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Associate Attorney

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Date Last Verified

Apr 23,2018

Posted on

Jan 11,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Associate Attorney Duties: Responsible for handling a large volume of collection files. Will review and sign pleadings, attend court hearings, and manage negotiations with Debtors, Attorneys, Third Parties and Court Personnel. Represents clients at legal, administrative and other proceedings as assigned. Participates in the development of strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of cases. Documents account/file activity in accordance with the Firm’s policies and procedures. Negotiates with individuals to achieve final resolution of cases, arrange legal settlements, and resolve routine issues, as assigned. Researches and interprets laws, rulings, and regulations and formulates legal opinions for review. Interviews clients and witnesses in preparation for legal proceedings. Identifies causes of action and prepares lawsuits based upon an investigation of facts and applicable laws and procedures. Reviews, drafts, and/or dictates legal briefs, correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents. Conducts discovery in conformity with applicable rules. Monitors routine case files to formulate next course of action and ensure deadlines are maintained. Assigns and reviews the work of department staff, as required. Acts in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other applicable consumer protection statutes and regulations. Develops and maintains relationships with current clients. Acts with the highest ethical standards both as a legal professional and as a member of the Firm. Actively promotes professionalism, collegiality and diversity within and outside the Firm.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree and 1-3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Creditors’ Rights or Collections experience preferred. Must hold a current, valid state license to practice law in Pennsylvania. Knowledge of relevant laws, legal codes, legal/court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and electronic legal research tools such as Westlaw. The ability to interpret and apply legal principles and procedures and develop effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, and court systems.

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Ref. #2517

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA
1400 Koppers Building
436 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Review:

"A Satisfactory Firm "

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Consider giving bonuses to people that are doing a good job to make up for the low pay compared to other firms.

Pros : This was not my first choice of work and still isn't but I am happy with this place and I don't plan on leaving any time soon.
Cons : The pay isn't as good as you can get at competing firms and the work can get dull at times.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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