Law Clerk Job at The Colwell Law Group, Albany, NY

  • The Colwell Law Group
  • Albany, NY

Job Description


Law Clerk - Multiple positions available. Located on-site in Albany, NY or Saratoga Springs, NY.

Compensation - $60,000 - $70,000 base salary; may also be eligible for quarterly bonuses.

  • Growth, growth, and more growth!
  • Ongoing legal training for attorneys and legal support staff!
  • A collaborative team!
  • Summer Friday schedules!
  • A focus on work-life balance!
  • Competitive salaries, incentives, and bonus structure!
  • Career advancement opportunities!

Employee success and client experience are #1!

See why The Colwell Law Group is consistently voted as top law firm!
  • Voted as one of the Best Places to Work in the NY Capital Region for 2023!
  • Ranked as one of America's Top Law Firms 500 6 years in a row!
  • Ranked as one of America's Fastest Growing Companies by INC5000!

The Colwell Law Group, LLC ("CLG") has been delivering exceptional legal services to the Capital Region and surrounding counties for two decades. Our outstanding reputation has been earned through close collaboration with clients, understanding their legal needs, prioritizing their objectives, and guiding them toward success.

At CLG, we represent clients with a team-oriented approach that capitalizes on the strengths and extensive experience of our legal team. This collaborative strategy enables us to consistently achieve positive outcomes and add significant value to clients' cases. At CLG, clients benefit from a legal team, not just an individual attorney, all dedicated to upholding the firm's core values:
  • Compassion
  • Leadership
  • Grit


•Meets with and reports to the Regional Managing Attorney regarding caseload, workflow, and productivity.
•Conducts comprehensive research on relevant laws, statutes, regulations, and case precedents pertaining to family and matrimonial law issues such as divorce, child custody, alimony, and property division.
•Assists the firm's attorneys on assigned cases, including the preparation for and attendance at court appearances, conferences, and client meetings.
•Assists the firm's attorneys in drafting legal documents, including pleadings, motions, petitions, agreements, and correspondence related to family law cases. This may involve ensuring accuracy, adherence to legal requirements, and proper formatting.
•Communicates with the firm's clients to gather information, provide updates on case progress, and answer inquiries regarding legal procedures and documentation. Law clerks may also assist in scheduling appointments and maintaining client records.
•Organizes and manages case files, including maintaining electronic and physical documents, tracking deadlines, and coordinating with other staff members to ensure efficient case progression.
•Provides support during court proceedings, such as attending hearings and trials, taking notes, and assisting attorneys with case presentations. This may also involve preparing exhibits, filing documents with the court, and consulting with court personnel.
•Travels to courts and proceedings in central New York are required. Some travel to Albany, NY, and Saratoga Springs, NY, locations may be required.
•Achieves the billable hour requirements expected by the law firm and works closely with the billing department for accurate and appropriate billing of clients.


•Ideal candidates will have taken the New York State Bar exam and are pending results or awaiting admission to the New York State Bar Association.
•Possess experience litigating family and matrimonial actions in the New York court system.
•Meticulous in a fast-paced law office and court setting.
•Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and record-keeping skills.
•Strong organizational skills, follow-through, and flexibility around.
•Ability to be both a team leader and a collaborator and an invaluable resource to the legal team.
•Commitment, experience, and/or skills to collaborate with a diverse, dynamic team with varied communication and learning styles and levels of experience.
•A proven ability to identify and resolve interpersonal conflicts; a willingness to energetically support the firm's ongoing efforts to set and achieve employee goals for professional growth.
•Ability to maintain composure, negotiate, and advocate effectively in court and law offices while working on otherwise emotional and high-stress litigation matters.
•A keen sense of empathy, humility, patience, and professionalism, each utilized while skillfully collaborating with colleagues and clients across a diverse spectrum, which includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

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