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Criminal Defense Associate Attorney

Legal Department | Austin, TX | Full Time

Job Description

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

About Us

Chambers and Associates has been a prominent member of the criminal justice community for 25 years. Our work is guided by our mission to guide, encourage, and support individuals charged with criminal offenses. We believe everyone deserves exceptional, yet affordable representation to ensure the best opportunity for future success. We are committed to provide the best defense for the best price and we believe in hiring a team aligned with this mission and believe in achieving the best outcome possible for our clients.

About you

An ideal associate attorney for Chambers and Associates is someone who is motivated, diligent, and affable and eager to be a part of a growing team. Your winning personality in addition to your skills, education and experience will help you succeed in this role. Your ability to learn the firm’s processes & procedures in handling cases and your willingness to contribute ideas to improve on those processes will help you thrive.

Requirements

Experience and skills

  • Bar membership in Texas. Active member and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
  • 2 or more years in practice in criminal law in Texas
  • Tech savvy with strong research and analytical skills plus proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Winning personality with a strong work ethic. Commit to working some weekends and after hours, as needed
  • Strong time management skills with the proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with others – able to follow instructions and open to ideas, suggestions, and criticism
  • Have the ability to think through big picture strategy in criminal cases to manage it from start to finish, and pivot when needed
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Personal characteristics

  • We are looking for a compassionate, empathetic and fun person who will enjoy working with and for our clients
  • Must be self-confident and a team player who is respectful, trustworthy with high integrity, and displays professionalism.  We like working with good-natured people with positive energy
  • Possess a good understanding of the varied psyche of individuals charged with criminal offenses
  • Self directed, driven and takes ownership of their responsibilities and take initiative over their projects. At the same time possess the ability to lead and learn from a staff of non-attorneys

Responsibilities:

  • Document everything that takes place on a case
  • Establish a relationship and rapport with a client, and maintain that relationship and rapport throughout the case
  • Provide supervision and direction to the legal assistant orcase manager on the team
  • Review or draft legal documents on behalf of clients
  • Pay attention to accounts receivables for assigned case load
  • Comply with all legal standard and regulations
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law
  • Travel between Central Texas courts
  • Demonstrate commitment to the defense of the accused

Perks

  • Come work with a established firm with 25 years of experience
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Vacation & PTO accrual
  • Offices centrally located in downtown Austin  

Come join us!

Apply to this position by emailing your resume, salary requirement and cover letter to Careers @ Chambers-law . com