This is an entry level Associate position. However,
previous experience in the Southern California construction
marketplace is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a
professional sales environment focused around consultive
problem solving. In lieu of this experience, we will
consider candidates with the right personality, attitude
and willingness to grow into a world class sales professional.
Again, experience or knowledge of the construction industry
is a going to play a major factor in your suitability.
This is not a typical first year associate position,
where you would expect to be assigned tasks and face
a future of writing briefs and doing legal research.
You may do some of that, but we would rather have an
individual who is mature enough to realize that a successful
law career does not have to follow the traditional role
of a new attorney. You should be excited about the prospect
of combining your previous career skills with your legal
education. You will have strong planning and project
management skills and be results oriented. We expect
the successful candidate to take the initiative on all
matters, be self directed and seek out opportunities
to achieve the firm's goals.
As an attorney, you will speak to professional trade
groups on contracts and construction law topics, and
may be asked at times to interpret the law, provide
legal advice and prepare legal documents. You will develop
a working knowledge of construction law and may make
occasional court appearances. Active California Bar
admission is required.
Some of your responsibilities may include:
Be able to plan and implement a variety of marketing
initiatives that support the firm's business development
Collect, organize and analyze data about existing and prospective clients
as well as gather information about key competitors
Oversee client contact programs such as newsletters, case status updates,
payment status, seminars and events
Write trade journal articles and issue press releases
Interact with developers, engineers, contractors and
You will join and actively participate in client trade
groups. This may involve securing speaking engagements
for firm attorneys. You can expect to represent the
firm in client events such as
Trade group dinners
Trade group social functions
Skeet and trap shooting events
Educational seminars, etc.
A good golf game is a plus, as is an interest in outdoor
activities such as fishing, hunting or motorcycles.
You will be spending time outside of the office, including
some evenings and weekends attending and participating
in client and trade group events. You will be expected
to devote as much time as is necessary to out-of-the-office
activities in order to win over new clients. No extended
out of the area travel is expected.
Unlike a conventional associate position, your job
performance will NOT be based on billable hours. You
will be measured on your ability to effectively introduce
our firm's services to key clients. This is a challenging
opportunity for the right person and will take a lot
of hard work. You will find that this position is
unique to the law firm business model.
Please provide a resume (including bar #) detailing
verifiable relevant career employment, a convincing
cover letter introducing yourself and your salary
requirements. Please submit by email only to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide a competitive compensation package and