July 31, 2011

Lawyer wanted for writing job

Seeking lawyer to create content for website. $25 per hour.


July 30, 2011

Manhattan document review project seeks junior attorneys

Downtown law firm has an upcoming project that will run 3-6 weeks. Candidates must be available to work 12 hours per day and they must be admitted to the NY state bar. The rate is $28 per hour, straight time.


July 29, 2011

Employment lawyer job in Milwaukee

The compensation is "Fame, Fortune, and Notoriety"...

Need a lawyer to help me collect on money owed to me from my employer.

I don't have a lot of money. The kind of lawyer that would take on this case should be able to take a risk. I have little money, but I have a case that could make your career based on current political climate. Obviously, I can't share details on craigslist.

If you are interested, please contact me. I'm willing to take a risk too. I don't need a huge big name attorney.

This might work out for both of us.

Thank you

Location: Milwaukee
Compensation: Fame, Fortune, and Notoriety


Entry-level estate and tax lawyer job in Connecticut

Fairfield County law firm in Ridgefield is seeking an Estate and Tax Lawyer for busy tax department. Position perfect for recent Law Graduate with a current license in Connecticut. Willingness to assist in handling tax, estate, real estate & trust files. Outstanding academic credentials, New York and/or Florida law license, experience with tax compliance, a plus. Salaried position starting at $48,000 plus incentive package, paid vacations and holidays.


July 28, 2011

Part-time bankruptcy attorney job near Detroit

Make an extra 60 bucks a week - huzzah!


Small out of state law firm is looking for a 1099 Associate (0-3 yrs experience) to help us with our Michigan loan modification and bankruptcy clients.

The associate will work for 2 hours per week at $30 per hour on our MI modifications (calling clients, supervising our paralegals via the loan mod software, comfort client/hand holding, consult on a potential bankruptcy) and potentially and eventually part to full-time at $30 (negotiable) per hour on the bankruptcies, short sales (and potential litigation) that result. (We can help you with all of this stuff if you have no experience :D).

The bulk of the work will come when Bankruptcies need to be filed. The associate will probably have to work on a case load of 15 (maybe a lot more) STATEWIDE MI bankruptcies per year (and probably 10 short sales). The associate would then bill our firm for all hours spent working on the (modifications and) bankruptcies including the 341 meeting, hearings and finding other attorneys per diem (per day) to attend some of the hearings and meetings.

Around 50% of our modification clients need a bankruptcy because they are underwater and need to wipe away negative equity or because they simply want to walk away without a foreclosure on their credit report and/or deficiency judgment . I assume if we move into MI the ratio will at least be the same.

Awesome way to start your own law practice or increase existing volume.

Please mention if you are licensed in other states



No fault attorney job in Brooklyn

Fast Growing Boutique No-Fault Law Firm seeks qualified attorney to review cases for litigation, draft summons and complaints, respond to discovery demands and motions and to make daily court appearances. Must have the following:

- Prior No-Fault Experience - prefer 1 to 2 years of experience
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Able to adhere to reasonable deadlines.

Location: Midwood, Brooklyn
Compensation: Compensation DOE, but in the range of 30k - 35k, with room for growth


July 27, 2011

Entry-level attorney job in Manhattan

Sole-practitioner located near Columbus Circle seeks admitted attorney (will consider candidates awaiting exam result) for 90-day assignment. Salary at $600 per week. Will also consider attorney with practice and will provide office space. Looking for an immediate start.

There is a potential that the position could carry on beyond this time-frame. Daily duties include but are not limited to legal research, drafting memoranda, letters and other forms of client-correspondence, organizing client-responses regarding an ongoing civil rights case, and other general administrative tasks as assigned. There will be opportunities to attend client-counseling sessions and to go to court with the attorney to help the candidate gain hands-on, practical experience in a legal setting.


July 26, 2011

Criminal defense attorney job in Minneapolis

As the reader who sent us this said, "Unbelievable!"

