Litigation Associate Jobs
Litigation Associate Overview
Litigation associates are associate level attorneys who prepare and present legal arguments before a judge. They are expected to have above average research, communication and interrogation skills in order to successfully represent their client's case in court. Sample job tasks include communicating with clients and opposing counsel, taking part in the discovery process, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and writing and preparing motions. Litigation associates must be able to work as part of a legal team, following direction from senior partners as well as delegating aspects of their cases to other associates, paralegals or legal assistants within a firm. While litigation associates spend much of their time in the courtroom, they also work in settlement meetings in order to prevent a legal issue from going through the time and expense of a trial. A litigation associate may work in criminal litigation or civil litigation, such as with business associate attorney positions.
Litigation Associate Education Requirements
Litigation associates go through the same education process as other attorney specialties. Candidates are expected to graduate from an American Bar Association approved law degree program, resulting in a Juris Doctor (J.D.). In order to get into law school, they must complete an undergraduate program and take the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT. After completing law school, candidates must pass the necessary state requirements to enter the bar. These requirements vary by state, but typically includes passing a state bar exam.
Litigation Associate Job Market
The job outlook for litigation associate jobs and other attorney positions is expected to rise approximately 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment opportunities are projected to be competitive for entry level associate attorney positions as typically more graduates finish law school than there are new open positions.
Litigation Associate Salary
The median annual salary for litigation associate jobs and other attorney positions is $113,530 a year. Salary varies based on the location, type and size of employer.
Great New Opportunity for a High Energy...Dedicated....Attorney Very successful suburban firm is seeking an attorney who is the "right fit" and is eager to join a successful team: Please review the following points to see if you are the attorney they are seeking: *Three to five years of experience handling motor vehicle personal injury matters in addition to slip and fall matters. *An interest...
Company Confidential NORTHBROOK, IL, 60062
Northbrook Law Firm Seeks LITIGATION ASSOCIATE with 4-6 years experience in complex commercial litigation with significant courtroom experience and excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Email resume to: *****...
Leading mid-size, Long Island law firm seeks a commercial litigation associate, one or two plus years of legal attorney experience, to join their firm as a full-time litigation associate. The practice involves actions in both State and Federal courts, arbitrations and other forms of mediation dispute forums; environmental/hazardous waste; defamation and libel; professional malpractice; shareholder...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10019
Our New York City based general practice firm of approximately thirty attorneys is seeking well-credentialed associates, admitted in New Jersey and New York and having a minimum of three years experience and up, to join its growing commercial litigation practice. Associates here are exposed to the breadth of the practice and participate in all aspects, including court appearances, depositions, and...
Litigation associate with 8+ yrs. Complex civil litigation. Business, labor, and class action claims. Strong writing and research skills a must. Reply with resume and cover letter only. Send submissions to *****....
Immediate need for Commercial Litigation Attorney with 5-7 years experience to join Orlando boutique. Must be motivated, polished, and diligent. The right candidate will: 1. Have complex commercial litigation experience. Candidates with strictly insurance defense experience will not be considered for this position; 2. Be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar; 3. Have excellent writing sk...
There is an Insurance Litigation Associate job near Irvine, CA available now through Special Counsel! If you have at least two years of commercial litigation, this position is for you! Admission to the Nevada Bar is a huge plus! This firm is rapidly expanding. They offer an excellent compensation plan with potential bonuses. Apply today! Insurance Litigation Associate Job Responsibilities • Work...
DESCRIPTION: Litigation Associate Attorney position in very busy plaintiffs' employment discrimination law firm in downtown Long Beach. QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer 3.6+ college GPA and 3.3+ law school GPA and 1+ years litigation experience. Past positions of responsibility of any type a plus. Email resume with GPA to ***** JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Attorney handles 20-30 plaintiffs' empl...
Bowditch & Dewey, ranked among the largest law firms in Massachusetts, has an opening in the Worcester office for a Litigation Associate with 2 to 4 years experience. Candidates must have substantial experience in complex business litigation including motion practice, drafting and responding to discovery and defending and taking depositions. Candidates must also possess strong academic and profes...
John Leonard Employment Services Boston, MA
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Families First Fort Myers, FL
Company Description CONSTRUCTION Job Description Lexacount Search is seeking an Associate Attorney with 4 - 6 years of Construction Defects experience. Must have a JD from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar. Please contact a Lexacount Search Legal Search Consultant at ***** or 215-740-0104. All resumes will be held in the strictest confid...
Noted domestic law firm seeks a Patent Litigation Associate with 2-3 years of experience (Class of 2011-2012 only) for its expanding San Francisco IP group. Candidate Must have the following: 2 to 3 years of experience and knowledge of patent prosecution ; Ability to take on significant responsibility on small litigation teams ; A degree in electrical engineering or computer science. Stellar acad...
Prominent domestic and international law firm seeks a Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney (Class of 2012 - 2013) to join its New Jersey practice group. Candidate Must have the following: 1 to 2 years of commercial litigation experience in New Jersey ; Stellar academic credentials (Law Review and/or Moot Court accolades desired) ; Strong research, verbal & written communication skills requ...
Major law firm seeks an Insurance Coverage focused Litigation Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of experience from JD (2009 - 2011 grads only) to join its expanding Washington DC office. Candidate Must have the following: At least 3 years of experience (experience should be current or very recent) representing corporate policy holder rights in insurance coverage disputes ; Experience in areas to i...
Prominent Georgia Law firm is seeking a Commercial Litigation Attorney to join its expanding Atlanta practice group. Candidate Must have the following: 2 to 5 years commercial litigation experience ; "second chair" litigation experience as well as experience taking and defending depositions ; Construction Litigation or IP prosecution or portfolio management experience ; Experience in a large law f...
King & Spalding Austin, TX
King & Spalding seeks a junior associate (1-3 years of experience) for its business litigation practice group in Austin. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills. Qualified candidates will also have one to three years of litigation experience at a large law firm and, ideally, will have completed a federal cou...
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Minneapolis, MN
The global law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is actively recruiting an associate to join the Construction & Real Estate Litigation practice group in our Minneapolis office. The associate will be involved in construction and real estate litigation matters throughout the country and would assist in drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on design and construction contracts. Faegre Baker Dani...
Hinshaw Belleville, IL, 62221
The Belleville office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, an AMlaw Top 200 law firm with 24 offices in 12 states, seeks an associate with 2-4 years' experience to join our medical malpractice litigation practice. Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and research abilities, and litigation experience. Experience with medical malpractice and/or defense litigation is ...
INDEED JOBS High Point, NC
Job Description Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, is seeking an Associate with 2-4 years of business litigation experience for its Boston and Providence offices. The ideal candidate will have experience in consumer, mortgage foreclosure and/or bankruptcy litigation, a commitment to exceptional client service, top quality written work product, strong academic credentials, subs...
Squire Sanders Columbus, OH, 43216
Squire Patton Boggs is currently seeking a highly motivated Litigation Associate to join its national practice in its Columbus office. Qualified candidates will have 3 - 5 years of sophisticated law firm experience. Excellent research, writing and verbal communications are required, as well as strong organizational and time management skills. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred, but not re...
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