Family Law Attorney
Diamond & LeSueur
McHenry, IL US
Posted ago
Diamond & LeSueur

Are you a family law attorney with a focus on solving the client’s actual problem and getting them what they need? Is all the hard work worth it when a client is able to get through his/her divorce, find a brighter future for their family, and stability for their children? Do you like the idea of a team approach to serving clients where you have good administrative support and other attorneys to collaborate with? If you answered yes to these questions, you might be a good fit for a well-established, fast-growing local law firm looking for an associate attorney. If you are driven by an opportunity to help people during one of the toughest times in their lives and have a proven track record of success, apply now.

Responsibilities
  • Organize and maintain client files to ensure they are kept current
  • Represent clients in court proceedings as needed
  • Collaborate with senior partners and paralegals to effectively move files through the civil litigation process

  • Assist clients effectively by conducting initial consultations with prospective clients, analyzing the situation, and then strategizing and deciding on a proper course of action
  • Create legal documents such as pleadings, motions, marital settlement agreements, contracts, judgments and orders
  • Help develop clear workflows and systems to ensure a high level of client satisfaction
  • Occasional court coverage for other litigation team members on family law, foreclosure defense and other civil matters

Qualifications
  • 4-year degree with a legal background and J.D. degree are necessary for this position

  • An active Illinois law license
  • At least 2-3 years of litigation experience in family law/divorce and/or civil litigation
  • Community-minded and interested in networking and building relationships in and around McHenry County
  • Tech-savvy (able to troubleshoot minor computer/printer/connection issues), proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook, and able to quickly learn new software applications (working knowledge of Smokeball is a plus)
  • Able to make daily court appearances in McHenry or Lake County courthouses
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, especially in highly stressful and emotional situations

Compensation
$70,000
About Diamond & LeSueur

Diamond Legal's vision of changing the way people view their attorneys is rooted in our core values: connect with people, always be curious, and seek the simple solution.

So, if you are:

  • Passionate about helping people, making their lives easier, and building long-lasting relationships with them
  • Interested in the opportunity to help grow a busy family law practice

Then we invite you to apply by submitting:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages) explaining why you became a lawyer and your favorite lawyer joke (so we know you have a good sense of humor)
  • Three business references with current contact information including phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

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