirmative defenses, motions for summary judgment, preliminary objections, motions to quash, and memoranda of law.
Researches relevant areas of law using electronic and traditional research tools.
A Lawyer who propounds and responds to discovery requests.
Deposes opposing parties and prepares clients for and defends depositions.
Negotiates and finalizes settlements and participates in mediation.
A Lawyer who argues motions in state and federal court.
Drafts Third Circuit and state appellate court briefs and presents oral arguments.
An Attorney who responds to complaints before federal and state agencies (i.e., EEOC, DOJ, Court of Claims, Unemployment Compensation), including investigating claims and compiling documentation.
Advises clients on various issues, including employment issues, to prevent litigation.
Responds to subpoenas for documents or testimony, filing motions to quash where appropriate.
Prepares and presents conference and seminar programs for clients and others.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an ABA-approved law school.
Attorney Admitted to and in good standing before the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania PLUS
Three years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work, with some experience in highly responsible and complex professional legal work.

Additional Requirements / Preferences
Employment law experience, particularly with federal anti-discrimination laws preferred.
Litigation experience in the federal courts, including civil rights, constitutional law, and employment law cases preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
Occasional overnight travel may be required.
A satisfactory criminal background check is required.

Keywords: Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Harrisburg , Litigation Attorney, Legal , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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