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Senior Family Law Attorney

Company: Whitson Law PLLC
Location: Plattsburgh
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Our innovative Northern New York Family Law Firm is hiring a Senior Associate to join a practice that approaches Family Law in a healthy, collaborative way.--Our owner has 29 years of experience re-inventing the landscape of Family Law to improve outcomes for parents and children.--If you believe that practicing Family Law can be different, our Firm is for you.

This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned attorney looking for a firm whose culture supports each staff member in reaching his/her full potential with an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance.--We are located in the beautiful Adirondack Park - a four-season playground offering a multitude of outdoor recreational activities in the mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers that abound in the region. The culture of the Montreal, Quebec is a short drive away, but there you will feel as though you have been transported to Europe in the multicultural City.--This is a hybrid position, that does require in-person appearances at mediation, meetings, and court appearances in these New York State Counties:--Clinton, Essex, and Warren.--Outside of those responsibilities, daily work location is flexible.

If this sounds like an opportunity that is ideal for you, we want to hear from you. Apply today!

$130,000+ at plan including health, vision, dental and 401(k); performance bonuses additional

Responsibilities:

Maintain knowledge of local, state, and federal statutes and applicable laws
Prepare legal documents, such as pleadings, motions, notices, and discovery requests/responses
Counsel associates to resolve or prevent conflicts
Represent clients in court to argue motions during legal proceedings
Anticipate, prepare for, and attend trials, mediation, and arbitration on behalf of clients
As our Firm's Senior Associate, you will exercise independence in devising legal strategies, providing excellent legal representation to our clients, and serving as a leader to our team. To be a key player on our team, you must be dedicated to excellence and hard work, and experience with a top-tier practice in Family Law and Litigation matters. In this role, you will assume full responsibility for the Firm's legal production pipeline-from Legal Strategy Sessions to the delivery of work to the client. You will also oversee and manage the legal team and support staff and ensure all legal work is completed efficiently, accurately, and on time.

Qualifications:

Previous experience advocating for clients in trials, mediation, and arbitration
Excellent time management and interpersonal skills are required, as well as persuasive writing and verbal communication skills
Completion of a 4-year bachelor's degree, as well as 3-year law degree from an accredited law school
Five years of experience as a senior associate in the legal industry
Member of state and local bar associations in good standing
Additional job requirements are:
--- You must have courtroom litigation experience with a track record of success
--- You must be available for in-person appearances at mediations, meetings, and court proceedings in these New York Counties: Clinton, Essex, and Warren. Outside of those responsibilities, daily work location is flexible.
--- You are a thorough and precise researcher, writer, and speaker
--- Your great technical acumen is matched by your patience, compassion, and attention to our clients and the successful resolution of their legal matters
--- You are confident, flexible, growth-minded, and comfortable in a management role
--- You have or are willing to take the following advanced training: Certified Divorce Specialist--- training, 30 hours of basic Mediation training, and 15 hours of Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce training
--- You are licensed in New York and have a clean professional discipline record

You must be good with basic legal technology; specifically:
--- Microsoft Office
--- Adobe Acrobat Pro
--- Westlaw
--- Ooma
--- Google Workspace Suite
--- Dropbox.
--- Familiarity with Clio Grow, Clio Manage, and Family Law Software is a plus

About Company:
WhitsonLaw is a boutique law firm specializing in Family Law and Mediation. We are passionate about helping our clients by reducing the stress and uncertainty of the legal process. We believe that our clients should avoid letting a stranger in a black robe make important decisions for them and their families.



Our entrepreneurial law firm is small enough that everyone is a critical member of our team, yet big enough to offer you the security, growth opportunities, and benefits that you want. You will work closely with the firm's owner, have daily interaction with our clients, and help us continue to define ourselves as the most unique law firm in our market.



At WhitsonLaw, PLLC, we don't just accept difference-we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients, and our community. WhitsonLaw is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Keywords: Whitson Law PLLC, Albany , Senior Family Law Attorney, Legal , Plattsburgh, New York

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