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One of Utah’s most pioneering and prestigious law firms, Jones Waldo offers the complete package to prospective employees: competitive pay rates, excellent benefits in the form of life, long term disability and health insurance, 401(k) and retirement and generous vacation and sick leave (with the ability to accrue hours for paid time off for FMLA). We have a diverse and dedicated work force which supports the Firm’s practice. The work environment is comfortable and professional and the human resources team works hard to assure all employees are challenged and successful.

Jones Waldo is a premier law firm that offers competitive pay rates, training opportunities, and a generous benefits package for eligible employees.  In addition, Jones Waldo has a diverse workforce committed to supporting the Firm’s practice through a team-oriented approach in a professional work environment.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Paralegal – Real Estate

FLSA: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Human Resource Manager

Summary: Jones Waldo is seeking a full-time paralegal to work with a cohesive real estate team on commercial lending and complex real estate transactions. We are looking for a candidate with broad experience working with real estate closing and title documents. The paralegal will be assisting attorneys in managing related documents and materials primarily for commercial lending and real estate transactions. The position will also coordinate matters with clients as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing title commitments and preparing title exception summaries
  • Creating and reviewing escrow instructions
  • Reviewing and coordinating settlement statements
  • Loan origination experience
  • Draft & revising correspondence
  • Drafting & revising real estate documents
  • Document production and management
  • Analyze and summarize real estate documents
  • Coordinate closings

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years title experience
  • Experience with commercial real estate transactions
  • Experience with commercial lending
  • 2+ years experience with real property title & survey issues
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing title commitments and title exception documents to identify issues and resolution of issues.
  • Knowledge of title insurance and endorsements
  • Knowledge of legal descriptions
  • Knowledge of ALTA survey requirements and ability to review and analyze surveys in connection with a title commitment to identify issues
  • Knowledge of entity formation documents
  • Knowledge of foreclosure process and statutory requirements
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please email your resume with cover letter to hr@joneswaldo.com. Only candidates that meet the posted requirements will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Jones Waldo is a premier law firm that offers competitive pay rates; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) and retirement; and generous vacation and sick leave with the ability to accrue hours for paid time off for FMLA. In addition, Jones Waldo has a diverse workforce committed to supporting the Firm’s practice through a team-oriented approach in a professional work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please fill out the form below to apply and we will contact you shortly.



    Real Estate Attorney

    FLSA: Exempt

    Summary: Jones Waldo is seeking to employ a real estate attorney to work at our downtown Salt Lake City Utah office. This position will primarily focus on commercial finance, complex real estate development and leasing transactions, and acquisitions. The candidate should have at least 1-5 years of experience in a law firm or a comparable setting. Applicants with experience in excess of that range are also welcome

    To Apply:

    Please email your resume to hr@joneswaldo.com. Only candidates that meet the posted requirements will be considered. No phone calls, please.

      Please fill out the form below to apply and we will contact you shortly.



      Legal Assistant

      FLSA: Non-Exempt
      Reports To: Human Resource Manager

      Summary: Jones Waldo is looking for an experienced legal assistant to support attorneys in our litigation department. This position will be responsible for managing a caseload of 75-100 cases spanning a variety of legal fields, including (without limitation) general civil and commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy, employment, and construction litigation. The legal assistant supports multiple attorneys with calendaring/docketing, e-filings, and maintaining and electronic and paper pleadings and transactional files.

      Responsibilities:

      • Open new case files, including: coordinate conflict of interest checks, tracking potential new clients and preparing case initiation documentation.
      • Maintain a structured docketing system and case management procedure.
      • Schedule all appointments including all hearing dates, mediations, telephone conferences, and client meetings.
      • Serves as a point of contact for the attorneys, clients and other personnel concerning the cases.
      • Read, sort, date and appropriately route incoming mail as well as properly route outgoing mail and coordinate items to be delivered.
      • Document and input attorney billable time as well as review, edit, and finalize all client invoices.
      • Document preparation including bates stamping, redacting, hyperlinks and creating pleading files.
      • Other duties as assigned.
      • Proofreading and document revisions
      • E-filing with state and federal courts
      • Drafting correspondence

      Qualification:

      • Graduation from high school or its equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience as a legal assistant.
      • Knowledge of county, state and federal court filing guidelines and district court e-filing.
      • Comprehensive knowledge of court procedures, legal documents, and court rules.
      • Ability to proof read and draft basic documents and letters.
      • Strong Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills. Knowledge of formatting memos, letters, and using templates.

      To Apply:

      Please email your resume to hr@joneswaldo.com. Only candidates that meet the posted requirements will be considered. No phone calls, please.

      Jones Waldo is a premier law firm that offers competitive pay rates; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) and retirement; and generous vacation and sick leave with the ability to accrue hours for paid time off for FMLA. In addition, Jones Waldo has a diverse workforce committed to supporting the Firm’s practice through a team-oriented approach in a professional work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer.

        Please fill out the form below to apply and we will contact you shortly.



        Litigation Associate

        About Jones Waldo and the Litigation Department

        One of Utah’s premier law firms, Jones Waldo has a full-service commercial litigation department that has been recognized by Chambers USA; America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. With more than 40 accomplished lawyers that handle a broad spectrum of cases in state and federal courts, our commercial litigation practice includes work in the following areas relevant to business: intellectual property, contracts, creditor rights in bankruptcy, real estate property and lease disputes, non-compete agreements, nondisclosure agreements, insurance, employment matters, and, employee benefits.

        As a member of this department, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with our litigators to provide superior legal services, and act as litigation counsel for a large number of national and international corporations and assist in representing a wide variety of clients in all areas of commercial and business law.

