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Interested in helping our firm make a difference? We’d love to hear from you. If you can see yourself working here, whether in five weeks or five years, please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest to admin@cheshirenonprofitlaw.com.

Paralegal (Part-Time)

PART-TIME hourly position (20 hours/week); compensation dependent on experience and skill.  Flex schedule, must be generally available to take on assignments between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Hours may increase depending on candidate’s turnaround time, willingness to take on more work, skills, and abilities to produce high-quality work product that meets Firm’s standards and our clients’ needs.

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If you have at least three years of paralegal experience and are looking to serve the nonprofit sector, we would love to hear from you.

Responsibilities

Provide legal assistance and support nonprofit organization clients:

  • Review, draft, revise, and finalize a wide variety of documents including: contracts, grant agreements, policies, leases, registrations, resolutions, tax, and corporate forms
  • Research tax and other federal, state, and local laws such as lobbying, charitable solicitation, and child welfare
  • Organize and carefully review documents in preparation for mergers and other matters
  • Draft memoranda to document findings
  • Translate complex legal issues into understandable concepts using charts or visual aids

Client Management:

  • Support and/or manage projects and execute required work with little or no supervision
  • Communicate directly with clients and manage client expectations
  • Monitor legal and compliance issues and client news/events
  • Partner with outside counsel as needed

Client Development:

  • Prospective client intake
  • Maintain the Firm’s social media accounts and draft blog posts and alerts
  • Prepare materials for seminars and events

 

Requirements

  • Minimum 3+ years of relevant legal experience (nonprofit, corporate, governance, tax, trusts & estates)
  • Paralegal Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent experience required
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and analytical skills; strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interest in nonprofit organizations, board service, and/or working with underserved clients or communities
  • Comfortable with diversity

Ideal Candidate Qualities

  • Initiative, appreciable work ethic; “no job is too small” mentality
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple priorities; timeliness; tenacious follow-through
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; strategically creative
  • High level of integrity and good judgment
  • Open to constructive criticism, able and eager to apply new knowledge to future projects
  • Sociable interpersonal skills, able to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment
  • Contributes to internal Firm tasks; provides and implements suggestions for improvement that enhance our clients’ experiences and/or the Firm environment

Background investigation, including a drug screen, will be performed after an offer is extended.
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and interviews are ongoing.

 

About Cheshire Law Group:

Cheshire Law Group is a for-profit law firm that exclusively serves nonprofit organizations, meeting the unique legal needs of the nonprofit sector by providing high-quality, affordable legal services. We seek systemic solutions and have long-term relationships with many of our clients. Nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes benefit from our assistance with startup, repositioning, and crisis management, and our role as outside general counsel on-call. The firm is located in the historic Clarkson-Watson House in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, once headquarters of Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Attorney General.

Attorney (Part-Time, Hourly basis)

Cheshire Law Group is adding an Attorney (Part-time, hourly basis) to the team.  The Attorney will partner with our nonprofit clients to become a trusted advisor and provide expert counsel.  This role is ideal for an exceptional Attorney who will enjoy working with the nonprofit sector and is driven by the desire to always meet our client’s needs in a positive, thoughtful, and thorough manner.

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Responsibilities

Provide legal assistance and support nonprofit organization clients:

  • Review, draft, revise, and finalize a wide variety of documents including: contracts, grant agreements, policies, leases, registrations, resolutions, tax, and corporate forms
  • Research tax and other federal, state, and local laws such as lobbying, charitable solicitation, and child welfare
  • Organize and carefully review documents in preparation for mergers and other matters
  • Draft memoranda to document findings
  • Translate complex legal issues into understandable concepts using charts or visual aids

Client Management: 

  • Support and/or manage projects and execute required work with little or no supervision
  • Communicate directly with clients and manage client expectations
  • Monitor legal and compliance issues and client news/events
  • Partner with outside counsel as needed

Client Development:

