Careers at McCandlish Holton

JOB DESCRIPTIONS OF CURRENT OPENINGS (Details Below):

  • Associate Attorney, Civil Litigation | apply via email
  • Associate Attorney, Immigration | apply via email
  • Associate Attorney, Workers’ Compensation | apply via email
  • Technology Trainer & Help Desk Support | apply here
  • Legal Administrative Professional | apply here
  • Workers' Compensation Paralegal | apply here

*No phone calls or 3rd party solicitations please*

McCandlish Holton, PC is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+, and members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Diversity

McCandlish Holton recognizes the business benefits derived from having a diverse team involved in the delivery of legal services. More importantly, however, we recognize the personal benefits derived by each member of the firm by working in an atmosphere that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that all individuals should have an opportunity to achieve their career objectives in accordance with their qualifications and interests. We are dedicated to workplace diversity and welcome talented people from all backgrounds.

McCandlish Holton is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all people regardless of race, sex, color, religion, diversity, veteran status, national origin, age or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace.


Attorney Careers

McCandlish Holton attracts and retains the brightest, most highly skilled attorneys. Located in Richmond’s Financial District near Virginia’s state and federal courts, our attorneys enjoy direct and immediate access to Virginia’s legal and business resources.

Our firm continuously looks to expand our full range of legal services through the recruitment of exceptional attorneys. Highly qualified, experienced attorneys may fill the needs of expanding groups within our firm, or develop new practice groups to complement the legal services offered to our clients.

New associates transitioning from law school to the practice of law will benefit from conscientious training and mentoring focused on their professional development. New associates work on a variety of legal issues, receive regular feedback from experienced attorneys, and have direct responsibilities early in their careers.

McCandlish Holton offers its attorneys a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

>> ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, Civil Litigation and Workers’ Compensation

McCandlish Holton aggressively defends a wide variety of clients and cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in all state and federal courts through our Civil Litigation and Workers’ Compensation practice groups. Currently, we are seeking one associate attorney for civil litigation and another for workers’ compensation.

Our Attorneys work in a team environment that is fast-paced, high-pressured and deadline intensive.  Our Attorneys must possess strong verbal and written communication, research, organizational and analytical skills. They should be detail-oriented and results-driven team players.

Successful candidates will have demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, superior research and writing skills and reading comprehension at an advanced level. The ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of experience and recent law school graduates with pending bar results will be considered.

REQUIRED:

  • Admission to Virginia state bar (Recent law school graduates with pending bar results will be considered).
  • 0-3 years of experience. 
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.  

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Managing multiple cases from file opening to hearing
  • Consult with clients and represent clients in trial
  • Drafting briefs and other legal documents
  • Drafting discovery responses and complaints
  • Interviewing key witnesses
  • Conducting depositions
  • Gathering evidence to be used at trial
  • Develop legal arguments, motions and other case filings
  • Manage/access case file indexing system for all ongoing and completed cases
  • Monitor changes to government guidelines or regulations and submit reports on pertinent changes
  • Utilize existing files and a variety of other research resources to develop information for pending cases
  • Prolonged sitting, reading, typing, writing and talking

>> ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, Immigration

The Immigration Practice Group at McCandlish Holton provides visa services and "day-to-day" immigration advice to businesses, colleges and universities, school systems, professors and researchers, and individuals across the country and around the world.  We advise U.S. and foreign clients on all aspects of obtaining U.S. work visas as well as the hiring and transfer of international personnel. 

Our Attorneys work in a team environment that is fast-paced, high-pressured and deadline intensive. Successful candidates will have the following skills and experience:

REQUIRED:

  • Admission to Virginia state bar (Recent law school graduates with pending bar results will be considered).
  • 0-3 years of experience 
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, superior research and writing skills and reading comprehension at an advanced level
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and results-driven team players
  • Highly organized
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills  

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Managing multiple cases from file opening to submission
  • Utilize existing files and a variety of other research resources to develop information for pending cases
  • Monitor changes to government guidelines or regulations and submit reports on pertinent changes
  • Prolonged sitting, reading, typing, writing and talking

For consideration, please provide your resume, transcript and cover letter by email to: recruitingmanager@lawmh.com.


Staff Careers

McCandlish Holton seeks the best in professional talent, including legal assistants, paralegals, technicians and administrative staff, to work with our attorneys to provide outstanding legal services for our clients. Our professional staff accounts for over half of McCandlish Holton’s total workforce. Each staff member is a highly valued employee of our firm and is given the opportunity to work on challenging and rewarding projects.

McCandlish Holton prides itself on the diversity and strength of its employees. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. McCandlish Holton is conveniently located in Richmond’s downtown Financial District.

 

>> Technology Trainer & Help Desk Support

McCandlish Holton, a mid-sized law firm located in downtown Richmond's financial district with 90 employees is seeking an experienced Trainer & Help Desk Support employee with previous work background in a professional business office. Excellent customer support and teamwork are priorities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Train users on various programs to include Microsoft365 & iManage Work (DMS)
  • Provision, deploy, and troubleshoot desktop computers, laptops, printers, and phones
  • Provide Tier I-II helpdesk support to Attorneys and Staff in a timely manner
  • Be able to engage vendor support channels as part of the troubleshooting process
  • Maintain software changes, upgrades, and rollouts across the user base

Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree - minimum
  • 2+ years of experience in help desk support, preferably in a law firm environment
  • Experience with Windows, Microsoft Office, training, and Document Management Systems
  • Excellent customer service capability
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality

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>> Legal administrative professional

McCandlish Holton is seeking a Legal Administrative professional to join our growing Civil Litigation Practice Group.

Responsibilities:

  • Document preparation
  • Court filings
  • Docketing
  • File management
  • Calendaring
  • Interaction with attorneys, local courts, and governmental agencies.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic, a record of dependability, flexibility, and the ability to work with a diverse group of people. Required skills include advanced Microsoft Office, accurate proofreading and grammar, and the ability to understand written and verbal directions.
  • Candidates must possess strong written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in this fast-paced environment.
  • Successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of administrative experience, preferably in a legal environment, but it is not required.

This position offers the opportunity to work in a collaborative and professional environment. It offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including paid medical and dental insurance, life insurance, 401k and profit-sharing plans, and Firm-paid parking.

Apply Here

 

>> Workers' compensation paralegal

The workers’ compensation practice group is hiring a paralegal to join our downtown Richmond office. Our mid-size firm offers the collegial environment of a small business with the supportive resources of a larger one. We offer a collaborative environment where attorneys and paralegals truly work together as a team. We are a supportive group that values your ideas and suggestions. The attorneys in our workers’ compensation practice group are recognized leaders in the defense of claims throughout Virginia. We enjoy long-term client relationships and offer our clients a customized legal service experience.

Looking for work/life balance? Your workday is kept to a predictable schedule. Get off to a great start with an official onboarding and training process.

We are an in-person work environment that offers your own dedicated, attractive office (no cubes!), as well as, the support services of administrative assistants, administrative file coordinators, and a full-service, staffed mailroom to allow you to focus on billable work. Enjoy access to a full-service kitchen with complimentary hot and cold beverages.

We seek talented team members who are organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable. A college degree or relevant, related experience preferred. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills are a must.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Requesting, organizing, and analyzing medical records
  • Legal research using LexisNexis and other sources
  • Preparing legal documents, including subpoenas and deposition notices
  • Implementing case strategy
  • Managing and prioritizing action items and tasks
  • Providing superior service to our clients
  • Writing, filing, scanning, and indexing documents to case file

We offer a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401 (K) match, paid time off, life insurance, vision, paid parking, and much more.

 

Apply Here

 

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.