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ProfileBloomington office of our client seeks family law litigation associate attorney with preferably 1 year of experience. The candidate will independently manage own full caseload consisting primarily of the full range of traditional family law matters, including cases involving dissolution of marriage, parentage/paternity, allocation of parental responsibility, child support, division of property, spousal support, orders of protection, adoption, minor and adult guardianships, and related issues. Will advise and counsel clients embroiled in sometimes stressful family law disputes. Manage an active litigation practice that requires investigating the underlying facts of the case, negotiating settlement resolutions to issues when possible, and litigating aggressively a client?s position in court when negotiations are unsuccessful. Drafting legal documents of all types (correspondence, pleadings/motions, notices, subpoenas, proposed court orders), reviewing large amounts of documents, issuing and responding to discovery, interviewing witnesses, researching legal issues, preparing for court hearings, and conducting contested hearings and trials. Have supervision of a legal assistant and paralegals assigned to provide staff support to the attorney, as well as opportunities to confer and collaborate with other attorneys in the firm as the need arises. Engage in frequent and professional communication with clients, witnesses, opposing counsel, and court personnel by telephone, and via e-mail. Frequent court appearances and some light travel in Central Illinois will be required. Are reasonably available to address the kinds of emergency situations that family law clients sometimes experience from time to time on nights and weekends. Must be a member of the Illinois Bar in good standing.
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