At Garcia & Milas we know that the strength of a law firm starts with its lawyers. We believe that when you mix first-rate lawyers with interesting clients and cases you create an atmosphere that encourages excellence.
One of the very first things an associate will notice when she or he joins the firm is that associates are not locked in back rooms doing endless document review. To be sure, associates do document review, legal research, drafting of motions, and preparation of discovery requests and responses. But we also believe that diverse and challenging work assignments promote professional growth and development. So our associates are provided with opportunities to work on sophisticated legal matters early in their careers, and to assume responsibilities commensurate with their experience and training levels.
Examples of associate work assignments include:
second-chairing an important insurance industry case tried to a jury in federal court;
working as part of the litigation team in preparing and conducting the examination of certain witnesses in connection with the arbitration of a major construction case;
preparing an appellate brief in a case involving significant franchise industry issues;
serving as counsel for a limited liability company in a business arbitration.
Senior associates routinely handle motion practice in state and federal courts, and are given trial responsibilities in appropriate cases.
One of the keys to professional growth and development is the firm’s commitment to continuing legal education. We actively promote attendance at training programs and seminars offered by local, state, and national bar associations, continuing legal education providers, and industry groups. The firm also provides substantive feedback on a regular basis to associates in connection with specific work assignments. Our team approach to handling larger matters also facilitates learning from more senior attorneys.
We work very hard, but we have fun practicing law together. We strive to promote a firm culture that values the talents of a diverse group of people, and that involves all the attorneys in nearly all aspects of firm life and governance. We also are committed to public service, and any one week will find us serving on industry or non-profit boards, or serving meals in the downtown evening soup kitchen.
Garcia & Milas is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual preference, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability or record thereof, mental retardation, or status as a veteran. We believe a diverse group of attorneys adds to our success and our enjoyment of the practice of law. If Garcia & Milas sounds like the kind of firm in which you would excel, we invite you to tour our website at www.garciamilaslaw.com and contact us.