Associate Staff Counsel

Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)

PSEA is a professional and labor organization representing over 178,000 members and over 1,000 local union affiliates. The PSEA Legal Division provides advice and counsel to all aspects of the organization and engages in litigation concerning issues of statewide importance. PSEA attorneys specialize in labor and education law, and practice before arbitrators, state and federal courts, and various state and federal agencies, including the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the Professional Standards and Practices Commission, the Pennsylvania School Employees’ Retirement Board, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

PSEA is looking to fill TWO full-time, temporary attorney position. The “Associate Staff Counsel” positions will be located in Harrisburg, PA and extend for two years, with a possible third year.

The Associate Staff Counsel positions are similar to a labor and/or education law clerkship. The attorney will perform legal research and writing and support the PSEA Legal Division in advising PSEA on matters of statewide and organizational significance. In addition, this position supports attorneys who are litigating cases. Interested applicants should have an interest in labor and/or education law, have strong legal research and writing skills, and be able to analyze complex legal issues and prepare legal memoranda, briefs and pleadings as assigned by the attorneys. These individuals must also have self-supporting computer skills.

PSEA is looking for someone who is willing to make a two-to-three-year commitment. Candidates welcome to apply would be a 3L or attorneys beginning their career.

The salary will be approximately $67k – 76k with employer paid health insurance and a comprehensive benefits package. Admission to the PA Bar is preferred for consideration for this position and is required after the first admission date after employment. This position would potentially work remotely up to two days per week.

Interested candidates must submit their resume, transcript, and writing sample to PSEA by January 22nd for consideration. For more about PSEA visit our website at

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