Associate Attorney – Family Law and Divorce Job Posting

At Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC, we handle all types of family law cases, from divorce and custody battles to alimony negotiations and child abuse allegations. We are a high level firm and we give our clients a high level of attention and commitment. We support them to navigate through the legal, emotional, and financial aspects of divorce, this sets us apart from our competition. We have earned a reputation for exceptional legal services. Our clients know that they can trust us with their sensitive and complex legal matters. Our legal team is known for being professional, aggressive, and knowledgeable advocates in the Courtroom.

Position Overview

We are seeking an associate attorney with experience in family law and divorce cases to hit the ground running. Our firm strives to provide excellent representation and advocacy to our clients and we are always looking to provide deep value. We give our clients a voice to ensure the firm understands how to confidently meet their legal needs. The hired associate attorney will have respected discovery, deposition, mediation, legal writing, and court representation skills. There is a currently minimum billing requirement of 1650 hours per year with bonus opportunity above and beyond that.

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide variety of functions to support Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC practice including discovery, deposition, and mediation
  • Provide consistent legal guidance and support to our clients
  • Interview all those involved in the case
  • Research, identify, and secure assets
  • Review and draft all court required filings
  • Draft pleadings, correspondence, and memorandums
  • Anticipate legal risks
  • Negotiate agreements between parties
  • Coordinate with paralegals to ensure that clients meet their legal obligations
  • Ensure that agreements are implemented
  • Research cases by interviewing witnesses, reading depositions, reviewing evidence and speaking with the client to determine the best strategy for defense
  • Adhere to a consistent schedule of hearings and case-related conferences
  • Litigate cases from inception through mediation and/or trail, when trial is necessary
  • Work with staff to compile comprehensive mediation and trail briefs
  • Negotiate on behalf of clients
  • Stay apprised of court and statutory deadlines
  • Prepare for and conduct a trial
  • Draft final proceedings

Position Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in family law and divorce
  • Experience in both transactional and mediation/trail matters
  • Thorough understanding of Florida state and federal divorce and family laws
  • Abacus Law and Abacus Accounting; Family Law Child Support Software a plus
  • Ensure high quality of work by taking full responsibility for all work-product assigned and/or delegated
  • Strong discovery, deposition, and mediation skills
  • Exceptional negotiating skills
  • Sound research skills
  • Passion for helping people and families and fostering relationships
  • Ability to deliver exceptional hands-on client service and work with all ages and walks of life, including children
  • Strong ability to understand while remaining professional
  • Ability to explain legal matters to clients with little legal knowledge
  • Understand the experience of negotiation and other dispute resolution methods
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve complex problems
  • Honest, open, and receptive communication
  • Quick minded with strong perseverance
  • Resourceful and solution-oriented
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability
  • Clear oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree required

How We Work

We value our clients and our team. We are relationship driven. We subscribe to open and honest communication in a no-drama, no-judgment work environment. We challenge ourselves to creatively solve complex problems. We collaborate together as a team to ensure success. For these reasons, our team members are self-starters, with high attention to detail. We are energetic with strong work ethic and are incredibly driven to provide exceptional client service. We pride ourselves in delivering products that our client’s cannot live without.

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