Capehart Scatchard is a regional business and litigation law firm located in the heart of Southern New Jersey and approximately 20 minutes east of Philadelphia. We are one of the oldest law firms in New Jersey and have enjoyed steady growth in handling challenging and diverse legal work since being formed in 1876. The Firm’s practice areas encompass every major area of law and our clients signify the diversity of the areas in which we live and work. We proudly represent clients working in large and small corporations, non-profit organizations, family-owned businesses, governmental entities, academic institutions, manufacturers, railroad companies, franchisors, publicly and privately-held businesses, trade associations, and individuals.
Capehart Scatchard recognizes one of its greatest assets: its people. We have created the right mix of professionals at every level to make this philosophy work. Our lawyers bring impressive credentials from other firms or positions in government or business to join with Capehart lawyers who have established outstanding track records during their long careers with us. Our attorneys are supported by trained paralegals and administrative personnel working in a modern facility with state-of-the-art technology. Despite its size, Capehart Scatchard maintains a friendly, informal working environment in which the value of camaraderie and an open door policy underscores the collegial feeling of working together.
The Firm is wholeheartedly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and cultural diversity for all prospective and present employees. Our belief is that diversity enhances the quality of the Firm and enriches the experience of all its employees. We recruit employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
We recognize the importance of family responsibilities and community service, and encourage all our attorneys and professional staff to become active in charitable, community, and professional organizations. Many of our attorneys are actively involved with local and state bar associations, regularly speak to business, legal and trade groups, serve on a number of civic and academic boards, and participate in a variety of professional associations. Capehart Scatchard believes that a well-rounded attorney is one who not only invests in the development of a long-term practice with the Firm but also who enjoys a fulfilling life outside the practice of law.
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Although the majority of our lawyers began their legal careers with us here at Capehart Scatchard, the Firm does hire a number of attorneys from other firms, corporations, and the public sector community on an as-needed basis. The diversity of our Firm community is a great source of its strength. Capehart Scatchard accepts and indeed welcomes employment applications from all interested qualified law students, judicial law clerks, and lateral attorneys. The nature of our practice dictates that we seek attorneys who demonstrate:
- Exemplary academic achievement
- Leadership potential and motivation to excel
- Superior writing and communication skills
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- Integrity and ethical values
When a new attorney joins the Firm, he or she is assigned to a practice area, depending on his or her interests and the Firm’s needs at the time. A supervising attorney is assigned to oversee professional development and to help guide the new attorney in his or her practice, as well as to conduct periodic reviews and evaluations. New associates are evaluated every six months during their first year and annually thereafter.
Our practice areas are large enough to allow autonomy in the daily work life yet still the right size to embrace the close attention and training from Firm shareholders; we feel we have found the balance to ensure our associates’ success in learning the legal ropes and becoming a highly qualified member of our team. One of the benefits of Capehart Scatchard’s training program is the hands-on experience associates will receive early on in their careers. Not only will they be given substantive work assignments, depending on their willingness and motivation, but they can also expect to have early and frequent client contact.
Capehart Scatchard’s summer program gives law clerks an authentic experience of being an associate at the firm. Capehart Scatchard is a full-service law firm with approximately 90 attorneys practicing in almost all areas of civil law, including litigation, business, education, labor and employment, workers compensation, trusts and estates, and real estate. As such, summer clerks work on varied assignments and have opportunities to explore many areas of the law. They work directly with a number of attorneys within the firm. In addition to research and writing, our summer law clerks have an opportunity to attend depositions, trials, client meetings, hearings, conferences, and closings. All summer law clerks work out of the firm’s Mt. Laurel, New Jersey office. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding legal research and writing skills, and the ability to multitask.
Capehart Scatchard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that offers challenging and rewarding employment opportunities to all legal and non-legal professionals. The Firm is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and cultural diversity for all prospective and present employees. Our belief is that diversity enhances the quality of the Firm and enriches the experience of all its employees. We recruit employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
The Firm is committed to the philosophy that the delivery of quality legal services requires a team effort. Every clerk, secretary, and staff member serves a valuable role in that effort and is vital to the Firm’s overall prosperity. We truly benefit from the perspectives, talents, and experience of our professional staff.
The Firm offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and a stimulating work environment. At Capehart Scatchard, you can expect to be a part of a team of professionals who care about their work, their clients, and each other.
Capehart Scatchard is committed to cutting edge technology and is particularly proud of its computer network which allows employees to share work product and other electronic resources, and work collaboratively with clients. Each desktop is equipped with a Pentium computer, e-mail and desktop faxing capabilities in addition to a state-of-the-art telephone system and other electronic tools.
Workers’ Compensation Associate
Seeking an associate attorney for our Mt. Laurel, New Jersey office. The candidate will need 1-3 years of defense litigation experience. Excellent writing skills is a must. The candidate must also possess superior analytical and research abilities.
Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
NO RECRUITERS PLEASE.
Personal Injury Litigation Associate
Capehart Scatchard (New York/Mt. Laurel) seeks a personal injury defense litigation associate with 2-4 yrs. experience. NJ and NY bar required. Remote work permitted. Position offers responsibility and client contact. We offer a collegial atmosphere, competitive salary with potential for bonuses, and excellent benefits. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Managing Shareholder, Mary Ellen Rose, Esq. at email@example.com.
NO RECRUITERS PLEASE.