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Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is a full-service law firm with over 170 attorneys in nine California offices. We look for attorneys and other professionals of the highest caliber.  

Our Culture
We are proud to offer attorneys and staff a productive working environment which promotes teamwork throughout the firm. Attorneys can expect a challenging and fulfilling legal practice. Managers, paralegals, secretaries, and other staff members also take on challenging roles and are integral in delivering outstanding service to our clients.

We are widely recognized as one of the most diverse and inclusive law firms in the country. In May 2017, Chambers USA honored the firm as one of the five Most Inclusive Firms for Minority Women Lawyers nationwide. In March 2017, AALRR was awarded Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.’s (ABC) National Diversity Excellence Award for the third time in the Associate category. In May 2016, Law360 ranked AALRR as the second best law firm in the country for minority equity partners and the ninth best in the country for minority attorneys in general.

Many of our attorneys and staff spend their entire careers at AALRR. Our retention rates are much higher than average—our associate retention rate alone is over 90 percent. Here are some reasons why:

  • We fully embrace our “culture of congeniality.” AALRR prioritizes teamwork, inclusivity, and a good-natured sense of community at every level. Our attorneys help each other grow their practices through cross-marketing, mentoring, and other means.
  • Our firm actively encourages involvement in the community at large. Many of our attorneys are also law professors, State Bar committee members, and pro bono providers.
  • To work at AALRR is to be surrounded by talent. Many of our attorneys have been named to nationwide “Best Of” lists, including Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
  • Our large marketing staff is dedicated to promoting AALRR and individual attorneys to new clients across the state and to keeping our current clients satisfied. We hold over 400 events annually, offer numerous opportunities for attorneys to present at conferences and other events, and regularly nominate our attorneys for recognition in both statewide and nationwide publications.
  • AALRR attorneys and staff enjoy an excellent working environment. We build offices where our attorneys and clients live, reducing commutes and avoiding steep rents. We have one of the best profit-sharing plans in California and continually develop new ways to keep our people satisfied. 

Professional Staff

We are proud of the high caliber of our staff members who are responsible for the daily management of the firm. We look for well qualified professionals in the areas of administration, paralegal, secretarial, accounting, human resources, marketing, library, and facilities.

The following positions are currently available:

Receptionist/Records Clerk - Pasadena

Receptionist/Hospitality duties:

  • Greeting guests and offering coffee/water
  • Answer multi-line telephone system
  • Conference room preparation for meetings (and clean up)
  • Ordering food/beverages for meetings
  • Provide general hospitality services (e.g., make coffee)
  • Break room and coffee station (set up and breakdown)
  • Retrieve, open, stamp and distribute mail; drop outgoing mail at end of day
  • Arrange for outgoing overnight packages and drop at end of day
  • Stock paper in each photocopier at the beginning of the day
  • Retrieve and forward faxes to attorneys and legal assistants
  • Maintain primary calendar at front desk
  • Provide support to office manager for routine administrative tasks
  • Provide secretarial assistance (during absences and overload periods)
  • Stock supplies

Records duties:

  • Organize, record, index and store material and files relating to attorney notes, correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, discovery and other documents
  • Maintain existing files and create new files using RM software (Interwoven)
  • Re-shelve files in file areas as needed

All other duties as assigned:

  • Stellar attendance and punctuality

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Ability to type 40 wpm
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate verbally, in writing and by telephone in a professional manner with clients, attorneys, vendors and staff
  • Ability to operate office equipment such as computer, transcription equipment, fax machine and advance functions on photocopiers
  • Proficiency in Word and Outlook, and familiarity with document management systems
  • Proficiency in transcribing attorney dictation
  • Proficiency in use of standard office equipment
  • Possession of valid California driver license
  • Ability to represent the firm in a positive and businesslike manner
  • Organized, hard working and willing to help

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting of heavy boxes including client files, overnight packages, etc. (approximately 20 pounds)
  • Stand/walk frequently
  • See well enough to read/compose reports and use computer and other technology
  • Hear well enough to communicate with clients, co-workers and outside vendors
  • Stoop, kneel, and climb small step stool
  • Use fine finger manipulation including writing, typing and using the phone system
  • Be able to drive motor vehicle

Work Environment:

  • Quiet professional office environment

See Job Description

Please submit cover letter and resume to: hiring@aalrr.com.

Receptionist/IPC Assistant - Riverside

Overall Purpose: Receptionist with good telephone skills, ability to type at least 70 wpm accurately, proficient working knowledge of MS Word, iManage, MS Outlook, and Excel. Ability to greet clients and other visitors and answer telephones in a professional manner. Performs any other clerical functions as assigned. Supervised by and reports to the Office Manager and/or Managing Partner.

