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Associate Attorney

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Organization Type

Law Firm

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Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


Pittsburgh, PA

Date Last Verified

Mar 15,2018

Posted on

Jan 25,2018
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
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Associate Attorney The candidate will be 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. Represent clients at legal, administrative and other proceedings as assigned. Participate in the development of strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of cases. Document account/file activity in accordance with the Firm's policies and procedures. Negotiate with individuals to achieve final resolution of cases, arrange legal settlements, and resolve routine issues, as assigned. Research and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations and formulates legal opinions for review. Interview clients and witnesses in preparation for legal proceedings. Identify causes of action and prepare lawsuits based upon an investigation of facts and applicable laws and procedures. Review, draft, and/or dictate legal briefs, correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents. Conduct discovery in conformity with applicable rules. Monitor routine case files to formulate next course of action and ensure deadlines are maintained. Assign and review the work of department staff, as required. Act in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other applicable consumer protection statutes and regulations. Develop and maintain relationships with current clients. Act with the highest ethical standards both as a legal professional and as a member of the Firm. Actively promote professionalism, collegiality and diversity within and outside the Firm.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Juris Doctor 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 essential.

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Ref: #2517

Company info

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


"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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