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Associate Attorney - **

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Law Student

Years of Experience

1-4 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Jul 21,2017

Posted on

Apr 08,2016
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Associate Attorney Duties: Conduct legal research and provide advice or opinions and other legal assistance to companies and individuals. Acting for a client may initiate, prosecute and defend litigation or arbitration on the client’s behalf, or they may negotiate and draft contracts for a business or financial deal. Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing a brief for submission to a supervising attorney; Synthesizing legal research and analysis into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to a client, court or arbitrator; Appearing in a court of law, arbitration or other judicial tribunal on behalf of the firm’s client, and presenting well-reasoned arguments to the judicial body; Analyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents and suggesting alterations to those documents; Negotiating with outside parties on settlements; Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client, and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk; and Manage work flow and request assistance from supervising attorney when necessary in the overall completion of and meeting of litigation deadlines. First Year Associate – Work under heavy supervision and should be familiar with standard legal concepts and procedures. 1-3 Year Associate – Performs a variety of tasks under general supervision and should be familiar with standard concepts and procedures within a particular practice area. 4-9+ Years Associate – Performs research and analysis of law, preparation of briefs and strategy development; may possess business development experience. Focus on quality work product; creative and strategic lawyering.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and be a member of applicable state Bar; 1-4 years' relevant experience. Knowledge of state and federal civil procedure and state, federal and local rules; Familiar with Asbestos General Orders; and experience with the following programs: Microsoft Office Suite, Prolaw, and NetDocs. Superior writing skills; confident and thoughtful analysis; and maintain strong time management and organizational skills, detail oriented, and self-motivated.

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