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  • Associate Attorney: Family LawCompass Legal Services, P.S.Silverdale, WashingtonWe have an opportunity for an individual with a high level of integrity and a strong sense of service to join our Firm as an Associate Attorney in Family Law. Experience in Family Law is desirable, but our firm provides in-depth training and welcomes exceptional candidates at any level of experience. Senior Associates with 2-3 years of successful practice with the firm are encouraged to expand their practices to include additional fields of law in addition to their family law practice. If this sounds like a great fit, we would love to talk to you.About the job:Schedule: Full-Time, must work at our Silverdale, Washington office Monday through Friday, minimum 8:30am to 5:30pm.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

    Salary: DOE, Competitive compensation package includes base salary and bonus opportunity after 1 year.

    Benefits: Paid Time Off; Medical Insurance (100% of premiums company paid); Group Life Insurance (100% company paid, $50,000 coverage); Lawyer’s Liability Insurance (100%); Wellness Benefits; Continuing Education ($1000 annually); Retirement (3% matching IRA after 1 year); Annual Performance Bonus (after 1 year); Local and State Bar Associate Dues (100%)

    Relocation: Relocation assistance up to $4000 is available for candidates not currently residing on the Kitsap Peninsula (conditions apply).

    Sign-On Bonus: A $4000 sign-on bonus is being offered for candidates who accept an offer of employment with the firm (conditions apply).

    Job Summary: The primary role of the Associate Attorney in Family Law is to provide legal services to clients by managing litigation cases and resolving legal disputes on behalf of clients including matters such as Divorce/Legal Separation, Parentage/Paternity, Child Support, Guardianship of a Minor and other related matters. The Associate Attorney oversees Paralegals and non-legal staff on a case-by-case basis for compliance and efficiency.

    Reporting: This position reports directly to the Managing Attorney or designated other.


    Develop and preserve working relationships with clients; understand and respect client goals. Prepare clients for realistic outcomes of a case.

    Conduct and prepare legal research for legal proceedings on behalf of clients.

    Prepare correspondence, affidavits and legal documents on behalf of clients.

    Prepare and file pleadings on behalf of clients.

    Prepare and file briefs and motions in court on behalf of clients.

    Prepare and obtain discovery on behalf of clients.

    Prepare for and participate in hearings and trials on behalf of clients.

    Maintain current, working knowledge of the Washington State Court Rules of Professional Conduct.

    Ensure client files are up-to-date and organized.

    Lead team of Paralegals and Administrative Assistants on a case-by-case basis.

    Operate personal vehicle when necessary to conduct company business.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Skills and Abilities:

    Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity.

    Demonstrate integrity in quality of work and interaction with others; ability to be discreet and operate with discretion.

    Demonstrate understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Demonstrate ability to have difficult conversations with empathy; recognize different situations require different communication strategies.

    Exercise strong critical thinking.

    Demonstrate proficiency in legal writing.

    Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, including note-taking, penmanship, typing 60+ words per minute, document formatting, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.

    Proficient in oral presentation of case position and argument for case outcome

    Detail oriented and exercise ability to follow guidelines and instructions.

    Highly proactive, self-motivated and innovative.

    Ability to manage and prioritize a high volume of tasks with different time demands.

    Strong business math skills (including basic Algebra).

    Highly proficient in web browsers and internet searches; proficient in Microsoft Office, Acrobat Pro, Windows 10, and web-based conferencing. Ability to learn new software.

    Comfortable with answering phones, and office machines.

    Work independently and as part of a team. Demonstrate understanding that simple tasks need to be accomplished regardless of professional capacity, role or title.

    Education and Experience:

    Juris Doctor from an accredited law school. Or successful completion of the APR 6 program.

    Must have passed the Bar Exam and be Licensed to practice law in Washington State.

    Law School graduates with Diploma Privileges due to COVID-19 and Law School graduates who are preparing to take the Bar Exam during the upcoming cycle may also be considered.

    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to move or transport up to 20 pounds as needed.

    Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.

    Ability to position self as needed for routine office work such as accessing filing cabinets or using the phone; ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

    Ability to be mobile as related to business needs.

    How to Apply

    Applicants should submit a resumé and cover letter by email to OfficeManager@CLSPS.NET or upload your cover letter and resumé using the form below.

  • Compass Legal Services, P.S. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Compass Legal Services, P.S. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Compass Legal Services, P.S. are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Compass Legal Services, P.S. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Compass Legal Services, P.S. encourages applicants of all ages.Compass Legal Services, P.S. participates in the nationally recognized Safe Space Program

Associate Attorney Application

  • Please upload your resumé and cover letter here. (Both documents are Required.)

Who we are and why we want you to come work with us!

Compass Legal Services, P.S. is rapidly growing law firm rooted in Family Law. Over the last eight years we’ve diversified our practice to include Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Business Incorporation, Civil, Personal Injury and Immigration matters, while continuing to expand our capacity to serve the ever-growing need for legal services in our communities.

Our firm was founded in 2014 by an attorney who thought there was a better way to practice law, where people still get to be people.  It turns out, she was right.  We built a firm where the people we work with and work for get to be human, respected and awesome.  We are extremely fortunate to work with a diverse mix of professionals with ranging interests and experience and we believe that more is definitely better in that respect.  Also, we work in one of the best communities in the world (as voted by our staff who have lived and worked all over the country and beyond).  Our mission is about being the best possible legal resource for this community, because we believe, we know, they deserve it.  To make sure we hit that target, we’ve been growing, a lot!  That’s where you come in.

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