Note: We are accepting applications for graduating seniors, to begin in summer 2021 for two-year commitments.
Dovel & Luner is a boutique law firm that specializes in complex business litigation and trial practice. As a contingency-based firm, we value and reward efficiency and results.
Our legal assistants perform a variety of tasks that ensure the efficient operation of our practice and our success in court. Assistants conduct research and analysis, craft arguments, and create multimedia presentations used in court before judges and juries. The amount and degree of difficulty of the substantive projects assigned to each assistant depend on the assistant’s performance, motivation, and initiative.
At Dovel & Luner, attorneys and assistants work in a collaborative environment where everyone plays a role in producing the best work product possible. We actively foster our collegial workplace culture by having weekly “Firm Lunches” to discuss and brainstorm ideas about improving the effectiveness of the firm. We also hold “Firm Days” several times each year for attorneys and assistants to bond together outside of the office.
After leaving our firm, past legal assistants have gone on to top U.S. law schools (such as Harvard and Stanford), prestigious graduate programs, and positions in various other industries including finance, tech, and government.
The annual salary is up to $75,000 for first-year assistants, consisting of a base salary of $60,000, plus a year-end bonus of up to $15,000. Second-year assistants will receive a base salary of $65,000, plus the year-end bonus of up to $15,000, plus a $20,000 retention bonus after working for two full years (resulting in up to $100,000 in total second-year compensation). We also provide a $2,500 relocation bonus and benefits including medical coverage, a dental plan, and fully-vested participation in a retirement plan (the retirement plan is vested after the first year).
How to apply:
Please send your resume, transcript (may be unofficial), cover letter, and one writing sample by e-mail to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
We require strong credentials from a top undergraduate institution as well as demonstrated success in prior employment or extracurricular pursuits. No prior legal experience is necessary, but a desire to learn and excel in a team oriented environment is essential. We require a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.6. Start date negotiable.