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Defense Attorney

Company: Hirsch Law Group
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Job Description:

Are you looking for a position that offers hands-on courtroom experience, professional development and stability? Do you have a strong passion for the law? Would you prefer to focus on taking your career to the next level by actually practicing law, instead of chasing after clients and billable hours?If you are searching for a high-energy team atmosphere with room for earning potential and advancement, then look no further. We are a quickly-growing, entrepreneurial law firm that helps people who have been charged with various offenses in traffic and criminal courts across Northern Illinois. We help guide our clients through the complex and confusing legal system, and achieve results that protect their lives, livelihoods and future.Our law firm is seeking a full-time associate who wants to practice law in a dynamic environment that will expose him/her to high standards, court experience, contact with clients, research, writing and work with a highly collaborative team. We mainly focus on criminal and traffic matters, and we are in need of a bright and motivated individual to join our team and work to provide exceptional representation to our clients. The position involves working in city and state courts, and includes document review, research, drafting, collaboration and court appearances.Our mission is to provide our clients with amazing service and an outstanding experience. Many are undergoing an intense emotional process, and we strive to help them move into a significantly better position than they were in before they met us.This position is full-time and salaried. Regular office hours are from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM, but the team works until assigned projects have been successfully completed. We provide immediate hands-on experience in diverse areas of law. Additionally, we emphasize a team environment that serves to produce a creative and productive atmosphere in which an associate can advance, assume responsibility as proficiency is demonstrated, and be on the cutting-edge of constantly developing legal issues.You will indeed work hard - however, you will love the work that you do. We are looking to immediately fill this position.** This position could possibly be based in either Sycamore or Crystal Lake, depending on the chosen candidate's preference **REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:-- Possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school-- Be an attorney who has a license (active and in good standing) to practice law in the state of Illinois-- Own a reliable vehicle - we conduct most of our work in the suburbs and rural areas-- Have exceptional communication and writing skills that can be demonstrated in interviews and in writing samples-- Have great research skills and substantial writing experience-- Possess a professional, engaging and charismatic demeanor, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills-- Behave in a confident and engaging manner with clients-- Strive for excellence and perfection in the work you perform-- Be motivated, self-starting and able to work independently-- Be a team player and work well with diverse personalities-- Capable of working under pressure, as well as accepting criticism and direction as you grow in your legal profession-- Bilingual English/Spanish and/or English/Polish is a plusWhile you do not necessarily need to have post-graduate court experience, you should have some exposure with courtroom protocols and should not be intimidated by any aspect thereof.SALARY:Competitive salary based on experience. If you have a salary preference, please include it with your response.DIRECTIONS TO APPLY:You must submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Please be professional and diligent in responding to this post.

Keywords: Hirsch Law Group, Crystal Lake , Defense Attorney, Legal , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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