Part time lawyer needed. Criminal defense. Part time, 20 hours per week. $12.00 per hour. Legal research and writing, scheduling, draft, file and serve pleadings, correspond with courts, typing, phone calls, court appearances, etc.


Work-from-home legal researcher job

$13 per hour.  While you don't need a J.D., the ad notes that "the previous four Assistant Researchers have had JDs, and an MBA, respectively..."

Assistant Researcher. 40 hours per week, 13.00 -- 15.00 hourly pay based on experience. Internet access required/Telecommuting position.

Westlaw Round Table Group (www.roundtablegroup.com) is the premier expert witness referral firm providing our law firm clients with access to experts in all fields. We manage an international consortium of approximately 100,000 academic and industry experts.

We are seeking a talented and independent researcher to join our strategic recruiting program, which identifies and recruits the expert witnesses we predict our clients will need in three to twelve months. This is a telecommuting position, as we are a virtual company.

You will focus on conducting timely internet research using rigorous methodologies and proprietary databases to quickly find experts for our expected needs. Major duties include researching topics, finding potential experts, assessing the credentials of experts, and entering that information into our database for downstream recruiting. Other research may be assigned as required, including locating and assessing data sources for licensing, assisting with writing quarterly newsletters, blogging, and survey follow-up.

Knowing Westlaw products is a huge plus.

You will need exceptional attention to detail. Proven ability to quickly and efficiently assess and support new research projects is required, as is working within a stable monthly schedule. Demonstrable experience working from home/ independently is required.

Candidates must have excellent internet and traditional research skills as well as superior communication skills. If you don't like phones, this is not the gig for you. A four-year degree is preferred, but an associate degree in a research field will be considered. AIRS certifications will be considered favorably. This is an independent contractor position. The previous four Assistant Researchers have had JDs, and an MBA, respectively, and are now employed as FT researchers in our firm.


July 25, 2011

Attorney job in Beverly Hills, California

Lots of crappy law jobs in L.A. these days, apparently. Here's another listing forwarded by a reader...

Licensed California attorney needed with experience in Civil litigation ,Bankruptcy,Law and motion drafting .Must be responsible, dependable, with excellent writing skills ,and a good positive altitude .Pay is 13-17.5 dollars per hour for a temporary period of three months .If we find the relationship is working ,then it can be turned into an associate position with a fixed salary of at least 36K a year .Please send your resume and your availability to the above address.


Social security disability attorney job in L.A.

This job was forwarded by a reader, who writes: "It's basically a mill for disability claims. The owner is a multi-millionaire. The pay and prospects stink."

We're looking for a highly motivated Attorney with Social Security Disability experience.

About our Company
We represent the claimants of its sister company, Health Advocates. Health Advocates is a Healthcare Revenue Cycle company headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California. Our emphasis is in assisting hospitals to minimize their uncompensated care by qualifying their uninsured and underinsured patients for Medi-Cal, Social Security (SSI/SSD) and other health insurance benefits. Health Advocates is committed to providing exceptional services and professional representation to its hospital clients.
Health Advocates. was founded in 1990 and is California's leading and most effective Uncompensated Care Recovery company. Health Advocates. currently has over 350 employees dedicated to serving over ninety (90) of California's public and private hospitals.
Health Advocates. offers competitive salaries with great benefits including health benefits, 401(k) plan, 2-3 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, sick pay, and other perks - EOE M/F/D/V.

• Represent claimants before ALJ on SSI/SSDI claims
• Write appeals and brief to the Appeals Council and/or District Court

• At least 3 years experience representing claimants for Social Security claims
• Knowledge of the 5-step sequential evaluation process
• Able to handle a high volume of cases on a daily basis
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must type at least 35 wpm
• Possess and maintain a valid California Drivers License
• Dependable vehicle with auto insurance coverage
• Spanish speaking helpful

Position Type: Full-time; Exempt
Salary: Compensation + Bonus


Entry-level attorney job in Chicago

Newly established attorney seeks part-part time assistance. Research, Court Calls, and Filing work mostly but I will probably have other tasks. Law student or newly minted attorney preferred. Foreclosure/Bankruptcy experience helps, but willing to train right candidate.

