Family Law Attorney
Douglass & Runger
Memphis, TN US
Posted ago
Douglass & Runger

Family Law Attorney who will fight for Clients!

If you are interested in applying for this position, please read the instructions at the end of this posting and follow all instructions explicitly. We are looking for an attorney who has a passion for helping people who are going through divorce and custody battles. The ideal candidate will be committed to protecting the things most important to our clients: their minor children and their assets. We’re looking for an attorney who can hit the ground running to give our clients outstanding representation. You need to have compassion and the ability to build relationships with your clients and know your way around a courtroom. Mississippi law license is a plus. If you are interested in applying, please read the full instructions below and explicitly follow the instructions.

Salary is commensurate with skill and experience and is negotiable. The compensation package includes base, salary plus bonus compensation for production and performance. We offer benefits including health insurance and paid time off. We pay for continuing legal education, bar dues, and some approved voluntary bar memberships. 

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, we look forward to reviewing your resume. Please follow these instructions. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Prepare a cover letter that explains what you believe are the 3 most important qualities or values for an attorney working with parents going through a divorce. Please include your desired compensation range. As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.” 

You will be prompted to upload your cover letter.

Responsibilities

  • We need an attorney who can contribute to developing the strategy of a case and who knows where to find the rules of procedure to back up that case strategy
  • We need an attorney who knows how to find your way around the courtroom and how to project confidence and competence when dealing with people on behalf of our clients
  • Our ideal attorney knows how to read financial statements, understands equitable distribution, can help put together a parenting plan and visitation schedule
  • You need to be able to help a client understand whether they really want to spend $500 to fight with their ex over a $50 lamp
  • If you see a case file as an opportunity to help someone build a new life, you’ll like the way we think
  • Skills and experience are important and valued, but your personality, character, intelligence, and integrity are also extremely important considerations
  • If we can’t count on you to show up in court on time, don’t apply
  • High-maintenance, humorless, self-entitled, or self-important individuals will not succeed in our Firm and need not apply
  • We are growing, and you will be called upon to wear many hats. We need someone who does not think that the occasional need to scan your own documents is “beneath you" 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrate experience in taking ownership of a client's case – discovery, pleadings, motions; collaboration and mediation; pretrial hearings, motion hearings, and trials
  • Conduct client meetings and recommend strategies
  • Delegate work to paralegals and legal assistants and monitor their work

Compensation
$80,000 max DOE
About Douglass & Runger

Douglass & Runger is a growing, small law firm servicing clients primarily in the areas of family law and probate law. We help our family law clients navigate the divorce process by protecting the things most important to them: the well being of their minor children and their personal assets, and we provide our probate clients peace of mind after the death of a loved one by navigating them through the probate process. We maintain a family like environment for not only our clients, but also our attorneys and staff and are protective of our in-office culture. We provide our clients the security of knowing that they have a law firm that will support them through difficult life obstacles they face no matter what!

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