Associate Attorney
The Colwell Law Group
Albany, NY US
Posted ago
The Colwell Law Group

Our law firm is growing and we are looking for a passionate matrimonial/family law attorney who will zealously represent our clients. You will assist in navigating and representing individuals as they go through a difficult time. The prime candidate will have experience with a range of sensitive legal issues such as child abuse, child custody, and domestic violence, and be able to maintain composure, negotiate, and argue effectively even in emotional and high-stress situations. The legal team has an open door approach fostering a collaborative atmosphere. The Colwell Law Group's culture is positive, supportive, and goal-driven. Supporting a work-life balance is also very important to the firm's success!

Responsibilities

Examples of duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage personal caseload without explicit direction or guidance from management
  • Regular and timely communication with clients
  • Draft pleadings and various other legal documents in a timely manner
  • Attend court appearances and conferences
  • Provide clear and direct legal advice and strategy decisions to clients in order to effectuate their goals
  • Achieve the billable hour requirement expected by the firm
  • Work with the billing department for accurate and appropriate billing of clients

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) to five (5) years of experience in civil litigation with the key requirements of:

  • Civil litigation experience (matrimonial and family law, preferred), including but not limited to court appearances, document drafting, and negotiations
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, especially interacting with clients
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Strong professional judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Proactiveness, resourcefulness, and strong work ethic
  • Ability to analyze and summarize legal documents and synthesize legal issues for litigation
  • Extremely detail-oriented, strong interpersonal skills, and manage priorities in a sensitive area of law
  • Willingness to work in a team and contribute to the overall goals of a growing law firm

Admission to the New York State Bar is required.
Job Type: Full Time
Schedule: Monday through Friday

Compensation
$85,000 - $100,000 - Competitive Bonus Program
About The Colwell Law Group

Benefits:

  • 401(k) with match
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance 60/40
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Bonus incentives
  • Referral program
  • Employee referral program

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