Careers

Kaufman & Canoles could be the perfect business law firm for you. You will find success - and great satisfaction - if your vision for your own career matches up with our core values: forward-thinking, hard-working, progressive, entrepreneurial and a can-do spirit. An energizing and professional work environment, Kaufman & Canoles offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Profit Sharing/401(k)
  • Generous Leave Benefits
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Kaufman & Canoles is an equal opportunity employer. Click here to view our EEO policy. To find out more about current opportunities and submitting your resume, select from the following:

Staff

IT Software Manager

The Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking an IT Software Manager. The IT Software Manager provides application support to the operation of the firm. This position is responsible for evaluating, maintaining, and enhancing, and supporting software application packages in use on the network.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides enhancement to firm procedures through automation and customization of applications to firm's needs.
  • Provides task-specific suggestions and support to users in connection with facilitating departmental or positional procedures by implementing updated software applications.
  • Evaluates and provides recommendations regarding purchase of new software. Tests compatibility of software packages with network configuration and existing software.
  • Researches application issues and updates through legal IT communities, the Internet, and other information sources.
  • Performs continuous searches for software, support, or application advice that would enhance network or user performance.
  • Assists with maintenance of network.
  • Assists department with special projects as assigned.
  • Provide additional support for Help Desk calls as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Technical knowledge of personal computers and software as normally acquired through technical course work or equivalent experience.
  • Expert technical skills and ability to operate and support large data processing operations, including advanced knowledge of hardware, operating systems, DBMSs, spreadsheets, word processing, and communications packages currently in use, specifically the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced knowledge of and familiarity with VBA and scripting languages.
  • Maintenance of Active Directory Account.
  • Maintenance and creation of group policies.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server, including queries, SQL Server Agent jobs, database maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Elite 3E, including Elite Design Gallery.
  • Knowledge of Document Management System, specifically iManage.
  • Office template and numbering packages, specifically BigHand Create and Hyperstyles.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to assist staff and attorneys and train users on system operations and to communicate by phone and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Ability to recognize and solve routine problems, including data entry errors, hardware failures, and policy adherence problems.

Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

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Systems Engineer

Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation among the judiciary and other attorneys. Our reputation is built on excellent client service, and we promote a culture of teamwork. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we provide a full range of sound legal and business advice in a dynamic partnership with our clients and each other utilizing creativity, determination and foresight. The firm prides itself on maintaining advanced systems and leading technology to assist its lawyers and staff in delivering upon its brand promise of “We can. And we will.” Kaufman & Canoles could be the perfect business law firm for you.

The firm is currently seeking a qualified Systems Engineer to be based in our Norfolk headquarters. This position is responsible for maintaining the Information Technology department systems including workstations, servers, backup systems, phone systems, and associated peripherals and applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide end-user support for hardware, peripherals, and software including MS Office suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Adobe, third-party software, and web applications.
  • Configure, install, and maintain hardware and software for VMWare environment, Windows 10 desktops/laptops, and peripherals.
  • Plans and conducts updates, upgrades, and maintenance on Windows Server 2012/2016 servers.
  • Manage and maintain network backup systems, software, and phone systems.
  • Provide after-hours coverage for end-user support on a scheduled, rotating basis.
  • Travel to the six office locations (Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg) is necessary at least 15% of the time for maintenance of hardware/software.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 or more years’ experience in information systems and technology.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT or business related field is preferred.
  • Law firm or professional services experience is beneficial.
  • MCSA, Network+, CCNA certifications a plus.
  • Knowledge of all of the following systems is preferred: MS Office 2016, internet browsers, Adobe, LAN/WAN networking, enterprise WiFi, VMWare, storage technologies, Windows 2012/2016 servers, Windows 10 desktops/laptops, printers, scanners, and copiers.
  • Ability to work after hours.
  • Must have own transportation for occasional travel for firm business.
  • Capable of lifting 40 pounds. 


BENEFITS:
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, short term and long term disability. Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

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Network Engineer

Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation among the judiciary and other attorneys. Our reputation is built on excellent client service, and we promote a culture of teamwork. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we provide a full range of sound legal and business advice in a dynamic partnership with our clients and each other utilizing creativity, determination and foresight. The firm prides itself on maintaining advanced systems and leading technology to assist its lawyers and staff in delivering upon its brand promise of “We can. And we will.” Kaufman & Canoles could be the perfect business law firm for you.

