Associate Attorney
The Edwards Law Group
Atlanta, GA US
Posted ago
The Edwards Law Group

Are you a recent law school graduate looking to work with experienced attorneys and paralegals who will give you opportunities to further your legal career in Family Law? If so, we are looking for you! Our firm is hiring an associate attorney who will support us by conducting legal research, drafting documents, maintaining client files, and assisting with legal counsel. The ideal candidate will have some courtroom experience and strong legal research and writing skills. If you’re ready to jump-start your growth in the industry and learn how to strategize in the courtroom to successfully represent clients, reach out to us today!

We need an attorney who can contribute to developing the strategy of a case and who knows where to find the rules of procedure and caselaw to back up that case strategy.

We need an attorney who knows how to find your way around the courtroom and how to project confidence and competence when dealing with people on behalf of our clients.

Our ideal attorney knows how to read financial statements, understands equitable distribution, can help put together a time-sharing plan.

You need to be able to help a client understand whether they really want to spend $500 to fight with their ex over a $50 lamp.

If you see a case file as an opportunity to help someone build a new life, you’ll like the way we think.

Skills and experience are important and valued, but your personality, character, intelligence, loyalty and integrity are also extremely important considerations.

If we can’t count on you to show up to work on time, and go beyond your job description when needed, DO NOT APPLY.

High-maintenance, humorless, self-entitled, or self-important individuals will not succeed in our Firm and need not apply.

We are growing, and you will be called upon to wear many hats. We need someone who does not think that the occasional need to scan your own documents is “beneath you."

Responsibilities
  • Assist clients in determining a proper solution to legal conflicts and determine the best course of action
  • Conduct legal research, prepare for and attend hearings and/or other legal proceedings, and provide legal counsel with the help of senior associate attorneys
  • Resolve cases efficiently by using communicating effectively with and working alongside senior attorneys and paralegals
  • Draft documents such as correspondence, pleadings, motions, briefs, affidavits, settlement agreements, and contracts to be used proceedings and contract negotiations
  • Maintain client files in an organized fashion to ensure up-to-date information is handy for other attorneys, paralegals and support staff
Qualifications
  • Applicants must have successfully passed the state bar exam
  • Solid communication skills and problem-solving skills required in order to work with clients, staff members and senior attorneys
  • Has a Juris Doctor (J.D. degree) from an accredited law school
  • Willingness to learn from senior attorneys to meet our client needs and grow our client base
  • Member in good standing and actively involved with the ABA (American Bar Association)
Compensation
$45,000 - $70,000
About The Edwards Law Group

We are a small law firm in Atlanta with two attorneys (including our leader and founder) and 2 committed and dedicated support staff and more on the way! We are a family law firm. It’s all we do...and we do it well. 

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