Associate Attorney

Posting ID : A1068465672
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Legal Paralegal

Associate Attorney (Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Disability Help Group, is hiring an Associate Attorney for our Plantation, Florida office to represent veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their dependents and survivors, in claims for benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Represent Veterans before the VA at all levels, including the regional office, Decision Review Officer, and Board of Veterans' Appeals.
Handle a large case load independently.
Conduct hearings throughout the United States.

Qualifications required:
Self-motivation and ability to learn on your own and adapt to a rapidly changing, complex practice area.
Ability to independently conduct in-person and video hearings before judges and other decision makers.
Graduate of an ABA-accredited law school.
Licensed to practice law by at least one United States jurisdiction (Florida not required).
Be in good standing with all licensing authorities and tribunals.
Pass a background check.
Technology familiarity, including the ability to type at least 50 WPM and use Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007. This is a high tech firm; the ability to manage technology is required.
A strong desire to help people.

Qualifications considered:
Experience or background in physical or psychological medical science is helpful.
We offer an extensive training program with some of the foremost experts in VA law.
Prior service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Prior experience working for prosecutor's office or office of the public defender.
Any high paced litigation experience.
Fluency in a language other than English.

For consideration, please email (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, and (3) a short writing sample to Human Resources. All documents must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf) format. Applications that do not include a salary request WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Contact Information:
Disability Help Group
7067 West Broward Blvd., Suite D
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
No phone calls, please.

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