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Manager Legal Project Management

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 01,2018

Posted on

Apr 07,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Cleveland, OH
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Manager, Legal Project Management The candidate will support the development and implementation of legal project management principles in a strategic manner throughout. Provide matter planning, process improvement and strategic pricing support for targeted practice areas and clients throughout the Firm. Reports to the Director, Client Services. Work closely with the partners who oversee alternative fee arrangements and billing, as well as practice leaders. Act as a resource for lawyers and clients by providing matter-specific guidance in defining and scoping work plans, reviewing management of resources, and preparing, analyzing and monitoring budgets, and will serve as a liaison to the Billing & Collections Services and Practice Services departments. Expected to use legal project management best practices and build knowledge in the specific practice areas to create a repository of past work and templates. Work to develop training and monitoring tools to utilize legal project management strategically throughout the Firm in a manner that is consistent with the client service focus.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Finance or other applicable area. MBA or JD degree preferred. Must have 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager or related function in the legal services industry. Litigation and/or Corporate Transactions focus preferred. Experience leading a project management team and project management certification preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Jones Day.
North Point
901 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

Review:

"Typical ""Big Law"" Experience, Mostly"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

I'm aware the size of the firm means it has to operate in a certain way, but people should be treated more like individuals and less like cogs in a machine. People have to have time to recharge and have to be motivated by the realistic chance of promotion, and they also like to see their ideas for change put into motion.

Pros : Most staff and many attorneys are pleasant to work with. Job security is not much of a concern, nor is staying busy. Some perks are pretty good.
Cons : Few people are concerned with helping their subordinates maintain an appropriate work-life balance. Advancement can be difficult. Things are kind of slow to change in general.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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