Associate Family Law Attorney - Lake/Mendocino County

Alchemy Legal - Ukiah, CA

One of our boutique firms is hiring a family law associate attorney licensed in California ideally with at least 2 years of recent and significant California family law experience to work in their Ukiah office to assist their current Mendocino/Lake county attorney in managing their caseload. They are willing to consider California licensed attorneys with less than 2 years experience if they are the right fit. The ideal applicant lives in Mendocino or Lake county (or is willing to relocate). He or she is a detail oriented "people person" with exceptional writing skills and the ability to use technology and systematic processes to manage a steady caseload. This person must be open to working within non-traditional service models in order to meet the changing demands of the consumer legal marketplace. Innovation is appreciated.

This firm provides a uniquely wide range of family law services. Most cases are full-service representation cases. However, they also offer limited scope representation, coaching of self-represented litigants, "ghost-writing," paralegal services, and mediation. You must be happy to help high-net worth clients as well as those of modest means. This allows for great variety and creativity within your caseload. In addition, you get the satisfaction of helping people who may not be able to obtain competent legal assistance elsewhere.

We are looking for a detail oriented team player with excellent communication and organizational skills. This person must be open to utilizing new processes to improve efficiency. After 10 years using the same (now tired systems), the firm is excited to be in the initial stage of revamping to modernize our firm. They anticipate completion in early 2019. Thus, flexibility and patience is required as we all learn new systems together.

Other requirements: satisfactory driving record, vehicle insurance (at least CA minimum coverage), and reliable transportation; timeliness-we typically work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; professional appearance; ability to lift twenty-five pounds, bend down/reach up for boxes, items on shelves, etc.; and ability sit for long periods. Must be willing to undergo a background check.

Our firm is 5-star rated by our clients. We seek only to hire individuals committed to maintaining our high level of integrity, client service, and professionalism. At the same time, we hope that you have a great sense of humor as it is often necessary working in family law!

Compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Client satisfaction bonus paid monthly (for social media reviews received);
  • Shared employee-employer cost health insurance plan silver package (available after initial ninety-day evaluation period) with choice of several carriers including Kaiser and Sutter;
  • Optional participation in the firm's 401(k) plan (available after initial ninety-day evaluation period) with contribution from firm;
  • $1,000 per year staff development allowance (MCLE, Bar dues, etc.), pro-rated, starting from the date of completion of ninety-day evaluation period;
  • Competitive vacation, holiday, and sick leave allowance.

Please provide (1) your resume; (2) a legal writing sample; and (3) a cover letter to include salary requirement and a list of the types of pet(s) you have and their name(s). If none, please include your ideal pet or favorite childhood pet.

Posted On: Saturday, January 5, 2019

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