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Atty. McClure Receives the Anne X. Alpern Award

Posted on June 9th, 2022 at 9:31 AM

ECBA member, Christine McClure received the prestigious Anne X. Alpern Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Women in the Profession Division on May 11. 

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Bankruptcy Paralegal Wanted

Posted on June 7th, 2022 at 11:04 AM

The Quinn Law Firm has an immediate opening for an experienced Bankruptcy Paralegal. Ideal candidates must have 3+ years of experience working with electronically filing documents with bankruptcy court and analyzing relevant information for creation of bankruptcy petitions, schedules, and plans. Prior experience computing paystubs and means tests is a plus.

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Personal Injury Paralegal Wanted

Posted on May 9th, 2022 at 11:37 AM

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. seeks a full-time personal injury paralegal to assist in the preparation of personal injury claims, including discovery and settlements, and support during litigation.

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Posted on April 14th, 2022 at 8:21 AM

MacDonald Illig Law Firm seeks a full-time, Administrative Assistant. We are the largest Law Firm in Erie, PA with 125 years in business. The right candidate must have excellent proofreading skills as well as proficiency using Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office Suite programs. Experience in Excel, Outlook and Document Management systems a plus.

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Administrative Assistant - Legal

Posted on April 7th, 2022 at 11:13 AM

The law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, the largest law firm in Northwest PA, seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant to work with several attorneys in our Business Transactions and our Banking and Real Estate practice groups. The successful candidate must have exceptional organization skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, have a positive attitude and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Several years of legal experience or experience in a business environment is a definite plus. Compensation will be based on skill level and experience.

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Legal Assistant

Posted on March 16th, 2022 at 11:01 AM

Opening for a Legal Assistant at the Latouf Law Firm

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Assistant Public Defender

Posted on February 28th, 2022 at 10:01 AM

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a case load which includes representation of clients from preliminary hearing through trial or representation of clients on appeal. Manage all cases by interviewing clients, witnesses and police officers. Preparing and conferring with investigators for case investigation in anticipation of trial. Research, draft and file all pre-trial motions in a timely manner. Negotiate with the District Attorney's Office any potential plea agreement prior to trial. Prepare and file all post-sentence motions and requests for appellate review in a timely manner.
  • When representing an appellate client, researching, drafting and filing all appellate pleadings and briefs in a timely manner. Working with the trial attorney to identify issues for appeal. Other duties as required or assigned.
  • The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

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Summer Law Clerk

Posted on February 10th, 2022 at 6:59 AM

The City of Erie is seeking applicants for a part time Summer Law Clerk. This could potentially lead to a full time position with the City of Erie.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely with the attorneys in the Solicitor’s office. The successful applicant will assist with a wide variety of municipal law such as drafting ordinances, resolutions, agreements and assist in labor and employment matters. The successful applicant will also attend municipal meetings, City Council meetings and court hearings.
As an employer, the City of Erie has a strong commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion and encourage minority and women applicants to apply. The City of Erie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All first and second year law students are eligible to apply. Applications are due March 15, 2022 and interviews will be held in early April.

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to Catherine Doyle at

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Environmental Attorney

Posted on February 9th, 2022 at 6:37 AM

Environmental Attorney

MacDonald Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP, an established Erie law firm with 48 attorneys, seeks an attorney for its growing environmental law group. A technical math, science, engineering, or environmental background, or related experience, is preferred. Excellent academic credentials are required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, writing sample, and a list of 3-5 references to:


Jenna Bickford, Esquire

MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP

100 State Street, Suite 700

Erie, Pennsylvania 16507

MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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Administrative Secretary

Posted on January 31st, 2022 at 1:47 PM

An Administrative Secretary is need in the Erie County Public Defender's Office.

  • General office management such as answering phones and speaking with potential clients to determine whether they qualify for services, assisting attorneys, and performing clerical work that includes maintaining records, paying invoices, and entering data in addition to a variety of other tasks.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • As may be required by department head, performs any or all of the following duties:
  • Maintain client confidentiality;
  • Screen and assist all walk-in applicants at the Public Defender's Office, including the determination of eligibility of services;
  • Assist in the preparation of legal documents including motions, petitions, orders and briefs prepared for the Court of Common Pleas and the Pennsylvania appellate courts;
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail for the department, as well as processing outgoing mail;
  • Support attorneys and investigative staff by typing correspondence, answering phone calls and filing and retrieving documents and information when necessary;
  • Receive, record and distribute to the appropriate attorney or investigator messages, information requests and/or complaints received via phone, email or in person;
  • Create case files for the attorneys;
  • Schedule/confirm preliminary hearing dates for the attorneys;
  • Make and schedule office appointments for the attorneys;
  • Assist, as needed, the preparation of the daily Court Schedule;
  • Assist Magisterial District Judge Offices and Court Administration in identifying Public Defender clients;
  • Keep accurate calendars for the attorneys;
  • Participate as a courier between the Department and the Court House;
  • Other related work as required, the above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
  • Order office supplies;
  • Create requisitions/pay authorizations;
  • Pay bills;
  • Help prepare budget and track finances;
  • Submit employee mileage for reimbursement.

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