Essential Job Duties:

TELEPHONES

  • Primary individual responsible for answering telephone (answer by third ring).
  • Forwards calls to attorneys/staff within Riverside office or to voice mail.
  • Forwards calls to other offices and/or voicemail as necessary.
  • Takes accurate messages.
  • Refers calls to appropriate staff in attorney’s absence.
  • Deals appropriately with emergency calls.
  • Greets callers and in-office guests in professional, appropriate manner.
  • Uses formal language in dealing with callers and guests.
  • Familiar with names of all attorneys at AALRR and able to associate clients with their districts.
  • Keeps track of who is in the office and schedules of those who are out of the office.

CLERICAL DUTIES
Network

  • Uses computer network and firm software for creating and maintaining typewritten documents as assigned.
  • Checks security server daily. Reports all errors to Office Manager for resolution.

IPC Duties

  • Attends general meetings, symposium and new board member workshop.
  • Assists the IPC Director in organizing and planning meetings, including securing meeting locations.
  • Prepares and sends notice of upcoming meetings, compiles registration, assists with hotel arrangements, prepares list of attendees, prepares name tags, compiles and proofreads presenters’ notebook, reconciles accounting, sends accounting and checks/purchase orders to Cerritos for processing within five (5) days of meeting, sends notebooks to non-attendees and performs other duties as assigned.

Budget/Expense Reports

  • Assists IPC Director with preparation of annual budget. Completes expense reports for IPC Director and forwards to Accounting Department for processing. Maintains copies of reports for Riverside office records. Answers questions raised by Accounting and IPC Director. Assists with preparation of budget.

 

See detailed Job Descrption

Please submit cover letter and resume to: hiring@aalrr.com.

Records Clerk - Cerritos

Overall Purpose: Provides filing assistance to attorneys, secretaries and paralegals. Maintains positive communications with all staff and supervisors. Observes confidentiality of client matters.  Follows policies and procedures of both the department and of the Firm.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Organize, record, index and store material and files relating to attorney notes, correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, discovery and other documents

  • Ability to categorize and file documents in sequential order

  • Operates personal computer,  to produce legal documents, correspondence, memoranda and e-mails, and other office machines such as photocopier, fax machine and postage meter

  • Ability to follow detailed directions given by attorneys, secretaries, paralegals and supervisors

  • Schedules appointments and meetings for attorneys

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Familiar with Word and Outlook, and familiarity with document management systems
  • Proficiency in use of standard office equipment
  • Ability to assist with moving of office furniture and boxes required
  • Ability to represent the firm in a positive and businesslike manner
  • Organized, hardworking, and team player

Other Duties

  • Assist in the transfer of files between offices or outside of the firm
  • Manage case room and satellite areas; including scanning of areas
  • Accurately prepare and send closed files to off-site storage vendor
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Prior legal records experience in the areas of education, litigation, transactional, or bankruptcy
  • Ability to type, read, and write in order to input data into Records Management Software
  • Must have adequate knowledge of MS Office Suite which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to type 40 wpm
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workflow for multiple attorneys, paralegals and secretaries
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate verbally and by telephone in a professional manner with attorneys, vendors and staff
  • Ability to operate office equipment such as a computer, and photocopiers

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:

  • Stand/walk frequently during their scheduled shift
  • Have the ability to see well enough to read/compose files or indices and use the computer
  • Have the ability to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers and outside vendors
  • Climb, stoop and kneel, occasionally
  • Use fine finger manipulation including writing, typing, and using the phone system
  • Be able to lift and carry 30 lbs
  • Be available to work more than 40 hours a week   

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to normal office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: hiring@aalrr.com.

Service Center Clerk - Cerritos

Summary: Provide general office services support in a law firm environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to (other duties may be assigned):

  • Stock office supplies and paper, maintain copier/supply rooms and secretarial stations
  • Process all incoming and outgoing mail
  • Check and replenish stock in break rooms and other key areas
  • Assist with meeting and special events set-up (catering, A/V needs, etc)
  • Assist Facilities / Service Center Manager as needed
  • Assist with special projects as needed by supervisor
  • Assist with copy jobs when needed
  • Back-up to mail office services clerk; restock all copiers with regular paper, clean the kitchen, and turn on all the dish washing machines

Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Requires a High School diploma (or equivalent) and office clerical experience
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills a must

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.

 

E-mail resume, cover letter, and salary history to: hiring@aalrr.com

Working at AALRR

Elizabeth J. Rho-Ng

Partner

"AALRR offers me the flexibility to balance my career and personal life. I especially enjoy working with experienced and talented lawyers in a collegial atmosphere."

Thomas A. Lenz

Partner

"I choose AALRR because I can work on fascinating issues affecting thousands of workplaces throughout California and the West."

Brooke Romero

Associate

"The people at AALRR whom I have the privilege of working with and the mentorship opportunities available to me are what I like best.”