Paralegal Manager-West

Special Counsel
Published
October 3, 2020
Location
San Francisco, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Are you Paralegal Manger looking to further your career and wish to join a team where you have a strong voice in structuring the paralegal department? If so, we might have the opportunity for you! We are currently on the hunt for an exceptional Paralegal Manager to join the team of a well-respected, AM Law 100 firm in San Francisco, CA. You are an ideal candidate if you have over seven years of experience managing a paralegal team and have worked in a large law firm setting. In this role, you will utilize your skill sets to manage, train, recruit, and provide performance reviews for the firm’s talented paralegal team. Compensation is highly competitive for this market and contingent on experience. This firm is known for their professional development programs and respectful work environment, traits that make their teams incredibly tightknit and successful. Opportunities like this are not seen in San Francisco often, so please inquire today if you would like to hear more details on this once-in-a-lifetime career offering!

Benefits:

  • Remote (indefinitely)
  • Employer paid benefits
  • 401k Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • PTO
  • Parking/Transportation Assistance
  • Paralegal Manager Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary point of contact for paralegals on day-to-day issues; escalate as appropriate
  • Conduct regular check-ins with paralegal team members to review productivity and professional development matters
  • Monitor paralegal workload to ensure projects are being handled by appropriate personnel at the appropriate level and to ensure workload is balanced across Business Units and offices
  • Collaborate with Attorney Development Managers (“ADMs”) & Business Unit Directors to ensure paralegals are meeting the needs of attorneys; confer with attorneys as necessary
  • Approve Workforce Central timecards.
  • Manage overtime expense by checking Workday time entries against Intapp time entries for consistency; follow-up with paralegals regarding unallocated overtime
  • Monitor paralegal time entry to ensure compliance with time entry policy; address policy violations with paralegals
  • Conduct informational interviews as necessary
  • Monitor new matters and budget reports; collaborate with ADMs to develop proactive staffing of team members
  • Monitor productivity of paralegals and proactively address over or under-utilization
  • Develop opportunities for cross-office training and team integration and chair presentations
  • Review resumes sourced from Human Resources (“HR”) and identify interview team.
  • Collaborate with HR and other organizational departments to finalize orientation schedule for all new hires
  • Develop lateral and 1st year attorney orientation materials
  • Qualifications:

  • Over 7 years’ experience working as a paralegal in a large-firm setting, preferred
  • Experience mentoring and training junior paralegal team members, required
  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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