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Company: New Leaf Family
Location: Remote
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 way possible.

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 theyre in.

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 us.)

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 crucial.
Self-Care. Take care of yourself so that you can take care of clients.

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 Standing

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 ways.

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.

Keywords: New Leaf Family, Eugene , Attorney, Other , Remote, Oregon

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