Job Opportunities & Careers with Meriwether & Tharp
Job Opportunities & Careers at Meriwether & Tharp
We are truly different from the traditional family law firm. Our culture, core values and our desire to constantly improve the quality of service we provide to our clients is what makes us unique. We train you on what we call "The M&T Way" - an internal system we developed to ensure we work together to provide the highest quality of legal representation for our clients with our fundamental approach that while "Divorce Hurts… it doesn't have to be Nasty". Internally, the M&T Way helps us remember that at Meriwether & Tharp, we aren't just a family law firm - we consider each other family. We have a culture of treating each other with respect and we do everything we can to give you the tools to create a healthy work life balance.
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Why Work for Meriwether & Tharp?
Our Culture - The M&T Way
Education & Training
We Provide the Tools and Resources for Success
You are an Important Part of the Team
Resolution Focused Approach
Competitive Pay and Bonus Structure
Externally, the M&T Way helps guide us to the best possible result for our clients, it keeps us centered on the client's goals. M&T gives you the tools and strategies to help your client get to a better place. Internally, the M&T Way defines our culture and helps us remember that as a family law firm, the concept of family is near and dear to our hearts. At M&T we consider each other family. Part of the M&T Way is to focus on how we treat each other. At M&T we try to be understanding of personal and family situations. We value a good balance between work life and personal life and we are willing to work with you to achieve that balance. Where feasible, we offer remote work options or hybrid work options as well. At the heart of it, the M&T Way helps us be successful at an individual level and at an organizational level by helping us stay focused on our core values of training and education, staying resolution focused, and using a team-based approach.
Behind the scenes we do everything we can to help develop your skills. We hold monthly internal seminars focused on improving various aspects of our client's experiences as well as improving your skills so that you can most effectively and efficiently help our clients. We have developed what we believe to be the first of its kind state of the art in-house training facility that provides guidance on all aspects of practicing divorce law including: intakes, case strategy development, case management, client communications, discovery and pleading preparation, mediation training, and, of course, trial preparation. At our training facility, we regularly host internal and external trainings and CLEs that count towards your annual CLE hours requirement. We host speakers and guests from around the family law community to discuss a variety of family law and divorce topics.
At Meriwether & Tharp, you will have access to numerous tools, resources and software that make your job easier and more efficient. We have developed numerous internal tools to improve the way divorce law is practiced from sophisticated marital balance sheets to complex income analysis worksheets, to our internal alimony calculator that helps project likely alimony outcomes in a case. We are always pushing the envelope by conducting studies & surveys to better understand how clients/jury pools feel about various aspects of the divorce process.
At Meriwether and Tharp, our professionals work in a team-based environment to achieve the maximum benefit for our client. It increases efficiency while decreasing mistakes. Our system and team-based approach allows you to focus on practicing law without having to worry about the administrative or non-billable tasks that you would normally have to handle on your own.
Traditionally in family law and divorce, attorneys will sometimes push clients to fight unnecessarily which leads to larger bills and protracted litigation for the client. At our core, we believe there's a better way. The M&T Way. Being resolution focused is a huge part of the M&T Way. Staying resolution focused allows us to help our clients avoid unnecessary and expensive litigation. A resolution focused approach typically wraps up cases quicker while focusing on accomplishing the client's particular goals. This will keep your clients happy and lead to positive reviews and referrals. Our resolution focused approach has not gone unnoticed by the family law bench and community. Courts appreciate that we attempt to accomplish our client's goals efficiently rather than waste the court's time with unnecessary protracted litigation.
At M&T we offer competitive pay and a transparent bonus structure that allows you to track your annual bonus amount in real time. We provide you with an IPS (Individual Performance Sheet) that will track your progress and show you your annual bonus amount throughout the year. The IPS makes it easy to see exactly what you need to do to get the bonus amount you desire. In addition to the traditional compensation and bonus structure, we also use a system called "Bonusly" which allows us to shout out and award points to members of the M&T family for positive achievements. Your points can be cashed in for gift cards, PayPal credit and much more.
Current Job Opportunities at M&T
Legal Assistant Opportunities
Digital Marketing Opportunities
Summer Program Opportunities
We are searching for skilled and dedicated attorneys who are looking to grow professionally to join our team-based, resolution-focused firm. We prefer a minimum of three years of experience. We provide extraordinary opportunities to support your professional growth, including practicums and seminars, internal training website, monthly individual coaching, and daily team support with a collaborative practice approach.
