Sample Lawyer Job Description

Job Description

At [CompanyX], we are passionate about defending our clients’ rights, and it shows in our results. We have a history of success built on lasting relationships that produce results with outstanding value for our clients. We’re currently seeking an experienced corporate and business lawyer who shares the same client-focused approach. As a litigator in our Corporate and Business practice area, you will provide strategic legal counsel for emerging and established companies in diverse commercial industries. Our clients include public and private companies, limited liability companies, and individual entrepreneurs in all types of businesses and investments. We’re committed to serving every client the best way possible, and it starts with finding the best law talent to deliver it.

Objectives of this Role

  • Be well versed in the [state] commercial code and complex commercial case law
  • Advise, advocate for, or represent our clients’ business interests or issues
  • Write cleanly persuasive motions and briefs
  • Maintain a regular schedule of hearings, court appearances, and conferences based on case requirements
  • Continue your legal education with mock trial practice (provided in-house)
  • Second-chair our litigation team on larger cases—and first-chair your own cases

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a diverse range of agreements, and file comprehensive complaints and airtight responses
  • Work closely with team to prepare comprehensive briefs and motions on each case that goes to trial; prepare persuasive motions
  • Interface with clients about discovery, depositions, trial preparation, and other case-related work
  • Conduct depositions and discovery; perform industry research on legal matters related to specific matters, as well applicable legislation 
  • Make frequent court appearances, hearings, and pre-trial conferences

Skills and Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • State bar certification in [state]
  • 2-4 years’ experience in corporate or business law
  • Extremely detail oriented with ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Litigation experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Great client interface skills
  • Outstanding storytelling abilities (the root of a persuasive line of questioning or closing argument)
  • The ability to review and understand a complex P&L and cash flow statement
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
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