Well-established boutique family law practice in downtown Spartanburg, SC is seeking an Associate Attorney to assist with complex divorce, child custody, and other family law matters. Candidates must be admitted to practice in South Carolina. At least 2 years’ experience in family law litigation is preferred.
The Associate will work closely with and report directly to the firm’s Senior Partner. Candidates must be able to take direction, learn quickly, work independently on projects, meet deadlines, and produce excellent quality work. Meticulous research capabilities, critical thinking, top-notch writing skills, and first-rate academic credentials are required.
Ideal candidates must be computer literate and tech savvy, attuned to the importance of organization and visual presentation of information, and be proficient with paperless systems. Candidates must also be detail-oriented, analytical, and able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
This position will involve the following types of work:
(1) Legal Drafting: Preparing drafts of pleadings, court orders, and other documents for review by the Senior Partner. Assisting in the development of discovery plans on cases and drafting Interrogatories, Request for Production, Requests for Admission, Subpoenas, etc. to obtain the desired information. Conducting legal research and drafting briefs and legal memoranda, as needed.
(2) Document Review: Reviewing incoming case documents and creating summaries for review by the Senior Partner and other team members. Documents to be reviewed include financial records, tax returns, business documents, healthcare and educational records, etc. Helping prepare for depositions by researching relevant issues, developing outlines of questions for witnesses, and preparing associated documents and exhibits.
(3) Trial Organization and Preparation: Working closely with the Senior Partner and other team members to ensure that all necessary information is obtained, prepared, reviewed, and organized for court appearances (motion hearings, trials, etc.). This will include ensuring all necessary affidavits, financial exhibits, evidence/exhibits, etc. are prepared with specificity, organized in such a way to make a compelling presentation to the court, and summarized for the Senior Partner’s easy review in preparation for hearings.
Top-flight practitioners, collegial working environment, excellent earning potential, and a rapidly growing community make this an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate. Starting salary range for this position is $45,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience. Interest candidates are invited to send their cover letter, resume, and a legal writing sample. All resumes are accepted in the strictest of confidence.