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Organization Name: Schultz Family Law

Position: Professional Legal Administrator / Certified Legal Manager

Location: Hackensack, New Jersey

Education and/or Experience: Prior legal experience is required. Being certified as a Certified Legal Manager (CLM) is preferred as well. Knowledge of family law will be helpful. If you don’t have it, you need to commit to getting yourself up to speed quickly because you will be expected to make sure cases and clients are getting the attention they need and that the staff is following the rules.This is an executive-level position with an executive compensation plan that includes a salary and incentives driven by results and deliverables per our KPIs.We do good work and take great satisfaction in providing Men and their children a fighting chance to foster a long-term healthy relationship and build a successful life one divorce at a time. That said, we want to be profitable as well. We also want to have a good life and we want to pursue our own hopes and dreams and help you pursue yours too! We also care about our work team, and we are very dedicated to maintaining a positive and upbeat work environment. Everything we do (or don’t do) is measured against our core values of ethicalness, adaptability, humor, productivity, and consistency. If this sounds like a law firm you want to work at and a position you can do, we very much look forward to talking with you soon.

Job Description: We are looking for a PLA/CLM to work directly with the Law Firm Principal/Owner to oversee everything except the practice of law. This includes not only strategic planning, project management, and critical administrative and financial oversight, but is also a key leadership role in shaping and sustaining firm culture. We need a Rockstar savant of workflow and project management, who deeply understands employee engagement, who is metrics-driven and KPI-obsessed, and who will be invested in making important contributions to the success of the Firm. We are not looking for an Office Manager or an Administrative Assistant. We need someone who has either run your own division or department, built your own business, or can demonstrate you have the experience we need for this position. The position encompasses a wide range of activities with involvement in all phases of administration, personnel, finances, facilities, and business systems.

Job Responsibilities: We need someone with the experience and maturity to keep the Firm’s needs in the forefront and work closely with the Owner and key staff on strategy, policy, problem-solving, and decision-making. This position will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the day-to-day operations of the Firm, and for directing the implementation of Firm policies. We are building a firm where systems run the business, and people run the systems. This position is responsible for improving both our people and our systems.

Job Requiremements: Our firm has been very successful, and we have grown rapidly … without the guidance of this role. We are proud of the firm we’ve built; we’ve done a lot of good, and we’ve gotten a lot of stuff right! But, there is a lot of room for improvement and expertise. The right person for this position is someone we can develop trust in and who will trust in us. The right person for this position will be able to “manage up” to help us help you get your job done.The PLA/CLM is a manager with broad responsibilities for the day-to-day management of Firm's business operations. The PLA/CLM also assists the Owner with his/her leadership responsibilities. The PLA’s/CLM’s primary goal is to relieve the Owner of the routine tasks involved in managing the business so the Owner can focus on higher-level strategic and legal tasks.Secondarily, the PLA/CLM should be a strategic partner with the Owner, leveraging the firm’s business plan and budget to help drive strategy to increase topline revenue and bottom-line profits.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: You must be able to show evidence of your prior success with:•Playing a role in management of teams of 15+ people and budgets of $7,000,000 or more•Systems management and process refinement to ensure matters are handed appropriately so that client needs are met, legal and ethical requirements are met, and clients receive excellent service•Strong skills in employee engagement and leadership, supervision, building culture, and termination•Learning how to measure what matters and using common financial reports to make business decisions (budget variance, P&L, cashflow forecast)•Managing bookkeepers, accountants, technology services, and other vendorsWe care about skills and experience. We care just as much about your behaviors, habits, and attitudes…the right person for this role must:•Not only “adapt” to change, but lead change – drive it and thrive in it•Talk more about the solution than the problem•Equally embrace both aspects of the “work/life balance”•Have a high energy level•Never hesitate to praise when deserved and correct when needed•Have thick skin and high empathy•Have a sense of humor in equal measure to your sense of compassion•Have keen conflict resolution skills (not conflict avoidance skills)•Accessible to team as needed

How to Apply: TO APPLY, WE NEED YOU TO FOLLOW A TWO-STEP PROCESS. If both steps are not correctly followed your application will not be considered. (Yes, we are serious about this). Following instructions is very important for a PLA/CLM who is supposed to help us streamline our operations and make sure everyone follows the rules!Send an email to [email protected] and attach a PDF of your resume’ and a cover letter. The letter should tell us why you would be great for this job. The subject line of the email should say: “Administrator rotartsinimda” 

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Organization Name:   Kennedys Law

Position: Clients & Markets Manager

Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree. 5+ years of relevant experience working in a law firm or other professional services environment in a BD and/or marketing team, preferably with some knowledge of the insurance sector

Job Description: Global law firm Kennedys is looking for a Clients & Markets Manager to join our North America Business Development team based in our Basking Ridge, NJ office. The successful candidate will support Kennedys client development and marketing strategy. This is a proactive and hands on role which encompasses the planning and day-to-day delivery of the firm’s client development activities.

Job Responsibilities: Project manage local and international pursuits (tenders, opportunities, RFPs). Draft content and contribute to formal panel tenders and informal pursuits e.g. proposal documents, presentations and fee quotes. Analyse opportunities to recommend bid/no bid decisions for local opportunities. Draft and manage a library of local content that connects in with the firm’s UK pursuit library and templates. Support partners on pitch presentations and best practice. Manage and feed the Opportunities module for the region.

Job Requiremements: Support the practice groups and the partners in executing the region’s Strategic Business Plan focusing on growth of the region’s key client accounts. Develop and coordinate client relationship initiatives across all offices in the region.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: 1) Service delivery focused, committed to ‘trusted advisor’ status 2) Ability to work confidently at Partner level and to challenge thinking 3)Excellent business speaking, writing and communication skills 4) Strong project management and presentation skills

How to Apply: Review full job descrption here: https://fsr.cvmailuk.com/kennedys/main.cfm?page=jobBoard&rcd=565857&srxksl=1&groupType_21=3819&filter=Please send resumes directly to Kimberly Khalil, Recruitment Coordinator - [email protected] 

August 26, 2021 

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Organization Name: Kennedys Law LLP

Position: Paralegal Manager

Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Education and/or Experience: Required experience Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited program•At least 4 years' experience as a Paralegal, Para Specialist, or Case Manager in a Supervisory/Managerial role•Member of local paralegal Association and/or National Federation of Paralegal Association (plus)

Job Description: Kennedys, a distinguished global firm, is seeking a full-time Paralegal Manager to oversee our US Paralegal Program. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of building and/or enhancing a thriving program. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a growing, competitive firm.

Job Responsibilities: •Develop and implement firm wide training program for paralegals•Educate and instruct attorneys on proper paralegal utilization•Identify staffing needs and collaborate with the Partners to ensure the efficient and cost effective allocation of work and maximum utilization of paralegal resources •Assist with recruitment and retention of paralegals, as well as performance management and compensation•Handle reduced caseload, to include drafting legal documents such as pleadings, memoranda, contracts, discovery demands•Serve as a liaison between attorneys and paralegals, ensuring projects are completed accurately and timely and resolve conflicts as needed•Work with Managing Partner and firm management to increase paralegal profitability

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How to Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations directly to Kimberly Khalil, Recruitment Coordinator. [email protected]


 

August 19, 2021