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Paralegal Manager

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Dec 05,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC
Practice Area
Other >> Other
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Paralegal Manager
The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the paralegal resources firm-wide; this includes managing the workflow of all paralegals and project assistants to maximize productivity, ensure consistent client satisfaction and support career development for all team members. Working with the Senior Director of Service Operations, the Paralegal Manager is responsible for building a high quality team of paralegals and project assistants to support our lawyers on a firm-wide basis. Provide paralegal staffing support as well as monitor, track and assist with reporting on all paralegal utilization. Assist the Sr. Director of Service Operations and Practice Group Management Team with developing recommendations for new paralegal hires. Work with Human Resources in regards to recruiting all Paralegal Department hires. Coordinate the orientation and training of all new hires in regards to their specific practice group. Develop and implement training programs (in-house) and coordinate for approval of external training opportunities. Develop, as needed, specific training for practice groups and work with Practice Group Management on same. Responsible for the review and approval of all paralegal and project assistant timesheets firm-wide on a weekly basis. When needed, make any corrections to the timesheets (e.g. missed punches). Process overtime and part time timesheets weekly. Manage paralegal time off requests (vacation and sick time) as well as handle issues daily as they relate to unscheduled absences, unplanned early departures and late arrivals. Coordinate coverage needs when paralegals are out of the office. Serve as point of contact for all paralegal policy issues. Assist with the paralegal review process and ensure paralegal evaluations are completed and delivered in a timely manner. Participate in performance evaluation, promotion and compensation decisions. Work with Human Resources on counseling low performing employees. Coordinate and host meetings with paralegals and others to review productivity and relevant issues. Make recommendations for improvement to paralegal policies and procedures. Participate in special projects, as requested by Sr. Director of Service Operations. Should have knowledge of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, and Power Point). High School Diploma required. 4 year college degree in any discipline preferred. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Degree or certificate in Paralegal Studies is a plus. Previous experience working in a law firm preferred.

Additional info

Ref: R126. Send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
1301 K Street NW
Suite 900e
Washington, DC 20005-3370


"A Decent Place to Work That Values Work and Life Balance"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Try to make connections with senior members of the firm by doing good work and not getting caught up in the politics of the firm. It's up to you to a large degree to make your own way in seeking out more responsibility and getting noticed for your work. This can help you gain promotions and a higher salary.

Pros : The work atmosphere is pretty laid back, especially for a law firm and the partners respect that employees have lives away from work. The pay is pretty good and the clients are good ones to work with.
Cons : The firm is lacking in organization in some areas and there is a fair amount of turnover. The non-lawyer staff is not always treated well. Politics plays too much of a part in the running of the firm, which is detrimental to the operations of the firm.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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