Opening for Full-Time Contract Attorney
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.
- Excellent writing, verbal, and math skills;
- First-rate organizational skills;
- Impeccable attention to detail;
- Demonstrated passion for family law, particularly for representing men;
- High degree of proficiency with MS Word and Form Builder;
- Knowledge of Excel, computerized calendaring, and task management helpful;
- Able to manage multiple cases with conflicting deadlines and time pressures;
- Self-starter, quick learner, and solid ability to work independently;
- Team player;
- Minimum five to eight years’ experience practicing family law;
- Law degree from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in Texas; and
- Must have a clean record with respect to malpractice judgments or bar grievance determinations.
The position may develop into a full time, salaried associate position at a later date.
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.
Contract Attorneys perform their duties under the direction of owner.
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 is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply for the Position
- 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 .
- Be sure that the writing sample is solely your work (not something that has been edited by a prior supervising attorney).
- In your cover letter, please answer the following questions in reverse order:
- What interests you about the firm’s mission to stand up for caring men?
- Why do you do family law work?
- What part of practicing law do you like the most?
- What part of practicing law do you like the least?
- What do you bring to the table, i.e., qualities that would be of value to the firm?
- What has been your most satisfying professional experience?
- 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?