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Legal Project Manager

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Sep 23, 2021

Posted on

Jun 10, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Wilmington, DE, United States

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Legal Project Manager
The candidate will work with a cross-functional team to deliver exceptional legal services to clients across a number of practice areas. Will work with client teams to develop and implement a best practice approach to planning, performing, monitoring, and project managing legal matters within a consistent framework that ensures efficiency and quality deliverables. Work closely with client teams to support the efficient management of engagements throughout the full matter lifecycle and identify opportunities to improve our service delivery through alternative uses of people, processes, and technology. Act as a subject matter expert for a range of topics, including project planning, fee estimating and budget preparation, fee and scope management, reporting, outside counsel guideline compliance, and project management technology. Be a trusted member of client teams and provide on-demand consultancy, focused on service quality, delivery, and efficiency. Liaise between the firm and clients to ensure adherence to outside counsel guidelines, with focus on staffing, reporting, and working with the Finance team to meet client billing requirements. Support the implementation, use, and further development of legal project management and knowledge management tools and resources (e.g., Clocktimizer, viGlobal, Kira, Intapp, etc.) and help to integrate legal project management techniques into the culture of the firm. Contribute to the development of legal project management methodologies and tools by collaborating with colleagues within the firm, clients, and vendors. Facilitate a culture of continuous improvement through strong team interactions, being comfortable accepting and providing constructive feedback, and a personal commitment to quality, innovation, and follow through.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in related field. Paralegal certificate, MBA, and/or J.D. degree is preferred. Formal project management or process improvement qualification, such as PRINCE2 or PMP is desired. Must have 3+ years of project management experience within a professional services, consulting, corporate legal department, or other legal services environment. A record of implementing pragmatic, creative, and effective solutions to achieve measurable results with a particular emphasis on client satisfaction, financial performance, and administrative compliance is required. Experience using and training others to use formal project management and process improvement tools and techniques is needed. Experience with project management technology, including document management systems, project extranets, databases, collaboration portals, SharePoint, Smartsheet, or Microsoft Project is essential. Should have strong communication, presentation, and stakeholder management skills with the ability to collaborate with a cross-functional team of clients, senior partners, junior team members, business professional staff, other outside counsel, and vendors. Sophisticated analytical skills and the ability to define or identify which metrics drive change are a must. Understanding of developments in industry-agnostic project management and the dialog around the future of legal services is an asset. Should have the flexibility to work extended hours, including weekends and holidays. Must be willing to challenge and question assumptions and propose alternative and bold solutions.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
McCarter & English, LLP.
Renaissance Centre
405 N. King Street, 8th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801


"Stealth push outs including attorneys and staff"

Current Employee - Reviewed on October 31, 2020

Pros : While the going is good they are goody two shoes.
Cons : The management went into the crisis wishing and hoping it was a two month deal. They did not cut expenses and ultimately decided to take it all out on select attorneys. Financially they are probably hurting worse than others.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Current Employee
Job type : Full time

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