Legal Writer (part time, hybrid/remote)

Job Title: Legal Writer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Remote: Position can be remote if resident in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, or West Virginia

About the Job

Burns White seeks to hire a part-time Legal Writer. This position will be responsible for drafting and editing legal documents for the highly specialized Railroad Practice Group in our Pittsburgh, PA office. This role will assist the team with a wide range of writing projects including drafting briefs, motions and summary judgements.

Job Requirements

  • Candidates must be admitted to the PA bar.
  • Experience in efficiently and accurately summarizing complex information and/or industry-specific research is very helpful.
  • The ideal candidate should have excellent writing, editing, research and critical thinking skills as well strong attention to detail, excellent time management skills and a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently under tight deadlines.

Equipment, Physical/Mental Demands, Working Conditions

Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, typewriter, calculator, fax machine, duplicating machine, etc.

Sitting for extended periods, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines. Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate with clients in person and via telephone.

Able to deal with stress in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities. Make decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas and technologies. Communicate and successfully interact with various personalities at all organizational levels.

Typical office setting, normally Monday through Friday business hours. Occasional overtime as required.

Burns White completes criminal background screenings for all new hires as a condition of employment.

No search firms
No phone calls, please

Interested candidates who meet the job requirements stated above should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources by email (, fax (412.995.3300), or mail. No search firms. No phone calls, please.