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Our Firm is passionate about everything we do, not only on behalf of the clients we represent, but also for the members of our NFC family. Our bi-coastal team is comprised of top talent at every level where all members are guided by integrity and encouraged to develop meaningful yet lasting relationships.

We hold ourselves accountable and we give back to the community, never losing sight of the world beyond our Firm. We stress the importance of balance while supporting one’s whole self and we respect each other as well as our esteemed clients.

We are committed to finding the best possible solution, utilizing collaboration across all layers. We embrace change, love challenges, and empower each individual. It is our ambition to make a difference for those we represent, for our valued and diverse team members, and for the communities where we live and serve. 

We are NOT your typical law firm. 

We’d love to hear your story and how you may be a fit for one of these great positions…

Part-Time Associate - Counseling (Chatham, New Jersey)

NFC expects this position to be held by a highly motivated, detail-oriented attorney who excels in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Hours: Fully remote with flexible hours requirement. Seeking commitment of availability for at least 10 hours-15 hours/week of work.  Hours will fluctuate weekly.   

Reports to Counseling Practice Group

Essential Functions:

Applicants must have a minimum 3 years of substantive employment law experience.

Responsibilities are primarily focused on working with the Counseling Practice Group in servicing the group’s clients, which is dedicated to partnering on employment law matters with NFC’s private sector corporate clients in New Jersey, New York, and remote locations.  

Work shall include but not be limited to:

  • Document and policy preparation (e.g., Handbooks, Separation Agreements, Restrictive Covenant Agreements, Policies, etc.).   Handbook work especially needed at current time.
  • Research regarding a wide range of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, FMLA/ADA issues, sick leave laws, leave of absence issues, RIFs, restrictive covenants and COVID-19 guidance and related laws
  • Assisting with the preparation of materials for client trainings on a wide variety of employment law issues
  • Assisting with NFC seminars, webinars and other firm-related materials as needed
  • Providing overflow assistance to other NFC practice groups, where needed

Skills Required:

  • Must be admitted to the NJ Bar (NY Bar Admission also preferred)
  • Excellent research skills
  • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional judgment and ethics
  • The ability to work collaboratively and positively in a dynamic team environment
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems quickly
  • The ability to manage multiple clients and matters
  • The ability to complete assignments on a timely basis
  • The ability to escalate client issues to senior attorneys when appropriate 

Training & Development Coordinator - (Chatham, New Jersey)

This role provides administrative support for the daily operations of the firm as the Training and Development Coordinator to the Counseling Team and other NFC attorney trainers. NFC expects that this position will be held by a highly motivated, proactive individual who excels in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Hours:               Full-Time (9:00am – 5:00pm), Hybrid In-Office/Remote Position

Reports to Co-heads of Counseling Group

Essential Functions:

  • Produce and design customized employment law-related training presentations on Microsoft PowerPoint depending on individual client needs with oversight from NFC attorney trainers.
  • Serve as primary contact for all incoming client training inquiries and current training clients.
  • Manage all logistics for attorney trainers, including calendar management, technical assistance, and liaising on their behalf to the client.
  • Coordinate via email and calendar via Outlook all training sessions, either in person or on Zoom, and have knowledge of other virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Prepare for and participate in all virtual client trainings as point person for all technological and logistical issues.
  • Follow up with client on post-training needs.
  • Develop a high level of knowledge of the firm’s primary training topics, such as anti-harassment & discrimination, unconscious bias, and other relevant topics.
  • Implement business development initiatives by improving potential and current client communications, assisting with contract negotiation, and maintaining client retention strategies.
  • Provide additional support to Counseling partners, as needed, and serve as back-up to Counseling Team’s Administrative Assistant.
  • Provide additional support to NFC, as needed, for example, on specific projects.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to multi-task, plan and work in a fast-paced environment taking direction from multiple attorneys with high expectations of performance
  • Superior technical skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, Microsoft Teams (plus:  knowledge of and ability to learn other virtual platforms needed)
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new firm platforms, including document management systems
  • Ability to work collaboratively and positively in a dynamic team environment
  • Prior Powerpoint preparation and/or administrative assistant experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Counsel - (San Diego, California)

Come join one of the country’s preeminent women-owned labor and employment law firms. NFC is looking to hire an experienced Counsel for our growing West Coast office.  NFC expects this position to be held by a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual who excels in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Category:           Full-Time (1,650 Billable Hours)

Essential Functions:

Applicant must have a minimum of at least 10 years of substantive employment law experience including experience managing cases.

Responsibilities are focused on independently managing all aspects of employment litigation matters for private sector corporate clients in California, specifically:

  • Case management, analysis, strategy, and oversight
  • Proactive communication with NFC team
  • Proactive communication with NFC clients
  • Preparing pleadings and motions
  • Preparing and responding to written discovery (including E-discovery)
  • Preparing and responding to motions
  • Attendance at depositions, hearings, motions, mediations
  • Trial and arbitration preparation and attendance

Skills Required:

  • Must be admitted to the CA Bar
  • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively and positively in a dynamic team environment
  • The ability to proactively manage a team and all litigation deadlines
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems quickly
  • The ability to manage multiple clients and matters
  • Traditional labor experience a plus

Paralegal - (San Diego, California)

This position is responsible for providing litigation, administrative and legal support to NFC’s attorneys.  NFC expects that this position will be held by a highly motivated individual who excels in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and positive contributions to the workplace.

Hours: Full-Time (8:30 am – 5:30 pm), Hybrid In-Office/Remote Position

Reports to: Director of Litigation Support Services

Essential Functions:

  • Organize and coordinate document productions (Bates Stamping, Redaction, etc.)
  • Prepare Indexes and Chronologies of Events of produced documents (Plaintiff, Defendant, Third-Party)
  • Prepare and maintain Privilege Logs
  • Prepare documents needed for Depositions and summarize Deposition Transcripts for use by attorneys
  • Review and gather relevant documents for Motions and other Court submissions
  • Organize exhibits for Pleadings and other Court submissions
  • Research relevant information on public records, witnesses, adversaries, arbitrators, mediators, etc.
  • Coordinate and file Pleadings with the Court (knowing associated court rules.)
  • Assist with drafting Interrogatories, Document Requests, Requests for Admissions, Subpoenas, etc.
  • Assist with drafting Answers to Complaint
  • Filings and updates to electronic document systems maintained by clients
  • Assist with drafting letters to clients
  • Assist with drafting Settlement Agreements
  • Prepare Mediation Submissions
  • Organize and track documents received from clients and the Court 
  • Conduct computerized research (Internet, Westlaw)
  • Format documents  
  • Conduct E-Discovery searches and uploads
  • Format Table of Contents/Table of Authorities
  • Proofread and edit documents for grammar, content and redactions
  • High level Trial preparation and support, as needed. (i.e. organize and index trial exhibits and other supporting documents, etc.)
  • Litigation Secretarial support as needed
  • Unplanned activities – other duties as assigned by direct supervisor

Skills Required

  • At least 8 years of Paralegal experience
  • Strong understanding of law firm procedures and requirements
  • Strong understanding of relevant court rules
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and plan
  • Highly organized
  • Strong research skills (including Westlaw, internet, etc.)
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

How to Apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references (include names, phone numbers, and email addresses) to careers@nfclegal.com

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