Associate Attorney 1-3 years

Posting ID : A1068535273
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Legal Paralegal

Boutique civil litigation firm is now accepting applications for a 1-3 year associate attorney for their Ventura/Oxnard office. The firm is a well-established plaintiff's personal injury firm with offices in Santa Barbara, Ventura/Oxnard and Marina del Rey. Candidate must be a licensed CA attorney. Litigation experience is preferred but not mandatory. Looking for someone who is eager to learn and grow into the position. Managing attorneys will be willing to dedicate significant time to educate the right candidate.

This position involves performing the following tasks:
--Defending Plaintiff depositions
--Preparing clients for deposition
--Meeting and conferring on discovery or subpoena issues
--Conducting legal research
--Writing and arguing motions
--Making basic court appearances
--Reviewing depositions and writing deposition summaries
--Negotiate cases with insurance adjusters
--Overseeing and preparing both incoming and outgoing discovery
--Assisting managing attorneys in preparing for trial

Qualified candidates must:
--Have exemplary organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent verbal and written communication skills
--Have the ability to interact well with clients
--Be a team player with a positive attitude and be able to maintain a consistently high standard of service and leadership
--Be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
--Be proficient in Word, Outlook, Keynote/Powerpoint, etc.
--Have excellent research and writing skills
--Be familiar with conducting research using Westlaw
--Have excellent motion writing skills
--Look professional and be able to conduct themselves in a professional manner, whether it is in person, over the phone or through written correspondence.
--Have the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and set priorities and work on a variety of projects and tasks simultaneously, while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
--Spanish speaking is a big plus, but not mandatory

Interested candidates must apply with a cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Pay is negotiable and based upon experience. Applications submitted without each of the three above requirements will not be considered.

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