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Public Relations and Communications Manager – Philadelphia

Opportunity to work hybrid after initial training period.

Job description

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, a long established national law firm, seeks a goal oriented, positive and energetic self-starter to manage and increase the public brand and profile of Schnader and its attorneys, both regionally and nationally, via media and public relations, marketing and promotion. This candidate will work with attorneys, practice groups and departments to identify writing and speaking opportunities for attorneys and prepare pitch materials, as necessary; promote the Firm’s and its attorneys’ achievements, experience and capabilities by pitching articles, alerts, interviews and speaking engagements; assist with drafting and editing articles, alerts, social media posts and other website content; post content to website; pursue ultimate submission of articles/alerts and subsequent publication, as well as acceptance by organizations of speaking engagement pitches; negotiate and coordinate publication agreements; work with reporters to ensure that attorneys will be contacted as sources; review media, track placements and maintain a clips file; manage crisis communications issues; seek out and respond to requests from legal trades for articles on various subjects; cultivate relationships with journalists in business, legal press and trade publications that align with the Firm’s practice areas; field and vet media inquiries; conduct research and prepare lawyers for press interviews; and ensure consistent communication and messaging to internal and external audiences.

What sets Schnader apart from its competitors is its “small firm” feel and “large firm” legal practice. Schnader’s long-standing tradition and commitment to pro bono work and public service, paired with its talented attorneys and staff, sophisticated work and a high level of customer service have contributed to its reputation for superior quality legal work within a uniquely positive and friendly working environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for a talented Public Relations and Communications Manager who takes pride in and ownership of a job well done.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are military friendly and we warmly welcome all qualified candidates with rich diverse backgrounds to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Firm-wide public relations and communications support to Firm’s offices.
  • Develop relationships with media contacts in each of the cities in which Schnader has offices. Handle day-to-day press relations, external communications and crisis communications.
  • Work with attorneys to promote practice area skills and capabilities. Write media pitches and press releases; assist others in the Marketing Department with maintaining the Firm’s social media presence, including assisting with drafting social media, blog and website content (website bios, news items and event listings); and post content to the website and social media platforms.
  • Develop story ideas and articles; pitch to attorneys and to the press and other outlets.
  • Track industry publications and recommend public relations opportunities to attorneys.
  • Work with others in the Marketing Department to manage the Schnader website and social media and to maintain the relevancy, accuracy and appearance of the Schnader website and social media.
  • Monitor the internet to ensure the integrity and consistency of the Schnader name, its attorneys, its brand and reputation.
  • Leverage the Firm’s use of social media.
  • Create and present media/public relations, social media and LinkedIn training seminars for Schnader attorneys.
  • Attend practice group meetings as a public relations advisor to look for opportunities to promote the Firm, practice groups and attorneys.
  • Manage the dissemination process of alerts, articles and other publications.
  • Collect competitive intelligence research and cultivate relationships with journalists in business, legal press and trade publications in our geographies. Use knowledge to prepare lawyers for press interviews, pitches and marketing opportunities.
  • Provide assistance to others in the Marketing Department with rankings, surveys, award submissions and pitches.
  • Assist with managing Marketing interns and selection process.
  • Fulfill other duties and projects as required by the CMO.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Marketing, English, Journalism or Communications.
  • 3-5 years of media relations experience in a professional services firm, preferably a law firm.
  • Experience writing and preparing marketing communications materials.
  • Impeccable research, writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent project and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines and deliver an excellent work product.
  • Must demonstrate responsiveness to media and internal constituencies. Must have highly professional demeanor, ability to interact successfully with lawyers and staff at all levels. Must have discretion and diplomacy and the ability to use professional judgment to deal with sensitive, confidential matters. Must be self-motivated and deadline oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and communicate complex subjects clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with reporters, attorneys, marketing professionals and vendors.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships with media in all Firm-wide geographic areas and the ability to identify and generate media coverage opportunities.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work off-hours and travel occasionally, in a COVID-19 safe manner.
  • Online media directory services experience required.
  • Experience with commonly used social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, required.
  • Full knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe Acrobat are required.
  • PR software (e.g. PRNewswire, Factiva, Vocus; JD Supra and Mondaq) experience is a plus.
  • Design, contact database software and research capabilities (e.g., Publisher, Photoshop, Vuture, InterAction and AtVantage) are a plus.
  • Must be open to learning business development skills and possess a willingness and interest in performing the responsibilities associated with business development in a law firm.

Rewards:

Schnader offers an extensive menu of generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, long term care, life, AD&D, supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, gap hospital, accident and critical illness insurances, flex spending (Medical, Dependent Care & Transportation) and health savings accounts, retirement plan as well as paid vacation, sick and holiday time. Most effective on the first of the month following date of hire.

Qualified candidates who take pride in their work product and in helping their team shine, should e-mail their resume, cover letter and writing sample to schnaderjobs@schnader.com. Include PRCM in the e-mail subject line.

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Desktop Support Analyst – Tier II – Philadelphia

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, a long established national law firm, seeks to hire a full time team oriented Support Analyst to assist the Information Services team with second tier troubleshooting.

