The State Bar of California reports that as of July 31, 2017, we have almost 190,000 licensed attorneys in the state. The average age of a bar member is 49 years old. The average age of a recent law school graduate is around 27. In layman's terms - we sure have a lot of lawyers.
How do law firms recruit? Many of us seek out law schools' career centers. This can be a fertile field. The advantage - bright, capable students often seeking their first legal job. The disadvantage - its quite a task to take a recent grad and train him or her into a position that requires a good deal of judgment and commitment.
So Hackard Law is seeking an attorney with some litigation experience to join our team of estate, trust, probate and elder financial abuse litigators. We are passionate about what we do in representing disinherited heirs, wronged beneficiaries and families of elder financial abuse victims in California probate and civil court. Our geographic practice area includes most of Northern and Southern California urban counties so occasional overnight travel is required.
Why is our practice growing? Start with the fact that 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 each day. Baby boomers are the biggest and wealthiest generation in our nation's history. While many estate wealth transfers to or from boomers are uneventful, there is both anecdotal and statistical evidence that many of the transfers require the expertise of litigators to move disputes to resolution. In Los Angeles County alone, there are over 14,000 probate and mental health trials per year. It doesn't take too many court appearances in the probate courts of Sacramento, Placer, Alameda, or Los Angeles Counties to see that there is an immense amount of work in probate litigation.
If you are a licensed California attorney and would like to learn more about this position, then email to resume to Brian Geremia at [email protected].