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Deputy City Solicitor Code Enforcement Unit

Company name

City of Philadelphia

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 25,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Years of Experience

6-10 yrs required

Location

Philadelphia, PA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Deputy City Solicitor - Code Enforcement Unit The candidate will be responsible for defending the City of Philadelphia in statutory appeals before the Board of Licenses and Inspection Review, Tax Review Board, and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment, along with any appeals to the Court of Common Pleas from those administrative agency decisions. Defend the City in emergency injunctive actions arising under the Philadelphia Code in the Court of Common Pleas and before the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Manage a large caseload. Conduct depositions, engage experts, attend court conferences, draft appropriate pleadings, court memoranda, and dispositive motions, and prepare and present cases before the Philadelphia Court system. Advise and represent the City of Philadelphia and our employees before government agencies and in legal matters. Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in code enforcement litigation. Communicate with clients, colleagues, judges, and others involved in the case. Conduct research and analysis of legal problems. Study federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations. Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals, and government agencies. Present facts in writing and verbally to their clients or others and argue on behalf of the clients. Prepare and file legal documents, such as preliminary objections, answers, dispositive motions, and appellate briefs in statutory appeals. Analyze probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents. Negotiate settlements. Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law. Should preferably have 6-10 years of experience or a judicial clerkship. Must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Strong academic background will also be considered. Ability to manage and try a high volume of cases before state and federal courts and administrative boards such as the Board of Licenses and Inspection Review, Tax Review Board, and Zoning Board of Adjustment is required. Excellent trial advocacy skills is needed. Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and process is must.

Company info

Kristin Bray
City of Philadelphia
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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