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

Litigation Secretary

Date Posted: November 26, 2019

The Firm seeks an experienced litigation secretary in its Sacramento office. Candidates will be required to balance a mix of administrative and secretarial duties and should be able to thrive in a fast-paced, document-intensive environment.

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Position requires excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially in Excel and Word. 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.

Qualified applicants must have a minimum of three to five years of litigation experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to Cindy Snook, Director of Human Resources through the firm’s web application. No phone calls please.

Downey Brand, LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Docketing Specialist

Date Posted: November 21, 2019

Our Sacramento office has an opening for an experienced docket/ calendar clerk. The primary responsibility of the position will be to provide docketing support to attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries.

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: calendar daily incoming mail; maintain docket due dates and remarks in the docket system; research state and federal court rules; prepare daily and weekly calendar reports; perform conflict searches; review client intake forms; and communicate with attorneys regarding accuracy pertaining to resolution of conflicts of interest and billing information.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Must have 3+ years of substantial experience computing calendar deadlines for state and federal courts in CompuLaw/Vision docketing software. Knowledge of court rules and procedures for both state and federal courts is a must; familiarity with legal terminology and documents involved in the court filing process, as well as a working knowledge of the litigation process, are required. Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel. Must be able to adapt to change and balance competing demands in a fast-paced environment.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Cindy Snook, Human Resources Director.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

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Litigation Paralegal

Date Posted: January 24, 2020

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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Corporate/Real Estate Paralegal

Date Posted: January 17, 2020

The firm seeks a full-time Paralegal for its Sacramento office to work with its Corporate and Real Estate Practice Group. This position requires a paralegal certificate and a minimum of 3 years' experience with corporate and real estate procedures in a law firm setting.

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The person hired for this position must have extensive knowledge of filings with Secretary of State; working knowledge of all aspects of incorporation/dissolution of corporations and partnerships; drafting of Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, organizational minutes, governmental filings; sophisticated knowledge of UCC filings, including preparation of stock certificates and Certificates of Limited partnerships; knowledge of general securities law. The paralegal will work with attorneys and support them in handling commercial real estate closings from beginning to end, including ordering, reviewing and clearing title, preparing closing statements and documents, and handling closings and post-closing work.

Strong research skills are essential. Proficiency in Adobe PDF Pro or similar PDF program, Excel and MS Office applications are 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 to work under pressure, and the ability to establish a good rapport with firm attorneys and clients are vital.

Candidates not possessing a paralegal certificate or the required minimum experience, including experience with the programs referenced in this posting, will not be considered.

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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