        Many department litigators have also transitioned successfully to judgeships, demonstrating the experience and skill in law kindled within the firm. Six current sitting judges moved directly from the firm’s litigation department to the bench, one serving on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jones Waldo litigators have also served as Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Attorney General, Utah Solicitor General, and in the Utah State Legislature. One of the firm’s former litigators served as Utah’s only three-term governor from 1960 to 1976

        Role Overview

        The Salt Lake City office of Jones Waldo seeks an associate with 4 – 6 years of experience in complex commercial litigation for an immediate full-time opening in its Litigation Department to support partners handling litigation and trials of business disputes in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and arbitration forums in multiple jurisdictions.

        The Litigation Departments active caseload provides significant opportunities for professional growth and early responsibility over complex litigation matters.

        Skills Needed to be Effective in this Role

        The below serves to describe our ideal team member, if you have many of these skills, and are eager and willing to learn, we welcome you to apply.

        • Significant experience as both lead and support counsel appearing in courts and arbitral forums
        • Strong working knowledge of rules of civil procedure, arbitral rules and local court rules in Utah and ability to proficiently adapt to rules of civil procedure and local rules in other jurisdictions
        • Strong advocacy skills orally and in writing;
        • Excellent communication skills with litigation teams, court personnel, co-counsel and local counsel, clients, opposing counsel, expert witnesses and other parties in litigation.
        • Ability to initiate, prepare and respond to written discovery and disclosures and to take and defend experience-appropriate depositions and examinations;
        • Creative problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively with litigation teams
        • Ability to adapt work schedule to shifting and unpredictable workload requirements and short deadlines
        • Strong advocacy writing skills
        • Self-starter with skills in assessing and executing on tasks to support the litigation effort;
        • Ability to work with complex issues
        • Ability to organize, evaluate and manage documents through data bases and document management programs
        • Results driven orientation to client service
        • Strong mediation and negotiation skills
        • Membership in Utah State Bar in good standing or ability to become admitted

        What You Will Learn as a Part of Our Team

        We offer unique opportunities to enhance your legal skills and help move your career trajectory forward such as motion and brief writing, arguing discovery and/or dispositive motions, analyzing complex situations, and learning innovative strategies when handling several matters.

        At Jones Waldo, we strive to create a culture where we make mentoring new generations of attorneys to continue our commitment to excellence, integrity, and diversity a priority. At the same time creating a positive work environment where our attorneys are productive, healthy, and happy.

        While sharpening your legal skills, you will also be a valuable member of our litigation team.

        Benefits at Jones Waldo

        Jones Waldo offers a robust benefits package that includes a competitive salary and benefits including:

        • Clearly defined partnership track criteria
        • Clearly defined bonus programs
        • 401k
        • Medical insurance
        • Paid holidays
        • Vacation
        • Training opportunities
        • Parental/pregnancy leave
        • Financial stability
        • Bar memberships fees
        • Continuing Legal Education
        • Firm social events
        • Collegial and supportive working environment

        What We Are Doing to Create a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Work Environment

        Jones Waldo is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We are implementing new approaches to attract and retain lawyers and staff with different backgrounds and life experiences.

        To understand our diverse workforce, and how we should design initiatives to advance the firm’s diversity and inclusion goals, our Executive Committee and Board collaborate with our Diversity and Inclusion Committee. These groups continue to develop our set of diversity and inclusion metrics to hold the firm accountable to its goals. Jones Waldo is dedicated to improving the diversity both within our firm, and the legal profession.

          Please fill out the form below to apply and we will contact you shortly.


          Legal Assistant – Litigation

          FLSA: Non-Exempt
          Reports To: Human Resource Manager

          Summary: Jones Waldo is looking for an experienced legal assistant to support attorneys in our litigation department. This position will be responsible for managing a caseload of 75-100 cases spanning a variety of legal fields, including (without limitation) general civil litigation, commercial bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and construction litigation. The legal assistant supports multiple attorneys with calendaring/docketing, e-filings, and maintaining and electronic and paper pleadings and transactional files.

          Responsibilities:

          • Open new case files, including: coordinate conflict of interest checks, tracking potential new clients and preparing case initiation documentation.
          • Maintain a structured docketing system and case management procedure.
          • Schedule all appointments including all hearing dates, mediations, telephone conferences, and client meetings.
          • Serves as a point of contact for the attorneys, clients and other personnel concerning the cases.
          • Read, sort, date and appropriately route incoming mail as well as properly route outgoing mail and coordinate items to be delivered.
          • Document and input attorney billable time as well as review, edit, and finalize all client invoices.
          • Document preparation including bates stamping, redacting, hyperlinks and creating pleading files.
          • Other duties as assigned.
          • Proofreading and document revisions
          • E-filing with state and federal courts
          • Drafting correspondence

          Qualification:

          • Graduation from high school or its equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience as a legal assistant.
          • Knowledge of county, state and federal court filing guidelines and district court e-filing.
          • Comprehensive knowledge of court procedures, legal documents, and court rules.
          • Ability to proof read and draft basic documents and letters.
          • Strong Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills. Knowledge of formatting memos, letters, and using templates.

          To Apply:

          Please fill out the form below and attach your resume.

          Only candidates that meet the posted requirements will be considered. No phone calls, please.

          Jones Waldo is a premier law firm that offers competitive pay rates; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) and retirement; and generous vacation and sick leave with the ability to accrue hours for paid time off for FMLA. In addition, Jones Waldo has a diverse workforce committed to supporting the Firm’s practice through a team-oriented approach in a professional work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer.

            Please fill out the form below to apply and we will contact you shortly.