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Senior Attorney

Company: The Edwards Law Group
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Do you have a successful track record representing clients and are interested in mentoring the next generation of legal professionals? Our firm is seeking an experienced senior attorney who is adept at handling a large caseload and familiar with all aspects of the trial process, particularly drafting pleadings, motions, notices, and working toward a resolution. Your years of experience will also help coach our newer associates toward a similar route for success. If this sounds like a perfect position for you, please send us your resume today.

Responsibilities:

--- Perform research, draft briefs, pleadings, and motions
--- Stay updated on changing applicable laws and statutes on the local, state, and federal levels
--- Counsel associates to resolve or prevent conflicts
--- Prepare for and attend trials, mediation, and arbitration hearings
--- Get appropriate documents prepared, such as motions, pleadings, notices, and discovery requests and responses
--- You Must have experience in family law.
--- You Must have litigation experience.
--- If we don't need to hold your hand and tell you what needs to be done at each step of the case assigned to you - Do Apply for this job.
--- If you know what objections to insert in response to discovery served on a client, Do Apply for this job.
--- We embrace team members who are factual and realistic and quick to offer solutions to make our policies and procedures stronger, which in turn better serves clients. You Must respect our policies and procedures and speak up when you have an idea to add to our efficiency and accuracy.
--- We look for people who embrace innovation and the use of technology in order to make their jobs easier. You must be proficient with Word, and basic case management.
--- The ideal candidate is able to change gears quickly, think on your feet, and make smart decisions. You also need to be detail-oriented and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done right the first time.
--- In the family law field, it's extremely important for our team members to practice empathy and compassion. It's important to not take things personally and understand clients are going through one of the toughest times in their lives. Our job is to help them stay focused on where they want to go and guide them on how to get there.
--- You must be a team player. You will be working with other members of our staff and both you and our other staff members are accountable to each other. We strive to schedule our internally imposed deadlines with plenty of time before the final "real" deadline. But, as you may have experienced, we will always have a handful of clients who bring us discovery documents the night before court.

Qualifications:

--- Prior experience representing clients in trials, mediation, and arbitration
--- Five years of experience as a senior associate in the legal industry
--- Completion of a 4-year bachelor's degree, as well as 3-year law degree from an accredited law school
--- Excellent time management and interpersonal skills are required, as well as persuasive writing and verbal communication skills
--- Must be able to handle heavy caseload with little supervision
--- At least 3 years of GEORGIA Family Law experience

About Company:
We are a fast-growing boutique FAMILY LAW firm in Atlanta with three attorneys, seven committed and dedicated support staff, and more on the way! Most of us work IN PERSON at the office. Our firm is a female-led, minority, woman-owned, LGBTQIA+ law firm--- with clear values. We are candid. We want and help our staff to grow, personally and professionally. We are genuine and open-minded with our staff; we hope for growth, both professionally and personally. Our mission is to instill accountability and create opportunity. We are accountable: to ourselves, each other, and our clients. We talk about our feelings. We don't let fear stop us. We are unstoppable. We may appear to be a band of misfits to the outside world but inside we gel. We bring to our clients what we give ourselves - which is everything- compassion, but steel. We don't let traumas of the past stop our future selves from achieving GOALS. We are ALWAYS striving for excellence.

Keywords: The Edwards Law Group, Smyrna , Senior Attorney, Legal , Smyrna, Georgia

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