The Firm
Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC is proud to offer a challenging, rewarding, and collegial work environment. Our greatest success is our people, and we continually seek to recruit, mentor, develop, and promote exceptional talent throughout all practice areas and departments. Lateral partners, associates, law students, and professional staff are consistently drawn to our positive, dedicated, and family friendly environment.

Compensation & Benefits
Attracting and retaining top legal talent has been critical to Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s success. Our compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the legal marketplace, and our compensation model rewards excellent client service, superior legal representation, and demonstrated commitment to the firm’s success.
Our benefits package promotes a healthy work-life balance for all employees and includes: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pediatric Dental & Vision Insurance, Flexible Benefit Spending Plan (Section 125), Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401(k) with Firm Match Contributions, Paid Time Off and Holidays.

EOE EMPLOYER:
Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy to hire qualified applicants for the position, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin.  It is also our policy to provide employment opportunities to qualified persons with a disability and covered veterans.

Applications
Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements by e-mail to Recruiting or by U.S. Mail to:

Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC
Attn: Recruiting
500 N. Market St.
Wichita, KS 67214-3514

(2) Available Positions (KC and Topeka/Lawrence)

Kansas City

PARALEGAL / LEGAL ASSISTANT IN KANSAS CITY MO 

DESCRIPTION: Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC is a prominent mid-sized law firm with established Family Law, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation practice groups. We are seeking a Paralegal / Legal Assistant preferably with experience in family law, criminal defense, insurance defense and/or business formation to join our Kansas City team. The successful candidate will provide excellent internal and external customer service in addition to providing legal assistance to our attorneys utilizing current litigation support techniques, software and equipment. Accuracy and attention to detail is required. 

NAME: Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC 

EMPLOYER ADDRESS: 926 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64106-2633 

CONTACT PERSON: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 

TELEPHONE NUMBER: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 

FAX NUMBER: NO FAXES 

EMAIL: [email protected] 

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm 

JOB SITE: 926 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64106-2633 

JOB TITLE: Paralegal / Legal Assistant 

SALARY: $ DOE 

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements 

EXPERIENCE NEEDED: Two years of professional experience in an active legal environment supporting Family Law, Criminal Defense or Civil Litigation team by providing excellent customer service and legal assistance to our attorneys utilizing current litigation support techniques, software and equipment. Equivalent education or paralegal certification will be considered in lieu of requisite experience. 

HOURS PER WEEK: 40 (Full-Time) 

EOE EMPLOYER: Joseph, Hollander & Craft is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire qualified applicants for the position, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin. It is also our policy to provide employment opportunities to qualified persons with a disability and covered veterans. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and punctual attendance is mandatory. 

Ability to sit for extended periods of time; ability to ascend and descend stairs without assistance; occasional bending, stooping and lifting up to twenty-five pounds. 

Must be willing to travel occasionally for court hearings, depositions and trials. 

EDUCATION (Required): 

H.S. Diploma and Paralegal Certificate or equivalent education/experience 

EDUCATION (Preferred): 

Bachelor’s Degree 

EXPERIENCE (Required): 

Two years of experience in a paralegal capacity in a fast-paced legal environment supporting attorneys utilizing current litigation support techniques, software and equipment. 

EXPERIENCE (Preferred): 

On-site trial support experience 

SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS (Required): 

Must have strong customer/collaboration skills. 

Proficiency with common office equipment and applications including: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, OCR Software, Tabs3, PracticeMaster, Internet Explorer, Document Management Systems (DMS) 

Excellent oral and written communication, keen attention to detail, dependability, professionalism, strong client relationships (internal and external) 

Must be self-directed and have excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment 

Typing skills at minimum of 45 w.p.m. & ability to use multi-line telephone system 

SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS (Preferred): 

Bilingual (English & Spanish) 

Proficient at legal research using Westlaw databases 

Ability to use public and proprietary databases to calendar conferences, depositions and meetings and to conduct legal research, download and upload documents, pleadings, court orders, case law, medical records and investigation reports. 

Experience with office management, facilities management, accounts payable and/or accounts receivable a plus. 

Experience answering and successfully managing a multi-line phone system a plus. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Successful candidate will provide excellent internal and external customer service and legal assistance to attorneys in preparation for litigation. Candidate will provide complex legal support by utilizing current litigation support techniques, software and equipment. 

