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ProfileAssistant City Solicitor- Labor & Employment The candidate in the Labor & Employment Unit of the Law Department represent the City of Philadelphia departments, agencies, boards and officials in litigation and counseling matters. Attorneys appear daily before the Civil Service Commission, AAA arbitrations, and agencies such as the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the EEOC and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and litigate in federal and state courts. Will appear daily before the Civil Service Commission, AAA arbitrations, and agencies such as the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the EEOC and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and litigate in federal and state courts. In addition to the Position Summary, responsibilities include: Advise and represent the City of Philadelphia and our employees, before government agencies, and in legal matters. 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 and dispositive motions. Supervise legal assistants. Analyze probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents. Negotiate settlements. Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Law degree at an accredited law school and member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar. Must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Should have knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and process. Should have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work on teams and collaborate with colleagues and clients Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to identify and analyze legal issues within complex fact patterns. Ability: Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions. Ability to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter. Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries and listen, answer questions, present to large groups and high-level officials and employ diplomacy in challenging situations.
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City of Philadelphia
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102