“When you invest in a woman, you create a ripple effect of change.” – Unknown

The ideal candidate will be someone who comes to work ready to bring their A-game, with a strong desire to help people. Perhaps you’ve been a stay-at-home mom who is ready to amp up your practice of law. Perhaps you’re a big firm associate looking for a more balanced life. Perhaps you’re a solo practitioner who has realized that you’d rather practice law than run a law practice. Regardless, you are a healthy go-getter who understands that you being in a good place in your life is the best way to serve our clients.

Here are some more qualities about our firm and what would make a good fit.

Our firm is small but growing, so you should be adaptable. We hate micromanaging, so once trust is established, you will need to work autonomously. However, you will be part of a team, so you must be open and honest and communicate often. You have an excellent work ethic and process cases efficiently. You believe that there is a better way to do family law and enjoy the challenge of improving and innovating.

Our clients do not like going to court and they’re not interested in a pound of flesh. Rather, they want security, compassion, and advocacy. So although you can handle yourself in a courtroom, you should be resourceful and have the ability to problem solve and collaborate and settle more cases than you litigate. If you pride yourself on your litigation skills, this job is not right for you.

You are a long-term thinker who isn’t rattled by last minute distractions, red herrings, and “urgent” matters. You are strategic and like to plan and prepare. You have goals and ambition, both personally and professionally. You look at the day, week, or month ahead, and you prioritize what needs to get done in order to achieve your goals.

If you’re an ideal candidate, you will thrive at our firm. You will work 9-5 hours and get paid well. You will come into a positive environment with teammates that support each other and encourage each other’s life goals. You will have found your work home away from home.

Qualifications

  • Active member of the State Bar of Texas in good standing
  • Board certification preferred but not required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of family law
  • Minimum of five years of experience in family law, especially divorce
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Personality fit with the firm
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Self-starter, resourceful, compassionate, responsive, adaptable, excels at most things
  • Pass background check and drug test
  • Pass interview and quizzes that will be given

Description

  • Full-time position

The attorney will be responsible for all aspects of a client’s case, including:

  • Meeting with clients
  • Devising strategies
  • Drafting, finalizing and customizing pleadings, discovery, and other legal documents
  • Supervising and delegating work to paralegals and other staff members
  • Preparing for and attending court hearings, mediations, and depositions
  • Communicating with opposing counsel, court personnel, and others in a professional and respectful manner while advocating for our clients
  • Other lawyerly things.  

Meeting billable requirements, delivering excellent customer service, networking, and some rainmaking will also be expected.

Compensation

  • DOE and hours
  • Base salary plus incentives
  • PTO and holidays
  • Recognized work-life balance

So, are you ready to apply for your dream job? Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and enjoy the practice of law? If so, then please contact us by following the instructions below. (Hint: these instructions are a test to weed out the unqualified.)

HOW DO I APPLY?

Please note that your ability and willingness to follow these instructions explicitly will play a big role in whether you will be considered for this position. Do not use the reply option on this ad.  Email the following documents to the email address familylawjobsdfw@gmail.com, in PDF format only, with “[insert your full name, spelled backwards] is your Attorney” in the subject line:

  1. Resume, and
  2. Cover letter in 12 pt. Georgia font, containing the following in bullet-point format:
  • How can you deliver value to a client going through a divorce?
  • How can you deliver value to a client after a divorce?
  • What are you looking for in this position, financially, professionally, and personally?
  • What you liked and did not like about this ad. (You can be honest; we will not hold it against you.)
  • Name of one great movie you have seen or book you have read in the last twelve months, and why you liked it so much.