Location: Downtown
Compensation: $10/hr


Part-time attorney job in Philadelphia area

Part time attorney wanted at small general practice firm in Montgomery County
Responsible for completing cases from start to finish
Flex hours - approx 10-15 per week - some work may be performed at home - informal atmosphere
Along with PA Bar - New Jersey and Federal Bars would be a plus. Bankruptcy a plus.
Ability to bring in business would be a significant plus.
Possibility of some minor/small out of state traveling
Compensation: $25.00 per hour base plus commission


July 22, 2011

Document review jobs for JDs in NYC

Paralegals and JD's needed for a document review project to start next week. The rate is $18 per hour. Project will last two weeks, 40 hours per week.


July 21, 2011

Entry-level attorney job in Washington, D.C.

Busy Downtown DC Law Firm is currently seeking a long term temp( up to 6 months).
MUST be a 2009/2010 Law School graduate who is DC barred or pending.
Will be assisting interviewing clients for a class action lawsuit.
MUST have previous experience interviewing clients, resume must show this.
Position will start August 1st.
Compensation: 24/per hour


Law clerk job in Long Island

Translation: work for us for free for 6 weeks and we'll decide whether we want to pay you...

We are looking for a law clerk. Although the position is unpaid, you will gain valuable hands-on experience, including observing court appearances, and be trusted with significant assignments. The firm is a small general practice firm that handles divorce and matrimonial law, real estate, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, criminal defense and immigration .

Law clerks are expected to embody excellent writing and research skills, as you will be given many assignments that involve both. The position entails working Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am until 5pm. Transcript, writing sample, and resume requested.

may result in a paid position after 6 weeks training.


July 20, 2011

Legal journalism job in Philly

Seeking someone to report on civil litigation in Philadelphia on a temporary/as-needed basis, filling in for the regular court reporter. The position entails creating concise, accurate summaries of legal complaints and imputing lawsuit information into a computer system. No specific legal experience is required, but someone with strong writing and grammar skills is needed, and a basic understanding of the legal system is a plus. Pay is $80-100 per day of work, and $80/day for training. All work will be done at City Hall between 9 am and 5 pm.


Part-time landlord & tenant attorney job in NYC

Small law firm with practice specializing in real estate (focus is on landlord-tenant cases, but we also handle other related matters) seeks a Part-Time Attorney with 1 - 3 years experience to represent our clients in Bronx Housing Court every morning, 9am-1pm. Immediate start.

Responsibilities include: Representing clients in court, reviewing and negotiating stipulations of settlement, arguing motions. Heavy client contact.

Housing Court experience a plus, but not required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Candidates should have: Strong writing skills a must; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to clearly articulate ideas; the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressured, environment; accurate and detail-oriented.

Must be admitted to practice in New York State.

Compensation: $20,000 a year to start


July 19, 2011

Criminal defense attorney job in New York CIty

52k in New York City for an attorney with 5+ years experience who's willing to work regular weekend hours and speaks Spanish? Sorry, that's asking a bit much for that salary level.

BUSY CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM looking to hire a NY admitted attorney with at least 5 years criminal law experience. Position available immediately. Must have excellent research and writing skills. Position requires 70% research/writing and 30% court appearances. Must be willing to travel to the various boroughs of NYC, Long Island and Westchester for court appearances. New York Attorney Secure Pass is a must. Night and weekend arraignments are required. Salary approximately $52,000 but will consider higher salary based upon experience in the criminal law field. Fluency/Proficiency in Spancish a plus. Medical insurance available after 6 months. Opportunity for additional compensation also available.


