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

    Civil Litigation Paralegal

    Immediate opening for smart, driven, team-player paralegal. Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a qualified full time Civil Litigation Paralegal to serve in our Richmond office. The candidate will support a minimum of three attorneys plus other support staff in consumer finance, labor & employment, business and real estate litigation in state and federal courts.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Drafting and preparing pleadings (complaint, answers, motions and discovery) and other legal documents
    • Researching into party identity and location and asset searches
    • Organizing and managing case file and organizing files electronically
    • Creating hard-bound trial notebooks
    • Drafting deposition summaries
    • Organizing and reviewing discovery documents for responsiveness and privilege
    • Obtaining service of process and assisting with the issuance of summons and writs
    • Editing and formatting briefs and memorandums
    • Coordinating e-filing with print vendors for appellate level briefs
    • Managing docket of deadlines and case priorities
    • Managing document storage and production and handling electronic discovery processes
    • Professional communications with clients and court personnel (daily basis)
    • Attending weekly meetings as needed and updating attorneys on status of active cases
    • Filing documents with the courts
    • Keeping accurate records of all communication (i.e. phone calls, emails, secure messages), expenses, case documents (such as client intake sheets, pleadings, etc.)
    • Maintaining detailed and accurate daily billable hour records. Goal requirements are to bill 1550 hours per year to client matters and collect two-and-one-half times annual compensation in client fees


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Excellent attitude and team player mentality
    • Civil litigation experience preferred but not required
    • Associate degree or above required
    • Paralegal certification by an ABA approved program is a plus
    • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
    • Excellent grammar and writing skills
    • Knowledge and mastery of MS Office (including Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel), Adobe and Nuance a must
    • Experience with Federal Court filings and systems such as PACER and ECF
    • Working knowledge of the federal Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure and Supreme Court of Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Experience with case management software a plus

     

    Our attorneys have earned a reputation for outstanding legal services to clients in all aspects of this practice area. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. 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.

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

    Recruiting & Marketing Coordinator

    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 Recruiting & Marketing Coordinator based in our Norfolk office. This position is responsible for providing marketing support to the firm’s attorneys and marketing team, in addition to coordinating the summer associate recruiting program and related events.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Coordinate logistics associated with the law school student recruiting process, including developing strategic outreach and communications with targeted law schools
    • Assist the Recruiting Committee with coordination of on-campus and in-office interviews
    • Coordinate all details for hospitality suites during campus interviews. Travel to various law schools to assist with on-site logistics, as needed
    • Assist with candidate interview experience including callback scheduling process, as needed
    • Coordinate details of the firm’s summer associate program (1L and 2L) including: housing, summer associate schedules and weekly evaluations; organize and manage details for numerous events throughout the year for prospective summer associate candidates
    • Coordinate with internal teams (IT, HR, Facilities, Library) to set-up summer associate rotation schedule, office space, equipment, computer training, research training etc.
    • Maintain communication with summer associate candidates throughout the year
    • Develop and build relationships with university and student organizations to implement outreach programs targeting top students, while demonstrating the strengths of the firm
    • Generate fresh ideas for promotional items around campus recruiting efforts
    • Compile feedback from incoming and outgoing summer associates regarding marketing and recruiting efforts
    • Work with the Diversity Committee to keep firm-wide diversity efforts at the forefront
    • Manage the administrative responsibilities of firm marketing events and seminars, including invitations, registrations, confirmations, invoices, venue selections, etc.
    • Maintain master Marketing & Recruiting Projects Chart, which lists all events, sponsorships, events, communication, webinars and seminars in which the firm is involved
    • Contact companies and/or charities of firm approved sponsorships to coordinate logo, advertisement, etc.
    • Assists with other marketing and recruiting projects as assigned

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • 2-4 years of experience in a recruiting and/or business development/marketing environment
    • Strong writing and organizational skills with particular attention to detail
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced professional environment
    • Executive presence, tenacity, integrity, and professionalism that will engender confidence with attorneys, administrative leadership, and prospective candidates
    • An unquestioned work ethic, willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and accept a wide variety of assignments as required and work closely with law students, associates, partners, colleagues and team members
    • Fluency with MS Office Suite
    • Flexibility to travel and adjust work hours, as necessary

    PREFERRED SKILLS:

    • 2-4 years related experience in marketing, event coordination or business communications
    • Legal recruiting experience in a law firm or professional services environment
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

    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.

    Recruiting & Marketing Coordinator

    Administrative Coordinator

    Kaufman & Canoles is an excellent work environment. 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. Kaufman & Canoles offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The Newport News office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking an Administrative Coordinator.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist Eminent Domain Practice Group attorneys with research in identifying property owners impacted by condemnation matters.
    • Assist in preparing marketing materials for Eminent Domain mailings
    • Prepare and maintain data on eminent domain projects
    • Operate and maintain the mail-copy room; by receiving, collecting, and logging copying requests; organizing and stocking office supplies
    • Review and sort mail
    • Serve as backup to the receptionist
    • Interact and communicate with attorneys, paralegals and clients
    • Assist in filing and closing out files
    • Perform a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned
    • Observe strict confidentiality in all client and firm matters

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Marketing or I/T experience beneficial
    • Proficiency in data management
    • Proficiency in managing social media accounts
    • 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 MS Office 2016, Excel, Outlook and PDF Docs or related PDF management software preferred
    • 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.

    Administrative Coordinator

  • Attorney

    Of Counsel Family Law Attorney

    The Kaufman & Canoles Family Law practice is seeking a highly qualified Of Counsel Attorney for our Virginia Beach location. Our Family Law attorneys have earned a reputation for outstanding legal services to clients in all aspects of this practice area. We are well established in the legal community with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We keep abreast of changes in the law, are readily accessible and render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

    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.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Education

    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) 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 and in good standing in the State of Virginia.
    • During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-house CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available.

    Qualifications

    • Possess two or more years of experience practicing family law.
    • Demonstrate commitment to practice family law in the following areas: contested and uncontested divorces on a fault or no-fault basis; spousal support; child custody, visitation, and support; separation agreements; equitable distribution of property; retirement, pensions, and profit sharing; business valuation and division; personal and real property division; marital agreements; post-divorce issues; adoption; and DCSE (Division of Child Support Enforcement) actions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other firm attorneys, support staff, and outside professionals.
    • Excellent writing, research and analytical skills.
    • Strong organizational and matter management skills.
    • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and listening skills.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide client representation for a full array of family law issues.
    • Successfully counsel and represent the interests of clients in mediation and in trial.
    • Provide effective and practical advice to clients to assist them in promoting their best interests.
    • Deliver thorough factual and legal research and analysis in pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents.
    • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution.
    • Competently and professionally develop and maintain a client base.

    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.

    Of Counsel Family Law Attorney

  • 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.

  • 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.