Opening for Full-Time Contract Attorney

Overview

The contract attorney should have a minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience practicing family law. Skills and experience are required, appreciated, and valued, but personality, character, intelligence, and integrity will be paramount considerations. High-maintenance, humorless, or self-important individuals will not succeed in this position and should not apply.


Requirements

The position may develop into a full time, salaried associate position at a later date.

Flexibility

Most work can be performed remotely. It is expected that the contract attorney will have his/her own computer and internet access. The contract attorney will be provided deadlines for each project; other than that, there are no set hours that are expected. At this point in time, it is expected that the contract attorney will have 10-20 hours per week of billable work to perform.

Reporting Relationship

Contract Attorneys perform their duties under the direction of owner.


Authority

With respect to control over cases, supervision of staff and/or firm administrative duties, contract attorneys will only have that authority that is specifically delegated by the owner.


Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience.


How to Apply for the Position

  1. Send an email with your name spelled backwards and the words “contract attorney” in the subject line of the email, and attach your resume, list of references, and a writing sample. Send the email to .
  2. Be sure that the writing sample is solely your work (not something that has been edited by a prior supervising attorney).
  3. In your cover letter, please answer the following questions in reverse order:
    1. What interests you about the firm’s mission to stand up for caring men?
    2. Why do you do family law work?
    3. What part of practicing law do you like the most?
    4. What part of practicing law do you like the least?
    5. What do you bring to the table, i.e., qualities that would be of value to the firm?
    6. What has been your most satisfying professional experience?
    7. What has been one great movie you have seen or book you have read in the last 12 months, and why you liked it so much?