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Title : Intake Attorney

Location : Massachusetts - Boston
Refer to Job # WJAF858769


Intake Attorney The candidate will process the intake of prospective new clients on behalf of sponsoring Firm attorneys including, but not limited to, performing conflict of interest checks, reviewing resulting conflict reports and identifying any conflicts of interest, communicating with affected attorneys to resolve any such conflicts, and drafting engagement letters and any necessary waivers. Ensure the collection and maintenance of accurate records related to intake of new clients, including the firm's conflicts records, intake forms, engagement letters, and outside counsel guidelines. Liaise with internal firm stakeholders as necessary to mitigate potential risks associated with the intake of new business and client-tendered outside counsel guidelines. Review outside counsel guidelines, identify potential issues, liaise with internal firm stakeholders regarding the same, draft and revise related agreements, and communicate and negotiate with clients, as requested. Draft waivers of conflicts of interest, as requested. Utilize internal and external research tools to identify potential risks associated with intake of new clients. Act as a resource and subject matter expert for the Department as well as firm attorneys and assistants on conflicts of interest and any and all matters related to the intake of new clients, new matters, lateral conflict clearance, and the like. Work closely with the Firm's ethics officer to develop, implement, and enforce best practices related to engagement letters. Potentially assist in the review and implementation of potential new software tools as they pertain to the Department's functions including, but not limited to, ethical walls and outside counsel guidelines. Maintain a working knowledge of firm trends and developments as they impact the Department and its processes to better manage ethical and business risks. Assist with the preparation, implementation, and maintenance of ethical walls. Assume additional responsibilities. The candidate should have a JD and Prior law firm experience in the same or similar role. Working knowledge of ethical, legal, and risk management rules and requirements is a benefit. Willingness to learn substantive law is required. Excellent ability to multitask and effectively juggle multiple deadlines. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others. Experience with conflict software is a benefit. Knowledge of Elite 3E is a benefit. Strong database skills are required. Proficiency using online research tools such as LexisNexis is a benefit. Excellent legal research, writing, and communication skills. Must be comfortable analyzing, working with, and presenting data. Outstanding sense of customer service. Strong planning and organizational skills including demonstrated ability to manage multiple, diverse projects concurrently. Analytical and creative approach to problem-solving. Demonstrated ability to use discretion and judgment in making and communicating decisions. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm's members, associates, and staff. Must be highly responsive. Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities. Strong planning, project management and organizational skills. Strong sense of urgency. Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust, and confidence of the Firm's attorneys and professional staff. Possess a A A hands-on A A? tactical approach. Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure. Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly. Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships. Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment, and the highest standards of ethics. Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. The ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
 
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