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The Colwell Law Group is a rapidly growing Family Law firm located in Upstate New York with offices in Albany and Saratoga.
We are looking to add to our team with people who share in our mission of advocating for our clients while providing superior customer service.
The Colwell Law Group has been serving the community for over 17 years and has won numerous awards during that time including
Lawfirm500.com’s Fastest Growing Law Firms and The Albany Business Reviews list of Top Law Firms.

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Supervising Attorney – Saratoga Springs Office
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The Colwell Law Group is a growing family and matrimonial law firm with locations in Albany and Saratoga, New York seeking a supervising attorney for our Saratoga location.  The firm has been recognized by the Albany Business Review as one of the Capital-Regions top law firms as well as acknowledged by LawFirm500 as one of the fastest-growing firms in the country.  The Colwell Law Group focuses on a culture where all employees can grow and become part of a dynamic team.  A work-life balance is essential to the success of the firm.

As a Supervising Attorney, you will partner with the Managing Attorney and other Supervising Attorneys to lead a successful legal team.  You will also assist in navigating and representing individuals as they go through a difficult time in their lives. Prime candidates will have experience with a range of sensitive legal issues such as divorce, child abuse, child custody, and domestic violence, and be able to maintain composure, negotiate, and argue effectively in emotional and high-stress situations.

This role supervises a dedicated team of attorneys and legal support staff.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following for their dedicated team:

  • Serve as direct supervisor for two (2) attorneys and one support staff member;
  • Prepare and submit reports as required by the managing attorney;
  • Ensure team adheres to company and legal department policies and procedures;
  • Facilitate staff engagement, teamwork, collaboration and development.
  • Measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) of their team;
  • Monitor individual and team revenue goals and billable hours;
  • Ensure client satisfaction;
  • Assist in billing review and account management;
  • Train and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign duties, and conduct performance reviews in conjunction with management staff;

The supervising attorneys are also responsible for successfully managing their own case load with similar, specifically defined, KPIs.

Requirements/Qualifications/About the Successful Candidate:

  • A strong working knowledge of New York Family Court Act and Domestic Relations Law.  Experience in litigating such matters in New York Courts.
  • Humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status,
  • Must have received or be willing to receive and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination (including eligible boosters) by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.
  • Membership in good standing in the New York State Bar.
  • Supervisor experience strongly preferred;
  • Experience supervising legal work and projects strongly preferred;
  • Experience and skills in organizing and supervising legal case work and projects strongly preferred;
Associate Attorney
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The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) to five (5) years of experience in civil litigation with the key requirements of:

  • Civil litigation experience (matrimonial and family law, preferred), including but not limited to court appearances, document drafting, and negotiations; and
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, especially interacting with clients; and
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills; and
  • Strong professional judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and
  • Proactiveness, resourcefulness, and strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to analyze and summarize legal documents and synthesize legal issues for litigation; and
  • Extremely detail oriented, strong interpersonal skills, and manage priorities in a sensitive area of law; and
  • Willingness to work in a team and contribute to the overall goals of a growing law firm.

Examples of duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage personal case load without explicit direction or guidance from management; and
  • Regular and timely communication with clients; and
  • Draft pleadings and various other legal documents in a timely manner; and
  • Attend court appearances and conferences; and
  • Provide clear and direct legal advice and strategy decisions to clients in order to effectuate their goals; and
  • Achieve the billable hour requirement expected by the firm; and
  • Work with the billing department for accurate and appropriate billing of clients.

Admission to the New York State Bar is required.

Job type: Full Time

If you are available and interested, please submit your resume for immediate consideration.

Junior Associate Attorney
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An ideal candidate will be admitted (or pending admission) to the New York State Bar with a desire to work in civil litigation with the key requirements of:

  • Aspiration to attend court appearances, conduct settlement negotiations, and interact with clients and opposing counsel; and
  • Desire to work in the matrimonial and family law field; and
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, especially interacting with clients; and
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills; and
  • Proactiveness, resourcefulness, and strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to analyze and summarize legal documents and synthesize legal issues for litigation; and
  • Extremely detail oriented, strong interpersonal skills, and manage priorities in a sensitive area of law; and
  • Willingness to work in a team and contribute to the overall goals of a growing law firm.

Examples of duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage a growing case load while simultaneously learning this practice area; and
  • Regular and timely communication with clients; and
  • Draft pleadings and various other legal documents in a timely manner; and
  • Attend court appearances and conferences; and
  • Provide clear and direct legal advice and strategy decisions to clients in order to effectuate their goals; and
  • Achieve the billable hour requirement expected by the firm; and
  • Work with the billing department for accurate and appropriate billing of clients.

Admission to the New York State Bar will be required.

 Job type: Full Time

If you are available and interested, please submit your resume for immediate consideration.

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