Description:

We are growing fast, and we need an experienced attorney who can hit the ground running to give our clients outstanding representation. To excel in this position, you need to have experience, compassion, and the ability to build relationships with clients and know your way around a courtroom.

Salary is commensurate with skill and experience and is negotiable. The compensation package includes a base salary plus bonus compensation for production and performance. We offer a generous benefits package including contribution to health insurance, a 401k, and unlimited paid time off. We also pay for approved continuing legal education, bar dues, and some approved voluntary bar memberships.

Z Family Law, LLC continues to strive to maintain a workplace that is free from recognized hazards and to promote the health and well-being of our employees, their families, and those who visit our offices. As part of this effort, Z Family Law has implemented certain safety protocols utilizing CDC, OSHA, the local government, and other available guidance. All new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to legal exemptions.

If you are interested in joining our team, we look forward to reviewing your application--Please send the following:
A cover letter that explains what you believe are the three most important qualities or values for an attorney working with people going through a divorce or custody matter.
Your resume.

Responsibilities
  • Manage litigation cases and resolve legal disputes on behalf of Firm clients by developing agreements, negotiating settlements, and advocating for clients in Court
  • Take complete ownership of a client's case – strategy, discovery, pleadings, motions, collaboration and mediation, pretrial hearings, motion hearings, trials, and post-judgment matters
  • Delegate work to legal assistants and collaborate with them to serve our clients
  • Working together with other team members in the firm to meet clients’ more complex needs--you appreciate that collaborating with colleagues is the expectation, not the exception

Qualifications
The most important qualifications are that you:
  • Have experience as lead attorney on a minimum of 10 cases
  • Understand the importance of delivering an incredible client experience
  • Has an excellent skill set for legal research and writing
  • Have a true passion for being in a courtroom
  • Have proficiency for legal writing
  • Work best in a team environment
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing legal education. You are happy in dynamic work environments, enjoy working in a team, and have a compassionate approach to clients
  • You can develop the strategy of a case based on the goals of the client and you know where to find the rules and case law to back up that case strategy. The ideal candidate will be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done and complete tasks with minimal hand-holding
  • You are comfortable in a courtroom and know how to project confidence and competence when representing our clients
  • You excel at setting realistic expectations for our clients and managing those expectations as the case progresses. You need to be able to help a client understand whether they really want to spend $500 to fight with their ex over a $50 lamp
  • Skills and experience are important and valued, but your personality, character, intelligence, and integrity are also extremely important considerations
  • You can deal with a boss who is always busy, might not give much direction, might get distracted by new, exciting things, and is focused on results
  • You appreciate the value of streamlined policies and procedures to ensure that the work product remains high-level and consistent. We need someone who will help us build great systems to measure our efforts against the results
  • You are someone who is not afraid to pitch in and help where the team needs it. We need someone who does not think that the occasional need to scan in your own documents is “beneath you.”

Compensation
$70,000 - $120,000 yearly

About Z Family Law
Z Family Law, LLC, is a boutique family law firm in Rockville, Maryland that exists to empower and assist our clients to achieve the best possible version of their next chapter, whether this is through obtaining a divorce, modifying a child custody agreement, drafting a prenuptial agreement, assisting with adoption, or modifying child support.

Z Family Law, LLC continues to strive to maintain a workplace that is free from recognized hazards and to promote the health and well-being of our employees, their families, and those who visit our offices. As part of this effort, Z Family Law has implemented certain safety protocols utilizing CDC, OSHA, the local government, and other available guidance. All new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to legal exemptions.