Califf & Harper, P.C., established in 1870, seeks to hire an Associate Attorney with a strong academic background and excellent writing skills. We are looking for candidates who are energetic, self-motivated, hardworking, and detail oriented and who desire to dedicate their time to the practice of law.
Open Position: Associate Attorney, Full-Time permanent position; work hours are expected to be at least 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with some Saturdays and other times as required by client- and workload- needs.
Required: Third-Year Law Student (with an expected graduation in May 2019 or earlier) or recent graduate from a top tier law school; excellent oral and written communication skills; professional attitude and demeanor; desire to work in or relocate to the Quad Cities; strong dedication to and enthusiasm for the practice of law; and willingness and ability to work in both transactional and litigation areas.
Preferred: Admission to practice law in the States of Illinois and/or Iowa is preferred but not required; 0-4 years’ of work experience in the legal field is preferred but not required.
Submit: Cover Letter, Resume, Transcript, and writing sample (no more than 10 pages)
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include employer-matching 401(k); year-end performance bonus; 2 weeks’ paid vacation; contribution towards firm-sponsored health insurance plan; paid CLE’s and annual state bar fees (IL and IA); and an excellent opportunity to learn from and work with an experienced group of attorneys for valued clients. Annual raises are subject to meeting billable hour and revenue goals. The firm will require the new associate to work on passing the bar in both Illinois and Iowa.
About Califf & Harper, P.C.
Califf & Harper, P.C. has been meeting the legal needs of its clients in the Quad Cities area in Illinois and Iowa for more than 140 years. The firm was founded in 1870 as Kenworthy & Beardsley in Rock Island, Illinois, and has been based and expanded at its present location in Moline, Illinois since 1918. The firm regularly represents a variety of public bodies, closely held corporations, businesses, families and financial institutions and acts as local counsel for various national corporations. Additionally, we frequently practice before the State and Federal Courts in Illinois and Iowa, the National Labor Relations Board, the Internal Revenue Service and other governmental agencies.