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Associate Attorney

Company: The Colwell Law Group
Location: Watervliet
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Associate Attorney - Multiple positions available. Located on-site in either Albany, NY or Saratoga Springs, NY, depending on candidate preference.



Compensation - $80,000 - $100,000 base salary; may also be eligible for quarterly bonuses.





--- Growth, growth, and more growth!
--- Ongoing legal training for attorneys and legal support staff!
--- A collaborative team!
--- Summer Friday schedules!
--- A focus on work-life balance!
--- Competitive salaries, incentives, and bonus structure!
--- Career advancement opportunities!


Employee success and client experience are #1!

See why The Colwell Law Group is consistently voted as top law firm!

--- Voted as one of the Best Places to Work in the NY Capital Region for 2023!
--- Ranked as one of America's Top Law Firms 500 6 years in a row!
--- Ranked as one of America's Fastest Growing Companies by INC5000!


The Colwell Law Group, LLC ("CLG") has been delivering exceptional legal services to the Capital Region and surrounding counties for two decades. Our outstanding reputation has been earned through close collaboration with clients, understanding their legal needs, prioritizing their objectives, and guiding them toward success.

At CLG, we represent clients with a team-oriented approach that capitalizes on the strengths and extensive experience of our legal team. This collaborative strategy enables us to consistently achieve positive outcomes and add significant value to clients' cases. At CLG, clients benefit from a legal team, not just an individual attorney, all dedicated to upholding the firm's core values:

--- Compassion
--- Leadership
--- Grit

Responsibilities:
At the firm, the Associate Attorney has a diverse range of responsibilities centered around providing legal representation and support to clients navigating familial legal matters. Their duties often involve managing a caseload of cases related to divorce, child custody, spousal support, adoption, and other family law issues.
This includes conducting legal research, drafting various legal documents such as petitions, motions, and settlement agreements, and representing clients in court proceedings, including hearings and trials. Additionally, associate attorneys in this practice area often engage in client counseling, providing guidance and advice on legal rights, responsibilities, and potential outcomes. Associate Attorneys may also participate in negotiation sessions to reach amicable settlements or alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.

--- 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

Qualifications:
--- 1+ years of family matrimonial experience is preferred
--- 1+ years of general litigation experience is required
--- Applicants must hold a membership in good standing with the New York State Bar, and memberships in other state bars are considered advantageous
--- While not obligatory, 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 a crucial requirement
--- A deep understanding of the New York Family Court Act and Domestic Relations Law is necessary
--- Candidates should exhibit excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
--- Strong organizational skills, follow-through, and flexibility in handling changing priorities and deadlines are expected
--- A positive collaborative attitude is essential for effective teamwork
--- The ability to resolve interpersonal conflicts and support employee growth goals is crucial for this role
--- Candidates should be able to advocate effectively in court and office settings, managing high-stress litigation matters with composure
--- Maintaining empathy, humility, patience, and professionalism in interactions with colleagues and clients from diverse backgrounds is vital for success in this position

About Company:
What Our Firm Offers

Competitive salary and incentive plan401k retirement plan with matchingHealth, dental, vision/Rx, pet, and life insurance policy optionsPaid time off, 7 personal days, 7 paid holidays, and a summer Friday programAn open-door leadership philosophyA professional, diverse, inclusive, respectful, and friendly workplace environment

The Colwell Law Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing fair treatment to all employees and applicants. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status. Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, and termination. We aim to foster a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace where every individual is respected and valued for their contributions.

Keywords: The Colwell Law Group, Troy , Associate Attorney, Legal , Watervliet, New York

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