Attorney 2 (CPCMS)


August 24, 2023








Full-Time Hire


7 hour shift Monday to Friday

Starting Salary

$70,000 - $80,000


The IT section of AOPC/ Legal is seeking an Attorney who will oversee the legal aspects of the Common Pleas Criminal Court Case Management System (CPCMS), an automated system used for managing all cases filed in the Criminal Divisions of the Courts of Common Pleas and Philadelphia Municipal Court. AOPC/Legal provides advice and counsel to the PA Supreme Court, the state court administrators, and judges on legal matters. The Attorney will assist IT staff to ensure the CPCMS complies with all applicable laws and legal procedural requirements. The attorney's work is performed independently under the direction of the Supervising Legal Attorney.

Primary Duties

  • Attorney who assists IT staff in responding to legal issues received from CPCMS users via email, phone, or letter.
  • Monitors pending legislation that might impact the Unified Judicial System and CPCMS. This may involve attending meetings to discuss legislation, testifying before a Committee of the General Assembly, and drafting amendatory language.
  • Serves as a non-voting representative of the AOPC to the Supreme Court's Criminal Procedural Rules Committee.
  • Creates and implements various policies regarding public access to court records. This includes making presentations to various statewide organizations.
  • Maintains public access contracts, request forms, and other documentation related to the release of information by AOPC. Researches related topics such as the Right to Know Law, decisions of the Office of Open Records, copyright, and other matters on an as-needed basis.
  • Serves as a liaison between AOPC and other organizations who have questions about CPCMS, such as the Solicitor for the Statewide Clerks of Courts Association, the Supreme Court's Criminal Procedural Rules Committee, General Assembly, and Executive Branch agencies such as the State Police, Department of Revenue, Attorney General, Auditor General, and Department of Transportation.
  • Assists Supervising Legal Attorney by attending workgroups and Committees when needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an ABA-approved law school.
  • Attorney admitted to and in good standing before the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
  • Two years of professional legal experience.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Occasional overnight travel.
  • A satisfactory criminal background check.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants with experience practicing before Common Pleas Criminal Courts preferred.

Additional Information

  • 7-hour shift Monday to Friday
  • 35-hour work week
  • Excellent benefits program including comprehensive, low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans for employees and eligible family members beginning on the first day of employment; 13 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days, and 12+ paid vacation days per year; salary increases; student loan forgiveness plan; employee assistance programs; and State retirement plans.
  • Telework is available

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