Work-from-home legal researcher job

Detail-oriented research project help needed that involves identification of specific court docket information on-line. $10 per hour. 10 hours per week. This is for a short term project likely to last only for 6-8 weeks (it could be extended as other project needs surface but there is no guarantee on that). Prefer someone who has worked in a mid/large law firm environment, paralegal or someone with a strong understanding of court filings and legal terminology. You must have a reliable computer and fast internet service as well as three references. Thank you.


July 18, 2011

New Jersey family law attorney job

Attorney needed on a part time basis to prepare family legal documents including Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Adoption etc. Attorney must be able to prepare family legal documents in all counties. You will need to educate client on filing and serving procedures. Only reply to this ad if you have family law experience and can provide your own malpractice insurance. Can work on own time as long as deadlines are met.

If you are an attorney in multiple states, please indicate the states.

Compensation will range from $150 to $200 per case.


Part-time unpaid legal internship in Atlanta area

This opportunity was submitted by a reader, who says, "So let me get this straight? These assholes want someone to drive around to different jails, while gas is $4 a gallon and interview criminal slime...for FREE? EPIC JOKE. Law is dead. Fuck the big law firms."

Small criminal defense/personal injury law firm seeks part-time unpaid intern to assist 2 attorneys. This job can partially be done from home and the hours are flexible. Job duties include research, interviewing witnesses, drafting pleadings, filing documents, jail visits, trial preparation, etc.


July 16, 2011

Brooklyn personal injury attorney job

5 years experience for 50k in NYC? I'd hate to see what they pay entry-level candidates...

A solo practitioner in South Brooklyn is looking to hire a full time attorney to handle in-house litigation. Must have 3-5 years experience in personal injury matters and general litigation, including motion drafting, research, and strong deposition skills.

Please do not email if you are not serious about a job, if you are just exploring the market or would like a 9-5 job.

This is a small firm with a close working relationship between all employees. Salary is $50,000.00 depending on experience and knowledge.

Position is available immediately.


July 15, 2011

Personal injury attorney job in Manhattan

Midtown/penn station pi plaintiffs firm with large auto practice looking for associate with 0-2 years plaintiffs personal injury experience. SOME EXPERIENCE with court appearances, ebts, motions, conferences, etc. a plus, but not necessary

Position also includes pleadings (bps, motions, complaints, etc), and all other aspects from intake to settlement/trial.

Salary is 35-55k depending on experience plus some benefits (health, profit sharing).


Unpaid law clerk job in New York City

The position entails working for FREE from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

Looking for a law clerk. Although the position is unpaid, you will gain valuable hands-on experience, including observing court appearances, and be trusted with significant assignments. The firm is a small criminal defense firm that handles significant state and federal cases in New York. It is located in midtown east, right near Grand Central.

Law clerks are expected to embody excellent writing and research skills, as you will be given many assignments that involve both. The position entails working Monday through Friday, from 9am until 5pm. Transcript, writing sample, and resume requested.


July 14, 2011

Family law attorney job in Staten Island

$20 an hour for a part-time job in New York City for someone with at least 2 years experience who's expected to work on weekends... 

Part-time matrimonial attorney for Staten Island family law practice. We are looking for an attorney admitted at least two years, preferably in both New York and New Jersey who enjoys handling family law cases and who wishes us to train him or her to become one of the best family law attorneys on Staten Island.

Our firm has over 30 years experience in handling only family law matters in New York and New Jersey.

The right candidate will be intelligent, hard-working and not a "clock watcher". Must be willing to work some early evenings and Saturdays.

We will teach the right candidate all that he or she needs to know to be a successful matrimonial attorney, including how to get new clients, how to bill clients, how to make sure you get paid, ...and of course, how to prepare a case from start to finish.

You will be expected to expand to a full-time work schedule within three years. The principal of our firm has had serious health problems and is looking for an attorney who would be interested in becoming a partner within the next 3 to 5 years.

Starting salary is $20 per hour for six months, then increasing to $25 per hour thereafter. After one year, salary will depend upon the candidate's ability and performance.

