Paralegal Manager
Job Description

Paralegal Manager Job Description

Paralegal Manager Job Overview

A paralegal manager oversees a team of paralegals that support attorneys at a law firm. They are responsible for the case management and workload of the paralegal team, assigning projects that include the preparation of various legal documents, court proceedings, and billing procedures, tracking continuing education hours, and ensuring the accuracy of the work produced. They may also advise on human resources responsibilities such as the hiring, promotions, terminations, average salaries, and billing rates of the part-time and full-time paralegals they oversee. In addition to their supervisory duties, a paralegal manager handles their own caseload, which includes, legal research, maintaining files, and preparing correspondence and other legal documents for trial. A paralegal manager has at least 5 years of paralegal experience and typically works full-time at law firms, in-house legal departments, or government agencies.

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Paralegal Manager Job Summary

Do you have years of experience working as a paralegal/case manager and feel ready to take your challenging and rewarding career to the next level? Join our law office and let your past successes guide our paralegal team! As a paralegal manager, you’ll assign projects and help us with hiring, training, promotions, reviews, terminations, and more. You’ll also be responsible for tracking continuing legal education credits for the department, and make suggestions for which classes paralegals should enroll in. Job seekers should be natural leaders with law firm experience as senior paralegals or similar positions that love to help others grow in their roles. Contact us today to be considered for this opportunity!

Location

Ashburn, VA

Paralegal Manager Responsibilities

  • Oversee our team of paralegals and assist with assigning projects, organizing and prioritizing tasks, caseload, and workflow, and advise on conflict resolution, as needed
  • Assist in personnel decisions, such as hiring, termination, salary, reviews, and promotions as they relate to subordinate paralegals
  • Confirm Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are being tracked and recommend additional classes if needed
  • Handle own caseload, to include drafting legal documents such as pleadings, memoranda, contracts, discovery requests/answers
  • Act as a liaison between attorneys and paralegals, ensuring projects are completed accurately and timely and resolve conflicts as needed

Paralegal Manager Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in legal administration, management, finance, or similar major - Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 5 years' experience working in a paralegal specialist, case manager, or legal assistant, legal office manager position
  • Paralegal certificate from a nationally accredited program preferred
  • Member of local paralegal association and/or National Federation of Paralegal Association preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and basic computer skills
  • Management, leadership, decision-making, and communication skills are necessary to succeed in this role

Paralegal Manager Compensation

$57,650 (National Average)

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