Careers

OVERVIEW ABA Well-Being Pledge

At McNees, we foster a firm culture that attracts and retains the best people.  We work with enthusiasm and unity of purpose.  It is important to us to hire individuals with excellent academic and employment credentials.  We offer a competitive salary, a broad range of benefits, and a team approach to practicing law.

The firm offers attorneys a unique opportunity to practice in challenging, sophisticated areas of the law ordinarily associated only with large metropolitan law offices. At the same time, we enjoy a lifestyle that balances the diversity of an urban area with the quality of life provided by affordable suburban and rural residential living.

In a 2019 U.S. News and World Report, the Harrisburg metropolitan area was Pennsylvania’s top place to live, coming in ranked 44th out of 125 nationally.

The report shows Harrisburg is affordable and has a lot to offer, and for what it doesn’t have, there is quick and easy access to places that do have it. The ranking takes into account measures of desirability, value, the job market, quality of life and net migration when developing the rankings.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.>

Elizabeth F. Maninfior, Talent Acquisition Manager
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
100 Pine Street, P.O. Box 1166
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1166
emaninfior@mcneeslaw.com

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Kathi J. Lipinsky, Recruiting Coordinator
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
100 Pine Street, P.O. Box 1166
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1166
klipinsky@mcneeslaw.com

RECRUITING & HIRING

Overview
McNees actively seeks attorney candidates through its Summer Associate Program and as needed, the recruitment of third year law students. The firm also places a strong emphasis on recruiting highly qualified lateral candidates with defined areas of substantive experience.

At McNees, we believe it to be important that our attorneys are committed to community involvement, civic leadership and have strong interpersonal skills.

Equal Opportunity Policy
McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, sex, disability, marital status, age, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, possession of a General Education Development Certificate as compared to a high school diploma, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the applicable federal or state laws or municipal ordinance. This commitment applies to, but is not limited to, decisions made with respect to hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, transfers, terminations, layoffs, return from layoffs, administration of benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Likewise, employees are responsible for respecting the rights of their co-workers, as we must all work together to insure continued success.

McNees Hiring Committee
Members of the Hiring Committee serve at the discretion of the Management Committee. Current members of the Hiring Committee include: Susan E. Bruce, Chair; Eric Athey, Adeolu BakareClayton W. DavidsonShaun R. Eisenhauer, Sarah Hyser-Staub,  Kelley E. Kaufman, Pina McCarthy and  Jefferey Esch McCombie.

Supporting diversity through our Professional Development and Eduction Committee (PDEC)

Our Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC) provides input to the Management Committee on important issues such as the McNees Core Values, life balance, the alternative work policy, and diversity and inclusion.

Our PDEC is responsible for a number of initiatives that promote personal and professional fulfillment and that help McNees maintain its traditions of collegiality and community involvement.

Through our PDEC, we hold a variety of training programs each year on topics such as client development, time management, leadership, diversity, negotiation skills and ethics.  McNees provides targeted training for our attorneys through an annual New Associate Orientation, the McNees Academy (for junior associates) and the McNees Leadership Series (for mid-level and senior associates).  The Committee also works with the Business Development and Marketing Department on training initiatives.

In conjunction with the Management Committee, the Hiring Committee oversees the Firm’s formal Mentoring Program, which assigns mentors to each incoming attorney.  The mentors assist in the mentee’s transition and integration into McNees.  Periodic training and other materials are provided to the mentors and mentees.

On a quarterly basis, the PDEC provides all McNees employees with opportunities to support local charities through fundraising and “hands-on” volunteer projects.  We also sponsor a monthly dress-down day, in which participants make monetary donations that are given to non-profit organizations recommended by our attorneys and our staff.

The Hiring Committee promotes collegiality and “off the clock” interaction among our attorneys, most notably by organizing celebrations for our attorneys when they pass the Bar Examination and when they are elected into the Membership of the Firm.  The McNees tradition of celebrating these significant milestones with each other has been in existence for decades.

ASSOCIATES Q&A

Q: How many hours are associates expected to bill?
A: Each associate is expected to bill 1800 hours per year.

Q: What is McNees’ membership track?
A: Entry level associates are placed on a seven to nine year membership track, allowing a three-year “window” for membership consideration. Each associate is brought on board with the goal of future membership.

Q: Does McNees offer any bonus opportunities?
A: Associates are eligible for a year-end bonus provided billable hour requirements are met and the firm exceeds annual budgeted revenue by an amount sufficient to fully fund the bonus program.

Q: Does McNees allow attorneys to work modified hours?
A: Yes. We recognize that, at various times in one’s working career, alternative work arrangements are necessary for an attorney to balance family responsibilities, such as care for a parent, spouse or child, or to address his or her own medical needs, while maintaining a productive and rewarding practice. McNees has an “Alternative Work Policy” to address these situations.

 

BENEFITS

McNees Wallace & Nurick offers a full range of benefits to our employees and their spouse/domestic partner and children, including:

  • Health Insurance (Health Savings Account w/Partial Funding or PPO Medical Insurance)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses)
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Account
  • Pretax Parking and Commuter Program
  • Bar Association Dues and Professional Membership
  • CLE Reimbursement
  • Dress for Your Day Dress Code Policy
  • On-Site Dry-Cleaning Service
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Volunteer Time Off

Visit the About Us/Wellness Tab to view our Wellness Initiatives

STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Personnel as of October 1, 2021:


Attorneys 
- 136
Members – 65
Of Counsel – 36
Associates – 35


Paralegals and Specialists – 24


Administrative Staff – 87


Total Personnel  – 247