Senior Family Law Attorney
Whitson Law PLLC
Elizabethtown, NY US
Posted ago
Whitson Law PLLC

Our boutique family law firm is growing and we are looking for a seasoned family law attorney who has experience in litigation as well as Collaborative Practice and/or mediation. At WhitsonLaw, our mission is to create trusting relationships with our clients so that together we can overcome the challenges that our clients and families are facing. We pride ourselves in offering clients focused solutions and fresh insight into their legal issues so that they can choose a path forward that aligns with their personal values. We are tough litigators when we have to be, but we know that litigation should be a last resort and not a starting point for most families.

You’ll assist individuals in a variety of situations such as navigating prenuptial agreements and attending court hearings for divorce, custody, alimony/spousal support, and child support. The prime candidate will have experience with a range of sensitive legal issues such as child abuse and domestic violence, and be able to maintain composure, negotiate, and argue effectively even in emotional and high-stress situations. If you are passionate about helping people navigate some of the most difficult challenges they may face in their lives, start your application today!

Compensation: $84,500+ at plan, commission. Benefits include generous paid time off, comprehensive health insurance (including vision and dental), CLE and professional development as well as bar registration fees paid by the firm.

Responsibilities

  • Confidently sell our excellent legal services to our potential clients
  • Oversee and manage the firm's paralegals and client support specialists to ensure that all legal work is completed efficiently, accurately and on-time
  • Assume responsibility for the firm's legal productive pipeline - from legal strategy sessions to delivery of work to the client
  • Devise legal strategies and employ strategic negotiations to provide excellent client outcomes
  • Approach your service to clients with patience, compassion as well as legal acumen
  • Work closely with Owner/Managing Partner, Paralegals, and Associates to ensure swift action through the civil litigation process
  • Ensure clients are effectively represented at court hearings as needed
  • Advocate on behalf of clients by understanding their needs, effectively analyzing the situation, and forming a strategy for a plan of action
  • Handle the division of marital assets, including real estate, during divorce proceedings as needed
  • Prepare legal documents such as legal pleadings, motions, marital settlement agreements, contracts, judgments, and orders for a high volume of cases
  • Maintain client files to ensure they are properly organized and up to date

Qualifications
  • Candidates should be great negotiators and communicators, specifically in situations when emotions and stress are high

  • Admission to New York State Bar
  • At least 5 years of Family Law experience, including no less than 15 trials
  • You must be a Certified Divorce Specialist™ or be willing to obtain that certification
  • You must have either 30 hours of basic mediation training or 15 hours of Collaborative Divorce training or be willing to undertake such training
  • Competence with basic legal technology including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis, Google Workspace Suite, and Dropbox is required
  • Familiarity with CLIO Grow, CLIO Manage, and Family Law Software is a plus

Compensation
$84,500+ at plan, commission
About Whitson Law PLLC

WhitsonLaw is a boutique law firm specializing in Family Law and Mediation. We are passionate about helping our clients by reducing the stress and uncertainty of the legal process. We believe that our clients should avoid letting a stranger in a black robe make important decisions for them and their families.


Our entrepreneurial law firm is small enough that everyone is a critical member of our team, yet big enough to offer you the security, growth opportunities, and benefits that you want. You will work closely with the firm's owner, have daily interaction with our clients, and help us continue to define ourselves as the most unique law firm in our market.


At WhitsonLaw, PLLC, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients, and our community. WhitsonLaw is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

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