Family Law Attorney
Atlanta Family & Immigration Law Firm
Atlanta, GA US
Posted ago
Atlanta Family & Immigration Law Firm

We are currently seeking a motivated and highly experienced Family Law Attorney with 3-5 years of legal practice experience. Must be licensed to practice in Georgia. This position requires substantial litigation experience, strong persuasive writing skills, a minimum of 3 years of litigation experience, and ownership in handling cases independently from A-Z, appearing in court alone, and managing support staff.

Our Senior Family Law Attorney will perform all aspects of litigation including eDiscovery, depositions, motions practice, hearing preparation and trial, legal research, drafting motions and other filings, drafting demand letters, assisting in trial preparations, conducting consultations, appearing in court proceedings, and making a difference.  The opportunity is right for someone interested in learning how to grow and develop a family law practice group.

We need an attorney who is prepared to tackle difficult assignments and is not afraid of being challenged or working independently.  

We are an ambitious firm. Please be ready to learn, act professionally, be punctual, engaging, well-spoken, well-written, hard-working, and have a sense of humor. 

Responsibilities
  • Prepare correspondence and legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, briefs, affidavits, motions, and settlement agreements for contract negotiations and proceedings
  • Attend court hearings or other legal proceedings, perform legal research, and work with senior associate attorneys to provide legal advice
  • Review client issues on legal matters, analyze available options, and diligently work to determine the best course of action
  • Maintain client files in an organized fashion to ensure up-to-date information is handy for other attorneys, paralegals and support staff
  • Communicate with senior associates, paralegals, and clients to ensure cases are handled efficiently

  • Responsibilities include all areas of case management: discovery, motions, hearings, trials as it relates specifically to family and landlord/tenant matters.
  • Excellent opportunity to gain trial experience with a knowledgeable and dedicated team.
  • MUST already be a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Northern District of Georgia and ready to go to trial and try cases.

Qualifications
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree required from an accredited law school
  • Prepared 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)
  • Candidates must have passed the bar exam
  • Effective communication skills and problem-solving skills are necessary to work with all levels of staff and clients

Minimum of 3-5 years of family law experience. Will not accept a candidate that does not have litigation experience and is afraid of going to trial tomorrow. Must be proficient in performing legal research and writing. Must be proficient in drafting pleadings, briefs, affidavits, discovery, proposed orders, as well as correspondence, memorandum, and opinion letters.

Must be well-versed in the rules of evidence, introducing evidence, and civil procedure. Experience with taking and defending depositions is a plus.

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office products
  • Proficiency with West Law Next
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and cases.

Compensation
$50,000 - $70,000
About Atlanta Family & Immigration Law Firm

Atlanta Family & Immigration Law has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the US for the past few years and we've done it by providing legal representation with compassion, gusto, and integrity. These are people who bring their "A-Game", are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude, take initiative and responsibility, and are hungry to learn and grow. If you learn quickly and understand that working hard is important this job is for you. If you communicate well, have integrity, and really care about immigrants, this job is for you. If you are dynamic, adaptable, deliver results and produce above the minimum standards, this job is for you. If you work well under pressure and can juggle several projects at once, this job is for you.

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