Senior Associate Attorney needed for Albany office Job in Albany, NY Near Me - 331174 |

Senior Associate Attorney needed for Albany office

Type Full-Time

Location New York - Albany

Job ID 70PT331174

Experience Level Midlevel Associate

Job Experience Min. 5 Years

Ranking 2 : Consumer and/or Business $$

Estimated Salary Consumer Facing Firm Salary-Tend to Be on Lower End in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas Family Law - General

2024-04-16 07:40:29

A law firm is seeking a Senior Associate Attorney for their Albany, NY office. The Senior Associate Attorney will be responsible for providing legal representation and support to clients navigating familial legal matters, with a focus on divorce, child custody, spousal support, adoption, and other family law issues. They will manage a caseload of cases, conduct legal research, draft legal documents, represent clients in court proceedings, engage in client counseling, and participate in negotiation sessions. The role requires collaboration with the Regional Managing Attorney and maintaining membership in good standing with the New York State Bar.



  • Provide legal representation and support to clients in Albany, NY, navigating familial legal matters, including divorce, child custody, spousal support, adoption, and other family law issues.
  • Conduct legal research and draft various legal documents such as petitions, motions, and settlement agreements for family law and divorce cases.
  • Represent clients in court proceedings, including hearings and trials, advocating for their interests in family law and divorce matters.
  • Engage in client counseling, offering guidance on legal rights, responsibilities, and potential outcomes related to family law and divorce.
  • Manage a caseload of family law and divorce cases, maintaining communication with clients regarding case updates and developments.
  • Participate in negotiation sessions to reach settlements outside of court and engage in alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation.
  • Collaborate with the Regional Managing Attorney, contributing to a supportive work environment and mentoring a team of legal professionals.
  • Travel to courts and proceedings throughout central New York State, with some travel to Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY locations as required.
  • Achieve the billable hour requirement set by the firm and work closely with the billing department to ensure accurate client billing.



  • Membership in good standing with the New York State Bar; memberships in other state bars are considered advantageous.
  • 5+ years of family or matrimonial law experience and/or general litigation experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience in private law firms, corporate, or government settings is desirable.
  • Proficiency in managing a range of sensitive legal matters such as divorce, child custody, domestic violence, and matrimonial disputes is crucial.
  • A deep understanding of the New York Family Court Act and Domestic Relations Law is necessary.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, follow-through, and flexibility in handling changing priorities and deadlines are expected.


Education and Certifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the New York State Bar; admissions to other state bars are advantageous.



  • Legal research and writing skills.
  • Litigation and negotiation skills.
  • Client counseling and communication skills.
  • Time management and organization skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and legal research databases.


Benefits offered:

  • Competitive salary and incentive plan.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching.
  • Health, dental, vision/Rx, pet, and life insurance policy options.
  • Paid time off, 7 personal days, 7 paid holidays, and a summer Friday program.
  • An open-door leadership philosophy.
  • A professional, diverse, inclusive, respectful, and friendly workplace environment.
  • Ongoing legal training for attorneys and legal support staff.
  • A collaborative team.
  • Summer Friday schedules.
  • A focus on work-life balance.
  • Career advancement opportunities.

Specializing in family-related matters, this firm focuses on providing the most effective representation and the highest levels of personal service. Highly experienced attorneys develop tailored strategies for each situation and guide clients all the way through. The firm is actively involved in community work.

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