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Lawrence Custer Grasmick Jones & Donovan, LLP is a small, independent, and thriving law firm looking to grow its practice. We specialize in water rights law and litigation, representation of special districts, real estate and property law, and trusts and estate planning. We pride ourselves on our more than 50 years of collective experience and our expertise to provide our clients quality and cost-effective representation. We work hard to create an environment which promotes mutual respect, integrity, transparency and teamwork.

To apply for any of the open positions please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Shawnna Earnest
Earnest HR Consulting

The following positions are currently available:

Legal Assistant

We are currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is a self- motivated professional with 2 – 5 years of legal assistant experience. Primary responsibilities include assisting attorneys through the performance of complex secretarial/administrative duties including scheduling, pulling, saving, and filing pleadings, file management, and overall office support as needed. In this position you may support 1 – 3 attorneys, communicate directly with the Court, clients, and experts, and provide additional support when others are out of the office.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Schedule meetings and deadlines and manage attorney calendars, including sending invitations and reminders when needed
  • Assisting lawyers in preparing, drafting, and compiling documents for transactional closings, depositions, hearings, trials, and conferences, proofread and edit drafts
  • File pleadings using the Colorado Court CCE system
  • Pull pleadings and court filings and be responsible for independently filing the pleadings, calendaring deadlines, and providing copies of pertinent pleadings to the client and their expert engineers
  • Create attorney time entries and invoicing for clients
  • Preparing documents for notarization
  • Assist with preparing exhibits, charts and diagrams to display information
  • Assist in legal research and gather pertinent factual and supportive information
  • Assist with case management and drafting court motions or
  • Attend and support attorneys at trial
  • Save, organize, and manage records
  • General office support including answering phones, checking supply inventories, and requesting re-orders, making service calls, sending, and delivering mail, scanning, making copies, greeting clients, and ensuring office is neat and orderly for clients.
  • Basic communication with opposing counsel, or opposing counsel’s support staff, such as for scheduling meetings and providing or requesting documents.

Education, Skills & Experience

  • Paralegal or legal assistant certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experience in water law, real property, or trusts and estates preferred, but not required
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience as a legal assistant
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality

The Firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a compensation range of $26 to $30 per hour, depending on experience. If you are interested in our Firm and this position, and your experience calls for a base salary outside our range, we are happy to discuss. We also offer medical including company contribution to an HSA, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) with company match.

Lawrence, Custer, Grasmick, Jones and Donovan, LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Please note that the 2019 Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act requires employers to disclose in each job posting, the job duties and responsibilities the hourly or salary compensation for the position, or a range of hourly or salary compensation, and a general description of all benefits and other compensation offered with the position.