Supervising Attorney
The Colwell Law Group
Saratoga, NY US
Posted ago
The Colwell Law Group

Supervising Attorney - Family and Matrimonial Law

The Colwell Law Group is a growing family and matrimonial law firm with locations in Albany and Saratoga, New York seeking a Supervising Attorney for our Saratoga location. The firm has been recognized by the Albany Business Review as one of the Capital-Regions top law firms as well as acknowledged by LawFirm500 as one of the fastest growing firms in the country. The Colwell Law Group focuses on a culture where all employees can grow and become part of a dynamic team. A work-life balance is essential to the success of the firm.

As a Supervising Attorney, you will partner with the Managing Attorney and other Supervising Attorneys to lead a successful legal team. You will also assist in navigating and representing individuals as they go through a difficult time in their lives. Prime candidates will have experience with a range of sensitive legal issues such as divorce, child abuse, child custody, and domestic violence, and be able to maintain composure, negotiate, and argue effectively in emotional and high-stress situations.

This role supervises a dedicated team of attorneys and legal support staff.  


General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following for their dedicated team:

  • Serve as direct supervisor for two (2) attorneys and one support staff member
  • Prepare and submit reports as required by the managing attorney
  • Ensure team adheres to company and legal department policies and procedures
  • Facilitate staff engagement, teamwork, collaboration, and development
  • Measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) of their team
  • Monitor individual and team revenue goals and billable hours
  • Ensure client satisfaction
  • Assist in billing review and account management
  • Train and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign duties and conduct performance reviews in conjunction with management staff

The supervising attorneys are also responsible for successfully managing their own caseload with similar, specifically defined, KPIs.


Requirements/Qualifications/About the Successful Candidate:

  • A strong working knowledge of New York Family Court Act and Domestic Relations Law. Experience in litigating such matters in New York Courts
  • Humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status
  • Must have received or be willing to receive and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination (including eligible boosters) by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required
  • Membership in good standing in the New York State Bar
  • Supervisor experience strongly preferred
  • Experience supervising legal work and projects strongly preferred
  • Experience and skills in organizing and supervising legal casework and projects strongly preferred
  • Commitment, experience and/or skills to lead a diverse, dynamic team with varied communication styles, learning styles, and levels of experience, identifying and resolving interpersonal conflicts, identifying and professional development opportunities, and working with staff on setting and achieving goals for professional growth
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with the ability to be detail‐oriented
  • Experience and skill in implementing effective onboarding and training programs for new staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently
  • Excellent and consistent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills, follow-through, and flexibility around changing priorities and deadlines
  • Aptitude for and willingness to be a team player
  • Willingness and ability to travel to both Albany and Saratoga locations for firm meetings

Job Type: Full Time

Monday - Friday

$100,000 - $125,000 Based on performance, KPIs and bonus awards.
About The Colwell Law Group


  • 401(k) with match
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance 60/40
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Bonus incentives
  • Referral program
  • Employee referral program

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