Current Openings

Work at Sacramento’s preeminent full-service law firm, Downey Brand LLP.  We offer a congenial work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please direct all staff applications to Cindy Snook, Human Resources Director. Links to web applications for each position are provided within each job posting below.  Applications submitted without all of the required documentation will not be considered.

The firm is always interested in hearing from qualified applicants with substantial law firm experience. To submit your application for consideration in the absence of a posting below suited to your qualifications, please click here: General Staff Application

Sacramento

Records Clerk

Date Posted: February 23, 2021

Downey Brand LLP is looking for a full-time Records Clerk for our Sacramento office. The candidate for this multi-faceted position must:

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* Be able to maintain confidentiality of our clients and their related documents
* Be able to pay attention to detail and have strong organizational skills
* Have the ability to set priorities and be capable of handling multiple interruptions while keeping on task and working independently
* Have a firm understanding of basic filing principles; be able to arrange items according to alphabetic and alphanumeric structures
* Have excellent computer skills, including Windows 7, Microsoft Office Word and Excel
* Ability to lift up to 50 pound boxes

Duties include but are not limited to:

* Requesting and delivering records from offsite storage
* Filing documents, records and other media
* Indexing documents
* Scanning and copying legal documents
* Document organizational support to paralegals and legal secretaries
* Preparation of trial/deposition binders
* Bates labeling documents
* Projects related to trial preparation
* Coding of documents into litigation support software
* Performing clerical duties related to the above tasks

In addition to the skills and duties above, the ideal candidate will also have excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading skills. A positive attitude, strong written and verbal communication skills, impeccable attendance and punctuality, and a strong work ethic are essential. Experience with Legal Kay a plus.

We offer a congenial working environment, with excellent compensation and benefits. Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to Cindy Snook, Director of Human Resources, via the firm’s web application.

No phone calls please. Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Family Law Attorney-Paralegal

Date Posted: February 24, 2021

The firm's Family Law practice group seeks an experienced attorney interested in enhanced work-life balance as a full-time family law paralegal in its Sacramento office.

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This position, which blends attorney-level challenges with paralegal-level responsibilities and hours, requires a law degree (J.D.) and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an attorney and/or paralegal. The person hired for this position will have significant responsibility early on, and will be expected to: perform research; coordinate subpoenas; prepare initial drafts of correspondence, discovery responses, moving and opposing pleadings including discovery motions, and settlement conference statements; attend client meetings, depositions, document productions, and court appearances; interact with clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel, investigators, and various vendors; have significant involvement in trial preparation; and complete other tasks as assigned by supervising attorneys.

Strong research skills are essential; experience with Lexis, and with MS Office applications including Excel is required. This position requires exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. A solid work ethic, impeccable attendance and punctuality, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team are critical. A positive attitude, the ability to set priorities and work under pressure, and the ability to establish a good rapport with firm attorneys and clients are vital. Salary is commensurate with experience and reflects the hybrid nature of this position. Must be a current, active member of the California Bar Association.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a brief writing sample in confidence to Cindy Snook PHR, Human Resources Director. Submit your application for this position via the firm’s web application.
No phone calls please. Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Litigation Paralegal – Family Law

Date Posted: March 29, 2021

The firm's Family Law practice group seeks an experienced litigation paralegal in its Sacramento office. The person hired for this position will have significant responsibility early on, and will be expected to: perform research; coordinate subpoenas; prepare initial drafts of correspondence, discovery responses, moving and opposing pleadings including discovery motions, and settlement conference statements; attend client meetings, depositions, document productions, and court appearances; interact with clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel, investigators, and various vendors; have significant involvement in trial preparation; and complete other tasks as assigned by supervising attorneys.

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This position requires a Paralegal Certificate and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a litigation paralegal. Strong research skills are essential; experience with Lexis, and with MS Office applications including Excel is required. Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, are critical. The successful candidate will have a solid work ethic, impeccable attendance and punctuality, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. A positive attitude, the ability to set priorities and work under pressure, and the ability to establish a good rapport with firm attorneys and clients are vital. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a brief, recent writing sample in confidence to Cindy Snook, PHR, Director of Human Resources

No phone calls or e-mails please. Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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