Associate Attorney

Blitt & Gaines P.C. Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 1 week 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.

Job Summary:

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.

Essential Duties:

  • 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)

Computer Skills:

The most successful associates have strong computer skills allowing them to work efficiently in programs like Word and Excel.

Interpersonal Skills:

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.

Accountability:

Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions. Must be able to maintain time lines, meet deadlines, keep accurate records and be detail oriented


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