Careers

Weir & Partners is committed to equal opportunity employment.

It is our policy to provide equal opportunity from recruitment through employment and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or preference, national origin, veteran status or disability, consistent with business necessity and safe performance on the job.

OPEN POSITIONS

Associates

Weir & Partners is interested in lateral associates who will complement our existing practices. Weir & Partners’ associates are charged with the responsibility of focusing on the entire legal process, and not just upon a series of discrete tasks. The firm also places great importance on the real-world achievements of its lawyers. Our lawyers must be able to think creatively, independently, and practically about solving our clients’ issues to provide the most effective and efficient representation possible, whether in a litigation, transactional, or compliance matter.

Weir & Partners is always looking for talented associates. Whether you are beginning your career or have been practicing for several years, if you seek an opportunity to work in a challenging environment with significant real-world responsibilities, we encourage you to apply to the firm. Contact: Carolyn C. Lindheim, Esquire

Paralegals

Paralegals are an integral part of our commercial litigation, property, general business, and bankruptcy practice groups. Ideal candidates have a four year degree, a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved curriculum and computer proficiency.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume to the Firm’s Philadelphia Office, attention Executive Director.

Staff

Positions within the support staff areas require exceptional organizational skills in addition to computer proficiency. Throughout the year, employment opportunities may be available in the support service areas of accounting, information systems, library, records management and word processing. Positions within the support staff areas require exceptional organizational skills in addition to computer proficiency in Microsoft Word.

Contact: Debra Young, Executive Director

Summer Associates

Weir & Partners seeks motivated, creative and enthusiastic students who desire to gain a thorough understanding of the practice of law through hands-on experience.

Second year law students will work with nearly every lawyer in the firm during their summer at Weir & Partners, and face many of the same challenges. Our summer associates soon discover that they have as much to offer to those challenges as an experienced attorney, and more importantly, they begin to develop the skills necessary to succeed in their future legal practice.

In order to ensure the growth of these skills, we provide a strong mentoring program to enhance the educational experience. However, our summer associates do more than just learn the technical aspects of being a lawyer; they also gain significant exposure to the “real world” strategic, ethical and practical issues every lawyer must consider.

Sample Assignments

  • Organized and directed evidence production in response to Department of Justice subpoena stemming from an international criminal indictment; traveled to Europe with attorney to interview client;
  • Assisted attorney in drafting appellee brief and preparing for argument before Pennsylvania Superior Court;
  • Helped prepare witness for deposition and assisted attorney at deposition;
  • Prepared documentation for formation of a Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company.

Your Summer Experience

Because of our size, we do not need to rotate our summer associates through various departments. Nonetheless, each student will be deliberately assigned to a wide variety of subject matters and legal issues, and in the process, get to know how the firm works as a whole.

Susan Verbonitz, Esq. serves as the coordinator for the summer associate program, and meets with the students weekly to go over both the large issues and the small. However, each attorney at the Firm is charged with mentoring responsibilities, whether stemming from an actual case, or just answering questions as they arise. Firm-wide meetings are also held every other week to facilitate the exchange of ideas and new developments in the law. Associates also attend bi-weekly meetings, run by one or more partners, in which the summer associates are invited to participate.

Application Process

Students are encouraged to apply for the summer associate program at the beginning of their second year. If Weir & Partners does not visit your school as part of an on-campus interview process, please mail us your resume to be considered.

Contact: Carolyn C. Lindheim, Esquire

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Weir & Partners is committed to equal opportunity employment.

It is our policy to provide equal opportunity from recruitment through employment and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or preference, national origin, veteran status or disability, consistent with business necessity and safe performance on the job.

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