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Title : Paralegal V

Location : Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Refer to Job # THER861987

Business is very brisk at this large, international full-service law firm that is one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in the Pacific Northwest. Their practice includes corporate, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, legislative, and other types of law. It's clients include some of the largest corporations from around the region and the globe. The firm has a strong commitment to diversity, and its attorneys enjoy a flexible, exciting environment where they can choose the specific types of work that they enjoy. All attorneys are given meaningful, interesting assignments and client contact, as well as the training and mentoring they need to enhance their skills. Relationships between associates and partners are generally good, and the firm encourages pro bono work. Billable hours requirements are reasonable, and market compensation is paid.
Paralegal V K&L Gates is looking for a Paralegal V to join their Pittsburgh office to provide administrative support for the firm's legal practice areas. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality of client service. The base salary for this position is $89,900 to $150,200 per year. Job Duties: * Work closely with the Practice Area Leaders (PALs) and Practice Group Coordinators (PGCs) to implement daily operations of the practice * Schedule and coordinate support for practice orientations, training and other practice initiatives * Establish, train and ensure appropriate processes and best practices are followed throughout the practice to mitigate risk management concerns * Liaise with the firm's Information Technology Business Transformation Office to keep abreast of current practice management technologies and software solutions * Liaise with Library Services personnel regarding the coordination of all library orders for the practice * Attend and participate in practice group meetings, conveying the agenda, keeping minutes and circulating progress reports on activities * Liaise with Financial Services and Business Analysts to compile information, analyze data and assist in the creation of financial reports for the practice areas * Assist in monitoring budgets assigned to matters, progress in billing as determined by the client engagement and in conjunction with the Firm's Legal Pricing and Practice Management Director and staff * Assist in the management of the practice expense approval process and assist in the execution of certain large scale practice initiatives * Prepare and distribute lateral personnel reports * Coordinate and participate in specific initiatives related to client development or brand building efforts * Manage the distribution of practice information to external mailing lists of relevant contacts * Keep attorneys informed regarding appropriate practice professional conferences and seminars * Assist in compiling information for legal directories * Manage and update practice intranet pages on Compass, including organization charts, maps, brochures and membership spreadsheet * Manage and update new hires, including adding them to distribution lists and organization charts, coordinating their respective biographies and confirming photo * Prepare and maintain guidebooks which include an overview of all aspects of business development * Prepare and maintain reports relating to pitches made to clients and potential clients * Establish business protocols to promote firmwide practice group procedures * Generate Headcount and Utilization reports by Practice Area, Lawyer Classification and Region Experience & Skills Required: * Bachelor's degree required * Certified Legal Project Management Designation preferred * Relevant law firm or professional services operations and management experience * Superior organizational and time management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build credibility with lawyers * Ability to set structure where none currently exists * Diplomacy and the ability to get others to collaborate without overt use of authority * Ability to sell needs of the practice group to others * Quantitative skills * Attention to detail * Ability to multi-task * Ability to maintain confidentiality of all firm and client related information * In addition to the generic qualities and skills discussed above, candidates for practice area specific positions may require certain specific educational credentials and skills Job Summary K&L Gates is looking for a Paralegal V to join their Pittsburgh office to provide administrative support for the firm's legal practice areas. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality of client service. The base salary for this position is $89,900 to $150,200 per year. Job Requirements * Bachelor's degree required * Certified Legal Project Management Designation preferred * Relevant law firm or professional services operations and management experience * Superior organizational and time management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build credibility with lawyers * Ability to set structure where none currently exists * Diplomacy and the ability to get others to collaborate without overt use of authority * Ability to sell needs of the practice group to others * Quantitative skills * Attention to detail * Ability to multi-task * Ability to maintain confidentiality of all firm and client related information * In addition to the generic qualities and skills discussed above, candidates for practice area specific positions may require certain specific educational credentials and skills Salary The base salary for this position is $89,900 to $150,200 per year. Job Description K&L Gates is looking for a Paralegal V to join their Pittsburgh office and provide administrative support for the firm's legal practice areas. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality of client service. Job Duties: * Work closely with the Practice Area Leaders (PALs) and Practice Group Coordinators (PGCs) to implement daily operations of the practice * Schedule and coordinate support for practice orientations, training and other practice initiatives * Establish, train and ensure appropriate processes and best practices are followed throughout the practice to mitigate risk management concerns * Liaise with the firm's Information Technology Business Transformation Office to keep ab
 
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