Associate Attorney
The Miller Law Group
New Rochelle, NY US
Posted ago
The Miller Law Group

ATTORNEY WANTED FOR NEW YORK FAMILY LAW PRACTICE

Are you a great attorney with family law experience? Do you want to work at a firm where your work really matters? This is not the typical small law firm! Our enterprising law firm is small enough that everyone is a critical part of the team, yet big enough to offer the security and benefits you want. Work where you know the managing partner, have daily interaction with our clients, and help us grow the firm!

We are a growing law firm emphasizing non-litigation resolution of family law matters where possible. Our work is in Westchester County and New York City. Our mission is to change how people divorce particularly focusing on developing good parenting plans so that children can still have two good parents following divorce. We work hard to provide value to clients above and beyond providing exemplary legal and mediation services. We are looking to expand our team with an attorney who will litigate when mediation and Collaborative Law are not possible and also learn to provide mediation and Collaborative Law services. The ideal candidate will be a great, compassionate attorney with family law experience, willing to learn mediation and collaboration skills. Some experience drafting wills and trusts would be a huge plus!

The associate will be responsible for all aspects of a client’s case. Associate’s responsibilities will include court appearances, communicating with clients and other counsel, drafting separation and settlement agreements and uncontested papers, all aspects of litigation, gathering financial information, and preparing for and attending mediations and settlement conferences. Eventually, the associate will also be conducting mediations and acting as a Collaborative attorney.

Skills and experience are required, appreciated, and valued, but personality, character, intelligence, and integrity will be paramount considerations. High-maintenance, humorless, or self-important individuals will not succeed in this position and should not apply. References will be contacted.

To Apply:

Please attach a cover letter in 11 pt. Arial, containing the answers to the following in reverse order, i.e., answer #8 first:

1. Why you want to be an associate at our firm.

2. What you think it takes to be a stellar associate.

3. What are you looking for in the role of an associate.

4. What part of practicing law you like the most.

5. What part of practicing law you like the least.

6. What you bring to the table, i.e., qualities that would be of value to the firm.

7. What has been your most satisfying professional experience?

8. What has been one great movie you have seen or book you have read in the last 12 months, and why you liked it so much.

Please also attach a writing sample and send it to howard@westchesterfamilylaw.com

Responsibilities

  • Superlative writing, verbal, and math skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • High degree of proficiency with MS Word.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, computerized calendaring, and task management are helpful.
  • Able to manage multiple cases with conflicting deadlines and time pressures.
  • Self-starter, quick learner, and solid ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated passion for family law.
  • Team player.
  • Minimum five years’ experience practicing family law.
  • Licensed to practice law in New York.
  • Trained in mediation and/or Collaborative Law a plus.
  • Must have a clean record with respect to malpractice judgments and bar grievance determinations.

Qualifications
  • Has a Juris Doctor (J.D. degree) from an accredited law school
  • Exceptional communication skills and problem-solving skills needed in order to work with all levels of staff and our clients
  • Member in good standing and actively involved with the ABA (American Bar Association)
  • Willingness to learn from senior attorneys to meet our client needs and grow our client base
  • Candidates must have passed the bar exam
Compensation
$100,000 to $150,000
About The Miller Law Group

We are a family law firm on a mission to change how people divorce and help them divorce with dignity. The firm was founded in 1998 and we are not built like a traditional family law practice. Our legal team respects the parties involved in a family law matter and strives to alleviate stress and agony rather than fan the flames of discord. We are dedicated to putting the needs of children first. Our lawyers use tools such as Collaborative Law and mediation to empower our clients as we work towards solutions.

For details about the firm, check us out here: www.westchesterfamilylaw.com.

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