What sets Schnader apart from its competitors is its “small-firm” feel and “large firm” legal practice. Schnader’s long-standing tradition and commitment to pro-bono work and public service, paired with its talented attorneys and staff, sophisticated work and a high level of customer service has contributed to its reputation for superior quality legal work within a uniquely positive and friendly working environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for a talented support analyst who takes pride in and ownership of a job well done.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are military friendly and we warmly welcome all qualified candidates with rich diverse backgrounds to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responds to Help Desk calls and emails by researching and troubleshooting problems with software applications, hardware, printers, laptops and smart phones
  • Provides deskside support
  • Provides printer and printer driver support for VDI environment as well as physical Windows computers
  • Enters tickets into Footprints ticketing system. Clearly documents user requests and issues on tickets
  • Provides status and communicates incident resolution to users
  • Performs software installation and upgrades on physical Windows computers
  • Provides support for users on Citrix VDI environment
  • Assists IS team with testing and troubleshooting of software packages
  • Performs support functions for various law firm applications, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Payne Numbering Assistant, iManage document management system and Best Authority
  • Participates in and contributes to department projects
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Provides on-site floor support and after hours support coverage

EXPERIENCE:

  • Four years of desktop support experience
  • Experience with Citrix and VDI technology
  • Experience with Windows 10 and MAC computers
  • Experience working in a law firm environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Payne Numbering Systems, iManage document management system, Best Authority and other legal software applications

SKILLS:

  • Proficient with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with Help Desk ticketing software
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding of Active Directory

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • Monday – Friday; 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Some after-hours support needed on a rotating basis

REWARDS:

Schnader offers an extensive menu of rich benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, long term care, life, AD&D, supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, gap hospital, accident and critical illness insurances, flex spending (Medical, Dependent Care & Transportation) and health savings accounts, pet insurance, retirement and savings plan, tuition reimbursement as well as paid vacation, sick and holiday time. Most effective on the first of the month following date of hire.

Qualified applicants should e-mail a resume and detailed cover letter specifying how their background matches that of the above requirements and skills to schnaderjobs@schnader.com. Please include “SDSA” in the e-mail “Subject” line.

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Litigation Paralegal – Philadelphia

Job description

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, a long established national law firm, seeks to hire a full time team-oriented litigation paralegal with broad-based litigation experience.

What sets Schnader apart from its competitors is its “small firm” feel and “large firm” legal practice. Schnader’s long-standing tradition and commitment to pro bono work and public service, paired with its talented attorneys and staff, sophisticated work and a high level of customer service have contributed to its reputation for superior quality legal work within a uniquely positive and friendly working environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for a talented paralegal who takes pride in and ownership of a job well done.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are military friendly and we warmly welcome all qualified candidates with rich diverse backgrounds to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide case support to attorneys
  • Manage files and documents
  • Review, organize, redact and index documents
  • Assist with deposition and trial preparation
  • Manage day-to-day activities such as correspondence and filings
  • Draft basic discovery and prepare subpoenas
  • Manage case calendar deadlines
  • E-file court documents
  • Perform additional duties as required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent certification and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of litigation paralegal experience
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office 2010 software skills
  • Experience with document/case management systems preferred
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize assignments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Rewards:

Schnader offers an extensive menu of generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, long term care, life, AD&D, supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, gap hospital, accident and critical illness insurances, flex spending (Medical, Dependent Care & Transportation) and health savings accounts, pet insurance, retirement plan as well as paid vacation, sick and holiday time. Most effective on the first of the month following date of hire.

If you are a tech savvy, team spirited, self-starter who takes pride in their work product and in helping their team shine, you should e-mail your resume and cover letter to schnaderjobs@schnader.com. Include PLCS in the e-mail subject line.

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Legal Secretary/Paralegal – Pittsburgh

Job description

Litigation practice within a full-service firm, with a focus on mass tort/toxic tort/product liability defense, seeks a Legal Secretary/Paralegal to become an integral part of an active litigation team.

What sets Schnader apart from its competitors is its “small-firm” feel and “large firm” full service legal practice. Schnader’s long-standing tradition and commitment to pro bono work and public service, paired with its talented attorneys and staff, sophisticated work and high level of customer service has contributed to its reputation for superior quality legal work within a uniquely positive and friendly working environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for a legal professional who wants to play a key role administratively supporting attorneys throughout all phases of the pre-litigation and litigation process and who enjoys serving clients in a diverse legal environment.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We warmly welcome qualified candidates with rich and diverse backgrounds to apply and are military friendly.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in case management
  • Draft basic discovery demands, subpoenas, notices and FOIA requests
  • Maintain and organize litigation files, including electronic file management
  • Track and manage discovery deadlines and discovery compliance
  • Process authorizations
  • Obtain medical records
  • Review and digest medical records
  • Digest deposition transcripts
  • Exchange basic discovery
  • Schedule depositions and IMEs
  • Coordinate with witnesses and experts
  • Coordinate with local counsel in cases managed by our team
  • Trial preparation
  • E-file court documents
  • Handle court calendar
  • Assist with the preparation and assembly of pleadings and briefs
  • Create TOA and TOC using Styles
  • Assist attorneys with billing

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; will also consider Associate’s Degree with a Paralegal Certificate or equivalent work experience
  • 2 years of prior legal secretary/paralegal experience in a mass tort/toxic tort/product liability litigation environment
  • Experience handling court calendar
  • Experience generating Table of Contents and Table of Authorities
  • Proficiency with converting Word documents to pdfs
  • Strong Microsoft Office 2010 software skills
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, creative and capable of managing multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines in a demanding, but rewarding, environment
  • A strong team player, as well as the ability to work on independent projects
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision; and work under strict deadlines
  • Self-motivated, exercising sound judgment, demonstrating good time-management and teamwork skills
  • A commitment to providing excellent client service, and effectively interact with clients as well as staff at all levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must

Rewards/Benefits:

Schnader offers an extensive menu of rich benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, long term care, life, AD&D, supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, gap hospital, accident and critical illness insurances, flex spending (Medical, Dependent Care & Transportation) and health savings accounts, pet insurance, retirement plan as well as paid vacation, sick and holiday time. Most effective on the first of the month following date of hire.

Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter to schnaderjobs@schnader.com.  Please include “PLAP” in the “Subject” line.

 

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