The firm is currently seeking a qualified Network Engineer to be based in our Norfolk headquarters. This position is responsible for maintaining the Information Technology department systems including workstations, servers, backup systems, phone systems, and associated peripherals and applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide end-user support for hardware, peripherals, and software including MS Office suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Adobe, third-party software, and web applications.
  • Configure, install, and maintain hardware and software for WMWare environment, Windows 10 desktops/laptops, and peripherals.
  • Conduct basic updates and maintenance on Windows Server 2012/2016 servers.
  • Manage and maintain network backup systems, software, and phone systems.
  • Provide after-hours coverage for end-user support on a scheduled, rotating basis.
  • Travel to the six office locations (Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg) is necessary at least 15% of the time for maintenance of hardware/software.
  • Act as a backup for Systems Engineer position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3 or more years’ experience in information systems and technology.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT or business related field is preferred.
  • Law firm or professional services experience is beneficial.
  • MCSA, Network+, CCNA certifications a plus.
  • Knowledge of all of the following systems is preferred: MS Office 2016, internet browsers, Adobe, LAN/WAN networking, enterprise WiFi, VMWare, storage technologies, Windows 2012/2016 servers, Windows 10 desktops/laptops, printers, scanners, and copiers.
  • Ability to work after hours.
  • Must have own transportation for occasional travel for firm business.
  • Capable of lifting 40 pounds. 

BENEFITS:

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, short term and long term disability.Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

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Time & Billing Clerk

The Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a Time & Billing Clerk. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office 2016, have exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication and writing skills, and exhibit meticulous attention to detail. The position requires someone who is able to work well as part of a team and who can also stay motivated while working independently.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate and distribute pre-bills.
  • Review and edit pre-bills in response to attorney and paralegal requests.
  • Send client invoices.
  • Review and verify accuracy of billing and supporting documentation.
  • Research and respond to inquiries regarding billing issues and problems.
  • Post expenses to accounts.
  • Filing with organization.
  • Effectively interact and communicate with attorneys, paralegals and clients.
  • Observe strict confidentiality of all client and firm matters.
  • Work closely with the employees in the Accounting department.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Related experience with legal billing is preferred, but not required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, strong ability to multi-task and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work successfully within a team environment, but also independently with minimal guidance.
  • Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Experience working with systems and tools, including databases and searches are essential.
  • Ability to routinely lift, carry, push, pull, slide materials weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to work overtime as needed to meet deadlines.

BENEFITS:

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term and short term disability. Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.
Please submit resume and salary requirement.

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Security & Endpoint Computing Administrator

Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a qualified Security & Endpoint Computing Administrator for our Norfolk office. The Security & Endpoint Computing Administrator maintains the Firm’s technology hardware fleet and other assets including but not limited to: data, software, hardware, processes, and culture. Technology hardware fleet and other assets will be protected by proper focus on the three principle tenets of security: confidentiality, integrity, availability. The Security & Endpoint Computing Administrator will define processes and will work with IT Management to establish and enact protocols and processes ensuring high standards of user experience and security for Firm and client data. The Security & Endpoint Computing Administrator will be responsible for development and maintenance of gold-standard image, deployment of packages and updates to address security problems and vulnerabilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Endpoint Management

  • Responsible for overall design, maintenance and implementation of the Firm’s computer network, specifically the end user devices (computers, mobile data devices, remote access tools).
  • Reviews network functioning, procedures and documentation.
  • Designs and implements Firms equipment naming conventions among network enabled equipment.
  • Identifies and plans future system and infrastructure application upgrades, migrations and deployments.
  • Assists in resolving networking problems and answers technical questions.
  • Performs ongoing reviews on network security and performance.
  • Participates in long range planning and disaster recovery.
  • Establishes procedures for maintaining reasonable goals for service delivery including rapid response time and quality of work.
  • Knows and understands end user equipment (computers and mobile data devices) Cisco equipment, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Server technology, SQL, Backup software and routines, existing and emerging LAN, WLAN and WAN technologies, Citrix.
  • Supports LAN and WAN needs of user base, including remote and mobile users.
  • Readies and implements whole-network changes through change management processes.
  • Coordinates and participates in 24 x 7 response to any issues related to network operability in order to keep critical systems running or to minimize down-time.

