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.
Law Firm is seeking a junior-level litigation associate to join its growing Trial Practice Group in Chicago. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience in the areas of general commercial litigation. Stellar academics at a top-tier law school and superior writing skills along with Illinois bar admission required. Large law firm experience preferred....
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 ...
A prestigious national law firm is seeking an associate with 2 to 7 years (Graduation years 2005 - 2010) of major law firm experience in commercial litigation. Experience in consumer finance litigation and a Federal Court clerkship are preferred. Must have Federal and State Court Experience. The ideal candidate must possess excellent academic credentials and superior research and writing skills. M...
Position: Business Litigation & Commercial Transaction Attorney Location: Seattle, WA Full/Part Time: Full Time Salary: Based on experience About Us: A boutique Seattle law firm providing sophisticated legal services to an array of clients ranging from multinational corporate clients to local small businesses. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified can...
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...
Description Busy plaintiffs' employment discrimination law firm in Long Beach needs litigation attorney to take and defend depositions, attend mediations, interview clients and witnesses, review documents, make and oppose motions, assist with trial preparation. Will train but prefer some experience. Prefer 3.6+ college GPA and 3.4+ law school GPA. Please email resume including college and law GPA...
Prestigious Los Angeles plaintiff’s litigation firm seeks associate to join their busy Class Action litigation team. Candidates must have lateral experience working as an associate on behalf of plaintiffs in class action litigation cases. Law firm has offices nationwide and offer competitive salary and excellent opportunity for growth and leadership. Skill set must include: strong research and wri...
A temporary Commercial Litigation Associate job in Boston, MA is immediately available through Special Counsel. If you have five or more years’ experience then this may be the perfect opportunity for you. This downtown law firm is looking for an experienced attorney to assist their team with some very complex cases. This is an amazing opportunity to work with a great law firm in the Boston area. ...
Currently seeking a CA barred attorney, with at least two years of litigation experience, for an immediate need at a large, national law firm, to work as a Civil Litigation Associate. The position is a long term temporary position. The ideal candidate is a strong writer, has experience drafting motions, working with discovery, jumping into open cases with ease, with strong Civil Litigation experie...
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...
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...
Standard Chartered New York, NY, 10007
This role is located in our New York, NY Office Support the General Counsel, Americas, in material legal matters Play a leadership role on government investigations and civil litigation. Provide advice on developing effective strategies to manage legal and regulatory issues. Provide counsel, support & collaboration to Legal and Compliance (L&C) teams as required Lead & advise teams to ensure ...
E-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g defense law firm has an immediate opening for a bright and motivated Asbestos Litigation Associate. Will consider permanent or temp-to-perm new hire. Requirements: ►Class of 2010-2013 ►Prior exposure to asbestos litigation preferred, but might consider product liability litigation experience only ►Trial experience a plus ►New York Bar admission is a must. New Jersey or Conne...
Prominent national firm seeks Business & Insurance Litigation Associate Attorney with 2-4 years of experience to join its Atlanta, GA office. Ideal candidates should have an understanding of insurance contracts and insurance coverage issues, along with excellent academic credentials, superb writing skills, and is admitted to the GA Bar. The firm is willing to consider strong candidates seeking to ...
Major domestic law firm seeks a General Litigation focused Associate (Class of 2010 - 2011 only) with 3-4 years of experience in a major law firm seeting to join its New York office. Candidate will have the following: Experience drafting pleadings, discovery, and routine and complex filings as well as some deposition experience ; 1st or 2nd chair experience ; Experience handling routine court appe...
Job Description Fraser Trebilcock is seeking well-qualified applicants for a mid-to-senior level litigation associate attorney position in its Lansing office. Applicants should send a resume, writing sample, cover letter, and salary requirements in confidence to Hiring Coordinator, Graham K. Crabtree, by mail to Graham K. Crabtree, Fraser Trebilcock, 124 W. Allegan, Suite 1000, Lansing MI 48893....
A Major law firm with international reach is seeking a Junior Associate from the Class of '10-'12 ONLY The Litigation Department of their Chicago office is looking for TWO to THREE junior associates with 2-4 years of experience, with some litigation experience. Candidate should have experience in a similar environment at a peer law firm. MUST have a High level of academic achievement (top 20 la...
Major domestic and international law firm seeks a Patent Litigation Associate with 3 to 5 years of experience (2009-2011 grads only) to join its expanding New York group. Candidate Must have the following: Large law firm experience (experience will be current or very recent) ; Background and degree in electrical engineering and/or computer science ; Experience with motion practice, depositions and...
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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
Plans case development by studying client information; conferring with partners and staff attorneys.
Maintains cost standards by monitoring expenses; recommending cost-saving opportunities.
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