Associate Attorney
The Legacy Elder Law Center
Leesburg, VA US
Posted ago
The Legacy Elder Law Center

This position is for the individual who seeks the opportunity to take his or her practice to a new level in a partner-track position by being mentored by experienced and successful attorneys and perfecting the skill to successfully attract and engage quality clients, all within an environment that encourages independence and a great work-life balance. Salary is commensurate with experience but comes with a generous bonus structure and time off. We have a very family-friendly environment. Benefits include excellent health insurance, 401(k) participation, payment of all bar dues, and CLE education. Engagement in the community and professional development is encouraged and supported by the firm. This position is for the mid-level associate attorney looking to have a successful and rewarding career, not just a job.

We are seeking a full-time litigation associate attorney with three to seven years of experience who has extraordinary compassion and outstanding organizational and communication skills to assist our litigation partner in fiduciary duty litigation, contested guardianships/conservatorships, and a wide array of ancillary business disputes while providing outstanding results and customer service to our clients.

If these words describe you, you may be the person we are looking for:

  • Driving
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Determined
  • Enthusiastic
  • Persuasive
  • Poised
  • Goal-oriented
  • Investigative
  • Checks facts
  • Analytical
  • Exacting
  • Accurate
  • Systematic
  • Detail-oriented
  • Trustworthy / Ethical
  • Team player

Position Overview: The Litigation Associate works closely with the firm’s litigation partner and managing partner by handling matters ranging from factual/legal research and site checking to drafting and assembling exhibits, complaints, briefs, pleadings, and motions, to making court appearances and trying cases. To develop subject matter expertise, the Litigation Associate will also work with the firm’s planning partners to fully understand the design and implementation of estate and asset protection strategies for the firm’s clients. The Litigation Associate will work directly with the firm’s clients to handle their litigation matters. The Litigation Associate will oversee staff paralegals and support personnel to provide client services. The Litigation Associate positively represents the firm at all times through a success-oriented and professional demeanor. This position requires substantial management time. 

Interested applicants should submit their resumes along with a cover letter, references, and salary requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Act as the firm’s primary attorney contact with clients for litigation matters
  • Meet potential clients to assess potential conflicts of interest, case quality, suitability for the firm’s practice, and potential profitability
  • Litigation support, motions, and trial practice in all state courts and US District Courts
  • Delegate effectively and manage time wisely
  • Collaborating daily with attorneys and co-workers to meet deadlines
  • Responding to the client, attorney, and team member questions and inquiries within acceptable time frames
  • Assess prospective clients’ needs and determine the next steps
  • Experience-appropriate professional development
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications

The Litigation Associate has:

  • Virginia and Maryland State Bar admission. District Bar admission is a plus
  • A minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience in state/federal courts
  • A positive attitude and ability to communicate clearly and compassionately with clients and team members
  • A friendly, courteous, and professional demeanor
  • A commitment to quality, critical thinking, focus and consistent follow through with clients and team members
  • The ability to prioritize, organize and meet deadlines
  • Are a self-starter and adept at taking directions, exceeding expectations; not happy when things are “good enough”
  • Is confident and tenacious, willing to “speak truth to power” when needed
  • The ability to anticipate and easily respond to an ever-changing schedule while at the same time work to adhere to the schedule
  • The ability to exercise diplomacy and discretion
  • Commitment to effective teamwork and fulfills role with a sense of humor, gratitude, and patience
  • Reports to the litigation partner but is also expected to coordinate efforts with the Office Manager

Compensation
$75,000 - $100,000 yearly
About The Legacy Elder Law Center

At the Legacy Elder Law Center, we focus on elder law, estate planning, special needs law, and resolution of disputes involving estate/trust matters, fiduciary duties, and guardianships/conservatorships, as well as other closely related practice areas. We are a steadily growing, nationally recognized, yet small and collegial Northern Virginia law firm located in downtown Leesburg, Virginia. We take a highly personal and customized approach to the practice of law.

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