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There are many family law attorney jobs across the country. A family law attorney defends their clients in cases such as divorce, child custody and neglect and abuse cases.

Other family related matters may include juvenile adjudication issues, adoption, surrogate situations, paternity testing and civil unions.

Family attorneys are very busy. As society changes and alternative family descriptions change from state to state to include domestic partnership and civil unions, a wide variety of legal issues may need to be dealt with.

A family lawyer has to complete the same educational requirements of lawyers in other fields. For example, he or she will have to graduate from college with a BA or its equivalent, followed by a JD (juris doctorate) from an accredited three year law school. At that point, a law school graduate will have to pass his or herstate's bar exam.

A successful family law attorney needs to be cognizant of this client's emotional state. For example, if a client is filing for divorce, he or she will often be in an emotionally distressed state facing the finality of their marriage, insecurities about finances or their financial future, etc. At the same time, there can be other issues that an attorney will have to explore, including child custody arguments and child support. A family attorney may also be asked to help in other issues such as creating trusts and writing wills.

An attorney will also have to be able to transition from one case to another as there is such a high demand for family law attorneys which increases their caseload. Consequently, an attorney will have to be highly organized and focused on his or her work.

A family law attorney often works in a practice that focuses on family law, or in a law office that offers family law as one of their services. A recent law school graduate very rarely enters this field as a solo practitioner.

The pay range for an attorney in this field is wide ranging, depending on their skills, success in the courtroom, location and practice that they work for.

A family law attorney job is a growing niche and has openings across the country for qualified lawyers.
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Aug 14,14 USA - AZ Phoenix

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Aug 30, 14 USA - CA Berkeley

In-House, Min 3 yrs required
in the area of family Divorce law 3+ years' experience... in the field of family law is required. Should... have ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily...
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Aug 06, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
associates' questions, reviewing and marking up associates' documents, directing research, providing guidance to associates, etc. - similar to the training and mentoring that a mid-level to senior attorney would provide for a law firm associate in a... traditional firm environment....
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Sep 01, 14 USA - CO Colorado Springs

In-House, General Counsel Consulting Min 1 yrs required
a license to practice law in the State of... experience in domestic relations law or as a prosecutor... is desired (child support enforcement preferred). Ability to understand, explain, interpret, and apply laws, rules, and regulations associated with the child support...
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Sep 02, 14 USA - NY New York City

Public Interest, Min 1 yrs required
law administrative proceedings, immigration hearings family Court and in litigation... policy changes to promote family integrity. Will be part... on the rights of family members in the family Courts, child welfare proceedings... advocacy campaigns related to family law and access to......
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Aug 27, 14 USA - CA Sacramento

Law Firm, Min 3 yrs required
family law Staff Attorney The... will be working on family law litigation matters. Work... on sophisticated family law issues family law and/or litigation experience is... necessary. Performs certain substantive non-billable tasks as necessary, including participation in regular practice group meetings...
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Aug 27, 14 USA - CA Sacramento

Law Firm, 3-6 yrs required
Mid-level to Senior family law Associate The candidate... experience drafting motions, arguing law and motion matters, and... taking and defending depositions family law experience in a law firm setting is preferred law a demonstrated interest in family law may be considered.......
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Sep 02, 14 USA - NY New York City

Law Firm, 1-4 yrs required
client contact and courtroom appearances, as well as motion writing and financial document reviews. Recent graduate awaiting Bar admission with true interest in family law evidenced by relevant... coursework and internship will be considered. 1-4 years of experience is preferred....
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Aug 29, 14 USA - CA Sacramento

Law Firm, 3-5 yrs required
family law Paralegal The candidate's... duties will include: perform research; coordinate subpoenas; prepare initial drafts of correspondence, discovery responses, moving and opposing pleadings including discovery motions, and settlement conference statements; attend client meetings, depositions, document productions, and court appearances; interact...
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Aug 25, 14 USA - DC Washington

Law Firm, 2-3 yrs required
Legal Secretary/Assistant family law The candidate should... have 2-3 years of litigation experience; clerkships will be considered relevant experience. Prior experience in consumer protection law is preferred. Must have... excellent academic credentials, writing and analytical skills....
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Aug 14, 14 USA - NM Hobbs

Government, Min 3 yrs required
litigation, counsel, interpretation of law research, analysis, mediation and... an accredited school of law and three (3) years... in the practice of law is required. Candidate must... possess a current license as an attorney issued by the Supreme Court of...
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Family Law Jobs: Legal Services for the Family

The main function for persons holding lawyer jobs in family law is to provide legal advice to a family unit or persons who are closely related and also represent them in certain situations such as pre nuptial agreements, adoption, legal separation, divorce, child support agreements and inheritance. They may be the ones to provide guidance on matters to do with visitation, custody, neglect, domestic violence, paternity and surrogate parenting.

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