San Francisco – Associate

San Francisco - Associate The San Francisco, California office of Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum, LLP is currently accepting resumes for an associate attorney. Applicants must have 2-5 years' of litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have litigation experience in asbestos, productsdefect, environmental, or toxic tort litigation. The associate will assist senior attorneys and partners with motions, discovery, depositions, court appearances, trial preparation,and trial. Must have experience with online case management systems (i.e. WestLaw,Case Anywhere). ProLaw experience preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend depositions, meetings, court hearings, and site inspections as directed by client coordinator.
  • Track case status by monitoring weekly personal calendar and by communicating regularly with case manager. Attend weekly round table meeting and calendar meeting.
  • Respond to discovery requests, draft and revise legal briefs, prepare witnessesfor testimony at depositions and in court, and negotiate and draft settlements.
  • Keep docket clerk(s) apprised of changes to case calendars by communicating regularly via email.
  • Ability to collaborate with other attorneys and take leadership role on individual assignments.
  • Highly motivated, efficient, organized, and laser-focused on the details; able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, both collaborating with team members and working independently to get the job done.
  • Enters billable time into computer on a daily basis.
  • Meets the firm's minimum billing requirement which is not reduced by any paid orun paid time off, mandatory training, or the performance of any non-billablefunctions. Such time off, training, or performance of non-billable functions are notcounted toward the minimum billing requirement.
  • Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable clientguidelines available on the firm Intranet.
  • Remains flexible and open to requests for support or assistance outside of the scope of this job description and to other duties as directed by the clientcoordinators.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, meticulous attention to details, and the ability to manage multiple tasks, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary in order to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients while providing information with diplomacy and tact.

Demonstrated abilities to organize and prioritize work and pay attention to details to allow for timely, effective, and accurate performance of job duties.

Work requires sitting, bending, stooping, computer keyboarding, and continuous use ofthe hands, telephone contact, reading, and may require lifting of 25-50 lbs. or more.

This role also involves traveling to offsite locations for depositions, collecting records andinformation, and filing documents with courts Therefore some driving may be required.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this position alongwith your resume to Office Manager Aubrey Budge at [email protected]