Careers at Smedley Law Group
FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE
Are you ready to change the status quo?
Are you a family law attorney with 2+ years of experience who is hungry to learn, lead, and grow?
Are you looking for just the right opportunity to take yourself to the next level, not only as an attorney but as a businessperson? Do you find yourself working day to day and just not feeling like you’re making a difference? Do you get out of bed wondering why you continue to work at a job that doesn’t ignite that fire? Do you just feel like you could be doing more?
Smedley Law Group is all about throwing out the status quo for our clients, and ultimately, transforming their lives. We breathe this mission every single day, and it is woven into everything we do. We are a woman-owned, boutique, family law firm that is looking for a attorney who shares our passion for family law and understands the transformative potential of our practice area.
If you see your career as a mission to serve families experiencing what is often a life-altering experience and want to have a real impact on people’s lives, then this may be the opportunity for you. Are you ready to jump in and hit the ground running? Do you love to litigate but know when to negotiate and settle? Are you a zealous, yet diplomatic advocate? Do you share our mission and vision for our clients?
Required skills / characteristics include:
Multiple years of New Jersey family law experience and currently licensed to practice law in New Jersey
The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple files / deadlines with minimal oversight
The desire to take ownership of assigned tasks
The curiosity to handle issues and matters unfamiliar to you
An understanding of the financial realities involved in running a law firm and the ability to have the “money conversation” with clients so the client can appreciate the value of the services provided.
Strong writing skills, including the ability to edit, proof, and revise your own work
A deep desire to build your own book of business
Understands the value in learning from others
A drama-free team player who maintains a sense of humor
Understands the value of marketing, networking and involvement in the local bar association
Lives within a reasonable commuting distance from our Woodbury office
Smedley Law Group is a well-respected firm with an entrepreneurial business mindset; we’re a different breed of family law firm and we’re looking for a different breed of attorney.
While this ad is not intended to target current law clerks due to the more advanced nature of the role, if you feel called to apply, you need to demonstrate in your initial submission why we should consider you despite not having the requested qualifications. We are ever open-minded, so if you think you have the stuff, show us.
Interested? Here’s how to apply:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put your name in the subject line. In the body tell us: a) why you want to leave your current job or b) why you are no longer with your most recent job. Then tell us why you have the attitude and the fit to join our practice.