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LAND USE ASSOCIATE – CEQA LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

Mitchell Chadwick LLP is a boutique natural resources and land-use law firm and California’s foremost legal advisor to mining, energy, development, and mitigation banking companies doing business in the state.  Our core area of practice is providing project permitting, compliance, transactional, and litigation solutions for some of the world’s largest and most recognized companies.

The firm is seeking associates with 2 to 4 (preferred) years of land-use and environmental experience (required) to join its office in Roseville, California. The ideal candidate has outstanding academic credentials, exceptional writing and research skills, ability to handle complex matters, and is committed to delivering excellent quality work in a collaborative environment. Successful candidates will demonstrate interpersonal skills, problem solving, and possess a strong work ethic. Experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CEQA litigation, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), and state and federal regulatory environmental agencies a plus. Candidate must be a member of the California Bar.

Mitchell Chadwick LLP offers competitive pay and benefits comparable to the largest firms in the Sacramento area, and focused, individual and professional development for all our attorneys. Unlike many law firms, we did not lay off associates or cut attorney pay in the COVID-19 era. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), and a writing sample to cpilon@mitchellchadwick.com.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Mitchell Chadwick LLP is seeking a full-time Office Administrator.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter who takes initiative, has the ability to manage support staff, manage multiple projects concurrently, is well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to communicate confidently and professionally.  

Key Contributions

  • Maintain a big picture view of the firm’s day-to-day operations and implement improvements to workflow, procedures, and use of resources;
  • Coordinate and manage outsourced services such as accounting and billing, benefits, and technology support;
  • Work in tandem with outsourced team on client billing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable;
  • Oversee payroll, benefits, open enrollment, leave time tracking, and 401(k) retirement plan;
  • Handle the recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding of new hires;
  • Manage non-attorney personnel and all administrative functions including, but not limited to continuing education and facilitating firm events;
  • Facilitate technical support as needed and manage IT projects;
  • Handle the negotiation of contract and insurance renewals;
  • Oversee facilities management, law library, memberships, and marketing;
  • Support attorneys with daily workflow requests and personnel inquiries;
  • Coordinate filing of court documents and recording of legal documents;
  • Maintain litigation calendars as backup; and
  • Oversee client filing, data entry, and records database management.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate or equivalent combination of education and work experience.  Three or more years of relevant experience in a legal office.  Strong understanding of accounting, human resource, and business management principles.  Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and written/verbal communication skills.  Ability to supervise, mentor, and train staff.  Ability to manage outsourced vendors.  Litigation experience a plus.

The firm offers competitive salaries and excellent medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) benefits.  To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to cpilon@mitchellchadwick.com.