We do things differently.
We're looking for an attorney that wants to help us in our
mission to completely change the way Family Law is practiced. We
believe that Family Law firms should be focused not on the
conflict, but on helping our clients transition into a life more
fully lived. "We empower our clients to make the best possible
decisions for themselves and their family." Those are the words we
live by. We invest in getting to know our clients, and help them to
know themselves, and what they want as a result of the situation
that brought them to us.
In order to do this, we need lawyers that are aligned with this
mission, good with clients, and unafraid to stand up for our
clients before any tribunal. While we do not believe that court is
the best place to resolve the disputes in which our clients may be
engaged, we do believe that the best way to bring the decision back
to our clients is to be unafraid to advocate for them in the best
There is a better way to practice Family Law.
That is the premise of the New Leaf Family. If you agree, you
may want to read on! If not ... it is perfectly OK to move on.
As I wrote, the firms mission is to empower clients to make the
best decisions they can for themselves and their families in times
of family conflict or transition, and then to assist them in the
transition in a positive manner. We emphasize growth over conflict.
We help clients move toward a new life, not just flee the one
We practice family law, but this is not a typical family law
firm. The work you do will directly contribute to work that helps
clients in very real ways.
The founders of New Leaf believe that:
There is a better way to handle family conflict Each client is
best suited to determine what he/she wants in the next chapter of
their life We can better serve clients by helping them build the
future that they want, instead of imposing the traditional family
law solutions That the members of our team thrive in an environment
focused on empowering clientsWe are looking for family law
attorneys, with experience, who would like to work with a team that
believes as we do, and who want to reduce the attorney-induced
drama needless escalation of the conflict, and focus instead on
building a future with and for clients.The system as practiced in
many firms seems designed to wear down the clients, and the
attorneys. There is a better way of doing things, so that the
balance, most days, have you feeling awesome about how much you are
positively affecting peoples lives. We can't eliminate the tough
days ... we're not magicians ... but we are on a mission, and that
makes it a lot more fun!To be a good fit for this role, you should
be someone who is looking for an opportunity to focus on helping
people navigate the biggest decisions they will face in their
lives: changes in their family. Whether divorce, separation,
custody, parenting time, visitation, or other family changes,
disputes, or crises, you want to help them reach the best outcome
that is consistent with their values.We need you to be proficient
in Colorado family Law practice and procedure. At the same time, we
want you to not be "set in your ways," or wedded to the way things
have always been done. You should be an optimist, and a realist, at
the same time.We need you to be creative and able to think outside
the box, while also adhering to the established parameters of law
and court procedure.Of course, you must have the skills necessary
to advocate for clients before a mediator or a court, and not be
afraid to do so. You also know that litigation is not always the
path to the best outcome. You are not motivated by the thrill of
the other side losing but are dedicated to achieving an optimal
outcome for our clients, consistent with their values which you,
along with our team, may help them discover.You understand that
this process is about more than writing legal documents. You are
eager to marshall the resources of our team that can go beyond the
bare minimum and provides all the help the clients may need. You
are excited about being part of a firm that will be there for them,
even outside the strictly legal aspects of these major life changes
--whether it be help finding a new home, a car, the right
insurance, a babysitter, or an IT guy...You are committed, above
all, and in everything we do, to an excellent experience for
clients.If you're still reading this, and believe this might be a
role for you, let me tell you about us. New Leaf Family has started
a family law practice serving the greater Denver area. We are
combining our founders' talents of running successful law firms,
with the experience of having built law firms, including a very
successful family law practice, and wanting to do it again (and
again.)We are able to serve clients more fully, and more
efficiently, bringing family law services to people who have been
scared away by the high, and unpredictable costs of family law
firms led by trial lawyers who can be more interested in winning,
than in achieving a great outcome for their clients.When you apply,
please briefly let me know why this role, in particular, gets you
excited... This is key. Don't skip it! (you will be prompted
separately to answer this question)We look forward to hearing from
you!$75,000 - $95,000 yearly + incentives+ health insurance upon
eligibility(A motivated attorney will make in excess of $130K with
And we are hiring.