Security Administration

  • Monitors network for activities that may be considered a risk to the Firm’s technical environment or data contained therein.
  • Establishes plan to maintain availability of systems at satisfactory levels ongoing.
  • Works with Help Desk Manager and CIO and other management to establish and enforce policies and procedures in the areas of network access, remote connectivity, use of Firm-owned and user-owned equipment, and the use of technology resources.
  • Responsible for monitoring standard user access and superuser access to Firm’s technical resources.
  • Establishes and maintains reports and reporting processes for superuser network access.
  • Implements, maintains and monitors security and system performance tools supporting confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Firm’s resources.

Technology Services Support Center

  • Fills in for Help Desk Manager as needed to maintain coverage.
  • Answers Support Center phones, providing support to the user base on a timely basis.
  • Effectively conveys technical instructions to non-technical users.
  • Log problems into the ticket management system from live calls, the email, and voice mail systems.
  • Maintains current knowledge of standard supported technology.
  • Proactively seeks information to increase knowledge with the assistance of other Support Center Technicians and User Services Manager.
  • Identifies the nature of user problems, any loss of service, their impact to the user and the user’s expectations/needs for a resolution.
  • Reports any complex situations to the appropriate Technology Services Manager.
  • Suggests ideas for improving the user relationship. Recognize changing user needs and suggest appropriate action.
  • Assists in the maintenance of Support Center documentation and ticket management system. Verify accuracy and completeness of documentation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong negotiation and analytic skills. Ability to use full and complete information to negotiate best arrangement. Ability to analyze policies, procedures and guidelines in a way that maximizes productivity but protects the level of risk desired.
  • Proven ability to communicate in a professional manner with external and internal clients at all level.
  • Strong written, verbal, active listening and telephone communication skills.
  • Detail oriented. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multi-task and to work with minimum supervision.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages).
  • Proven computer skills. Ability to manage databases, track and file related documentation, prepare and run computer-generated reports.
  • Maintain client confidence and protect firm and clients by keeping collection information confidential.
  • Commitment to professionalism, integrity, and quality of service.
  • Associate’s Degree in computer science; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years of progressive experience with technology solutions/applications and processes.
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in Windows Server, Active Directory 200-2008, Windows XP and IP Networks.
  • MCSE, MCSA, A+ Certifications and other certificates a plus.
  • Excellent customer and interdepartmental relationship skills.
  • Experience in Web technologies; application environments.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Legal experience a plus.

BENEFITS:

We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, long term and short term disability. Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

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Part-Time Real Estate Assistant

The Chesapeake office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a part-time Real Estate Assistant. Under general supervision provides general office support with a variety of administrative and related tasks. Responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to the appropriate personnel, setting up and cleaning conference rooms, kitchen organization and cleaning, supply inventory and stocking, processing outgoing postal mail, sorting inter-office and incoming postal mail, submitting check requests, accepting payments from clients, supporting the Legal Assistants and Attorneys with various task such as time sheets, pleading indexes, folder labels, copies/prints and other duties as assigned. Maintains positive contact with attorneys, support staff and clients; observes confidentiality of client and firm matters. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office 2016, have excellent communication and writing skills and exhibit attention to detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interacts with the clients via telephone, email and in person
  • Operates standard office equipment, including personal computer, copier, scanner, and telephone
  • Reviews, sorts and dates mail
  • Arranges and schedules client appointments using KCI Reservation
  • Assists in the preparing for and setting up meetings
  • Cleaning and inventory of kitchen areas, conference rooms and supply areas
  • Coordinates daily catering orders and pays monthly catering house accounts
  • Assist in light typing, filing and making copies for attorneys
  • Coordinates real estate closings and managing real estate matters under Attorney's supervision
  • Performs a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Legal industry experience preferred
  • Real Estate experience preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous client/customer service is a plus
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong ability to multi-task and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2016 and Outlook
  • Ability to routinely lift, carry, push, pull, slide materials weighing up to 25 lbs.

Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

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Attorney

Environmental Law/Superfund Partner

Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We have built our reputation on excellent client service, and we promote a culture of teamwork and “can do” attitude. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

The Kaufman & Canoles Environmental Law Practice Group is seeking a highly qualified Environmental Law/Superfund Partner for our Williamsburg location. Our Environmental Law Practice Group represents a variety of companies with hazardous waste and Superfund matters in multiple states around the country. 

