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Title : Transactions Paralegal Manager

Location : Washington - Seattle
Refer to Job # OBGL740588

This high-powered, long-established firm offers great opportunities for top-notch candidates seeking rapid growth and high volume in intellectual property and dozens of other challenging practices. We really have a lot of good things to say about this firm because the firm seems to consistently set a high mark for itself in numerous, numerous categories. For example, the attorneys in this firm are all almost universally very nice people to work with and this firm puts a real powerful emphasis on quality of life issues for both its associates and partners. Without exception, the firm’s attorneys claim they are treated with a tremendous amount of respect – the firm is genuinely interested in making long-term relationships with people. Management is extraordinarily introspective about the candidates they interview – according to one candidate, the firm is “almost philosophical” in its approach towards recruiting. Attorneys here typically bill in the 1800 range.
Transactions Paralegal Manager RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage the day-to-day operations for the paralegal team in seven offices, including overseeing workflow, problem solving and coaching. Partner with Paralegal-Attorney Liaison to assess skills of current and future paralegals, determine staffing needs and establish paralegal team priorities/goals. Collaborate with Paralegal Attorney Liaison and paralegals to develop best practices. Manage time and attendance, scheduling, semi-annual check-ins, coaching, transitions, workflow, expense reimbursements, recruiting for the paralegal team. Liaise between paralegals and firm administrative departments. Lead process improvement and project management efforts. Develop agendas for paralegal team meetings. In collaboration with PG and iSt, facilitate processes for evaluating and acquiring new technology tools to support paralegal team. Evaluate training needs and facilitate training and development opportunities for paralegal team. QUALIFICATIONS: 10+ years' experience performing paralegal work. 2+ years' supervisory experience. Solid understanding of the nature of transactional and other transactions related practices. Experience as a manager and coach of paraprofessionals. Ability to partner with lawyers and paralegals to problem solve, remove obstacles, build teams and create best practices. A deep understanding of the role and value of a skilled paralegal. Ability to work collaboratively with the Paralegal-Attorney Liaison to develop and maintain a high quality paralegal team. Demonstrated strong proficiency in MS Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel) required. Demonstrated high degree of attention to detail. Willingness to adapt to and learn new technology, software programs, and upgrades.

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