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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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Career Opportunities

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.

Summer Program

The Firm’s summer program is designed to give law clerks an opportunity to get a feel of what it would be like to be a Capehart Scatchard associate. Summer clerks work on real projects and have an opportunity to explore many areas of the law and to work directly with a number of attorneys within the Firm who concentrate in a wide variety of legal fields.

In addition to research and writing, our summer clerks have an opportunity to attend depositions, trials, client meetings, hearings, conferences, and closings. To encourage a quality work product, to accentuate the value of our summer program, and to provide useful feedback and review, our clerks are evaluated at periodic intervals throughout the summer program.

Our Summer Program is one of Capehart Scatchard’s primary sources of identifying qualified candidates for first-year associate positions.

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 cwright@capehart.com for consideration.

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE.

Litigation Associate

Looking for a 5-7 year attorney experienced in UM/UIM cases in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The candidate will need to have an extensive background in taking depositions; preparing expert packages; working case from inception to trial; issuing subpoenas; and managing a case from start to finish; and will need to have the ability to handle massive volume.  Strong organization skills and the ability to multitask are a must.

Candidates with less than 5 years-experience will not be considered so need not apply. Please submit a writing sample along with a resume to be considered to sdev@capehart.com.

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE.

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