A managing attorney or partner is a senior attorney and one of the primary professionals in charge of running a law firm. They are responsible for the firm’s operations, profitability, and ultimately, help in the success of its legal services. Job duties also include human resources tasks such as hiring and training new attorneys and staff, assisting with reviews and promotions, determining attorney salaries and billing rates, and also handling terminations. Additionally, the managing attorney works to grow the firm through client appreciation events, recruiting events, and educational seminars. Aside from their managerial responsibilities, they also handle their own active legal caseload. A managing attorney typically works full-time for a law firm but can also work for a corporation or non-profit organization.
We’re expanding our business and looking for an experienced managing attorney to ensure the success of our firm and develop the next generation of leaders in the legal industry. You’ll assist with running the firm’s operations in addition to handling your own caseload. You will advise the firm on ways to drive down costs and increase revenue to achieve our financial goals. We’ll rely on your expertise to hire great talent and uphold our reputation of excellence. We’re looking for a leader with the business acumen and drive to take us to that next level. If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to explore, let’s get in touch.
Managing Attorney responsibilities
Oversee law office operations including establishing the law firm structure, communicating and enforcing team values, and contributing to strategic business decisions to achieve our overall company goals
Recruit, hire, train, motivate, and develop senior attorneys, associate attorneys, paralegals, and support staff to strengthen our legal team
Ensure that the firm is achieving its client satisfaction goals by evaluating productivity and quality of service and making recommendations for improvement
Establish the financial strategy of the law firm by adequately distributing funds across the company, monitoring the monthly budget, anticipating requirements and trends, and evaluating the results - making modifications as needed
Build up the credibility of the law firm to the community by planning, organizing, and speaking at events such as webinars, media events, marketing initiatives, etc.
Represent and grow your own caseload (particularly complex cases) to continue your practice as an attorney
Managing Attorney qualifications
Four-year bachelor's degree, along with a three-year law degree from an accredited law school
At least 5 years of experience as an attorney
Active member of state bar and local bar associations
Decision-making, public speaking and supervisory experience is required
Advanced proficiency in computer skills, reviewing reports, and budgets
Excellent relationship building, leadership, process improvement, and communication skills are required
Managing Attorney compensation
$110,275 (National Average)
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