We're New Leaf Family, and we might be looking for you. It is our hope that you have also been looking for us. We're not like other family law firms. We intentionally have built this firm to be different; different for our team, different for our clients, different to other lawyers, to the courts, and to the public. From the ground up, we have built the family law firm we always wished existed when we needed them.
There is a better way to practice Family Law.
That is the premise of the New Leaf Family. If you agree, you may want to read on! If not ... it is perfectly OK to move on.
Doing things differently should get you excited.
We're looking for an attorney that wants to join us in our mission to completely change the way Family Law is practiced. We believe that Family Law firms should be focused on helping our clients transition into a life more fully lived, and not on the conflict.
"We empower our clients to make the best possible decisions for themselves and their family."
Those are the words we live by. We invest in getting to know our clients, and in helping them to know themselves, and what they want as a result of the situation that brought them to us.
In order to do this, we need lawyers that are aligned with this mission, good with clients, and unafraid to stand up for our clients before any tribunal. While we do not believe that the court is the best place to resolve the disputes in which our clients may be engaged, we do believe that the best way to bring the decision back to our clients is to be unafraid to advocate for them in the best way possible.
We accomplish that by working to empower our clients to make the best decisions they can for themselves and their families. We meet our clients in times of family conflict or transition, and we then assist them to make the transition in a positive manner, toward the life they want. We emphasize growth over conflict. We help clients move toward a new life, not just flee the one they’re in.
This is not a typical family law firm.
The work you do will directly contribute to work that helps clients in very real ways.
The founders of New Leaf believe that:
You may not have much experience, but this mission excites you!
We are looking for attorneys who want to work to help people undergoing transition in their family. You should be someone who would like to work with a team that believes as we do, and who want to reduce the attorney-induced drama needless escalation of the conflict, and focus instead on building a future with and for clients.
The system as practiced in many firms seems designed to wear down the clients, and the attorneys. There is a better way of doing things, so that the balance, most days, have you feeling awesome about how much you are positively affecting people’s lives. We can't eliminate the tough days ... we're not magicians ... but we are on a mission, and that makes it a lot more fun!
You are committed, above all, and in everything we do, to an excellent experience for clients.
If you're still reading this, and believe this might be a role for you, let me tell you about us. We are combining our founders' talents of running successful law firms, with the experience of having built a very successful family law practice, and wanting to continue to grow to serve more people.
We are able to serve clients more fully, and more efficiently, bringing family law services to people who have been scared away by the high, and unpredictable costs of family law firms led by trial lawyers who can be more interested in winning, than in achieving a great outcome for their clients.
When you apply, please briefly let us know why this role, in particular, gets you excited... This is key. Don't skip it! (you will be prompted separately to answer this question)
We look forward to hearing from you!
We operate as a team. In this role you get to be on a team of attorneys, paralegals, assistants, coaches, counselors, and more. We are all focused on empowering clients to navigate change and conflict in their family lives. You will help clients to develop and articulate a vision of the future they are working to achieve and prepare a strategy that helps them to achieve it. We believe that we should not impose what we see as "the solution" onto clients' lives.
Key responsibilities as an attorney with New Leaf Family are to:
You will do your part to bring effective conflict resolution resources to more people, by being effective in what you do with New Leaf Family, and letting our light shine!
First and foremost, you have a passion for empowering clients through their current family conflict, toward a future that they may not (yet) clearly see. Next, you are excited about the prospect of doing this … differently! The remainder of qualifications doesn't matter if you don't have this! (But they are still essential if you do.) You are the right person if you are:
New Leaf Family is a law firm, yes. But we do things ... differently.
We are focused on empowering our clients to resolve their family conflict problems. We exist to help them understand the future they want to build, and then using our skills and experience to help them plan their path, and to help them implement it.
We understand that our clients don't come to us with legal problems. They are experiencing personal conflict. Yes, their problems likely have an intersection with the law, which is why we’re the right team to help them. But that isn’t the totality of their problem … so its not the end of how we serve our clients.
Our work doesn't begin and end with the legal process. It begins before that, and continues long past. Our mission is to help solve the entire problem, sometimes including other professionals in our work.
We began our work in Family Law in 2004, and have evolved our approach over time. It is important, first and foremost, to understand that we are not" divorce brokers." It is not our mission to get people divorced ... or to keep them from divorcing. Our mission, put simply, is to empower our clients to make the best decisions for themselves and their family, and then to apply our skills, knowledge and experience to implementing those decisions with and for our clients. Often times that need not involve bitter and protracted litigation. It is often best for all parties when we are able to arrive at a result that most closely aligns with their values, hopes and desires.
(But we are fully equipped and ready to engage in whatever level of litigation is needed to protect those values, hopes and desires!)
We believe that that serving our clients means understanding their needs before, during, and after whatever legal process may ensue, and connecting them with the necessary resources, easily and seamlessly. Our clients team up with us to build their futures ... and we take that responsibility very seriously.