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Attorney Job Description

Attorney Job Overview

An attorney provides legal services for individuals or businesses on a range of legal matters in an effort to resolve or prevent conflicts. Attorneys offer legal advice, prepare documents, perform legal research, and draft the appropriate documentation. They may also represent their clients in a courtroom, mediation, or arbitration. They are responsible for communicating effectively to explain legal issues and options to their clients while maintaining high standards of confidentiality handling personal information, as well as staying apprised of changes in the law. An attorney typically works at a law firm full-time, in a corporation’s legal department, a non-profit, or government agency.

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Attorney Job Template

Attorney Job Summary

Our law firm is looking for an attorney who is ready to represent our existing client base. The ideal candidate will work closely with the firm’s clients, administrative staff, and senior partners. If you have the ability to handle a diverse caseload, have stellar research and writing skills, can communicate effectively, and use today’s technology well, please start your application today!


Ashburn, VA

Attorney Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and draft pleadings, briefs, and motions
  • Analyze client needs, identify solutions, and determine case strategies
  • Supervise administrative staff, paralegals, and law clerks
  • Provide legal counsel to clients by analyzing their needs and determining a proper course of action
  • Prepare various legal documents, such as motions, pleadings, briefs, and correspondence
  • Appear in court on behalf of clients and argue motions during legal proceedings
  • Preside over paralegals, administrative assistants in connection with keeping track of time records, reviewing client billing, setting up client meetings and completing client projects

Attorney Qualifications

  • Successful completion of accredited law school with Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree with 2 years of related experience
  • Must be a member of your local bar association - active member preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience working in a law firm environment
  • Advanced computer skills working with legal research programs (Westlaw and Lexis) required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is necessary
  • Must be able to handle heavy caseload with little supervision
  • Decision-making, public speaking, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and communication skills are a must

Attorney Compensation

$94,504 (National Average)


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