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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…

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: Monday – Friday (8:30 am – 5:30 pm EST); limited overtime as needed

Location: Hybrid –

Work in NFC’s San Diego Office a minimum of three (3) days in-office days per week.  Must be flexible and willing to work in person for additional days as needed for coverage and/or other business needs.

Classification: Non-Exempt Position

Reports to: Director of Litigation Support Services

Essential Functions:

  • 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 electronically file all Pleadings with the Court (knowing associated court rules.)
  • Assist with drafting Discovery; Interrogatories, Document Requests, Requests for Admissions, Subpoenas, etc.  Organize and coordinate document productions (Bates Stamping and, Redaction, etc.)
  • Assist with drafting Answers to Complaint
  • Filings and updates to electronic document systems and portals 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 and legal 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 5 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.)
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

Salary Range:  Starting at $86k

The Firm is providing this good faith salary range to comply with applicable law. The applicant’s final salary will depend on a number of factors including the applicant’s skills and experience.

Associate - (San Diego, California)

NFC is looking to hire an experienced Associate 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.

Hours: Full-Time (1,800 Billable Hours – with option to discuss flexibility in hours)   

Classification:  Exempt Position

Essential Functions:

Applicants must have at least 3 – 8 years of substantive employment law experience.

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

  • Proactive communication with NFC team
  • Proactive communication with NFC clients
  • Preparing and responding to written discovery (including E-discovery)
  • Preparing and responding to motions
  • Attendance at depositions, hearings, motions, mediations
  • Trial preparation and attendance
  • Assisting with the counseling of clients on a wide variety of employment issues

Skills Required:

  • Must be admitted to the CA Bar
  • Experience supervising junior attorneys is a plus
  • 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 identify and resolve problems quickly
  • The ability to manage multiple clients and matters 

Salary Range (based on full-time):  155k (3 years experience) – 180k (8 years experience)

The Firm is providing this good faith salary range to comply with applicable law. The applicant’s final salary will depend on a number of factors including the applicant’s skills, experience, and years of practicing employment law.

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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