Our department based structure allows you to focus on taking care of our clients, so you don't have to be concerned with administrative tasks such as marketing and client billing. We provide intensive training on the latest technology and on our proprietary case analysis tools. We train you on "The M&T Way" - we are wholly committed to client service and we strive to deliver the highest quality legal representation and outstanding customer service, all with our fundamental approach that while "Divorce Hurts… it doesn't have to be Nasty." We are proud to offer a firm that puts FAMILY into the practice of family law. Our compensation plan allows you to choose the work-life balance you desire with achievable performance rewards. If you are looking to grow professionally and you believe in providing excellent customer service, we would love to welcome you to the M&T FAMILY. Family law is not just something we practice, it is all we practice. To apply, fill out the form above.
We are seeking ambitious, organized, and overall superstar paralegals who are looking to work in a team-based collegial environment that provides growth and professional development opportunities. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and skilled at managing domestic cases including drafting pleadings, electronic filing with the court, document discovery process from start to finish with minimal supervision, maintaining calendars, communicating with clients, opposing counsel, the Courts and paralegals, prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines. Must possess strong technical skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Nuance PDF, knowledge of the Uniform Superior Court Rules, court procedures and filing deadlines. Other general administrative duties as required. We prefer a minimum of three years of experience.
The qualified candidate should possess a bachelor's degree or possess a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. If you a looking to work in a firm that has excellent work environment that provides growth and professional development opportunities, we would love to welcome you to the M&T family. Our compensation plan allows you to choose the work-life balance with paid personal days to help balance outside commitments. To apply, fill out the form above.
Legal Assistant Opportunities
We are seeking Legal Assistants, preferably with some legal or administrative experience. If you are looking to work in a team-based collegial environment that provides growth and professional development opportunities, then this position is for you. The ideal candidate should be highly organized and skilled at managing and maintaining calendars, communicating, and meeting with clients, communicating with opposing counsel, the Courts and paralegals, filing and organizing client files, processing and distributing mail. Must possess strong technical skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Nuance PDF, and can prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Other general administrative duties as required.
The qualified candidate should possess a High School Diploma, be detailed oriented, must be English language grammar and spelling proficient, have strong communication skills and should be very organized. We are looking for candidates who are client service oriented, self-motivated, with the ability to take initiative. If you a looking to work in a firm that has excellent team environment that provides growth and professional development opportunities, we would love to welcome you to the M&T family. Our compensation plan allows you to choose the work-life balance with paid personal days to help balance outside commitments. To apply, fill out the form above.
Digital Marketing Opportunities
We have several openings as part of our internal digital marketing team that handle a variety of tasks including video editing and production, digital brochures and design, all aspects of SEM, and there are always a few more surprises on the way. We push to be cutting edge in our efforts and are constantly partnering up with some of the best digital teams in Atlanta so you get to see a variety of the latest approaches from some of the largest companies in Atlanta.
If you want to join a team that loves family law by helping individuals through difficult times, and you possess strong analytical and computer skills and you are organized and detail oriented, please complete the form above to submit your resume.
Summer Program Opportunities
From time to time (depending on projected need) we will offer a Summer Program for law students during their 1L and 2L summers. We prefer students in their 2L summer, but we are more than happy to offer exceptional 1L candidates. The program is paid and will place you with one of our teams and mentor team leader. We generally start accepting applications in February. The program typically begins just after Memorial Day weekend in May. Since different law schools have different fall start dates, we will work with you to create a custom end date that works for you. To apply, fill out the form above and indicate in the comments that you are a current law student interested in our Summer Program.
Join an Award Winning Team
Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Award
14 M&T Divorce Lawyers Selected
We provide everything you need so you can focus on what you do best. When you are able to focus on what you do best, you can provide the highest quality of service for your client. It goes without saying that this rarely goes unnoticed. We are proud to announce 14 attorneys selected to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2021. In fact, it's our 4th year in a row of getting over 10 of our lawyers selected to either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.
M&T Wins Inc. 5000 Award Five Years in a Row
We have won the annual Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 award for being one of the fastest growing companies in the nation 5 times in the last 5 years. Each year for the past 5 years, we beat our previous year's growth numbers. You can rest easy knowing that Meriwether & Tharp is a healthy, thriving and growing business. Not only do we provide the tools, education and training that you need to succeed - we also provide an environment that you will be able to grow and succeed in for many years to come.