Legal Job Descriptions

Accurate job descriptions are crucial to the hiring process. For employers, job descriptions are an important foundation for resume screening, interviewing and candidate selection. For job seekers, job descriptions should clearly define the hiring organization's work expectations, as well as the experience and capabilities required for open legal positions.

This glossary of legal job descriptions includes an overview of typical skills, educational background and duties for numerous legal positions in law firms and corporate legal departments in the United States. Job descriptions for specific legal positions will vary, based on the size of the legal organization and other factors.

Compliance administration
Contract administration
Corporate/in-house counsel
Corporate officer
General administrative
Law firm attorney
Law firm administration/legal management
Lease administration
Legal secretary
Legal specialist
Litigation support/eDiscovery
Paralegal/legal assistant

Compliance administration

The compliance administration team is responsible for ensuring that the company is following all federal, state and local rules, laws and regulations in all its operations and business functions. The team designs internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the law, conducts periodic audits to check that the policies and safeguards are working, and works to streamline the controls for maximum efficiency and compliance.

Compliance Analyst (1-3 years of experience)
Compliance Analyst (4-6 years of experience)
Compliance Director (10+ years of experience)
Compliance Manager (7-9 years of experience)

Compliance Analyst (1-3 years of experience)

A compliance analyst at this level typically assists in the development of compliance risk controls and works to implement compliance procedures, processes and programs under the direction of the compliance manager. A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required, along with one to three years of compliance or audit experience in the relevant field. Knowledge of data analysis tools is preferred. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to prioritize workload and respond to variability based on organizational needs. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and legal software programs, are required.

Typical duties include:

  • Conducting compliance research on applicable rules and regulations, including specific topics such as privacy regulations, conflicts of interest and records retention policies
  • Analyzing, prioritizing and providing research data, summarized in a presentable format for discussion with management
  • Identifying education and training needs across the company
  • Preparing required audits and reports for submission after review by the compliance manager
Compliance Analyst (4-6 years of experience)

A compliance analyst at this level assists in the development of compliance risk controls and works with the rest of the Compliance Administration team to implement internal procedures, processes and programs. A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required, along with four to six years of compliance or audit experience in the relevant field. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to prioritize workload and respond to variability based on organizational needs. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and legal software programs, are required.

Typical duties include:

  • Identifying potential issues and deficiencies, collecting relevant data to establish facts, and drawing valid conclusions to improve compliance procedures
  • Acting as a resource to the different departments within the company by understanding how compliance requirements affect each department and how to address the issues
  • Assisting the compliance manager in identifying compliance training needs and coordinating tasks as necessary
  • Updating the compliance program manuals upon the request of the compliance manager
  • Staying apprised of new and proposed laws and regulations
Compliance Director (10+ years of experience)

The compliance director heads the compliance administration team and is responsible for identifying, establishing, maintaining and reviewing compliance risk controls and compliance strategy throughout the organization. The compliance director routinely interacts with senior executives, managers, external business partners and regulatory agencies in order to determine specific needs and procedures. Additionally, the compliance director supervises internal procedures, processes and programs for compliance.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position, and a master's degree in finance or risk management or a juris doctor (JD) is often preferred. Most companies want candidates with relevant business experience of 10-plus years and compliance expertise within their respective industries or sectors. The compliance director must also have sound leadership skills and demonstrate thoughtful judgment in strategic management of compliance initiatives and efficient, effective operational coordination.

Typical duties include:

  • Developing, directing and executing the company's overall compliance strategy
  • Developing, managing and maintaining corporate compliance policies and procedures to ensure adherence to applicable rules and regulations
  • Overseeing and refining the company's annual compliance testing and monitoring plans, and refining those plans as required in light of evolving regulatory or business requirements
  • Acting as a liaison with regulatory agencies, internal and external advisors, and other internal control groups on compliance and exam-related issues
  • Working with management to establish an appropriate compliance culture throughout the firm, including the development of specialized training programs
  • Preparing compliance reporting to senior management and the company's board of directors
Compliance Manager (7-9 years of experience)

The compliance manager supervises the workflow of the compliance administration team or department. This includes planning, overseeing and maintaining the compliance risk controls and reviews throughout the organization, and reviewing and testing procedures, processes and programs, as necessary.

The compliance manager should possess a bachelor's degree in a related field and relevant experience, including that of regulatory compliance in the company's respective field. Previous management experience is preferred. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to prioritize workload and respond to variability based on organizational needs. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and legal software programs, are required.

Typical duties include:

  • Assisting with the implementation and maintenance of corporate compliance policies and procedures to ensure adherence to applicable rules and regulations
  • Coordinating the systems necessary for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the company's continued compliance with regulatory standards outlined by federal, state and local statutes
  • Collecting and analyzing regulatory compliance trends and data to assist in the development and implementation of improvement initiatives as appropriate
  • Communicating with senior management and legal staff as necessary to ensure the company is informed on regulatory issues and updates
  • Providing tools to managers, directors and staff for continuous survey readiness

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Contract administration

Contract administration is the management of contracts made or to be made with customers, vendors, partners or employees. It involves negotiating the terms and conditions in contracts, analyzing and minimizing risk, ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions, documenting and agreeing on any changes or amendments that may arise during implementation or execution, and drafting and executing contracts. Duties may include implementing systems and software to ensure accurate tracking and record-keeping in order to fulfill contractual obligations.

