Legal Project Manager

Compensation

: $165,260.00 - $165,260.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



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Overview GREAT FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITY FOR A LEGAL PROJECT MANAGER - NEW YORK, NY We are assisting a large law firm in their search for a Legal Project Manager in their New York office. The Legal Project Manager will work with lawyers and legal support professionals to provide project management support across a number of practice areas. The core responsibility of this role is operational - to work with matter teams to develop and implement a best practice approach to scoping, budgeting, setting up project phases, and project managing legal matters within a consistent overall framework that ensures efficiency and high quality deliverables. Please send your resume in PDF or Word format. Responsibilities Work closely with matter teams to support the efficient management of client engagements throughout the full matter lifecycle and identify opportunities to provide enhanced efficiency and quality in our service delivery through alternative uses of people, processes, and technology; Provide on-demand support and consultancy for matter teams on matters at set up, delivery and/or review; Be a trusted member of matter teams, focused on service quality, delivery and efficiency, and act as the primary matter team resource for a range of topics, including project planning, fee estimating and budget preparation, fee and scope management, and status reporting; Provide matter teams with legal project management knowledge and support with templates and legal technology systems; Prepare project and communications plans and timelines for internal and external use, as well as regular team meetings and client touch points; Act as a liaison between the firm and clients to ensure adherence to outside counsel guidelines, with focus on staffing, reporting, and working with Finance to meet client billing requirements; Provide regular and accurate reporting of project progress and deliverables and work with clients in terms of streamlining same; Support the implementation, use, and further development of legal project management and Knowledge Management tools and resources, and help to integrate legal project management techniques into the culture of the firm; and Contribute to the continuous development and improvement of legal project management methodologies and processes, by collaborating with others in the Knowledge Management Department to develop project management resources for lawyers, legal assistants, paralegals, and staff. Qualifications Paralegal Certificate or J.D. preferred; 3-5 years of project management experience within a professional, consulting or legal services environment; Excellent English writing and oral communication skills; 3-5 years of project management experience within a professional, consulting or legal services environment; Formal project management qualification, such as PRINCE2 or PMP, preferred; Competent with MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with Document Management Systems, Project Extranets, SharePoint, Microsoft Project, and other project management resources; High-performing and results-driven, with a record of implementing pragmatic, yet creative and effective outcomes; Strong communication, presentation, and stakeholder management skills with the ability to confidently interact at all levels; Excellent time management, organizational, decision-making, and problem solving skills; Willing to challenge and question assumptions and propose alternative and bold solutions; Self-motivated and able to demonstrate determination and persistence; Ability to work collaboratively with all levels within an organization, from senior partners to more junior team members to clients; and Flexibility to work extended hours, including weekends and holidays.Salary Range: NAMinimum QualificationLess than 5 years
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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