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Saalfeld Griggs hires only those lawyers who have a commitment to excellence and an attention to client service that is compatable with the culture of the firm. To make certain that only the right lawyers are hired, all finalists meet with and are carefully evaluated by all shareholders and associates in the firm. This commitment of time and resources in the hiring process is reflective of the firm's desire to hire only the best and the brightest. Every associate lawyer is hired with the intention that he or she will one day become a shareholder in the firm. Once hired, the firm invests considerable time, money and resources in training and mentoring the associate to help them reach that goal.
Associates at Saalfeld Griggs come from diverse backgrounds. But the common thread among all firm associates is their intelligence, their ability to find practical solutions to complex legal issues, and their outgoing and engaging personalities. Firm associates enjoy unprecedented, direct contact with firm clients early on, as well as ready access to all other lawyers in the firm.
Each associate is assigned to two shareholders in the firm, one of which serves as the supervising lawyer within their practice group, and the other of which serves as their mentor, typically from an unrelated practice group. The supervising lawyer and mentor work closely together to integrate the associate into the firm and assist him or her in their progress toward shareholder status. Performance reviews are conducted two times per year.
Litigation Associate: We are seeking an associate with 0 to 3 years of experience to join the Litigation practice group. The Litigation group handles a wide variety of complex commercial and business litigation, including shareholder disputes, creditors’ rights and banking matters, management-side employment litigation, enforcement of trade secrets and noncompetition agreements, construction litigation, real property disputes, and other civil litigation. The successful candidate will support and work alongside our litigation attorneys by performing progressively more challenging litigation matters. Duties will include legal research, drafting of pleadings, motions and supporting memoranda, client interaction, discovery requests and analysis of discovery responses, depositions, arguing motions, and trial preparation. Candidates must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and written communication skills, a strong attention to detail, the ability to organize and prioritize tasks and the ability to work independently and with others in a team setting. Must be a member of the Oregon State Bar or be willing to sit for the Oregon Bar exam in July 2013. Excellent academics, references, writing and communication skills required. Law review and/or trial or trial competition experience a plus. Salary for this position starts at $55,000. Please submit resume, transcripts, writing samples and references in confidence to John Griffin, P.O. Box 470, Salem, OR 97308 or fax 503-371-2927 or email at email@example.com.
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate: We are also seeking an associate with 0 to 3 years’ experience to join our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group. The Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group advises clients on issues relating to qualified retirement plans, executive compensation plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and regulatory compliance. They provide clients with effective strategies and innovative solutions in this heavily regulated area of the law. Candidates must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and written communication skills, a strong attention to detail, the ability to organize and prioritize tasks and the ability to work independently and with others in a team setting. Must be a member of the Oregon State Bar or be willing to sit for the Oregon Bar exam in July 2013. Excellent academics, references, writing and communication skills required. Salary for this position starts at $55,001. Please submit resume, transcripts, writing samples and references in confidence to John Griffin, P.O. Box 470, Salem, OR 97308 or fax 503-371-2927 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saalfeld Griggs views the hiring of law clerks as an important recruiting tool for the firm. Firm lawyers provide law clerks with a variety of interesting and challenging projects, much like that of a first-year associate. Law clerks are encouraged to work with each Practice Group and, if possible, with each lawyer. As associate positions become available, the firm's preference is to hire from among its current group of law clerks.
The firm gives priority consideration to law clerk applicants who are in the top 25 percent of their class and who are active in law review, moot court, and/or other similar honors programs. Law clerk applicants must have excellent research and writing skills and a personality that is consistent with the firm's friendly and collegial environment.
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Saalfeld Griggs hires legal assistants and support staff who share the firm's commitment to provide excellent client service. The firm is always on the lookout for intelligent, friendly people who will enjoy working with the firm and its clients. The firm offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Working together in practice group teams, all staff members participate in monthly practice group business meetings and activities. In order to promote great teamwork and a fun working environment, the firm sponsors a variety of social activities throughout the year. The firm is also committed to providing staff with state-of-the-art technology. The firm's legal assistants and support staff enjoy working for the firm and working with each other, which is reflected in the firm's low staff turnover rate.
Client Relations Manager: We are seeking a Client Relations Manager to provide business development and marketing support for the firm. This individual will work with the firm’s Marketing Committee, Managing Partner, Firm Administrator, and practice groups to promote the visibility of the firm among existing and prospective clients and referral sources. The successful candidate will recommend and implement creative business development and marketing strategies for expanding current client relationships, attract new clients, and enhance the brand recognition of the firm. Other duties will include effectively tracking the return on investment of marketing practices and events, strengthening client relationships by promoting firm-wide client service standards, and managing the firm’s marketing budget. This position requires the utmost enthusiasm, discipline, and organizational skills, as well as exceptional communication capabilities. Commitments to service, responsiveness, collaboration, and creative thinking are essential. The salary for this position is $40,000 to $55,000, depending on experience. Please submit your resume, transcript, and references in confidence to John Griffin, P.O. Box 470, Salem, OR 97308, fax to 503-371-2927, or email to email@example.com.