JOB DESCRIPTION: Arthur Law Firm is looking to hire an associate attorney with 0-2 years of experience. You will work in a fast-paced, but high-reward, environment. You will be given full support to learn, develop and grow, and be in charge of your own caseload. Therefore, the ideal candidate must be an excellent writer, extremely organized, and comfortable talking on the phone with clients, opposing counsel, insurance adjusters, mediators, and judges.
We are also a tech-savvy law firm that is always looking to improve our performance and efficiency. We strive to be paperless, and we use a variety of software programs to help us reach that goal. These include Centerbase for case management, Worldox for document management, iPads for case files, and Kenect and Levitate for client communication, and MS Office for word processing, e-mail, and analytics.
OFFICE DESCRIPTION: Arthur Law Firm was founded in 1969 By Rodney M. Arthur. Arthur Law Firm has been a mainstay in Northwest Ohio, employing several lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants and other support staff over the years. We handle personal injury, social security disability, criminal defense, probate litigation, and adoption cases. We are selective with the cases we accept so we can focus on client satisfaction. We work hard, encourage professional development, and celebrate as a team.
CORE VALUES: Arthur Law Firm’s Core Values include the following:
- Conscientiousness and Compassion
- Do the Right Thing
- Adapt, Learn & Develop
The mnemonic for these values is EVERY CLIENT DESERVES PERSONAL ATTENTION, because of the emphasis at Arthur Law Firm to perform our job in a client-centered manner.
As such, all hiring, evaluations, and promotions are determined with these values in mind.
SKILLS: The ideal candidate must be proficient in Microsoft applications, have excellent time-management skills, be able to efficiently multi-task, work well under pressure, and be personable. From meeting new clients to making litigation decisions, the associate will handle all aspects of their cases . Job duties will include interviewing potential clients; drafting pleadings; propounding and answering discovery; drafting and arguing motions; attending court and arbitration hearings; taking and defending depositions; and negotiating settlements .
EXPERIENCE: Law school graduate, and 0-2 years of experience.
COMPENSATION: The base salary starts at $70,000.00, plus objective monthly performance-based bonuses.
- Vacation, personal, and sick time,
- Health insurance,
- Group life insurance
- A retirement plan with a 3% match,
FLEXIBILITY, AUTONOMY, AND SUPPORT: You will work initially at the Defiance office. You will also have an office at our Maumee and Toledo locations, with the goal of eventually working primarily in one of these locations. You will work on cases from start to finish with support from our full-time intake specialist, paralegals, office manager, and other support professionals. The support staff team is here to help make your work easier and more efficient.
THINGS TO CONSIDER: Northwest Ohio is a collegial bar. While we aggressively assert the rights of our clients, we do so in a dignified and professional manner. We take the time to call out our Core Values on a weekly basis at the start of our leadership, operational and staff team meetings. Our Core Values are not just aspirational; they define who we are, and we make all personnel decisions around them. They are our constitution which helps set expectations for every single person that works at the firm, from the top to the bottom.
The lessons our founder Rod Arthur imparted to us over his decades in the firm still resonate to this day. Rod believed it is a privilege and an honor to stand up and fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. If this resonates with you, then we want to hear from you.
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter a resume and answer the application questions.