We are a full-service statewide law firm currently seeking a Legal Administrator for the San Diego office.
The successful candidate will manage the business functions and overall operations of one of three legal practice groups of a statewide law firm. The firm’s home office is in San Diego. The practice group currently has 23 attorneys, plus paralegals and staff members, in four geographic areas. The Legal Administrator will report to the managing partners, and participate in management meetings. In addition to general responsibility for financial planning and controls, personnel administration, and systems and physical facilities, the Legal Administrator will identify and plan for the changing needs of the practice group, share responsibility with the appropriate partners for strategic planning and practice management and will contribute to the overall, cost-effective management of the department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
The Legal Administrator will be responsible for most or all of the following (either directly or through supervising delegates):
With assistance from the firm’s Accounting Department, plan, forecast, budget, review variance analysis, profitability analysis, review financial reports, provide an overview of billing and collections, cash flow control, and all other appropriate financial management functions.
Human Resource Management:
With assistance from the firm’s Human Resource Department, recruit, select, train and develop, evaluate performance, manage employee relations, motivation, counseling, discipline, and discharge. Allocate resources and other human resource management functions for the legal, paralegal and support staff.
With assistance from the firm’s IT Department, analyze systems, audit operations, cost/benefit analysis, computer systems design, programming and systems development, information services, records management, library management, office automation, document construction systems, information storage and retrieval, telecommunications, litigation support, legal practice systems and other systems management functions.
With assistance from others at the firm, space planning and design, purchasing, inventory control, reprographics, records storage, reception/switchboard services, telecommunications, mail, messenger and other facilities management functions.
As a member of the organization’s management team, the Legal Administrator will manage and/or contribute to the following:
Strategic and tactical planning, business development, risk management, quality control, organizational development, firm planning processes and other general management functions.
Lawyer recruiting, lawyer training and development, legal assistant supervision, work product quality control, substantive practice systems and other practice management functions.
Assist the firm’s Client Relations Department in forecasting business opportunities, planning client development, and enhancing the firm’s visibility and image in the desired markets.
Knowledge of legal or other professional service organizations, and experience managing business operations such as human resources, technology, facilities, and finance.
Skills and Abilities:
Can identify and analyze complex issues and problems in management areas, and recommend and implement solutions. Can manage office functions economically and efficiently, organize work, establish priorities and maintain good interpersonal relations and communications with lawyers and support staff. Displays excellent supervisory and leadership skills. Demonstrates willingness and ability to delegate.
Graduation from a college or university with major course work in business administration or management, finance, human resources, technology, or comparable work experience. Professional certifications a plus.
We offer a very competitive compensation package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as 401(k), and vacation.
Please send salary requirements. Only applications with specific salary requests will be considered.
*To apply, send your cover letter, resume AND salary requirements to the link above.*