  1. Demonstrates proficiency in use of personal computer, all relevant software, tools and applications and other common office and business equipment, including copy and fax machines, scanners, printers, binders, multi-line telephone systems, etc.
  2. Completes all data entry and case file management tasks including: set up and maintain client files, indices, labels, folders, binders, etc. with proficiency and accuracy; scanning, uploading and coding case related materials for incorporation into electronic case file using document management system (DMS).
  3. Maintains case team calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions and scheduling case management deadlines and relevant reminders pertaining to attorney dockets. Organizes client conferences and attorney meetings and schedules couriers, court reporters, caterers, expert witnesses and other special functions and services. Book conference rooms for meetings, including audio visual services, and arrange for meal service, if required. Set up conference calls utilizing conferencing technology.
  4. Assist in drafting correspondence, pleadings, memos, charts, etc. Proofreads and reformats as requested with accuracy and attention to detail.
  5. Performs general clerical duties including, but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, scanning, mailing, printing and filing.
  6. Research, print and organize case materials, pleadings and correspondence from document management systems as needed by case teams.
  7. Demonstrates proficiency and skills necessary for indexing, binding, compiling, organizing, scanning, and uploading pleadings, correspondence, case materials, research materials, graphics and supplies in anticipation of hearings, depositions and trial.
  8. Coordinates preparation of reports, exhibits, charts, graphs and other courtroom visual aids and materials. Records and monitors court appearance dates, pleadings and filing requirements. Anticipates changes in litigation or transaction requirements.
  9. Represents attorney in a professional way by communicating and obtaining information from colleagues, co-counsel, opposing counsel, clients, courts, etc. Follows up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney or case team.
  10. Responsible for providing occasional back-up support for receptionist.
  11. Responsible for tracking and entering time.
  12. Maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential.
  13. Demonstrates diligence and commitment to meeting all deadlines and maintaining composure in high-stress or hectic scenarios. Maintains professional interaction with clients, attorneys and office colleagues.
  14. Exhibits commitment to teamwork by establishing and maintaining good working relationships with clients, attorneys and office colleagues. Demonstrates willingness to work with, assist or request assistance from other practice groups and staff members in accomplishing work assignments.
  15. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Maintains skill set with current software and applications by attending all mandatory training sessions.
  16. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, accepting responsibility for missteps and lost opportunities, and exploring opportunities to add value to position, team, office and firm.
  17. Demonstrates strong multi-tasking and time management skills, ability to successfully prioritize, consistency in personal commitment to seeking clarification, guidance and training when necessary and commitment to team work and collaboration.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 

  • Dental Insurance 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Pediatric Dental & Vision Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Spending Plan (Section 125) 
  • 401(k) with Firm Matching 
  • Free Parking 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Paid Time Off

Overland Park


Lawrence


Topeka

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY 

DESCRIPTION: Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC is a prominent mid-sized law firm with established Family Law, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation practice groups. We are seeking an experienced criminal defense attorney to join our Lawrence/Topeka team. 

NAME: Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC, www.josephhollander.com 

EMPLOYER ADDRESS: 1508 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612 / 5200 Bob Billings Parkway, Suite 201, Lawrence, KS 66049 

CONTACT PERSON: [email protected] 

TELEPHONE NUMBER: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 

FAX NUMBER: NO FAXES 

EMAIL: [email protected] 

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm 

JOB SITE: 1508 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612 / 5200 Bob Billings Parkway, Suite 201, Lawrence, KS 66049 

JOB TITLE: Criminal Defense Attorney 

SALARY: $ DOE 

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter, resumé, writing sample and salary requirements 

HOURS PER WEEK: 40 (Full-Time) 

EOE EMPLOYER: Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire qualified applicants for the position, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin. It is also our policy to provide employment opportunities to qualified persons with a disability and covered veterans. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be actively licensed in good standing to practice law in Kansas; licensure in neighboring states a plus 
  • Must possess strong communication and analytical skills and be committed to providing excellent customer service 
  • Must be willing to travel for court hearings, depositions, mediations and other case related engagements 
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time; ability to ascend and descend stairs without assistance; occasional bending, stooping and lifting up to fifty pounds 

EDUCATION (Required): 

Undergraduate and J.D. required 

EXPERIENCE (Required): 

  • At least one year of experience practicing in a fast-paced legal environment 
  • Experience handling criminal law matters 

EXPERIENCE (Preferred): 

  • Experience in municipal and state court representing (or prosecuting) defendants charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating strong research and writing skills and/or demonstrated excellence in trial advocacy 

SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS (Required): 

  • Ability to research, analyze and develop case information, evidence, settlement options and strategy 
  • Execute case strategy with senior attorneys, legal assistants, clients and support staff 
  • Excellent case management skills including prompt and regular communication with client, parties, court personnel and internal support staff; preparing for and participating in court hearings and trials; drafting correspondence, status reports, pleadings, motions, etc. 
  • Diligently manages client budgets by monitoring client account status, case staffing, case strategy and anticipating case related fees and expenses. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment using superior time management and decision-making skills 
  • Demonstrated success managing cases and support staff including: maintaining organized files; preparing exhibits and trial materials; monitoring calendars and deadlines and scheduling client and witness meetings; communicating regularly with supervising attorney, client and support staff; documenting client representation and other case management activities using case management and document management software. 
  • Must be a team player, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong collaboration skills and ability to develop strong client relationships (internal and external). 
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills and demonstrate proficiency with common office equipment and applications including: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe, Internet Explorer, WordPerfect, Time Slips, TABS, Practice Master 
  • Must show commitment to participating in business development and networking functions to develop both individual and firm practice areas 
  • Must be dependable, professional (both in appearance and demeanor), self-directed, resourceful, adaptable, energetic and show initiative 
  • Must be motivated to manage individual case load, collaborate with criminal defense practice group on shared matters, and to develop and grow individual practice 

SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS (Preferred): 

  • Familiar with case management, time management and document management systems including: TABS and Practice Master (or comparable) 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 

This position offers a competitive salary with bonus opportunities and an excellent benefit package including: 

  • Medical Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Pediatric Dental & Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Spending Plan (Section 125) 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Holidays 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • 401(k) with Firm Matching 
  • Free Off-Street Parking 
  • Firm Paid Bar Registrations, Professional Association Dues and CLE (subject to individual budgets) 

Wichita