Kaufman and Canoles

Careers

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.

To find out more about current opportunities and submitting your resume, select from the following:

Attorney

Environmental Law Attorney

Kaufman & Canoles seeks a lateral partner to join our thriving environmental practice group. We represent a variety of companies with hazardous waste and Superfund matters in multiple states or around the country, and the person we seek will have an established, self-sustaining practice that can be blended with ours and supported from our Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Virginia Beach or Williamsburg offices. This position 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 offers.

Our eight-office firm offers excellent benefits and compensation, as well as a collegial and supportive environment. Resumes and inquiries may be directed to Laurie Flowers at newlawyer@kaufcan.com


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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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Staff

Administrative Clerk

The Virginia Beach office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a part-time Administrative Clerk.  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 up conference rooms, kitchen organization and cleaning, supply inventory and stocking, processing outgoing postal mail, sorting inter-office and incoming postal mail, check requests, accepting payments from clients, supports the 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 2010, have excellent communication and writing skills and exhibit attention to detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Primary responsibility is covering the front desk as a backup to the receptionist.
  • Performs a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Operates standard office equipment, including personal computer, copier, scanner, and telephone.
  • Reviews, sorts and dates mail.
  • Assists in the preparing for and setting up meetings.
  • Cleaning and inventory of kitchen areas, conference rooms and supply areas.
  • Assist in filing and making copies for attorneys.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Legal industry 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 2010 and Outlook.
  • Ability to routinely lift, carry, push, pull, slide materials weighing up to 25 lbs.

 Administrative Clerk



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Litigation Legal Assistant

The Newport News office of Kaufman & Canoles seeks an experienced professional Legal Assistant to perform a variety of administrative duties in support of a Litigation Attorney. Candidates must possess a minimum of three years' relevant work experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010, and typing skills at a level of 60 WPM. Exceptional organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail and ability to work independently.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Acts as liaison between current and potential clients and the attorneys by maintaining continual communications via email, telephone, and in person. Follows up with clients regarding status of cases, appointments, billing, etc. 
  • Prepares correspondence, pleadings, discovery documents, reports, contracts, and letters.  
  • Review, proof and format legal documents.
  • Maintains attorneys’ calendars to include scheduling appointments, court appearances, depositions, meetings, and conference calls.   
  • Responsible for ensuring timely filing with the courts and assisting attorneys in preparation for court appearances.  Maintains court schedule and other case deadlines. 
  • Opens, organizes, maintains, and closes paper and electronic client files.
  • Creates binders to organize and index all documents for a particular case.
  • Prepares and sends billing statements monthly.
  • Inputs timekeeper data.
  • Makes travel arrangements.
  • Coordinates seminars for potential clients.
  • Performs a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned including covering the front desk as a backup to the receptionist.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of three years’ relevant work experience as a litigation secretary.  Previous eminent domain work and/or a marketing background is beneficial.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010, time and billing software, dictation/transcription software, and document management software. Typing at a level of 60 WPM.
  • Familiarity of legal terminology.
  • Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work successfully within a team environment.
  • Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone.
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability. 
  • Proven capability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of client service and response. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, attorneys, co-workers, and other outside professionals.
  • Capable to work well under pressure.
  • 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.

Please submit resume and salary requirement to hr@kaufcan.com.

 Litigation Legal Assistant - Newport News


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Receptionist

The Chesapeake office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a part-time Receptionist. 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 up conference rooms, kitchen organization and cleaning, supply inventory and stocking, processing outgoing postal mail, sorting inter-office and incoming postal mail, 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 2010, 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.
  • Performs a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Legal industry experience preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous client/customer service is a plus. <.li>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 2010 and Outlook.
  • Ability to routinely lift, carry, push, pull, slide materials weighing up to 25 lbs.

Please submit resume and salary requirement to hr@kaufcan.com.

 Receptionist-Chesapeake


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