Description:

About the job
Cage & Miles Mission: We champion the interests of our clients and colleagues to help find the clarity and peace of mind to focus forward. We advocate for one another – that’s what makes us different.

Summary of Position: An Associate Family Law Attorney assists senior attorneys and partners in providing legal counsel to clients who need to prevent or resolve conflicts.

Essential Functions:
  • Draft family law pleadings and court forms such as initial filings, Requests for Orders, ex parte paperwork, client declarations, stipulations, temporary restraining orders, settlement agreements, judgments, briefs, and other legal memoranda
  • Write and respond to correspondence with clients, opposing counsel, and experts
  • Respond to and propound discovery such as special interrogatories, demands for production of documents, form interrogatories, and subpoenas
  • Conduct and defend depositions
  • Review and summarize discovery received
  • Prepare financial documents such as Income and Expense Declarations and Schedules of Assets and Debts
  • Research laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, or other information needed for cases
  • Proofread documents as requested by the lead attorney
  • Maintain a task list of projects and follow-up as needed
  • Communicate with counsel regarding case management or procedural requirements
  • Enter information into computerized calendar, filing, or case management systems
  • Negotiate case settlements and make court appearances as necessary
  • Consult with potential new clients
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Various other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:
  • Must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Must be an active member, in good standing, of the State Bar of California
  • Must have family law experience
  • Must have litigating experience (minimum of 2-3 years)
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of the California Family Code, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Evidence Code, California Rules of Professional Conduct, California Rules of Court, and applicable local rules
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Demonstrates exceptional verbal and written communication skills