Full-Time Mostly Remote Divorce & Custody Associate Attorney

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Full-Time Mostly Remote Divorce & Custody Associate Attorney

Fall River, MA, United States of America

  • Do you love helping clients thrive in divorce and custody cases?
  • Do you love focusing on higher-level lawyering and having an awesome team help you with everything else?
  • Do you love the flexibility of working from home?
  • Do you want quality work-life balance and NOT have to work nights and weekends?

If so, you may have just found your dream opportunity!

At Farias Family Law, we are a small but growing family law firm looking for a Superstar Full-Time Associate Divorce and Custody Attorney in MA with 2+ years of experience in the practice area. Pay is $100k and up with health insurance and retirement contributions and paid time off.

Maybe you’re at a firm and feel underappreciated, stuck, or you don’t love the culture. Or you want to earn more and want a higher ceiling for your career. Or maybe you are operating your own firm and are tired of dealing with the business stuff: chasing money, managing other staff, managing the workload, and dealing with other business problems.

Please note that if you advance as a candidate, we will ask you to set up reference calls with your prior managers.

Position Summary

We’re looking for someone who loves listening to people going through a difficult time to figure out what they really want; helping them create a plan to reach their goals; working collaboratively with team members and the client; executing the plan with strategy, negotiations and representation that optimizes the client’s chances of getting what they need for themselves and their families; and meeting billable work requirements.

The position is full-time, 40 hrs/wk, and the pay is $100k plus per year, exact package depends on skill and experience with paid time off and retirement and health insurance contributions from the firm.

The work is mostly done remotely, but requires you to be within reasonable driving distance of the Plymouth, Norfolk, and/or Bristol County MA Probate and Family Courts for court events. We also have office space available at our Fall River Office if you are interested. We will do our best to keep you assigned to cases closest to the courts near your home.

You focus on high-level legal strategy and working the cases while your paralegal and admin team help you with everything else.

The position is also a perfect launching point for more advanced admin, management and leadership positions at the firm.

About the Firm

Our firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality client experience in divorce and custody so that clients facing these difficult legal challenges come out on the other side happier and stronger.

We are a growing business, and we’re committed to taking care of our team members and creating opportunities for them to grow and thrive.

We run a mostly virtual operation, but have some staff in our main office in Fall River, MA.

We are dedicated to finding the right fit for our team of A+ players. Please read this full ad and if it resonates with you, this might be the ideal opportunity for you. If you don’t love everything here, it might be best to save your time and pursue another opportunity.

We’re committed to making this a great culture to work in, delivering awesome service to clients, and to constantly improving as individuals and as a team. Our core values are Wellness, Excellence, Service, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Wellness is our lead core value. We prioritize our physical and mental health, which puts us in a better position to enjoy life, work, and effectively help our clients. We facilitate the creation of a great work/life balance so that you can work hard, feel satisfied, and make a great living, but also spend time with the people you love and do what you enjoy.

We’re committed to Excellence – to improving as individuals and as a team so that we can be the best at what we do. We facilitate personal and professional development, so that everyone is constantly learning, growing and improving. And while we have fun, we also believe in Systems and Key Performance Indicators, so that we work in a streamlined fashion and drive great results.

We offer elite client Service. Happy clients are at the core of every successful business. Our clients come to us in difficult times. So we lead with empathy and compassion and are committed to turning their experience positive. We know there are always better ways, and we encourage our team to use creativity and passion to help drive new ideas and streamlined procedures so that we are constantly improving the client experience.

We operate with the highest degree of Integrity. We’re open and honest with ourselves and each other, and we do it from a position of love and caring. Each team member holds themselves and their teammates accountable, so there is complete transparency, and we all know what we need to do to be A players and an A team.

Finally, we recognize that great Teamwork is one of the keys to a successful operation. The whole is always stronger than the sum of its parts. So we nurture a great culture and team spirit. We have fun and celebrate growth and success. We’re there for each other and work closely together to grow and thrive and deliver awesome service to clients.

