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Associate Attorney needed for Washington D.C. office

Type Full-Time

Location District of Columbia - Washington

Job ID SCOX308089

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 2 - Max. 3 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas Litigation - Commercial

2023-08-11 08:28:03

A law firm in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Associate Attorney to join their team. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience in a litigation environment, and recent law school graduates who have taken the Bar examination will also be considered. This role involves working under the general supervision of the principals of the firm and assisting in all phases of trial and appellate work, from initial case preparation through trial and appeal. The candidate must be an active/current member of the District of Columbia Bar, and additional Bar memberships (e.g., Virginia and/or Maryland) are preferred. Desired candidates should possess law review or journal experience, judicial clerkships, excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to analyze and manage case files with an emphasis on planning and providing creative solutions. Knowledge of general legal principles in contracts, torts, constitutional law, evidence, court procedures, and legal discovery is essential. The candidate should communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and be able to organize workloads, prioritize tasks, and work under strict deadlines and in the pressures of the litigation environment.

Duties:

  • Assist in all phases of trial and appellate work, from initial case preparation through trial and appeal.
  • Conduct legal research, draft legal documents, and assist in case development.
  • Work under the general supervision of the firm's principals.
  • Analyze and manage case files, providing creative solutions to resolve cases.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Organize workloads, prioritize tasks, and meet strict deadlines.
  • Maintain knowledge of general legal principles, court procedures, and legal discovery.

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience in a litigation environment (recent law school graduates who have taken the Bar examination will also be considered).
  • Active/current member of the District of Columbia Bar.
  • Additional Bar memberships (Virginia and/or Maryland) are preferred.
  • Law review or journal experience and/or judicial clerkships are desirable.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Strong analytical and case management abilities.
  • Knowledge of general legal principles in contracts, torts, constitutional law, evidence, and court procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced litigation environment.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.

Certifications:

  • Active/current membership in the District of Columbia Bar.

Skills:

  • Legal research and writing proficiency.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication, both oral and written.
  • Organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Adaptability and ability to work well under pressure.

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