OTHER LEGAL

MANAGER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - BG11

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

The Manager of Professional Development will work alongside the Chief Legal Personnel officer and Managing Partners for Legal Personnel (MPLPs) on all aspects of attorney professional development. Develop, implement, and lead firm wide attorney professional development strategies. Identify Associate, Counsel, and Partner career development needs, and design and manage the implementation of programs relating to lawyer career development. Provide support to the MPLPs with regards to associate needs including staffing and utilization. Provide ongoing analysis of workloads and track skills and experiences needed to make recommendations to staffing needs. Manage and track the assignment of Associates to Vice Chairs for Litigation and Assigning Partners. Create and maintain relationships within the Firm at all levels, establishing a reputation as a trusted advisor for career advice and guidance. Liaise with Professional Development teams in other offices on Professional Development training and initiatives. Meet and welcome Washington Associates to the Firm and provide them with resources available through the Professional Development Department. Provide confidential advice and guidance to lawyers of varying levels of seniority on all aspects of career growth and development, including career planning and management, time and project management, work/life balance, transitions to/from leaves, and potential next steps in their professional careers. In collaboration with the Manager for Legal Personnel, oversee administration of performance evaluation processes for Associates and Counsel. Review, edit, and prepare evaluations for distribution. Work with the Associate Advisory Committee to address career and general professional development feedback from Associates and to update and enhance new Associate orientation and lateral attorney integration training programs. Manage the exit interview process firm-wide. Manage multi-year Associate mentoring program for the Washington office and advise other offices on mentoring programs. Develop and maintain annual budget for firm-wide Professional Development initiatives and training; manage monthly reporting and variance analysis; administer department contracts. Manage/Supervise the Professional Development team in the Washington office.

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

A minimum of five years of broad-based career development experience. Significant experience in legal, consulting, or other professional services organizations, preferred. Demonstrated success establishing, developing, and managing robust career development functions in a national or international, multi-office environment. Expert understanding of best practices in professional development and career development. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively to create consensus-based support for strategies and processes. Passion for driving change and delivering innovative solutions. Excellent written and verbal skills. Highly organized and self-directed approach to work with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Impeccable attention to detail. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree in organizational development, human resources, social sciences, a related field, or J.D. preferred.

LOCATION:

Washington, DC

SALARY:

Depending on experience.

HOURS: 

9:00 am – 5:30 pm

PROJECT MANAGER (LSS) - BG11

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 

A litigation support professional responsible for promoting and ensuring the effective selection and utilization of current litigation support technologies, and case-specific information management techniques, processes, and tools by litigation teams. This will include making recommendations to the firm’s lawyers and clients for case support strategies and staffing, developing litigation support and discovery approaches and budgets, interfacing with and managing vendors, etc. In addition, the LSS Project Manager will often mentor and lead support staff on cases and often participate as a case team member. Advise firm lawyers and paralegals at inception of case to determine the appropriate level and nature of LSS involvement, specifically relating to document and information management during discovery through trial support. Serve as project leader on assigned cases, and/or act as lead during specific phases of large litigation matters such as discovery, or trial prep and location setup. As early as possible in the case lifecycle, work with client representatives, firm lawyers and paralegals, and vendors to assist in hardcopy document and digital content collection, organization, review, distribution or production in connection with litigation matters. Ensure that all case content and document management, and database administrative functions are performed to meet the needs of the case teams. Coordinate with lawyers, paralegals, and other LSS members, and vendors to ensure the accurate, timely, and efficient management of document review and production. Conduct and otherwise participate in the training, coaching, and mentoring of lawyers and paralegals at all levels in the best and most efficient use of the LSS supported software tools and techniques.

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

 

Excellent understanding of the typical litigation matter process, and of common litigation support, discovery and e-discovery management concepts, procedures, and systems. Excellent communication (verbal and written), organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills. Significant experience and excellent facility with MS Office and the various common litigation support database software tools and vendors. At least 5 years experience in the litigation support or paralegal area of an AMLAW 100 law firm or other similar legal environment, including trial experience. Willingness to travel to the firm’s other offices and to trial sites as cases or initiatives require. A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university.

 

LOCATION:

 

Washington, DC

 

SALARY:

 

$140,700 +

 

HOURS: 

 

9:00 am – 5:30 pm

SENIOR LITIGATION SUPPORT ANALYST - BG11

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 

Responsible for providing general litigation technology support to case teams. Serves as an interface between attorneys, paralegals, internal support groups, and outside service providers. Serves as primary, hands-on technical expert, performing data intake and manipulation tasks required by his or her cases. Prepares plans, schedules, and budgets for case specific support, such as document collection, processing, review, production and trial; advises case teams on Firm’s Best Practices for managing electronic discovery. Liaises with information technology and other administrative departments of the Firm to support case team requirements for services such as SFTP transfer, securing source code, and war room setup. Provides patient training and support of Firm Software (Ringtail, Concordance, LiveNote, and CaseMap) to legal teams and corporate clients. Assists department leadership and other Analysts in preparation of various standardized procedures and materials. Acts as a mentor for more junior members of the department.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

 

At least four years of experience in an AMLAW200 law firm or legal environment and/or a thorough understanding of the requirements of litigation support, legal documents, and procedural requirements. Familiarity with methods to identify duplicates, near duplicates, email threads, and families within document collections. Sufficient experience in case management to initiate and navigate vendor relationships on cases that may be large or have special needs. Proven ability to succeed as a team leader who will coordinate tasks with others in the department and with vendors. Proficient in MS Excel, MS Access, a large text editor (UltraEdit/Textpad), file I/O manipulation using MS DOS commands, or other equivalent utilities. Extensive working knowledge of multiple document review tools such as Ringtail, Concordance, Relativity, EZReview, or Kroll Ontrack Inview. Knowledge of LiveNote, IPRO, or other similar tools is required. Must be able to support end-users and perform administrative tasks. Prior use of document review workflow tools preferred. Experience supporting tools for case and transcript management such as CaseMap and LiveNote. Willingness to work additional hours and help others with deadline intensive projects; timely and regular attendance is required. Willingness to occasionally travel as needed to other offices and trial sites. Prior trial experience helpful. BA/BS strongly preferred.

 

LOCATION:

 

Washington, DC

 

SALARY:

 

$92,700 +

 

HOURS: 

 

9:00 am – 5:30 pm

LITIGATION SUPPORT ANALYST - BG11

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: 

Responsible for providing general litigation technology support to case teams. Serves as an interface between the attorneys and paralegals and other support groups and/or litigation support or eDiscovery vendors. Consults with and assists attorneys and paralegals on specific case needs, particularly relating to discovery document management, as well as pleadings, correspondence, and other case-management content. Helps prepare plans for case specific support such as document productions and trials, as well as budget estimates; advises case teams on Firm’s Best Practices for managing electronic discovery.

REQUIRED SKILLS:  

At least two years’ experience in a law firm or legal environment and/or a thorough understanding of the requirements of litigation support, legal documents, and procedural requirements. Excellent communication, organizational, technical writing, and interpersonal skills; strong service orientation and ability to develop effective working relationships with others. Experience with Ringtail, Concordance, LiveNote, IPRO, or other similar litigation support and eDiscovery software tools are required. Ability to work under pressure and to facilitate solutions; a self-starter with minimal supervision required. Willingness to work additional hours and help others with deadline intensive projects; timely and regular attendance is required. Willingness to occasionally travel as needed to other offices and trial sites. Prior trial experience helpful. BA/BS strongly preferred.

LOCATION:

Washington, DC

SALARY:

$71,100 +

HOURS:  

9:00 am – 5:30 pm
 

252-586-0920

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