Associate Attorney (Bilingual/Spanish)

The Gori Law Firm
Posted Jan 19
Full Time
Illinois
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The Gori Law Firm

Associate Attorney (Bilingual/Spanish)

Employee Job Description

Job Title: Associate Attorney (Bilingual/Spanish)

Department: Deposition Team

Reports To: Supervising Attorney

Position Details: Full Time; Salary Exempt

Supervisor Role: No

Overall Descriptions of the Position:

An associate attorney at The Gori Law Firm is responsible for representing clients injured by asbestos, working up assigned asbestos disease cases, conducting depositions, as well as interviewing and meeting potential clients and witnesses.

Skills & Abilities:

  • 2-5 years of attorney experience—personal injury or asbestos experience preferred
  • Competent to Expert knowledge and demonstrated competency in the following:
    • Legal procedures and processes regarding case sign ups, depositions and testimony
    • Legal research and writing
    • MS Office Word, Excel, Adobe, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated and well-organized
  • Ability to problem solve and strategize
  • Ability to learn and retain industrial and medical information
  • Compassion for helping terminally sick clients
  • Adaptable and responsive to client needs based on health status
  • Fluent in Spanish

Position Duties (including, but not limited to):

  • Represent clients injured by exposure to asbestos
  • Prepare assigned asbestos disease cases in a team environment
  • 80% travel time to meet clients, potential clients, and other witnesses across the United States
  • Conduct client and witness interviews, both in person and on the phone, to obtain and evaluate information
  • Gather and analyze information by examining records such as Social Security, Medical, Military, and Union records
  • Prepare and conduct depositions of fact witnesses
  • Summarize testimony from fact witness depositions

Education, Certificates and Licenses:

  • Licensed to practice law in any state, Missouri and/or Illinois preferred
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background check.