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Associate Attorney Job description

About the Job

Burch Shepard Family Law Group, APC is an elite law firm seeking an Associate Attorney to join their dynamic team. We provide comprehensive legal services to individuals and families, helping them navigate complex legal matters with professionalism and compassion. Our team provides highly effective legal counsel geared toward securing real results for our clients. Our staff has more than 100 years of collective legal experience and an exceptional history of success. We are looking to grow our team with the addition of a full time, skilled, and reliable Associate Attorney. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, eager to learn and grow with our firm, and can navigate a multitude of personalities and affairs. This position will report directly to the Managing Attorney and collaborate with the Firm’s leadership team.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Help draft motions, pleadings, discovery requests, and other documents including orders;
  • Facilitate delivery of discovery requests;
  • Communicate with clients and attorneys regarding the status of case and documents;
  • Assist with document review and revision as well as filing documents in case management system;
  • Prepare for hearings, trials, depositions, interrogations, and other legal meetings;
  • Prepare for discovery and responding to discovery requests from clients and opposing counsel;
  • Maintain case records, including client notes, case files, and attorney notes;
  • Other duties as assigned
Preferred Skills:
  • Demonstrate brisk decision-making skills in high-pressure situations;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills;
  • Rank priorities based on importance, urgency, or other criteria;
  • Meticulous by nature and ability to see assignments through to completion with limited supervision;
  • Can collaborate with a diverse team, managing attorneys, and office staff
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $100,000-$175,000 per year
  • The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice law in California and have 5-20 years of experience in family law, including experience with discovery in the civil litigation context, oral advocacy and appearing in Court, motion practice and taking/defending depositions;
  • Candidates must be either (a) licensed to practice law in California or (b) already licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction and pending admission to the California Bar;
  • Legal drafting: 5-20 year (Preferred);
  • Legal research: 5-20 year (Preferred);
  • Discovery: 5-20 year (Preferred);
  • Court Filings: 5-20 year (Preferred)
  • 401(k)
  • Profit sharing
  • Defined Benefit Program
  • Health/Dental/Vision/ Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional Development Assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Hybrid Remote
  • Free parking
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

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