Key details: Litigation experience. Salary $115,000. Hybrid Role.
Under the direction of the principal attorney, associate attorney must have the ability to work effectively as a team member while also handling an individual caseload. Associate attorney must have strong commitment to achieving excellent results for our clients through intelligent and aggressive advocacy. Associate attorney must also have a strong commitment to exceptional work ethic, high motivation, and willingness to work hard to serve our clients. Positive attitude and ability to work well with a variety of people. The associate attorney must be able to demonstrate leadership skills and possess excellent oral advocacy skills, thorough writing skills, solid negotiation skills.
The associate attorney is an Exempt position.
Associate attorneys perform their duties under the direction of the principal attorney. Associate attorneys’ employment relationship with the Firm is managed by the principal attorney.
Associate attorneys must be licensed with The Florida Bar.
- Manages a large caseload
- Manage full case handling responsibilities from inception through settlement/end of representation
- Handle the drafting and filing of pleadings, motions, and memoranda of law, and conduct legal research with respect to same
- Attend depositions, prepare witnesses for depositions, handle court hearings, and handle trials as necessary and assigned
- Develop collaborative strategies and advise clients regarding their best interests, serving as the principal contact between the firm and clients.
- Effectively take or monitor statements of clients or third parties
- Independently handle decision making on a case by case bases
- Regularly consult with clients and other parties as needed to effectively move cases forward and to resolution
- Develop a strategic approach and provide leadership and direction to paralegals and legal assistants
- Develop a business development plan to be approved by the principal attorney and implement same including, but not limited to, attending networking events and other functions, writing articles, and speaking engagements
- Participate in semi-weekly calls with the principal attorney to discuss status of ongoing matters, workload, and other firm matters
- Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
- Cultivate relationships with the firms existing and future clients
- Monthly case reviews
- Confirm vital correspondence and notices with clients and other parties
- Analyze case-specific legal issues and documentation; and
- Foster and maintain an excellent rapport with clients through consistent communication and thorough advisement.
Matrix of Tasks
- Review daily reminders
- Review daily, weekly, and upcoming monthly calendar items and prioritize work load
- Complete tasks
- Triage and prioritize responses to emails and phone calls
- Organize, sort, and summarize case information and files
- Draft letters/reports/ documents
- Prepare responses to discovery demands
- Prepare for meetings/ statements /depositions
- Meet with legal team for case status updates
- Provide client updates
- Attend Case Status Update meetings and update records
- Complete monthly settlement goals
- Complete monthly demand goals
Education & Experience
Be a graduate of an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. Be in good standing with The Florida Bar.