Fort & Friedman Henderson is seeking an Associate Attorney for their Nevada office.

About the Company

Ford & Friedman in Las Vegas, Nevada, handles family law cases involving divorce, child custody, support and property issues, as well as orders for protection and appeals. Las Vegas family law attorneys Christopher P. Ford and Matthew H. Friedman litigate, negotiate and settle family law issues for divorcing parties and unmarried parents.

About the Opportunity

Fort & Friedman Henderson is seeking professional candidates for the position of Associate Attorney for their Nevada office.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Obtains and retains family law clients by following-up on referrals; understanding case information; presenting legal options; maintaining rapport. 
  • Provides family law legal advice by conducting legal research; keeping clients abreast of case developments; providing explanations of legal concepts and actions. 
  • Develops family law cases by supervising paralegals; reviewing investigative findings; consulting with experts; completing discovery process. 
  • Negotiates alimony and spousal support by developing terms of assistance to spouse requiring support. 
  • Upholds the state child support guidelines by obtaining orders of the court for the noncustodial parent to contribute portions of his or her income to the support of the child. 
  • Supports children’s rights by ensuring they receive the rights afforded to all U.S. citizens, but also those rights that are due to their status as children, such as, the right to food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education. 
  • Maintains the “best interests of the child” standard by resolving custody and visitation issues when parents are divorced or separated, when the parents have never been married, or when some type of reproductive technology, such as, surrogate motherhood or sperm and egg donation cases was used in the creation of the child. 
  • Completes the legal dissolution of marriage by completing the divorce process; resolving spousal and child support, child custody and visitation, and property and debt division, either by the parties’ voluntary agreement, through the assistance of a mediator, or after a court trial. 
  • Brings actions against perpetrators of domestic violence and neglect by seeking protection through legal mechanisms for children, mates, elderly persons, or other adults vulnerable to physical, mental, and sexual abuse. 
  • Imposes child support obligations, secures consent for the child’s adoptions, or gains or prohibits custody or visitation rights by establishing paternity. 
  • Completes family law case preparation by preparing legal briefs; developing strategies, arguments, and testimony. 
  • Establishes future property distributions by developing prenuptial agreements. 
  • Maintains family law issues and case progress by following and enforcing productivity and quality standards; resolving operational problems; identifying work process improvements. 
  • Resolves family law issues by completing contracts and agreements; drafting necessary documents, settling, mediating, or bringing cases to trial; filing lawsuits; planning, investigating, organizing, and presenting arguments and counter-arguments; engaging expert witnesses; preparing and presenting evidence; preparing and interrogating witnesses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate should possess knowledge of Nevada laws and rules of civil procedures. 
  • Must be able to meet deadlines. 
  • Necessary to communicate with clients effectively regarding their case and status of the same. 
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Nevada.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


Henderson, Nevada, United States

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