Nichols Kaster PLLP, one of the nation’s largest class action firms, is growing its Civil Rights and Impact Litigation practice. The firm’s Civil Rights and Impact Litigation Group takes on large-scale injustices that threaten protected groups and the country’s most vulnerable populations. The group focuses on class action cases involving discrimination, fraud, and other unfair business practices in employment, government and private contracts, insurance, healthcare, housing, schools, prisons, and the environment.
The Civil Rights and Impact Litigation practice group seeks applicants for an associate attorney position in its Minneapolis, MN office. We are looking for creative, motivated, and socially-conscious attorneys who want to use the law to fight injustice and make change. Associates take an active role in managing their own cases, writing, responding to, and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and participating in trials. We staff our cases efficiently, giving new lawyers the opportunity to gain valuable experience early on in their careers. Our associates are on the front lines of active litigation, and find the practice both challenging and rewarding.
At Nichols Kaster, we believe that diversity in all forms improves every workplace and makes every organization better. Nichols Kaster is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment for our employees and to bringing a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to our work.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Litigate class action cases in federal and state courts
Conduct legal research and write legal memoranda
Draft pleadings and briefs, argue motions in court
Maintain client relationships
Take and defend depositions
Travel as required for nationwide litigation and conferences
Work with industrial-organization psychology, economics, and other experts
Develop new cases and conduct pre-suit investigations
Develop relationships with other attorneys in the plaintiffs’ bar
Engage in public speaking, including at conferences, CLEs, and on panels
Work closely with and supervise paralegals, assistants, interns, and clerks
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
J.D. degree – Candidates with 0-3 years of litigation experience are encouraged to apply and responsibilities and compensation will be adjusted accordingly
Desire to work on class action and multi-plaintiff cases
Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and diligent, with a commitment to plaintiffs’ side litigation
Admission to the MN bar, or eligibility for admission within six months
Superior analytical skills and excellent research and writing skills
Excellent oral communication and advocacy skills
Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, work independently, and meet strict deadlines under pressure
About Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Our firm, throughout its forty plus years of practice, has developed a sterling reputation as a top employment and consumer plaintiff firm. We have repeatedly received a First Tier ranking as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, a top plaintiffs’ employment law firm by Law360, and one of Minnesota’s Top 100 Law Firms by Minnesota Lawyer. Nichols Kaster has also held the honor of being identified as one of the top 50 Elite Trial Lawyers by The National Law Journal, and named to The National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List. It has been ranked one of the top ten busiest wage and hour firms in the country by Litigation Almanac 360.
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