Careers at McCandlish Holton

JOB DESCRIPTIONS OF CURRENT OPENINGS (Details Below):

  • Law Firm Administrator | apply here
  • Associate Attorney, Civil Litigation | apply via email
  • Associate Attorney, Immigration | apply via email
  • Associate Attorney, Workers’ Compensation | apply via email
  • Paralegal, Civil Litigation | apply here
  • Paralegal, Workers’ Compensation | apply here
  • Technical Writer, Immigration | apply here

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

DESCRIPTION: 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.

DESCRIPTION: 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.

Law Firm Administrator

Our firm of 35 attorneys (80 employees total) is seeking an exceptional and experienced Law Firm Administrator. The ideal candidate will have experience working in an administrative capacity within a law firm with a strong focus on the financial responsibilities associated with managing a law firm. Anyone interested in serving a more focused role similar to a Chief Financial Officer is welcome to apply.

Day-to-day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall administrative management of firm
  • Manage all operational accounting functions: budgeting, payroll, cash flow, payables and receivables, bookkeeping, reconciliations, financials
  • Administer 401(k) plan, and annual filings
  • Annual income and sales tax planning, execution and filings
  • Manage Firm insurances
  • Manage equipment leases, equipment purchases and vendor contracts
  • Process HSA withholding and firm contributions with each payroll
  • Effective Management reporting

The successful candidate must work as part of a team, give strict attention to detail, exhibit good verbal and written communication skills, have ability to multi-task and perform under deadlines and pressure.

At least 5 years of experience in a professional office environment and a degree in business or accounting preferred. CPA a plus. Solid work experience with Microsoft Office including Excel and other accounting software programs. Experience in a law firm is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401k and profit sharing plans along with a generous leave policy.

APPLY HERE 

PARALEGAL - Workers’ Compensation, Defense

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
  • Preparing legal documents, including subpoenas and deposition notices
  • Implementing case strategy
  • Managing and prioritizing action items and tasks
  • Providing superior service to our clients

Paralegal, Workers’ Compensation

Apply Here

 

PARALEGAL - Civil Litigation, Defense

Our Paralegals and Attorneys work in a team environment that is fast-paced, high-pressured, and deadline intensive.  We seek talented team members who are well organized, detail oriented and adaptable with the willingness and ability to learn and implement a defined prioritization system.

Successful candidates will have demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills and be able to read and understand what they are reading at an advanced level.

REQUIRED:

  • A college degree or, relevant, related experience
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.  

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Managing multiple cases from file opening to hearing
  • Drafting discovery responses and complaints
  • Create reports for attorneys based on case specifications and attorney  requests.
  • Draft various legal documents; subpoenas, interrogatories, mediation summaries
  • Work with attorneys to develop legal arguments, motions and other case filings.
  • Maintain case file indexing system that can be used as an active archive 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, walking and reaching

Paralegal, Civil Litigation

Apply Here

TECHNICAL WRITER - Immigration

Our Immigration Practice Group seeks a writer to assist high-achieving international clients in fields such as scientific research, business, medicine, athletics, entertainment, arts, and humanities who are applying for visas to live and work in the United States.  Our law firm works with U.S. and foreign clients on all aspects of obtaining U.S. work visas as well as the hiring and transfer of international personnel. 

This position will involve working with top professionals in various fields, helping prepare and edit documents to support their immigration filings. 

REQUIRED:

  • A 4-year college degree

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Work with clients to help prepare summaries/descriptions of client achievements, with the goal of making achievements understandable and relatable to a general audience.
  • Assist attorney in preparation of immigration filings, including reviewing and organizing client documentation, performing background research as needed, and assisting in preparation of forms, supporting documents, and letters.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with attorneys and other team members to prioritize and organize workload.

Individuals who majored/minored in English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Technical Writing, or another writing intensive area of study are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also be detail oriented, energetic, accurate, and able to manage multiple deadlines.  No prior legal or immigration experience required.

TECHNICAL WRITER, IMMIGRATION

Apply Here


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