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Legal Administrator

Legal Administrator job overview

A legal administrator is responsible for the successful daily operations of a law office. They act as a liaison between departments to ensure clear and consistent communication across the firm. Job responsibilities include recruiting, hiring, and onboarding legal staff, overseeing employee benefits, managing the annual review process for the team, reviewing and executing new contracts and renewals for office equipment, office supplies, software, and hardware, and coordinating the firm’s meetings and offsite events. A legal office manager typically works full-time for a law firm or in a legal office but can also work for a corporation or non-profit organization.

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Legal Administrator job summary

We are searching for an experienced legal administrator who can help run the day-to-day operations of our busy law firm. Additional responsibilities include human resources tasks like hiring, onboarding, and training new talent, and overseeing employee benefits. You will also be responsible for planning our events throughout the year. If you are looking to use your office administration and management skills to take your career to the next level, please reach out to us today!


Ashburn, VA
Legal Administrator responsibilities
  • Direct day-to-day office operations, provide administrative support for legal services, and enforce office procedures
  • Recruit, hire, and onboard new employees to the firm
  • Oversee all employee benefits, such as health insurance enrollments and renewals, long and short term disability, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) and profit-sharing options
  • Communicate across departments ensuring contracts for office equipment, software, hardware, and office supplies are up-to-date
  • Initiate annual evaluation process for staff and follow through to completion
  • Organize firm-related meetings and events, including client appreciation events, which may occur off-site
Legal Administrator qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent and a two-year degree program in public administration, human resources, paralegal studies, or similar area is required - Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 5 years’ experience in a legal department as a legal administrative assistant, support staff, executive assistant, bookkeeper, legal assistant, or legal secretary is necessary - Similar experience as an office administrator or medical office management is also acceptable
  • Exceptional computer skills including MS Office (word, excel, and email) is crucial
  • Knowledge of the legal industry, (legal research, legal terminology, and case management practices) is valuable
  • Requires strong leadership qualities with excellent communication skills and time management skills to effectively multi-task in this role
Legal Administrator compensation

$50,806 (National Average)

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