Responsibilities: In your role as an experienced attorney will
require you to:
Our attorneys serve a captain on our multi-faceted team. The
members of our team include paralegals, assistants, coaches,
counselors, and more. We are all focused on empowering clients to
navigate change and conflict in their family lives. You will help
clients to develop and articulate a vision of the future they are
working to achieve and prepare a strategy that helps them to
achieve it. We believe that we should not impose what we see as
"the solution" onto clients' lives.
Listen. You have experience ... and it will help
you hear what's important. But you also know that it is important
for the client to tell their story.
Hear. Clients will tell you, (and you will help
them tell) about what they need, beyond what they need in court or
litigation. You are going to help them navigate one of the most
challenging times of their lives.
Empower. You must be dedicated to empowering our
clients to make the best decisions for themselves and their
families. You will empower them to build their futures.
Defend. Stand up for clients in forums that are
unfamiliar to them. You will be ready, willing, and able to
advocate for clients in places where our expertise can shine,
including negotiations, mediation, litigation, trial, etc
Align. Align with clients.You will serve clients
effectively, and efficiently so that they can reach their solutions
as quickly, and affordably as possible.
Serve. Serve the whole client.You will put clients
in touch with additional resources, both inside and outside New
Leaf. These could be closely affiliated, like parenting
coordinators, divorce coaches, and financial planners, to other
resources that clients may need, like real estate brokers, car
dealers, personal trainers, or makeover artists.
Plan. You will help clients make, and implement a
plan for after their divorce or other family change
Attract. Bring more people into New Leaf
Family.You will be a positive ambassador for the work of the firm,
and attract clients, and colleagues alike.
Lead. Be a leader in the legal community. Be a
leader among our team, and help us grow and attract more lawyers
(and other professionals) like you.
Collaborate. You will be a strong member of a
distributed team. We don't all meet in person too often, so being
able to be a strong team member in a remote work setting is
Self-Care. Take care of yourself so that you can take care of
You will do your part to bring effective conflict resolution
resources to more people, by being effective in what you do with
New Leaf Family, and letting our light shine!
Qualifications: First and foremost, you have a passion for
empowering clients through their current family conflict, toward a
future that they may not (yet) clearly see. Next, you are excited
about the prospect of doing this differently!The remainder of
qualifications doesn't matter if you don't have this! (But they are
still essential if you do.) You are the right person if you are:
Skilled in the craft of family law, but not set in
the deeply worn grooves of the system that might not be serving
clients best Experienced. We need you to have a
minimum of 5 years of experience in Colorado Family Law; (please
don't apply for this role if you don't. It will waste your time,
and ours.) We will be posting roles for less experienced attorneys,
soon! Stay tuned! Creative. We want you to find
joy in building creative solutions ... sometimes in the law ...
often beyond it.
Empathic. We want you to have a strong connection
with clients, with the ability to hear their hopes, dreams, and
desires as well as deliver difficult truths to them.
Ethical. We shouldn't have to write this, but a
strong ethical compass is essential in our work.
Collaborative. In this world it is important to
have experience, and success working collaboratively with a team
.... even when remote. You should enjoy working with a team ... but
also be self-sufficient Independent. This may seem
contrary to being collaborative, but it is not. You must be able to
work independently, yet also comfortable with reaching out for
assistance, and knowing when to do so.
Tech-friendly. We work hard to make our practice
efficient and cost-effective for our clients. We want you to be
proficient and self-sufficient with technology that facilitates
working with a distributed team and servicing clients in ways most
convenient to them.
A Writer. Excellent writing skills make the
difference in many cases, and demonstrate clear thinking.
Committed to delivering excellent client service
And ... of course, you are a member of the Colorado Bar ... in Good
About Company: There is a better way to handle family and
relationship conflicts. Our mission is to empower our clients to
make the best decisions they can for themselves and their families,
and then to help them implement those decisions. We practice in
family law, but this is not a typical family law firm. The work you
do will contribute to work that helps clients in very real
The founders believe that:
There is a better way to handle family conflictEach client is
best suited to determine what they want in the next chapter of
their lifeWe better serve clients by helping them build the future
that they want instead of imposing the traditional family law
solutionsThe members of our team thrive in an environment focused
on empowering our clients
We are looking for family law professionals who would like to
work with a team that believes as we do, and want to focus on
helping our clients to build their futures.