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Legal Support Staff Manager

West Orange, NJ 07052

Posted: 11/15/2021 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Other Legal Support Personnel Job Number: 7507

Job Description

We currently have an opportunity for  a Legal Support Staff Manager with a law firm located in the Livingston, NJ area (zip code 07039). 
Position responsibilities are:
  • Supervise a staff of legal assistants and paralegal including managing recruiting, onboarding, team assimilation and scheduling
  • Handle performancement process, as well as coaching and employee relations
  • Monitor team work performance to ensure that the work product is timely and accurate and meets attorney needs
  • Facilitate team training and engagement and serve 
  • Motivate team and monitor industry trend and serve as the primary point of contact for the team in establishing best practices
  • Design, develop and implement department policies and procedures as well a department process improvements
  • Manage business relationships with outside vendor
  • Manage department budget
  • Take initiative to understand attorney needs from and identify opportunities for legal assistants and paralegals to execute those needs and improve firm productivity
  • Stay abreast of current new industry software programs and communicate that information to the firm
Position requirements are:
  • At least 5 years of experience as a legal assistant and paralegal manager with a law firm
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise a staff of employees and create a positive working environment
  • Experienced with establishing effective relationships with a team of attorneys and staff and assess their needs
  • Strong project management and execution skills
  • Excellent communication and client relations skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
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