Senior Associate Attorney Needed

SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Do you want to be recognized and valued for the Rockstar you are? Tired of working hard with little recognition? Have you ever had an idea ignored that you know would help make your job more efficient while adding value to the client and felt like no one would listen to you? If you are interested in joining a thriving small law firm that values you and your work, this may be the job for you.

We are a family law, law firm located in Murrieta, CA. We fight for Professionals and Business Owners to survive divorce with their money in their pockets and kids by their side. We help our clients survive the trauma of divorce and get the fresh start they deserve. When our clients hire us, they are going through an emotionally difficult period in their lives, and our goal is to help them make their lives better.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Associate Attorney to grow our team.

The following are non-negotiable criteria.  If you do not meet the criteria, please do not apply.  We will train you on all aspects of working in our office, but we will not provide immediate training on how to conduct family law cases.  We do value collaboration and teamwork:

  • Must have graduated from an ABA or California accredited law school and be admitted to the State Bar of California
  • Must not have any discipline record with any State Bar.
  • Must have no less than 6 years of California family law experience
  • Must have prior experience as first-chair in no less 5 long cause hearings
  • Must have prior experience as first-chair in no less than 10 domestic violence restraining order hearings
  • Must have experience in complex cases including both business evaluations and child custody evaluations

We need people who are not afraid of computers, technology, or learning new things that will make their jobs easier. If you aren’t confident in your tech skills and ability to learn, you are not the right person for this job. You will be required to communicate with other team members, clients and the courts via zoom or video conferences.  You MUST be competent and proficient in the use of Word, Outlook, and X-Spouse at a minimum. You MUST be able to navigate the web like Magellan. You must be able to handle working with several different databases of information. If you are familiar with legal case management software and CRM programs, that is a plus.

We are fully invested in policies and procedures and systems. We appreciate and nurture creativity and innovation, and we expect you to follow the rules. We also expect your input in creating and improving our systems to best serve our clients.  If you don’t think that’s possible, please don’t apply.  If you are not a team player or you think throwing people under the bus to save yourself is a good idea, please don’t apply.  If you take personal responsibility and ownership over developing solutions, this may be the right fit for you.

Why would you apply?

  • Autonomy and independence in working the cases assigned to you – we don’t believe in micro-managing – we believe in teaching and standardizing
  • Fulfill your passion for helping clients survive divorce or other family law issue
  • An environment which appreciates and supports your suggestions for improvement and ability to problem solve
  • A cohesive team that respects every position in the law firm and treats no position as better than the next
  • Strong work/life balance
  • Opportunity for quarterly performance bonuses

What do we expect from you?

  • Manage case progress including various team meeting and report directly to the Managing Attorney
  • Generating and monitoring the pipeline report and overall case load management for regular Managing Attorney meetings
  • Monitoring and reporting on the case management process, production costs and staffing requirements
  • Conduct quarterly reviews of legal team assessing substantive legal work, compliance with policies and procedures, KPIs and professional development goals.
  • Review and respond to correspondence from clients and opposing counsel
  • Advise clients on their legal options in determining course of litigation and/or settlement
  • Complete strategy meeting with client at inception of representation by the firm
  • Prepare clients for hearings and depositions
  • Prepare case strategy and case strategy team oversight while giving direction on all complex cases, including cases set for long cause hearings
  • Represent clients in litigation at various hearings, including:
    • Short Cause
    • Long Cause/Evidentiary Hearings
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    • Mandatory Settlement Conference
    • Sit first chair in Trials, as needed

How to Apply:

  • Submit a PDF resume and cover letter to greylegaljobs@gmail.com
  • Cover Letter must include: (1) why you think you are a good fit for our office; (2) available start date; (3) salary requirements and (4) one improvement you made for the last firm/agency you worked for and how it added value to the firm and clients. 
  • Those we select for further consideration will be contacted.

While we will do our due diligence on you, we will not immediately contact your current employer about your application so if this position interests you please apply.