Job Summary:
The Associate Attorney position will gain a great deal of courtroom experience by regularly appearing for BG in court. Further, this position is responsible for the review of new claims and pleadings in addition to managing a contested litigation queue. Each associate will gain substantial knowledge of all court procedures, the litigation process, internal controls and client and firm policies and procedures. This position has no billable hour requirements.

Essential Duties:
  • Appear in court for the firm a minimum of 3 days per week.
  • Review new claims placed with the firm to ensure compliance.
  • Review of and signing off on all pleadings printed for filing with the courts such as complaints and motions.
  • Occasionally drafting of various motions and responses to contested matters
  • Argue motions that are contested before the court as well as conduct trials and arbitrations.
  • Will manage both telephonic and written contact with opposing counsel.
  • Prepare and respond to discovery or oversee counterclaims in which BG or client are named
  • Work from home functionality.

Education and Experience:
  • Juris Doctorate and admittance to Tennessee Bar. (Additional licenses in BG states is valuable)
  • Both highly experienced and newly licensed attorneys are welcome to apply.

Computer Skills:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Collection Master or equivalent case file management system experience preferred

Interpersonal Skills:
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff, judges, opposing counsel, and circuit court clerks. Ability to use tact, discretion and courtesy when dealing with court officials, opposing counsel, step up attorneys and in-house attorneys.

Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions. Must be able to maintain time lines, meet deadlines, keep accurate records and be detail oriented.