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Position: Senior Associate Attorney

Required Experience: 3-5 years experience

Job Description:

As a Senior Attorney in our growing law firm, you shall undertake an auspicious foray into the intricate realm of the legal profession, garnering invaluable insights from Senior Associates and Partners in matters spanning the gamut from non-litigation to litigation.

From offering invaluable assistance to our clients and the Partners of the firm, to ensuring the smooth completion of cases, your role is key to our collective success. Able to multitask, understand and handle deadlines, and be able to solely handle entire litigation matters from start to finish is a key. This role demands technical skill in the courtroom, proactive thinking, and a strategic mindset.

  • Legal Expertise Advancement: A pivotal expectation in this role lies in the continual deepening and mastery in using statutes, case law, and courtroom procedures, culminating in an extensive tenure of legal acumen. Expected to attain a profound understanding of intricate issues within client cases, adeptly decipher and convey intricate legal concepts, and provide progressively adept support to the firm’s legal operations and client objectives as expertise matures.
  • Advanced Legal Research: Proficiency in navigating legal databases to unearth answers to complex legal queries through statutes, case law, precedents, and extensive courtroom experiences. Crafting meticulously researched memorandums and demonstrating the aptitude to discern and argue the distinctions between reported and unreported cases across diverse legal domains.
  • Client Advocacy & Relationship Cultivation: Masterfully representing clients in a diverse array of legal proceedings, exhibiting unwavering compassion and unwavering professionalism. This encompasses a multifaceted spectrum of court hearings, negotiations, and mediation sessions. Championing the interests of clients, safeguarding their rights, and ensuring their positions are eloquently articulated within the judicial arena. Seasoned attorneys manage client relationships with finesse, encompassing billing, communication, and ensuring clients are consistently apprised of the evolution of their case(s).
  • Advanced Document Drafting: Proficiently crafting intricate legal documents, including but not limited to contracts, pleadings, motions, and various legal paperwork. Upholding a high standard of ethical and grammatical accuracy in all communications with clients, opposing counsel, experts, and the court, leveraging spell check, grammar applications, and document preparation systems judiciously.
  • Compliance & Ethical Leadership: Exemplifying an unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards and an intimate familiarity with the legal code of ethics. Resolutely preserving client confidentiality, steering clear of conflicts of interest, and unwaveringly acting in the best interests of clients as a fundamental obligation. Facilitating clients’ adherence to legal requirements and ensuring their comprehensive understanding of the pertinent laws and regulations mandated by the court.
  • Calendar & Matter Management Excellence: Exercising meticulous precision in creating, sustaining, and updating a comprehensive calendar to ensure unfailing accuracy and attendance at all mandated court appearances. Ensuring the meticulous cataloging of all activities in CLIO within the appropriate client matter, encompassing time entries, notes, document management, drafts, and communications. Pioneering the correct coding and upload of these components into CLIO. Prudent preparation and pre-filing of all essential materials for meetings, communications, and court appearances.
  • Legal Marketing, Community Engagement, and Knowledge Pinnacle: Active participation in legal marketing initiatives as required, including but not limited to blog authorship, video contributions, and leveraging various social media opportunities. Distinguished participation and involvement in community organizations and legal associations, guided by solicitation or personal inclination. A zealous commitment to continued education, encompassing the delivery of continuing legal education courses, involving meticulous research for presentations, manuscript composition, practice presentations within the firm, and the creation of compelling PowerPoint presentations.

Team Contribution and Commitment:

  • As part of our team, the Associate Attorney is expected to:
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with more senior attorneys, legal support specialists, paralegals, and other administrative staff to ensure seamless service to our clients. This includes understanding the duties of support staff and stepping in as a second chair in trials.
  • Commitment: Show a dedication to the mission and values of our firm. Attend all court dates and meet task deadlines.
  • Communication: Facilitate effective communication within the team, ask questions to gain understanding, and engage listening skills. Be polite and respectful to all team members and support staff.
  • Continual Learning: Be desirous of learning new skills and legal concepts.
  • Positivity: Contribute to a positive office culture, engage in activities, supporting colleagues in their work and encouraging a team-oriented environment.

Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) from an accredited university.
  • NC State Bar license to practice law.
  • Working knowledge of high level office technology.
  • Healthy interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of law, legal procedures, and protocols, particularly in family law.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven client communications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with proven task completion over a varied array of tasks.
  • Full management of multiple litigation files and maintenance of a case list.
  • In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork and to providing high-quality service to our clients. We are looking for someone who will be dedicated, reliable, and contribute positively to our team dynamic.

Appy Now:
If you would like to apply for this position, please email your resume to career@capefearfamilylaw.com.

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