An attorney is responsible for serving our clients by efficiently evaluating and handling cases resulting in the best possible outcome for the client. Attorneys are expected to represent the Firm by conducting themselves in accordance with our Core Values. Attorneys also play a role in managing and delegating work to staff, including but not limited to, paralegals and secretaries. This process includes but is not limited to tasks as such:
· Facilitating timely communications with vendors, clients, and outside counsel (written and oral)
· Build / Maintain rapport with clients
· Creating budgets/ monitoring expenses; recommending cost-saving opportunities
· Drafting and filing pleadings
· Performing discovery requests and factual investigations
· Conduct legal research on as needed basis
· Compose routine and dispositive motions
· interviewing clients / witnesses
· Preparing and conducting depositions
· Legal Writing
· Trials / Hearings
· Selecting / retaining experts
· Case evaluation
· Entering billable time
· Managing team members
· Updates professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities / CLE
· Productivity in volume or work and/or billable time whichever is applicable
· Working well individually and/or as a team
· Voluminous paper handling
· Critical thinking
· Problem solving and analytical skills
· Organizational skills
· Ability work efficiently
· Intergradation with Core Values / great work ethic
· Compliance with all requirements outline in the Employee Handbook
· Maintain active, good standing with the Delaware Bar
All directors and employees of Heckler & Frabizzio are required to engage in any legal and moral activities necessary to further the Firm’s Mission Statement as well as provide preeminent service with zeal to our clients while engaging in only highly professional, ethical and competent interactions with everyone involved in written or verbal interactions on behalf of the Firm, both internally and externally. Stating or thinking “that is not my job” is not part of the Firm’s mindset or toolbox.
· Admission to the Delaware Bar
· 2-5 years’ experience in the legal industry, preferred not required
All directors of the Firm are required to comply and strive to exhibit our core values: C.A.S.E.Z.I.P.P.
- Cooperation – An oneness of vision, purpose and activity in achieving business success.
- Accountability – Embracing the duty and willingness to accept responsibility; to be answerable for ones actions.
- Service Excellence- Highest quality of work in service to our clients to ensure their satisfaction; exceeding clients expectations
- Zeal- Fervor for a client, cause or matter; enthusiastic desire to diligently engage in the work of our profession; positivity.
- Integrity- Ethics, loyalty, character, fairness, honor, reliability, and transparency.
- Professionalism- Standing, practice or methods of a mature, skilled business professional; taking the high road.
- Preeminence - Outstanding results; maintaining focus on achieving notable outcomes; leadership in areas that affect the legal community; competitiveness.
Attorneys must be able to alternatively, sit for long extended periods of time but also stand and walk (remain on feet) for extended periods of time. Position also requires extended periods of repetitive bending, twisting, stooping, and squatting with the ability to lift and carry frequently up to 30 lbs. The ability to work overhead and below waist level is also required. Attorneys must be able to spend extended periods of time working with computers, focused on monitors, doing repetitive typing and keyboarding. Attorneys must be able to drive/operate a motor vehicle and have reliable transportation. Attendance within keeping with the attendance policy is an essential element of the job.
As the Firm works in a fast-pace, adversarial process, Firm employees must have a tried and proven psychological/ mental capacity to also work in an often stressful, fast-pace, litigation environment.