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

    Richmond Labor & Employment Legal Assistant

    Our Labor and Employment Law Attorneys have earned strong reputations for innovative leadership and client satisfaction. We count among our attorneys many who have been recognized in publications including “Virginia Legal Elite,” “Best Lawyers for Business in the USA,” “Richmond Super Lawyers,” “Chambers,” and “The Best Lawyers in America.” 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.

    The Richmond office of Kaufman & Canoles seeks a qualified Legal Assistant to perform a variety of administrative duties in support of Labor and Employment Attorneys. Candidates must possess a minimum of three years' relevant work experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016, and typing skills at a level of 65 WPM. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.


    • Delivers superior client service and acts as a liaison between clients and the attorneys by maintaining continual communications via email, telephone, and in person
    • Follows up with clients regarding the status of cases, appointments, billing, etc.
    • Serves an important role by handling potential clients in a confident, professional manner and with a high level of comfort
    • Works effectively in a team environment with primary attorneys and legal assistants and, at times, with other attorneys
    • Prepares routine correspondence, forms, agreements, employee handbooks, letters, and other related documents
    • Maintains attorneys’ calendars; schedules and follows up on all appointments (i.e., courts, clients, casework, and potential clients)
    • 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


    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Minimum of two years’ labor and employment law experience in a professional office setting or a combination of relevant work and educational experience
    • Some litigation experience beneficial
    • Some familiarity with employment law and its legal terminology
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016, time and billing software, dictation/transcription software, and document management software. Typing at a level of 65 WPM
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to be at ease when dealing with clients and potential clients
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, potential clients, attorneys, co-workers, and other outside professionals
    • Ability to work successfully within a team environment
    • Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone
    • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
    • Proven meticulous attention to detail and proofreading skills
    • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
    • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of client service and response


    We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits 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.

    Labor and Employment Richmond Legal Assistant

    Accounting Supervisor

    Kaufman & Canoles, one of Virginia’s largest law firms, seeks an Accounting Supervisor for its downtown Norfolk location. The Accounting Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department and the financial functions of the firm’s satellite offices. The supervisor will also manage departmental functions and staff.


    • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other closely related field preferred
    • Minimum of five years’ professional accounting office experience and prior supervisory experience
    • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Demonstrated advanced accounting and analytical skills
    • Supervisory-level knowledge of accounts payable, accounts receivable, trust accounts, payroll, general ledger, and bank reconciliations
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Proven organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and problem solve in a fast-paced environment
    • Capability to multi-task, prioritize competing responsibilities, and meet deadlines
    • Positive credit standing


    • Maintains a general ledger of over 2,000 accounts for the firm and its subsidiaries
    • Directs and oversees many accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, trust accounts, general ledger, and bank reconciliations
    • Supervises, mentors, and evaluates departmental staff
    • Serves as administrator for many banking and other related websites
    • Verifies ACH debits and outgoing wires daily
    • Prepares biweekly report of charitable giving for the Executive Committee
    • Monitors cash flow for the firm and its subsidiaries
    • Prepares monthly financial reports for Members, operational departments, and subsidiaries
    • Prepares various daily, weekly, and monthly reports and reconciliations on a routine basis or as requested for the firm and its subsidiaries
    • Provides assistance with semi-monthly payrolls and special payrolls for the firm and its subsidiaries
    • Serves as the backup to the Payroll & Benefits Manager for processing payroll and timekeeping edits
    • Assists in the preparation of firm income tax returns and various financial budgets
    • Assists in the preparation of work papers for the annual financial and profit-sharing plan audit
    • Prepares statistical surveys and government census reports
    • Works with the Controller and Director of Administration on financial projects, as needed


    We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, long term and short term disability.

    Submit resume and salary requirements to

    Accounting Supervisor

  • 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.


  • Diversity & Inclusion

    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 & Inclusion 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 and inclusion.