Blitt & Gaines P.C. Phoenix , AZ 85002
Posted 6 days ago
Job Title: Associate Attorney
About Blitt and Gaines, P.C.
BG is a debt collection law firm that has been in business over 30 years. We have 300 employees, which includes 47 attorneys, and 9 offices in the following states: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Wisconsin. We are proud to represent some of the nations largest financial institutions as clients.
The Associate Attorney position will gain a great deal of courtroom experience by regularly appearing for BG in court. Further, this position is responsible for the review of new claims and pleadings in addition to managing a contested litigation queue. Each associate will gain substantial knowledge of all court procedures, the litigation process, internal controls and client and firm policies and procedures.
Appear in court for the firm a minimum of 3 days per week.
Review new claims placed with the firm to ensure compliance.
Review of and signing off on all pleadings printed for filing with the Courts such as Complaints and Motions.
Will Handle drafting of various motions and responses to contested matters
Argue motions that are contested before the court as well as conduct trials and arbitrations.
Will Manage both telephonic and written contact with opposing counsel.
Prepare and respond to discovery, handle depositions, and or oversee counterclaims in which BG or client are named
Education and Experience:
Juris Doctorate and admission to Arizona Bar required . (Will consider pending applicants)
The most successful associates have strong computer skills allowing them to work efficiently in programs like Word and Excel.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff, judges, opposing counsel, and court clerks. Ability to use tact, discretion and courtesy when dealing with court officials, opposing counsel, step up attorneys and in-house attorneys.
Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions. Must be able to maintain time lines, meet deadlines, keep accurate records and be detail oriented
Blitt & Gaines P.C.