Family Law Attorney-Paralegal

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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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