October 16, 2013

Criminal law attorney job in Norfolk, VA

Immediate opening available for a full time attorney to join the Hampton Roads law practice with an office primarily in downtown Norfolk with some appts taking place in the Hampton office.
Duties: The attorney will mainly meet traffic/criminal clients and handle traffic/criminal cases throughout Hampton Roads area. The position will also involve some administrative tasks involved with running an office . In addition, the attorney will handle some marketing tasks such as regularly writing on the firm's website blog, etc.
Currently, traffic cases consists of 70% of practice, 20% criminal (90% being misdemeanors), 10% other. This composition may change in the foreseeable future. Travel to the following courts to handle cases is expected: most cases in Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Yorktown with occasional cases in Portsmouth, Suffolk, Isle of Wight and Northampton County
Hours: 40 hours, 8am-4pm and/or 9am-5pm
Days per week: M-F
Other office locations: Hampton

$40,000 salary based on 12 months of work + bonus at end of 6th month or raise after 6 months (please review below FAQ)
5 days of paid vacation
5 days of sick leave
Non-financial benefits:
This position emphasizes balance of life and work. The clients of the law firm are dealing with relatively low stress legal issues (traffic matters such as DUI, criminal misdemeanors, etc.). The clients tend to be affable and of middle to affluent class and many are members of the armed forces. With that said, keep in mind this is a for profit business. Successful candidate should expect a heavy docket of cases.
Be licensed in Virginia and in good standing. Applicants who have had no previous bar disciplinary actions are strongly preferred. Graduated from an ABA approved Law School. Training will be provided. Be Proficient with use of the internet and Microsoft Office..
The law firm is seeking an individual who is hard working, sociable, friendly and who is capable at getting prospective clients to retain the law firm. p>
Strong preference for former prosecutors and those who reside in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Norfolk
Anticipated Start Date: Immediate Opening


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