REQUIREMENTS:

Responsibilities:
1. Provide effective and practical advice to clients to assist them in promoting their best interests. 
2. Advising companies of all sizes regarding environmental compliance, defending environmental enforcement actions and civil lawsuits, assisting with environmental due diligence in corporate transactions, and drafting and negotiating environmental contracts. 
3. Offers an experienced attorney the opportunity to manage and expand a high profile, national-level practice while enjoying the outstanding quality of life that the firm and Southeastern Virginia offers.

Qualifications:
1. 15+ years of experience involving environmental statutes and regulations. 
2. General commercial litigation experience preferred.

Education:
1. Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record. 
2. Admission to the Virginia State Bar via waiving in from another jurisdiction or passing the Virginia Bar exam
3. Must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
4. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-house CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available.

BENEFITS:
We offer a very generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term disability.

Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

Submit resume and salary requirement to hr@kaufcan.com.

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Mandarin-Fluent Securities Attorney

Job Description:  Mandarin-Fluent Securities Attorney to advise & assist both public and private companies in securities offerings, commercial transactions & compliance with US federal securities laws & regulations. Details of job duties as follows: Prepare & submit proxy statements in Form DEF 14A and annual shareholder meeting materials. Train legal assistant & new colleague on the drafting of proxy statements and annual shareholder materials; verbally communicate in Chinese & English with working group including transfer agent, broker/ dealer, investor relations, auditing firm, etc. Draft and submit SEC filings including but not limited to annual reports on From 20-F and Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K & 6-K, statements of acquisition of beneficial ownership by individuals in Form SC 13G, ownership reports on Form 3/4/5 for partners to review; Communicate with clients, auditors and financial printers on SEC filings; Address relevant SEC and Nasdaq comments and FINRA investigations. Supervise legal assistant's work on summarizing and organizing due diligence materials by providing guidance to and training the legal assistant, and reviewing the assistant's work; Review and analyze due diligence documents. Participate in the conference calls with senior attorneys and/or partners, communicate verbally with clients in Chinese(Mandarin) & English and translate between senior partners and clients from Chinese (Mandarin) into English and vice versa about complex legal matters. Communicate in writing with clients in Mandarin Chinese and English about complex legal matters. Lead conference calls and participate in the discussions about legal matters with clients and other vendors; conference calls might be with clients' employees. Review and supervise legal assistant's work on the translation of legal & business documents between English and Chinese (Mandarin). Draft IPO registration statement on Form S-1; Serve as second chair in IPO projects. Set up the frame of IPO registration statement on Form F-1 and assign work to legal assistant and/or junior associate draft the complete IPO registration statement on Form F-1 & SEC & Nasdaq response letters. Train legal assistant on IPO-related matters, including but limited to Nasdaq application, Cusip application & Edgar filing codes application. Filing notification forms at Nasdaq listing center, including but not limited to Change in Company Name and Listing of Additional Shares. Conduct research for partners regarding clients' legal disclosure obligations and clients' day-to-day governance and securities functions, and with compliance with all applicable federal and state securities laws, corporate securities and stock exchange procedures, and related regulatory compliance activities; the research subject matters include but not limited to FPIs, EGCs, SRCs, SOEs. Draft and revise board and committee resolutions and send to clients. Draft IPO closing documents; supervise closing work of legal assistant and training assistant; Initiate closing call; Directly communicate with SEC & Nasdaq reviewers. Review and revise IPO documents such as underwriting agreement, indemnification agreement, form of warrant & lock-up agreement; negotiate respective terms. Draft shelf registration statement on Form S-3 and SEC response letter. Prepare stock issuance instructions; prepare legal opinion regarding Rule 144 and S-8. Review and revise memorandum and articles of association.

JOB REQUIREMENT: J. D. degree in Law and Admission to any State Bar in good standing. Must be able to speak and write fluently in Chinese (Mandarin) on technical, business and legal matters. At least two years’ experience. Experience should include working in the area of federal securities laws, corporate securities and stock exchange procedures. The experience should include preparing IPO project documents including registration statement, reviewing due diligence documents, conducting IPO closing work, preparing & submitting proxy statements and other annual meeting materials, drafting and submitting SEC filings such as annual reports, quarterly reports and current reports, filing notification forms at Nasdaq listing center, conducting legal research regarding securities laws and Nasdaq exchange procedures with subject matters including but not limited to FPIs, EGCs, SRCs, SOEs.

