The Dugger Law Firm, PLLC is hiring an Associate.
The Dugger Law Firm, PLLC (“DLF”) is a private law firm that works in the public interest to address employment discrimination and wage theft. Towards this end, the firm represents New York employees with individual and class action discrimination and wage and hour claims in federal and state court.
The firm seeks a recent law graduate for an Associate position with a thirty-hour workweek.
Responsibilities will include legal research and writing in support of the firm’s litigation (including a cutting-edge wage and hour putative class and collective action), drafting demand letters for discrimination and wage and hour matters, drafting EEOC charges and rebuttals, document review, and participation in client intake meetings.
Successful candidates will have an interest in and demonstrated commitment to public interest work and employee rights, and will also possess strong legal research, writing, and analytical skills.
An ability to be flexible working in the context of a small law firm environment, be creative, and have a sense of humor are additional desired attributes in any applicant.
This position offers a base salary lower than comparable small law firms, but provides the unique opportunity to earn substantial additional income through a performance-based bonus system. In addition to their base salary, the Associate will receive a bonus payment of: (1) 30% of the value of the attorney’s fees obtained by the firm on the Associate’s assigned non-litigation matters; and (2) the Associate’s proportionate lodestar (potentially subject to court approval) on assigned litigation matters.
The Associate will primarily work remotely with substantial flexibility regarding the contours of their thirty-hour work week. For example, the Associate may choose to agree to a schedule of: (1) six hours a day five days a week; or (2) ten hours a day three days a week. As a result, strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently are required attributes of any applicant.
This position is ideal for new attorneys: (1) seeking to obtain immediate and substantial experience in plaintiff-side employment and/or class action litigation; (2) seeking less than full-time employment and/or a reasonable or creative work schedule; and (3) willing to bet on themselves and their ability to obtain settlement results.
Applicants must expect to be admitted to practice in New York as of their start date.
Interested candidates should submit their resume with the subject line “DLF ASSOCIATE APPLICATION” to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 18, 2016. Applicants will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
Application Deadline: 11/18/2016