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Title : Paralegal Manager - Corporate

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # OLEH841839

Paralegal Manager - Corporate The candidate monitors and manages work allocation, including directing requests for paralegal services, matters and assignments as needed, to ensure effective support. Manages ATO and other requests to ensure coverage. Monitors Corporate Paralegals hours, utilization and scope of responsibilities. Coordinates cross-practice/department support as needed. Manages the timecard approval process and ensures compliance with the Firm's timekeeping policies. Oversees Paralegal team operations to ensure effectiveness in providing support to the Corporate Department and practice groups. Maintains effective relationships with Paralegal team members and attorneys to continually improve internal relationships, communications and service delivery. Develops, proposes and implements policies, procedures and best practices to ensure consistency and efficiency across Corporate practice groups and firmwide in coordination with other Departments. Oversees all aspects of Paralegal performance, including utilization, billing rate and salary administration, and annual and interim evaluations. Prepares the annual budget and exercises cost control. Manages the Firm's third-party corporate service provider relationships and policy compliance for the Corporate and Real Estate departments. Identifies or confirms Paralegal hiring needs within the Department and practice groups, scopes and drafts job descriptions, and prepares business cases for hiring. Participates in the recruiting and hiring processes, and suggests enhancements to our processes. Addresses personnel related issues and counsels paralegals on career advancement, work performance, and related matters. Manages the onboarding, orientation and training program for new Corporate Paralegals. Collaborates with Practice Directors and Professional Development on similar programs for Paralegals firmwide. Works with Corporate Paralegals, and Paralegals firmwide, to develop and maintain Paralegal handbooks and resources, including Paralegal- and attorney-facing resources. Manages the ongoing training and development of Corporate Paralegals, including identifying and developing training programs (internal and external) and other learning initiatives. Collaborates with Practice Directors and Professional Development on similar programs for Paralegals firmwide. Communicates with the Firm's Corporate lawyers and Practice Management to ensure that client needs are met. Organizes Paralegal team meetings and fosters effective coordination and communication among Corporate Paralegals and with Paralegals across Departments. Bachelor's degree is preferred. Should have 7+ years of experience in a role providing paralegal support, and/or coordinating/supervising such support, in a large law firm.

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