HOURS: M-F, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

JOB LOCATION: Two James Center,1021 East Cary Street, Suite 1400, Richmond City, VA 23219-4058; Must be able to travel for up to 4 weeks at a time spending up to 15% of total time traveling domestically and out of country (Mainland China primarily) to meet with clients.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Email resume referencing job code #KaufCan07102018AA to Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. at hr@kaufcan.com.

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Real Estate Litigation Associate

Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We have built our reputation on quality client services. We promote a culture of teamwork and a “can do” attitude. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

The Kaufman & Canoles Virginia Beach office is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Associate for litigation regarding real estate, title insurance, construction, creditor’s rights and related areas. Candidates should possess an understanding of the Rules of Civil Procedure, and have a working knowledge of various real estate issues including, but not limited to, deeds and deeds of trust, boundary lines, easements, partitions, intestacy laws, judgments and lien priority.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the issues surrounding the matter and develop a strategy for resolving the matter in an efficient and effective manner under the supervision of senior attorneys
  • Provide effective and practical advice to clients regarding litigation involving real estate title matters
  • Prepare and review court pleadings
  • Participate in trial preparation to include drafting pretrial motions, answering discovery requests, preparation for depositions
  • Research and drat memoranda of law and briefs
  • Participate in pretrial and trial hearings
  • Prepare, review and edit deeds, deeds of trust, deeds of easement, boundary line agreements and similar documents under the supervision of senior attorneys
  • The Associate will be asked to conduct settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations with third parties and counseling of clients.

Qualifications:

  • Level of experience: 3-5 years with demonstrated litigation experience and an in-depth working knowledge of real estate litigation and construction litigation, specifically
  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, public speaking and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and matter management skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other firm attorneys, support staff and outside professionals
  • Strong ethics, strong work ethic, sense of loyalty, superior academic credentials, strong recommendations from current employer or employers, “can do” attitude, connections to South Hampton Roads preferred

Note:  In order to be considered for this position you will need to attach a writing sample to your application.

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record
  • Admission to the Virginia Bar
  • Must be and remain licensed to practice law in Virginia and be in good standing in the State of Virginia
  • During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-houses CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available

Benefits:

Kaufman & Canoles offers a generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term disability.

Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

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Law students

Summer Associates

Summer associates gain a truly realistic view of what an associate's life at our firm is all about. You'll have assignments from several areas of our practice and you'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of attorneys. You will attend courtroom proceedings, client conferences, closings, depositions and firm-sponsored seminars. We will also match you with lawyer mentors to enrich your professional development.

Quality of life is important to us, and being located in the heart of a resort destination will give you countless opportunities to see, learn and enjoy. The area offers boating, Triple-A baseball, concerts, theater, excellent museums and a world of outdoor activities, all in full swing during our summer program.

Summer associates experience all facets of life here, hard work included, so decisions about your future and full-time employment can be made with eyes wide open. If our past summer associates' experiences are any indication, you will love our philosophy of hard work and great rewards.

For information regarding diversity at Kaufman & Canoles, please click here.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact our Recruiting Coordinator, Sharon L. Withers at slwithers@kaufcan.com.

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Diversity

Our Commitment to Diversity

Commitment to diversity is a core value at Kaufman & Canoles, and it is our mission to maintain equality throughout all aspects of our business.  Not only does it make us a stronger, better service provider for our clients, it is simply the right thing to do. That’s why we have established a Diversity Committee to:

  • Develop policies to recruit, hire and retain more attorneys of diverse backgrounds;
  • Promote the firm’s image as a leader in the profession and in our communities committed to inclusiveness in employment; and
  • Emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the firm’s recruiting, retention, mentoring, leadership development, training and community outreach.

In an effort to improve our recruiting of talented diverse attorneys, we focus on early identification of minority candidates who demonstrate an aptitude for and interest in the legal profession, sponsor events in our community that raise awareness and funds for minority organizations, attend diversity seminars, host minority recruiting events to introduce students to the firm, and serve on non-profit boards that promote diversity within our community.

Please click here to learn more about our commitment to diversity.

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