Mackoff Kellogg is seeking an experienced Attorney to become a part of our team!
- Represent clients in court or before government agencies
- Prepare and draft legal documents on behalf of clients
- Advise clients on business and legal transactions
- Negotiate settlements for legal disputes
- Comply with all legal standards and regulations
- Direct and oversee legal assistant
- 2 years minimum of prior experience
- Familiarity with various practice areas
- Additional preference will be given to candidates with Family Law or Criminal Defense experience or interest
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to build rapport with clients
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Licensed to practice in North Dakota, or the ability to become licensed
The compensation range does not include annual bonuses.
DETAILED EXPLANATION OF POSITION EXPECTATION
A. Quality of work: A Senior Attorney must be reliable and versatile, with demonstrated expertise in an area of law in which the Senior Attorney’s practice has allowed considerable experience. A Senior Attorney is to be able to work independently with no significant professional guidance, but is able to efficiently seek guidance, assistance, and input from all of the Firm’s attorneys. A Senior Attorney will have documented courtroom abilities and be able to do such work independently.
B. Quantity of work: A Senior Attorney is expected to, at a minimum, collect fees in an amount equal or greater than his or her bonus budget (which will be provided by the firm) while providing value to the firm other than through collecting fees (including, but not limited to: projects for which the attorney may not be able to bill any or all of his/her time, updating forms, training, teaching, and/or mentoring other attorneys and staff on the areas of which said attorney is proficient).
C. Client Relations: A Senior Attorney must be able to counsel decision-making clients and may be the primary client contact. A Senior Attorney is to be responsible for managing his/her own files and/or a specific area(s) within the Firm.
D. Internal Relations: A Senior Attorney should have earned and retain the respect, trust, and confidence of the Board of Directors, peers, and other employees of the Firm. A Senior Attorney should be available as a resource other attorneys in the firm, including new associates; a Senior Attorney may also assign work law clerks and associates, provided it does not interfere with other assignments.
E. New Business Development: A Senior Attorney will network in the community to establish a strong professional reputation, and develop clients for the Firm. A Senior Attorney will also make efforts to maintain current client relationships.
F. Personal Qualities: A Senior Attorney should have the judgment and maturity to handle most major problems/issues without supervision, and enhanced people/social skills in team problem-solving settings and client development/relations. A Senior Attorney should have demonstrated a solid commitment to the law, to the Firm and to the community that will justify consideration for equity member status.
Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm is the oldest law firm in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. It provides regional representation throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. As the Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm continues to grow, the focus of the firm remains on our core values of Integrity, Trust, Respect and Results for the community, our clients, the courts and our families.
2014 marked the 125th anniversary of the founding of Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm. The firm has grown from the solo, pioneer practice of lawyer Leslie A. Simpson to fifty employees serving clients throughout the Upper Midwest. It is the oldest law firm in western North Dakota and eastern Montana.