Associate Attorney
Job Description

Associate Attorney Job Description

Associate Attorney Job Overview

An associate attorney typically works for a law firm and assists senior partners in providing legal counsel to clients who need to prevent or resolve conflicts. Their main responsibilities are conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, and appearing in court. As a recent graduate of law school, they also learn how to strategize, negotiate, and successfully represent clients. Associate attorneys usually work in a law firm, a corporation’s legal department, or a governmental agency.

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Associate Attorney Job Summary

Our law firm has a full-time associate attorney position available now and we’re looking for the right professional to join our team. You will have the opportunity to learn from senior associates and litigation associates on legal issues and will provide legal counsel to existing clients. You’ll also be responsible for performing legal research, drafting documents, and keeping client files up to date. If you’ve successfully completed law school, passed the state bar exam, and are seeking a full-time opportunity to practice law with plenty of room for growth, start your application today!

Location

Ashburn, VA

Associate Attorney Responsibilities

  • Prepare correspondence and legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, briefs, affidavits, motions, and settlement agreements for contract negotiations and proceedings
  • Conduct legal research, prepare for and attend hearings and/or other legal proceedings, and provide legal counsel with the help of senior associate attorneys
  • Analyze conflicts in legal matters, advise clients on solutions, and negotiate on behalf of clients
  • Communicate with senior associates, paralegals, and clients to ensure cases are handled efficiently
  • Maintain client files in an organized fashion to ensure up-to-date information is handy for other attorneys, paralegals and support staff

Associate Attorney Qualifications

  • Completion of a Juris Doctor (J.D. degree) from an accredited law school
  • Successful completion of the bar exam
  • Active member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Ability to work with senior attorneys to best serve client needs and grow our client base
  • Solid communication skills and problem-solving skills required in order to work with clients, staff members and senior attorneys

Associate Attorney Compensation

$81,254 (National Average)

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