A Family Law Attorney II is mid-level attorney with 4 -6 years' experience practicing law. The successful Attorney II is self-directed and thrives with lots of support and autonomy. The Attorney II generally receive a substantial portion (approximately 75%) of their work through A Richland, Washington (WA) Law Firm's lead generation and marketing and/or other attorneys in the office. An Attorney II is expected to generate a portion (25%) of their own billable work and attend four events per quarter. Attorneys have access to coaching and support services for business development and networking. The Firm prioritizes a work-life integration, a collaborative culture, and a competitive compensation & incentive structure that is unique to the industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Mediation experience
  • Trial experience
  • Researching and analyzing the law on complex legal issues
  • Writing memorandums, briefs, letters, and other documents
  • Professional attitude with a strong sense of discretion to keep sensitive information secure and private
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills when working with clients, members of the court and other employees
  • Strong organizational abilities and time management skills to handle many cases at once
  • Marketing your and the firm's services to prospective clients
  • Performing discovery of various electronically stored data and hard copies of information in preparation for litigation
  • Performing due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Managing a schedule to allow for consults and closure of consults to sufficient reach production/collection objectives. Depending on practice area this may include outside core hour and weekend consults.
  • Closing consults within A Richland, Washington (WA) Law Firm range of 30-50% depending on practice area.
  • Timely approval of invoices is critical to the health of the business on a month-to-month basis monthly cycle. Failure to do so on a recurring basis may result in disciplinary and timely financial.
  • Ensure support staff are fully utilized and productive.
  • Accurately and completely update CC with fees, engagement, trust, client information, invoices etc. as required.
  • If over-subscribed share work tasks with other attorney and support staff to ensure we are meeting our objective to serve our communities.
  • Actively engage in brand (personal and firm) expansion through blogs social media posts, board, and organization participation, etc.
  • Actively seek positive comments from successful client engagements and positive star reviews.
  • Communicating and advising clients
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

The Attorney is expected to bill an average of 1500 hours annually, with collections expected on 1400 hours of invoices worked while working a full-time employment schedule. This roughly translates to billing 30 hours per week at 50 weeks annually.

Minimum Requirements*:
  • Excellent Writing and Interpersonal Skills.
  • Excellent legal research skills.
  • Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • Admission (or eligibility for reciprocal admission) to the bar in the state in which you intend to practice.
  • 4-6 years of experience as an attorney.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted.

Work Environment/Conditions/Physical Demands:
Duties will be performed in a standard office environment. Employees must have the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with A Richland, Washington (WA) Law Firm policy. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to work weekends, holidays, be on call, and some employees could be required to travel overnight on occasion.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the Attorney II. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. These are considered essential duties and are illustrative of those job tasks that are fundamental. Employees may be required to perform additional related duties as may be assigned by management. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.