  • Prospective client intake
  • Maintain the Firm’s social media accounts and draft blog posts and alerts
  • Prepare materials for seminars and events

 

Requirements

  • Minimum 3+ years of relevant legal experience (nonprofit, corporate, governance, tax, trusts & estates)
  • Licensed to practice in PA with additional state licenses (e.g., NJ, NY, MD, DE) a plus.  NJ preferred
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and analytical skills; strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interest in nonprofit organizations, board service, and/or working with underserved clients or communities
  • Comfortable with diversity

  Ideal Candidate Qualities

  • Initiative, appreciable work ethic; “no job is too small” mentality
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple priorities; timeliness; tenacious follow-through
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; strategically creative
  • High level of integrity and good judgment
  • Open to constructive criticism, able and eager to apply new knowledge to future projects
  • Sociable interpersonal skills, able to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment
  • Contributes to internal Firm tasks; provides and implements suggestions for improvement that enhance our clients’ experiences and/or the Firm environment

 

Cheshire Law Group is a for-profit law firm that exclusively serves nonprofit organizations, meeting the unique legal needs of the nonprofit sector by providing high-quality, affordable legal services. We seek systemic solutions and have long-term relationships with many of our clients. Nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes benefit from our assistance with startup, repositioning, and crisis management, and our role as outside general counsel on-call. The Firm is located in the historic Clarkson-Watson House in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, once headquarters of Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Attorney General.

Office Clerk (Part-Time)

PART-TIME, hourly position; $12-$15/hour depending on experience and skill; hours each week vary, generally between 10 to 15 hours/week (depending on candidate’s turnaround time, willingness to take on more work, skills, and abilities to produce high-quality work product that meets Firm’s standards and client needs); flex schedule, must be generally available to take on assignments between the hours of 8:30 and 3 p.m.

Responsibilities

  • General administrative duties (e.g., tasks include among other things, answering phones, filing, scanning, copying, mail/shipping, etc.) and other tasks as assigned by the Office Manager.
  • Provide basic legal assistance and support to Attorneys and Paralegals through a variety of tasks (e.g., tasks include, among other things, organizing and carefully reviewing documents in preparation for meetings and other matters; creating charts and visual explanations of legal concepts; conducting basic legal research and drafting memoranda to document findings).
  • Support the Firm with client management tasks (e.g., tasks include supporting, firm and client projects; independently executing projects with little or no supervision; communicating directly with clients; collaborating with colleagues and staff; phone calls to various state and governmental agencies).
  • Support the Firm with client development tasks, such as drafting blog posts and alerts and preparing slides, outlines, and other materials for seminars and events.

Requirements

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Word(Basic), Outlook (intermediate), Excel (basic), PowerPoint (basic)
  • Strong phone presence
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and analytical skills; strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interest in nonprofit organizations, board service, and/or working with underserved clients or communities
  • Comfortable with diversity

Ideal Candidate Qualities

  • Initiative, appreciable work ethic; “no job is too small” mentality
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities; timeliness; tenacious follow-through
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, strategically creative
  • High level of integrity and good judgment
  • Open to constructive criticism, able and eager to apply new knowledge to future projects
  • Sociable interpersonal skills, able to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment
  • Contributes to internal Firm tasks and provides and implements suggestions for improvement that enhance our clients’ experiences and/or the Firm environment

Background investigation, including a drug screen, will be performed after an offer is extended.
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and interviews are ongoing.

About Cheshire Law Group:

Cheshire Law Group is a for-profit law firm that exclusively serves nonprofit organizations, meeting the unique legal needs of the nonprofit sector by providing high-quality, affordable legal services. We seek systemic solutions and have long-term relationships with many of our clients. Nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes benefit from our assistance with startup, repositioning, and crisis management, and our role as outside general counsel on-call. The firm is located in the historic Clarkson-Watson House in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, once headquarters of Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Attorney General.