Location: Staten Island, NY
Compensation: $20.00 per hour to start with raise after 6 months


Entry-level attorney job in Manhattan

Assist trial attorney on lower Broadway with research and drafting of legal papers; work involves plaintiffs' personal injury and criminal defense; applicant must be admitted attorney or recent law school graduate; available for work from noon to early evening on weekdays; occasionally on weekday mornings and weekend afternoons; applicant must be proficient with computer, including command of the following programs: Word Perfect, PowerPoint, Excel and on-line research. Respond with resume in PDF format. Services to commence on August 1st. Compensation: $ 17 per hour.


July 13, 2011

Attorney job @ small Boston suburban law firm

Small Framingham law office seeks a hardworking, motivated, professional attorney. Foreclosure defense, immigration and bankruptcy experience a plus. Compensation: $25 hourly rate.


July 12, 2011

Personal injury attorney job in Orange County

High volume plaintiffs' personal injury law firm located in Newport Beach has two positions available. 1. Personal Injury Attorney 2. Personal Injury Paralegal

Paralegal: Full Time. Mon to Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm. 2 years experience. Must know how to handle a personal injury case from inception to trial prep (A to Z). Job includes: legal writing (motions, pleadings, discovery), case processing, client contact, and general paralegal work. Bilingual a plus: Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Russian, Spanish, or other. Submit resume and writing sample. Salary range $12-$15+ / hr.

Attorney. Full Time. Must be Admitted with at least 2+ yrs experience in personal injury. Depositions. Heavy legal writing: motions, pleadings, possible appeals. Bilingual a plus. Salary $45-55k+ range.


Personal injury attorney job in Brooklyn

$35,000 for a bilingual attorney with 2+ years experience in New York City?

Small boutique plaintiff's personal injury litigation firm seeks attorney. Full Time. Must be Admitted with at least 2++ yrs experience in personal injury. Daily court appearances: PCs, CCs, motions, hearings, etc. Depositions. Heavy legal writing: motions, pleadings, possible appeals. Bilingual a plus. Salary $35-55k+ range.


July 11, 2011

Part-time attorney job in Long Island

Long Island law firm seeks admitted attorney for a part time position. Must be able to work at least two days a week 5 hours a day. Hours are flexible.

Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York. Must have at least 1 year experience in general litigation, preparation of motions, pleadings, affidavits etc.

- Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
- Ability to complete research and writing projects under prescribed deadlines

Location: Mineola
Compensation: $20.00 per hour


Entry-level collections attorney job in Boston suburbs

Busy Needham law firm is seeking a full-time, entry-level associate for our successful collections practice. Primary responsibility for this position is to appear in the District Court (Civil & Small Claims) to argue cases, motions, etc. in eastern and central Massachusetts. This opportunity provides great courtroom experience and significant exposure to civil litigation. We will be relocating to Waltham in the fall due to continued growth.

The ideal candidate for this position enjoys dealing with people and is able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels. We are seeking an individual who is enthusiastic and friendly while displaying a high level of professionalism. He/she should have strong problem-solving and negotiation skills. Above all, you should have the ability to think on your feet.

- Satisfactory completion of Law School with strong academic record
- Admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts
- Desire to work in the collections industry and in civil litigation
- Strong problem solving skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Reliable transportation - automobile required

Company Benefits:
- Energetic work environment with competitive salary and quarterly office wide performance based bonus plan
- 401K, health insurance,dental insurance, employer sponsored eap program, employer sponsored life insurance, disability insurance through Aflac, paid vacation, sick time and personal time

Location: Needham/Waltham, MA
Compensation: Starting salary 40K


July 7, 2011

Entry-level legal writing jobs in New York

I'm a solo practitioner in Flushing, Queens and I'm swamped with litigation work. Need excellent legal writers (JD'S and/or newly admitted attorneys) eager for hands on experience. Must be a detailed, conscientious, energized, and expeditious legal writer to draft pleadings, motions, and other legal documents. Some Court, Deposition and other appearances possible if you're admitted. Friendly, supportive office in downtown Flushing location convenient to all transportation. Work in varied legal general practice subject areas, not repetitive document production.This is a temporary "of counsel" position. Great resume builder - many of my temps have found full time employment using this law office experience as a reference. If qualified, you can start work IMMEDIATELY! Queens/Manhattan residents preferred. Compensation: $100/per day.


