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Associate Attorney at Delaney McKinney LLP

Posted in Legal 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland

Job Description:

Why join Delaney McKinney?  Join a passionate, dedicated, and engaged multi-generational team that values relationships, a diversity of experiences and perspectives, and the contributions of our employees at all levels of the Firm; Be part of a growing organization that aspires to operate with the best attributes of both a small and large firm, and empowers clients to redefine their lives and move forward; Utilize creativity, ingenuity, and compassion on a daily basis; and Become part of a Firm that is committed to shaping family law, policy, and practice, and promoting equality and corporate citizenship (including access to justice and education philanthropic initiatives) Role:                      Associate Attorney Location:              Chevy Chase, Maryland (Friendship Heights location convenient to public transportation -- Metro and Bus). OverviewThe Firm is seeking highly talented attorneys who seek to transition to a family law practice, where they can use their litigation or other relevant legal experience and skills to make a difference in the daily lives of individuals.  The Firm will emphasize experience in litigation or estate planning, but will consider all candidates who can make a compelling case as to why their experience would be relevant and transferable to a family law practice.The Person:Experience:A minimum of 4 years of major law firm experience. Exceptionally strong legal writing and analytical skills as well as overall communications skills. Experience working directly with clients, whether at current firm or through prior work experience. Stand-up experience in court or other administrative law settings is desired but not essential  (including through pro-bono work). Education and Bar Membership:Juris Doctor from a nationally-recognized law school. Admission to the Maryland Bar or another bar that will qualify the candidate to obtain rapid admission to the Maryland Bar under its new rules (see Admission to the District of Columbia bar or ability to waive in promptly.  Membership in Virginia bar a plus. Personal Qualities:Genuinely likes working with people, with a knack for knowing how and when to best communicate information to drive action and how and when to listen actively to ensure mutual understanding. Embraces service-oriented problem solving as a core job attribute, with the initiative and spark to get out of their chair and roll up their sleeves quickly and decisively when a client experiences a problem that requires a prompt solution. Ability to understand that different people have different styles and needs, and can adapt to a range of working styles and preferences. Demonstrates cultural awareness and agility, exercises emotional intelligence, builds trust and credibility, and collaborates with a wide variety of stakeholders. Believes in driving performance by building people up. Allergic to drama in the workplace. Has a reputation for exercising sound judgment, high integrity, trustworthiness, and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.Please submit cover letter and resume through application process Please direct all inquiries to Jerin Horton, Legal Administration Manager, at Delaney McKinney LLP is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.