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General Liability Associate Attorney - Portland

Company: Lewis, Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

General Liability Associate Attorney - Portland
October 27, 2021

The national law firm of Lewis Brisbois seeks associates with 1-5 years of experience to join its growing Portland office.

Our office is friendly, entrepreneurial, and proud of the service we provide to clients. Area of practice is general liability. This position would provide opportunity for professional growth and the chance to work with outstanding lawyers who care about mentoring and helping associates develop their skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

  • Research & Writing
    Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing a brief for submission to a court, client, arbitrator, mediator, administrative or public entity or agency.

    Synthesizing legal research and analysis into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to a client, arbitrator, mediator, administrative or public entity or agency.

    Ability to draft letters, memorandum, agreements and other written work product as required to communicate with clients, courts, opposing counsel and other entities and legal professionals.
    • Legal Analysis
      Ability to analyze legal issues, evaluate and present recommended strategy to clients. (level of analysis required increases with years in practice)

      Analyzing, accessing and summarizing complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggesting alterations to those documents.

      Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client, and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk.

      Performing due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions, depending on area of practice.

      Ability to anticipate and react to changing dynamics of a case, need to formulate long term and short term ranges regarding case strategy.
      • Oral Presentation
        Ability to present legal options and argue position in person or electronically by means of electronic devices such as telephones, cell phones, video conferencing etc., (at court or in other professional settings).

        Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including but not limited to settlement conferences and mediations..

        Appearing in a court of law, arbitration or other judicial tribunal on behalf of the Firm's clients, and presenting well-reasoned arguments to the judicial body.

        Ability to travel on firm and client business ability to attend meetings with clients in their place of business; ability to attend meetings with potential clients out of the office to produce business and to travel to and from court and other legal forums, whether these locations are in or out of state or in or out of the country.
        • Travel
          Ability to travel on firm and client business ability to attend meetings with clientsin their place of business; ability to attend meetings with potential clients out ofthe office to produce business and to travel to and from court and other legal forums, whether these locations are in or out of state or in or out of the country.
          • Client Relations
            Ability to service clients effectively and to maintain and develop business.

            The above job duties are intended to describe the general nature of the job and the list of the job duties is not exhaustive in that attorneys may be assigned other duties to those listed above.

            EQUIPMENT USED:
          • Photocopier/Scanner
          • Facsimile Machine
          • Telephone
          • Computer
          • Printer
            EFFECTIVE:
          • Speaking
          • Sitting
          • Light lifting and/or use of hand carts
          • Hearing
          • Seeing(corrected or not)
          • Standing
          • Bending
          • Pulling
          • Driving/or have someone reliable who can drive you
          • Handling of stress, pressure and deadlines
            MENTAL DEMANDS:
          • Verbal and written communication
          • Attention to detail
          • Ability to meet deadlines
          • Multitasking
          • Reading/interpreting notes, and/or written instruction
          • Flexible to work hours as needed
          • Ambition to succeed and grow in a professional environment
          • Handling of stress, pressure and deadlines
            KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
          • Knowledge of the law (varies with practice area assigned) speaking and writing skills.
          • Analytical skills
          • Computerized legal research skills
          • Time management skills
          • Interpersonal skills
          • Organization skills
          • Work and professional ethics
          • Maintenance of Confidentiality
          • Professional/calm demeanor
            QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
          • Active State Bar License in good standing
          • Experience working as an attorney
          • Years of experience or experience in specific practice area will vary based upon individual positions
            Lewis Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
            Contact

            Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to .

Keywords: Lewis, Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Portland , General Liability Associate Attorney - Portland, Legal , Portland, Oregon

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