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.
Company Confidential Raleigh, NC, 27615
Associate Attorney specializing in Personal Injury and Litigation Description: Must be able to work in a fast paced, high volume, team environment Responsibilities will include the review and management of injury cases, negotiation of claims, and litigation of cases as required. Requirements: 10 years experience; Excellent written and oral communications, customer service, organization and comp...
Special Counsel is currently seeking a Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney to work on a 2-4 month project with a prominent local law firm. Suitable candidates must be licensed in both NJ and PA and the work will be split between the firm's NJ and PA office. Job Description Providing associate-level support to firm's litigation team Research and writing briefs and motions Splitting time betw...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38117
Mid-size law firm seeks an associate attorney admitted to practice in all courts of Shelby County, Tennessee with experience in litigation. Applicants must have 3 to 5 years litigation experience, working knowledge of civil code, discovery and pleadings. Experience in creditor’s rights or in foreclosure proceedings is highly preferred as is jury trial experience. Some travel may be required. Stron...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75201
This is not just another law firm, this is the best law firm in Downtown Dallas. Seeking a bright, energetic, out-going Legal Secretary with 3 to 8 years of experience. Play a key role in this challenging non-routine position. Work for a highly successful charming shareholder and his associate. Legal Secretary must be professional, detail mind, polished and posses excellent communication and compu...
Established medium-sized AV-rated firm in downtown Dallas seeks associate with two to four years of defense litigation experience. Principal duties include meeting with clients, handling discovery, attending hearings, taking depositions, reporting to clients, and trying cases. Energetic work environment offers substantial responsibility at competitive compensation with considerable bonus program. ...
AbbVie, Inc Crown Point, IN
AbbVie seeks a Litigation Project Administrative Assistant to join the Legal Division's Commercial Litigation group. This position reports to the Commercial Litigation Paralegal Supervisor. Key responsibilities include: assist commercial litigation paralegals in the discovery process, including data/information collection and tracking, interviews, and legal holds; assist in responding to subpoena...
Established firm seeks LITIGATION ASSOCIATE to join their team immediately! Successful candidates will have 1-3 years of experience, will have graduated in the top 15-20% of their class, and have trial experience. Please send all resumes to ***** for immediate consideration. Interviews are underway--DO NOT DELAY!...
Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly LLP handles large cases for corporate clients. From its gateway base in New York, our attorneys have litigated coast-to-coast, working closely with a network of the finest local lawyers throughout the United States, and we also have substantial experience with international matters. With the experience and resources of our attorneys, we are able to represent cl...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10019
Our Midtown Manhattan law firm of approximately 35 attorneys is seeking associates to join its growing commercial litigation practice. Applicants should be admitted in New York and New Jersey, have 3-5 years of commercial litigation experience, and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Law journal, moot court, and/or clerkship experience is strongly preferred. Associates at our firm are exposed ...
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP, a national firm, dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to our clients, is seeking a junior litigation associate for its growing General Business and Commerical Litigation practice for its New Jersey office. Candidates must have superior academic credentials from a top tier law school, strong written and verbal communication skills, and extensive liti...
Job Requisition Number:42564 The Role: Bloomberg Intelligence (formerly known as Bloomberg Industries) provides a comprehensive view of an industry and its key constituents and, combined with the power of the Bloomberg Professional service, gives you unsurpassed depth and breadth at the sector, industry and company levels. Bloomberg Intelligence also offers valuable written analysis, industry da...
Job Requisition Number:42565 The Role: Bloomberg Intelligence (formerly known as Bloomberg Industries) provides a comprehensive view of an industry and its key constituents and, combined with the power of the Bloomberg Professional service, gives you unsurpassed depth and breadth at the sector, industry and company levels. Bloomberg Intelligence also offers valuable written analysis, industry da...
Law firm in midtown seeks litigation associate. Applicants should have 5 - 6 years experience in general commercial litigation. Strong writing, analytical and interpersonal skills are essential. Salary commensurate with experience....
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...
Established Kane County litigation law firm is seeking a full time (bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)) associate attorney. Must be admitted to practice in the State of Illinois. Your resume will be kept confidential. No phone calls please....
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10018
Small, Manhattan-based, business law firm seeks to hire a junior to mid-level litigation associate to join its dynamic practice. Candidates should have 2+ years of commercial litigation experience. The ideal candidate will also possess meaningful experience in complex commercial litigation and be comfortable in all aspects of the litigation process in federal and state courts, as well as, alternat...
The Litigation Support Supervisor works as a member of the Litigation Support team within Epiq's Electronic Discovery division in New York or Phoenix Arizona. In this role, the Supervisor is responsible for supervising and leading the Litigation Support Mailbox Services team and will report directly to the Manager of Litigation Support Mailbox. The purpose of this position is to provide daily over...
Grow Your Career at Cherry Bekaert! Cherry Bekaert LLP, located in some of the most desirable locations in the Southeast, offers professional opportunities and resources normally associated with National Firms in an environment that is supportive, flexible, entrepreneurial, and offers personal growth. The Firm selects honest professionals with a passion for excellence, treats them with respect, pr...
General Liability Defense/Personal Injury Litigation Attorney Kring & Chung LLP has a Law office location based in Las Vegas, Nevada and is seeking a Nevada licensed Associate Attorney with an emphasis in General Liability Defense/Personal Injury Litigation. This is a full time position requiring a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience with a strong working knowledge of local rules of court. A seconda...
Company Overview: Zwicker & Associates PC is a national law firm that represents some of the largest creditors in the nation. Growing strong since 1991, Zwicker encompasses a large clientele ranging from major credit cards issuers to student loan collections. General Summary: Zwicker is presently seeking a Litigation Assistant with experience in a fast-paced environment to join the team in our ...
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Serves law clients by supporting partners and staff attorneys; planning and developing cases; researching case law; preparing and managing cases; helping clients.
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Client Contact Skills
Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Obtains and retains clients by following-up on referrals.
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