In-house construction attorney job in NYC

A reader forwarded us the job ad below, noting: "Further proof that it's not worth the effort applying to every job posting because being unemployed is better than wasting time applying to the bogus, nonsensical crap out there. Count the logical inconsistencies (e.g., an attorney 'fresh out of college who specializes in the construction trade'), grammatical errors, and other items in this ad. WARNING: This is only fun if done while drinking the ever-affordable Mad Dog 20/20."

Looking for a comercial attorney (fresh out of college) who specializes in the construction trade. Attorney who can start standard legal procedures and follow through. We are looking to have counsel in house to over see current issues and future issues. (we are a real small construction company and ideally we are looking for new out of school employee to handle real frivilious claims. If interested please submit your resume. Please if you are seasoned, established, former DA'S etc... DO NOT APPLY. At best we are looking for a high end para legal who knows his / her way around all paper work.


July 6, 2011

Entry-level family law attorney job in South Jersey

Attorney wanted for two days per week. Family law experience a plus. Will consider someone awaiting bar results. Please send a cover letter with career goals. Must be excellent writer.

Location: Glassboro, NJ
Compensation: $12-$15.00 per hour.


July 5, 2011

Criminal defense attorney job in North Jersey

Criminal Defense and Family Law firm is now hiring an associate for its Clifton office. The associate will be able to handle criminal defense and family law work.

Must be a self-starter and a go-getter since you will have to manage your own case load without constant supervision and hit the streets to bring in your own work. Firm will pay all office expenses, malpractice insurance, ICLE classes, etc as well as manage all other areas of the office. This is the perfect position for those entering the legal field that were thinking of starting their own practice as we pay a salary plus 50% of whatever you bring in.

Compensation: $40,000 plus commission


Entry-level Washington, D.C. attorney job

Small firm is looking for sub consultant attorney to file legal documents and appear in court. Must be licensed in Washington DC and Maryland. Excellent oral skills second language is a plus pay is $20.00 per hour plus expenses. Excellent experience for a newby or retired. Knowledge of Military, family and real estate law is a benefit.


July 4, 2011

Entry-level Chinese speaking attorney job in New York

We are looking for immediate help. Lawyer or non-lawyer ok. The position requires a smart, highly organized, and responsible person. That's it.

Experience with DOE, public relations, and legal process extremely helpful but not necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity! If you are a lawyer, this is a great opportunity from top to bottom. If you are not lawyer, this opportunity will provide you with the chance to help with a great injustice.

Our case involves a federal discrimination case against Chinese parents and students of a public school. Issues involved are education law, 4th amendment of the US Constitution, 5th amendment of the US Constitution, 14th amendment of the US Constitution, equal protection, due process and the fundamental rights of chinese-americans.


If you just want some experience, I can consider a non-paid position as well. This can be a career defining case.

You will be working with a group of parents, including top lawyers, in a lawsuit against the Department of Education. some experience in law (any field such as real estate, federal litigation, immigration litigation, briefs, and commercial transactions is helpful but NOT REQUIRED.

will consider recent graduates. Motivated individuals who are looking for a career in the education, politics, and legal fields are encouraged to apply. ALL PERSONS INTERESTED ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

salary is AT LEAST $12-15 an hour, but the exposure you will get will be significant.


