Criminal Defense Attorney
Future First Criminal Law
Phoenix, AZ US
Posted ago
Future First Criminal Law

Work from Home

Future First Criminal Law is seeking an associate attorney to join our small, criminal defense team! As a criminal attorney with the firm, you will represent clients in superior and city courts throughout the valley.  

The ideal candidate will be someone who eager to work for a small law firm in its third year of practice. You would be working along with a team of Owner/Attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, operations manager, and client services manager. Ability to adapt to new changes and business plans as the firm grows and increases profit is a critical attribute in a long-term candidate. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities Include:

  • Communicate with clients, opposing counsel, co-workers, supervisors, and others
  • Effectively utilize on a daily basis Clio Manage, Zoom, Outlook, Slack, and preferably a Mac computer
  • Review legal memos, deviation requests, plea agreements, and sentencing recommendations
  • Draft and argue evidentiary motions and other legal documents
  • Represent clients in court either in person, telephonically, or virtually
  • Travel to courts, jails, detention centers, and correctional facilities to effectively represent clients
  • Research facts and analyzes legal issues using both computerized and printed legal research tools
  • Prepare cases for trial by interviewing witnesses, visiting crime scenes and other case-related locations
  • Attend all client PTCs, hearings, change of pleas, sentencing, and trial appearances independently
  • Perform accurate and detailed notes for all cases including video recordings for client cases
  • Comply with all legal standards and regulations the SBA and firm require

Working Conditions

  • Work from Home; In-person/Virtual Court Appearances 
  • This position requires logging in daily via zoom to communicate effectively with the team 
  • A working phone and computer will be provided for business communications 
  • Bonus Compensations after 6 months
  • Covered cost for yearly licensing and CLE's

Qualifications

  • Experience with criminal matters including prior completion of 50 or more change of pleas and sentencings at both felony and misdemeanor levels
  • Experience with criminal matters including prior completion of 10 or more bench or jury trials at either a felony or misdemeanor level
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a young and evolving legal team
  • Juris Doctor or Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school
  • A member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona at the time of application

Compensation
$60,000 - $80,000 yearly
About Future First Criminal Law

We specialize in helping keep good people out of jail who are accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes. Our focus is in helping deserving clients who made a 5-minute mistake and don’t deserve to have their mistakes define who they are for the rest of their lives. We understand and appreciate the value of rehabilitation for our clients and ensure that they seek a fair and appropriate resolution to their case. We work every case with a goal of dismissing all charges through either legal dismissals or diversion alternatives. If not, we aim to reduce as many charges and negative consequences. Finally, we look to trial as a last resort after other options have been exercised. 

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