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Senior Legal Project/Paralegal Manager

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


Minneapolis, MN

Date Last Verified

Apr 06,2018

Posted on

Apr 05,2018
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Senior Legal Project/Paralegal Manager The candidate will apply sound project management and legal project management principles and processes to the planning, budgeting, and execution of client matters. Will translate project management documentation to the legal matter environment including project plans, charters, budget estimates, and risk assessments. Track and manage matter budgets with respect to time billed, timekeeper expenses, vendor expenses and write-offs, flag out-of-scope work to improve overall matter efficiency and collaborate with attorneys and staff to identify resources and staffing that best align with budget proposals. Assist attorneys and members of the legal teams to create budgets and monitor performance against the budget; monitor and provide metrics, reports and analysis to the legal teams for matters throughout the engagement. Administer the HighQ Collaborate data site where legal teams and clients can collaborate and share information, and train, coach and mentor the attorney team in legal project management tools, methods and best practices. Train on legal project management principles and identify process improvements to improve firm profitability and client satisfaction with firm services. Directly supervise other LPM's, Paralegal's and Litigation Support Case Manager's, Docketing Specialist. Responsible for hiring, training, and planning; assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor's degree; a JD or MBA degree is preferred. Project or process management certifications, such as PMP or Six Sigma, are preferred. Should have a good understanding of law firm processes and attorney-client relationships. Should have 2-5 years of experience in law firm pricing and managing large projects with complex variables and budgets within a high matrixed organization. Management experience is required. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Gray Plant Mooty
80 South 8th
Street 500,IDS Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402


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Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Gray Plant Moody was a great place to work, but I wish there was less of the tense feelings between the main office and smaller offices. There should be more functions for all employers to get to be as one.

Pros : The people working here are great. I felt like part of a team here and everyone was so welcoming. It was great to work with people with such a passion for what they do.
Cons : People in other offices were unfamiliar with each other and generally avoided each other at meetings. It made us feel like we were all on different teams.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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