Careers

A rewarding Career at Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling.  PSE is always looking for well-qualified applicants to join its outstanding team of professionals. If you are looking for a rewarding career in the field of law, please click on the tab that best suits the type of opportunity you are looking for.

Attorneys

Prestigious medium-size, AV-rated law firm primarily located in Dayton, OH, with a broad client base is seeking an associate with 3 – 7 years’ experience in corporate and business law. Transactional experience preferred. Superior research and writing skills, as well as excellent academic credentials, are required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated interpersonal and marketing acumen. Development and maintenance of a broad client base is required. Excellent working environment and benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Please reply to: Matthew D. Stokely, Professional Personnel Partner, Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling, 40 North Main Street, Suite 2700, Dayton, OH 45423-2700. E-mail: mstokely@pselaw.com.

Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling, an AV-rated law firm primarily located in downtown Dayton, OH, with a broad client base is seeking an associate with 2 – 5 years experience in commercial real estate and municipal law. Superior research and writing skills as well as excellent academic credentials are required. Candidates should be focused on establishing and developing their practice in the areas of commercial real estate and municipal law. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated interpersonal and marketing acumen. Excellent working environment and benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Please reply to Matthew D. Stokely, Professional Personnel Partner, Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling, 40 North main Street, Suite 2700, Dayton, OH 45423-2700. E-mail: mstokely@pselaw.com.

Prestigious medium-size, AV-rated law firm in Dayton, Ohio, with a broad client base, is seeking employment of an associate with a minimum of two years of experience in estate planning, trust, and probate law. Superior research and writing skills, as well as excellent academic credentials, are required. The successful candidate must have demonstrated interpersonal and marketing acumen. Excellent working environment and benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Please reply to Matthew D. Stokely, Professional Personnel Partner, Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling, 40 North Main Street, Suite 2700, Dayton, Ohio 45423-2700 or email mstokely@pselaw.com

Paralegals

Downtown AV-rated law firm seeks a paralegal with experience in probate and estate planning. Successful candidate must have excellent PC skills, be team oriented and possess a positive “customer is first” attitude. We offer a pleasant working environment, competitive salary and benefits. Please reply to: Legal Administrator, Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling, 40 North Main Street, Suite 2700, Dayton, OH 45423, email: fmacharoni@pselaw.com, or fax: 937-223-0339.

Downtown AV-rated law firm seeks an experienced paralegal with a strong background in both corporate law and real estate transactions. The successful candidate must have excellent PC skills, be a self-starter, team-oriented and possess a positive attitude. We offer a pleasant working environment, competitive salary and benefits. Please reply to: Frank A. Macharoni Jr., CLM, Legal Administrator, Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling, 40 North Main Street, Suite 2700, Dayton, OH 45423 or email: fmacharoni@pselaw.com or fax: 937-223-0339.

Prestigious medium-size AV-rated law firm in Dayton, OH seeks a litigation paralegal with experience in insurance defense, personal injury, and civil and commercial litigation. Successful candidate must have excellent PC skills, be a self-starter, team oriented and possess a positive attitude. Excellent working environment, competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send resume to: Frank A. Macharoni Jr., CLM, Legal Administrator, Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling, 40 North Main Street, Suite 2700, Dayton, OH 45423 or via email to fmacharoni@pselaw.com.

Support Staff

JOB TITLE: Legal Assistant/Court Runner                                       FLSA:  Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT:  Administration      REPORTS TO: Legal Administrator

SUMMARY Under direct supervision of the Legal Administrator, performs a variety of responsible and confidential administrative duties requiring knowledge of organizational procedures.  Position requires the ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.  Under the general supervision of the Legal Administrator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: “Essential functions” are primarily job duties that incumbent must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.

Typing daily correspondence, memos, etc., from dictation, handwritten notes and email with 99% accuracy.

Accurate, timely, and polite telephone contact with clients, other counsel, support staff, government agencies, vendors, etc., as necessary, in order to perform tasks and duties as assigned within the department.

Courteously answering questions in person or over the telephone, communicating politely and accurately.

Scheduling client visits and courteously responding to client requirements during their visits to the office by providing appropriate support, including conference room setup/clean up, making copies, providing beverages, etc.

Coordination with attorney(s) and Accounting department to resolve outstanding issues involving delinquent accounts on behalf of client(s).

Daily filing of correspondence, billings, memos, etc., into client files, etc.

Closing files as needed according to the Firm’s closed file procedures.

Daily entry of attorney and paralegal time into Perfect Law.

Completion of new client/matter forms, docket/calendaring, and other forms, both paper and electronic, as needed.

Transport and/or retrieve required legal documents to/from appropriate court or other law firm.

Distribute all incoming mail.

Process all outgoing US Mail as well as FedEx UPS, etc. packages, including maintaining the postage equipment.

Transport to and pickup from safe deposit box the individual Firm computer system backup media.

Maintaining all office supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating requirements; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipts/packing slips; stocking items; delivering supplies to stockroom/copy room. This includes searching for best pricing for all supply items.

Work with contactor to make sure all individual printers have appropriate replacement cartridges.

Work with contractor to get individual printers repaired as quickly as possible.

Work with contractor to maintain large copiers/scanner/printers to ensure continued operation.

Properly identify and arrange for the destruction of Firm closed files according to Firm file destruction policies.

Maintain a record of the location of all Firm owned furniture.

Lockup and secure Firm facilities at the end of each day.

Reliable and punctual attendance.

Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Ability to work as a team player in an environment with interruptions and rush jobs with a professional manner and conduct.

Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.

Ability to type 65+ wpm and proofread the typed material for grammatical, typographical and spelling errors.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate by e-mail, telephone and in person to

provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.

Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow the instruction effectively

from a diverse group of attorneys and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.  Ability to represent the Firm in a favorable and businesslike manner.

Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain when performing a high

volume of deadline-oriented tasks and duties.

Work occasionally requires overtime evenings and/or weekends.

Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the

Like except when transporting legal documents between courts and other law firms.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities and requirements.

EMPLOYMENT AT WILL

The Firm is an “at will” employer.  This means that an employee is free to terminate employment at any time and for any reason; further, the Firm may terminate any employee, for any reason or no reason, as long as the termination does not violate any employment statutes.  No statement made by any supervisor or member of management can change the employment at will status.

Law Clerks

SCHOOL YEAR

Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling normally employs 1-2 third year law students during the academic year from September through May. Available positions are posted in early August at the University of Dayton School of Law, Office of Career Services and interviews are conducted in early September. Applications are also accepted from students of any area law school who meet the job requirements.

SUMMER

Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling normally employs one full time summer associate who has completed their second year of law school. Openings are posted at all Ohio and regional law schools and applications are accepted from any accredited law school regardless of state. Applications are generally accepted through approximately mid-October and interviews scheduled either in Dayton or at the student’s school over the next several months with a final decision before the end of the calendar year prior to summer employment.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The law clerk will enjoy a challenging and wide variety of assignments from each of the firm’s practice groups. Though predominantly research in nature, the assignments will allow the clerk to exercise a great deal of initiative, responsibility and provide interaction with the attorneys of the firm. All attorneys have an “open door” and will readily work with and assist the law clerk in understanding and completing the assignment. A respectful collegial atmosphere exists between the firm’s attorneys and clerk(s) and frequently the clerk is included in the firm’s social functions.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

All law clerk applicants are expected to present:

1. Excellent academic credentials including a class rank in the
upper one-third;
2. A transcript of grades for legal courses;
3. A resume;
4. A writing sample (upon selection for interview);
5. References (upon selection for interview).

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