We have a clear business plan and a robust marketing plan to give us stability and spur growth, which equals more opportunity for everyone individually and the business.

Because we’re a growing firm, we’re constantly honing our skills and learning new ways. We embrace change and challenges with enthusiasm and optimism. We expect greatness and are willing to help you get there. And we are committed to finding the best of the best who love what they do and want to be on this mission with us!

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of experience in divorce and custody law
  • Live within reasonable driving distance of Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol County Family Courts.

Outcomes

  • Achieve high levels of client satisfaction, as evidenced by receiving at least a 9 out of 10 rating on each of the clients’ surveys of attorney performance and service.
  • Meet billable hour and revenue requirements.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case documentation, including notes to the file, activity entries in case management program.

Competencies

Case Management:

  • Manage a caseload of divorce cases efficiently and effectively, ensuring timely progress and resolution for clients.
  • Effectively communicating with team members to ensure synchronization.
  • Effective drafting and editing of legal documents.

Client Communication and Satisfaction:

  • Effectively setting and continuously adjusting and managing client expectations based on case developments.
  • Provide responsive and empathetic communication to clients, addressing their concerns and keeping them informed and updated about the status of their cases and case activities and status.

Litigation and Negotiation:

  • Represent clients in divorce and custody proceedings, including court appearances, hearings, and mediation sessions, advocating for their best interests.
  • Analyzing the case and creating a comprehensive plan at the outset of the case focused on the client’s goals.
  • Engaging in proactive and creative discovery to gain information and leverage.
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation skills by seeking favorable terms for clients while maintaining professionalism and diplomacy.
  • Prepare persuasive legal arguments and presentations to support clients’ positions in court and other legal forums.

Meeting Billable Hour and Revenue Requirements:

  • Generate at least 67% of total working time as billable.
  • Entering activities in the case management system accurately and contemporaneously as the work is done.
  • Assessing numbers on a weekly basis to make adjustments as needed.
  • Work with the team to ensure 100% collection for work billed.

Our Core Values:

  • Wellness: dedication to personal wellness; achieves sufficient balance among work, wellness, relationships, hobbies, and interests.
  • Excellence: commitment to constant learning and improvement; sets high stretch standards of performance for self and others; low tolerance for mediocrity; high sense of responsibility.
  • Service: passion for listening with empathy to clients and providing elite service.
  • Integrity: openness to constructive criticism and ideas; does not ethically cut corners; keeps promises to self, team and clients; willingness to address issues with team members and clients; earns trust of co-workers; puts organization above self-interest.
  • Team-Oriented: willing to help others and support their growth; reaches out to peers; approachable; leads peers to do what’s best for the team; achieves cohesive, effective team spirit with staff; teats staff fairly; shares credit.

Other Important Competencies:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility: adjusts easily to emerging situations; not rigid; copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Proficiency with Technology: comfortable and confident learning and utilizing different tech tools and programs.
  • Resourcefulness/Initiative: passionately finds ways over, around or through barriers to success; shows bias for action; a results-oriented “doer;” performs tasks without having to be asked; notifies management if more work is needed.
  • Patience/Stress Management: interacts positively with team members and clients; ability to manage negative emotions from clients in a positive manner; calm under pressure and doesn’t show temper; ability to separate personal and work life; asks for help when necessary
  • Remote Work: interest in and ability to effectively work remotely.

How will this job help you?

  • Receive mentorship, guidance, and training.
  • Flexibility in your scheduling by utilizing remote capabilities
  • Opportunity for advancement to management and leadership positions
  • We have an awesome work culture and have fun working together!

Instructions

To apply, please follow these instructions carefully: please click on this application link (https://forms.monday.com/forms/8c9be914256dee7bbbfc96fc756dfff6?r=use1), which will ask you to upload 1) A cover letter explaining why you’re the best candidate for this position, 2) your Resume, and to type in 3) a list of 5 references, including your most recent managers/supervisors and colleagues, and 4) A list of links to your Social Media accounts.

No additional emails, phone calls or walk-ins. Failure to follow instructions will result in a rejected application.

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