Associate Attorney Employment Agreement Form. This is a Georgia form and can be use in State Bar Of Georgia Statewide.
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ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT>>>> 2 Table of Contents Section Page 1. Employment and Duties 1 2. Compensation 1 3. Partnership 2 4. Facilities 2 5. Additional Benefits 2 6. Operation 3 7. Term 3 8. Miscellaneous 4>>>> 3 ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT This AGREEMENT made as of this ___ day of _______, 20__, between _________& _________, hereinafter referred to as the "Firm" and _________, herein after referred to as the"Attorney". Recitals The Firm is a Partnership/Professional Service Corporation formed under the laws ofGeorgia to render legal services. The Attorney is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia. The Firm and the Attorney desire to have the attorney practice law as an employee ofthe Firm. It is agreed by and between the parties as follows: Section 1. Employment and Duties. 1.1. Employment. The Firm employs the Attorney and the Attorney acceptsemployment as an attorney in accordance with the terms of this Agreement . 1.2. Full Time. The Attorney shall devote full working time and attention to thepractice of law for the Firm and the Attorney shall not, without the wri tten consent of the Firm, directlyor indirectly render services of a professional nature to or for any per son or firm except as an employeeof the Firm. 1.3. Duties and Assignments. The Firm shall determine the duties to be performed bythe Attorney and the means and the manner by which those duties shall be performed. The Firm shalldetermine the assignment of clients to the Attorney and the Attorney sha ll perform services for suchclients assigned. The Firm shall determine the rates at which the Attor neys work shall be billed. Section 2. Compensation. 2.1. Salary. For all services rendered by the Attorney under this Agreement, the F irmshall pay the Attorney an annual salary of $_________, payable monthly o r as may otherwise bemutually agreed. The salary may be changed by mutual agreement of the p arties at any time. 2.2. Bonus. In addition to the salary specified in 2.1, the Attorney may receive abonus. The bonus, if any, will be in such amounts as the Firm may deter mine in its absolute discretion.>>>> 4 Section 3. Partnership. It is the policy of the Firm to employ as attorneys persons whowill be given the opportunity to become partners in the Firm. The Firm after a certain number of yearswill make the determination as to whether the Attorney will be admitted to partnership. Section 4. Facilities. 4.1. Office. The Firm shall furnish the Attorney with office space, staff assistance andsuch other facilities and services as are reasonably necessary to the performance of the Attorneysduties. 4.2. Liability Insurance. The Firm shall maintain professional liability insurancecovering the acts and omissions of the Attorney in the performance of the Attorneys professionalduties. 4.3. Travel. The Attorney may be required to travel on business for the Firm, and shallbe reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred, provided, however, that a detailedaccount of such expenses is provided to the Firm. 4.4. Professional Societies. The Firm shall pay the Attorneys dues for membership inThe Georgia Bar and the American Bar Association. 4.5. Education. The Firm shall pay the reasonable amount of expenses incurred by theAttorney to maintain or improve the Attorneys professional skills. The Attorney agrees to submit tothe Firm such documentation as may be necessary to substantiate such expenses. Section 5. Additional Benefits. 5.1. Medical Insurance. The Firm agrees to provide coverage for the Attorney, theAttorneys spouse and dependents under a group accident and health insurance policy, the terms andbenefits of which shall be determined by the Firm. 5.2. Vacation. The Attorney shall be entitled to reasonable vacation time each year;however, the Attorneys vacation will be scheduled at such time as will least interfere with the businessof the Firm. The Attorney is further entitled to time off on all holidays normally celebrated inaccordance with the Firms stated policy. 5.3. Life Insurance. The Firm may provide group life insurance coverage, in amountswhich shall be determined by the Firm. 2>>>> 5 5.4. Retirement Plan. The Attorney shall participate in any Firm qualified retirementplan according to the terms of said plan as amended from time to time. 5.5. Disability. In the event the Attorney is unable to perform his or her regular dutiesas a result of personal disability the Firm will pay the Attorneys salary during such disability for a totalof ninety (90) days in any twelve (12) month period. Section 6. Operations. 6.1. Records and Files. All records, documents, and files concerning clients of theFirm shall belong to and remain the property of the Firm. On termination of employment, the Attorneyshall not be entitled to keep or reproduce the Firms records, documents or files relating to any clientunless the client shall specifically request that its files be transmitted to the Attorney. 6.2. Fees. All fees and compensation received or realized as a result of the rendition ofprofessional legal services by the Attorney shall belong to and be paid to the Firm. Any fee orhonoraria received by the Attorney for professional services or other professional activities performedby the Attorney shall belong to the Firm. Section 7. Term. 7.1. One Year, Automatic Extension. The term of this Agreement shall begin on thedate hereof and continue for a period of one year and shall be automatically extended from year to yearunless terminated in accordance with this section. 7.2. Events of Termination. This Agreement shall be terminated upon the happeningof any of the following events: .The death of the Attorney .The determination of the Firm that the Attorney has become disabled. .Dismissal for cause of the Attorney as hereinafter provided. .Occurrence of the effective date of termination, notice of which has been given in writing by either party to the other, so long as there are at least sixty (60) days between giving of the notice and the effective date of termination. .The mutual written agreement of the Attorney and the Firm to termination. 7.3. Termination on Disability. The Firm may determine that the Attorney has becomedisabled for purposes of this Agreement in the event that the Attorney shall fail, because of illness orincapacity, to render for ninety (90) days or more in any