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Associate Attorney

Company: Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA
Location: Independence
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

$2k Retention Bonus during your 1st year of Employment!Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks:Acts with the highest ethical standards both as a legal professional and as a member of the Firm.Actively promotes professionalism, collegiality and diversity within and outside the Firm.Directly and indirectly contributes to the financial success of the Firm.Delivers excellent customer service to internal and external clients.Possesses strong organizational, writing, and analytical skills.Represents clients at legal, administrative and other proceedings as assigned.Researches and interprets laws, rulings, and regulations and formulates legal opinions for review.Identifies causes of action and prepares lawsuits based upon an investigation of facts and applicable laws and procedures.Conducts discovery in conformity with applicable rules.Interviews clients and witnesses in preparation for legal proceedings.Reviews, drafts, and/or dictates legal briefs, correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents.Acts in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other applicable consumer protection statutes and regulations.Participates in the development of strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of cases.Represents and promotes the firm within the community and at public, social, and business gatherings as appropriate.Monitors routine case files to formulate next course of action and ensure deadlines are maintained.Assigns and reviews the work of department staff, as required.Develops and maintains relationships with current clients.Negotiates with individuals to achieve final resolution of cases, arrange legal settlements, and resolve routine issues, as assigned.Completes both required and applicable optional learning classes and opportunities.Complete all required training applicable to assigned position.Additional duties as requested or required.Qualifications:Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) and 1-3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively, and discretely, to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.Knowledge of relevant laws, legal codes, legal/court procedures, precedents, and government regulations, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (F.D.C.P.A.) and other applicable consumer protection statutes and regulations, and processes and documents specific to assigned specialty area; electronic legal research tools such as LexisNexis; ability to interpret and apply legal principles and procedures and develop effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, and court systems.Must hold a current, valid state license to practice law in Ohio (or passed Universal Bar Exam).Must practice according to the rules of professional conduct and ethical standards as required by the attorney's licensing stateWeltman is proud to be an equal opportunity employer!

Keywords: Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, Cleveland , Associate Attorney, Legal , Independence, Ohio

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