July 2, 2011

Entry-level attorney job in Brooklyn

Bushwick law firm seeks attorneys and recent law school graduates for contractual document drafting projects. Applicants must have experience drafting common court pleadings and briefs and be able to operate with limited oversight. Special consideration will be given to applicants with extensive experience in family law (about 70% of our business) and who can start immediately. Access to Lexis/Westlaw is a plus. Pay will be $75 per file--average time to complete a file will be 2-4 hours.


July 1, 2011

Entry-level litigation attorney job in San Diego

Wanted: 0-3 year entry level attorney to work in busy plaintiffs' firm. Licensed attorneys only, in good standing. New admittee preferred. Heavy case load, lots of hours (50+ per week), lots of training, and lots of future opportunity to try cases to a jury. We represent mostly car accident cases, from moderate injury to death cases. Please be highly motivated to make a change in injured people's lives. The starting/probationary wage rate is only $15 per hour, and is not negotiable. If this rate is not feasible for you, do not respond to this advertisement. All resumes accepted in confidence. Friendly, collegial environment, no billable hours. Must have cheerful and outgoing attitude and work well with others. You will eventually be exposed to every aspect of civil litigation, including discovery, depositions, law and motion, and trial work (eventually). You will assist the other attorneys to prepare for trial as well. Please submit resume and writing sample.


Worker's compensation attorney job in Chicago

Petitioner's WC firm seeks aggressive, smart attorney with 1 to 4 years experience in workers compensation. Must know how to handle Chicago and downstate calls. Must be able to take depositions and try a WC case. Spanish speaking attorney preferred.

Location: Downtown
Compensation: $35,000 to $50,000


Entry-level attorney job in North Jersey

Seems like a lot of demands and expectations for $19 an hour and no benefits...

A four attorney law firm in Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey, is looking for a full-time Junior Associate Attorney interested in the following areas of law: estate and tax planning, probate and trusts, and Medicaid and elder law. An interest in residential real estate transactions and business law is also useful.

Our practice areas are varied and we like our associates to have experience in multiple areas of the law. However, our firm is primarily transactional in nature, and we do not have many matters that reach the litigation stage.

Drafting estate planning documents, such as Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trust Agreements. Legal research. Preparing estate and trust accountings. High levels of client contact. Must be able to independently manage client questions and expectations. Must be able to manage between 75 to 125 cases at a time. Occasional court appearances may be necessary. Must be organized and extremely detail-oriented. We maintain a fast-paced work environment where efficiency, organization and the ability to multi-task is necessary. We value the ability to work independently and a willingness to take ownership of cases.

Experience: Minimum Requirements
If you do not meet these requirements, we will not consider your resume. Must be either (1) admitted to practice law in New Jersey or (2) must have passed the New Jersey Bar exam and eligible to be sworn in. No legal experience is expected, but 1 to 2 years experience is preferred. If you have more than 2 years of experience as a practicing attorney and you are still interested in applying, please explain in your email or cover letter why you are still interested. We will not consider your resume if you fail to provide an explanation.

Must be proficient with MS Word (any version from Word XP to Word 2003). This includes creating tables, borders, formatting text with tabs, paragraph spacings and margins, using headers, footers and page numbering, etc. Experienced with internet research using publicly-available websites. We do not maintain a Lexis or Westlaw account.

Experience: Preferred
The following experience is useful but not required. However, you must be willing to learn.
1 to 2 years of legal experience. Prepared financial accountings, tax returns, or conducted financial audits. Prepared court pleadings, specifically for Chancery and probate court matters. Experience with MS Excel. Experience with Timeslips.

Compensation and Benefits
Pay range is between $19 to $22 per hour. We do not pay a fixed salary, so how much you earn is dependent on how many hours you work. This job is intended for an entry-level attorney. We are not looking for highly experienced attorneys at this time.

Full-time, hours are flexible between 8:30 AM to 6 PM with some opportunities to work from home after the initial training period. Great opportunity if you are looking for some flexibility in your work schedule. Paid time off. Health insurance is available but we only pay 10% of the premium.