Contract Administrator (1-3 years of experience)
Contract Administrator (4-6 years of experience)
Contract Manager (7+ years of experience)

Contract Administrator (1-3 years of experience)

The contract administrator is responsible for reporting on the firm's operations, overseeing administrative departments, managing outside vendors and assisting with the firm's budget. A bachelor's degree and/or a certificate of completion from a paralegal education program are typically required. Strong computer skills in basic computer programs and management software are preferred.

Contract Administrator (4-6 years of experience)

The contract administrator is responsible for reporting on the firm's operations, overseeing administrative departments, managing outside vendors and assisting with the firm's budget. With four-plus years of experience, the position is also expected to oversee junior contract administrators and assist the Contract Manager with contract management and negotiation. A bachelor's degree and/or a certificate of completion from a paralegal education program are typically required. Strong computer skills in advanced management software are preferred.

Contract Manager (7+ years of experience)

The contract manager oversees the contract administration staff and is responsible for contract review, negotiating and drafting any manner of agreements, including procurement and service contracts and leases. This position works closely with lawyers and contracts personnel to review and draft legal agreements and addendums. Candidates must have strong technical knowledge of all aspects of internal contract management software programs, as well as an understanding of the business and business needs. A bachelor's degree in business, finance or a related field is required, and a juris doctor (JD) is preferred.

Typical duties include:

  • Reviewing contracts for ambiguities and contemplating potential outcomes and creative solutions
  • Providing technical guidance to lawyers and paralegals involved in negotiations

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Corporate/in-house counsel

The term corporate/in-house counsel generally refers to lawyers who are within a company's legal department and take care of its legal affairs. In some instances, corporate counsel, in-house counsel and general counsel are used interchangeably, but here, corporate/in-house counsel is used as an overarching term for all lawyers within a legal department, while the term general counsel refers to the head of the corporate legal department. Associate general counsel, assistant general counsel and associate counsel are roles that carry specific responsibilities.

Associate General Counsel/In-House Counsel (10+ years of experience)
Deputy General Counsel
General Counsel
In-House Counsel (0-3 years of experience)
In-House Counsel (4-9 years of experience)

Associate General Counsel/In-House Counsel (10+ years of experience)

In-house counsel with more than 10 years of experience is expected to provide a wide range of legal services and advice to the company, including developing a budget for the legal department. Tenured corporate counsel would also have cultivated a specific area of expertise, such as litigation, mergers and acquisitions or securities regulation. The position works closely with the general counsel (GC), deputy GC and senior management, and is responsible for managing outside legal counsel and employees at all levels, assigning cases to legal teams and hiring legal staff.

Candidates should possess strong leadership, analytical, verbal and written communication skills. A juris doctor (JD) is required. Depending on the size and structure of the corporate legal department, this position generally requires more than 10 years of experience in a law firm or corporate legal department. Employers often require candidates to have a background in transactions, intellectual property, labor, real estate and securities laws. Companies may request experience in compliance and corporate governance issues. Public companies may require demonstrated experience with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. Many companies also prefer experience with Sarbanes-Oxley legislation or industry-specific government regulation.

Typical duties include:

  • Consulting with management, commercial advisors, tax experts, accountants and marketing staff
  • Coordinating and managing outside counsel and litigation
  • Negotiating and drafting contractual agreements, such as real estate leases, and advising on employment matters
  • Overseeing compliance and corporate governance issues
  • Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place
Deputy General Counsel

The deputy general counsel (deputy GC) is the second-in-command of the corporate legal department and is responsible for the administrative or legal affairs of the corporation that are delegated by the overseeing general counsel. Typically, the deputy GC position is found only in large companies and public agencies. Deputy GCs must possess strong initiative as well as excellent management, teamwork, delegation and problem-solving abilities. A juris doctor (JD) is required. The amount of experience required for the deputy GC position may vary with company size: Large public companies prefer candidates with 15 or more years of experience, while smaller companies may require less experience. Companies require candidates who possess experience in a major law firm or corporate legal department where they have held positions of increasing responsibility. Many employers seek experience representing public companies, including familiarity with periodic reporting, regulatory/compliance and corporate governance mandates.

Typical duties include:

  • Assisting the head of the corporate legal department with administrative or legal matters, including the planning, organizing and managing of work activities assigned to staff lawyers by the general counsel
  • Developing or assisting in the development of budget recommendations for the organization
  • Managing outside counsel to represent the organization in important litigation before courts and administrative tribunals, including preparing or reviewing the preparation of briefs and other court documents
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating company contracts, requests for proposals and other legal documents
General Counsel

The general counsel (GC) is the head of the corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation. The GC provides legal counsel to the board of directors, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and other senior management. The GC typically holds additional positions and responsibilities within the corporate structure, such as Chief Legal Officer, vice president or corporate secretary. Since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the GC's role has been expanded to include greater risk management tasks, such as identifying potential areas of weakness and making recommendations for improvement. In many corporate legal departments, and especially smaller ones, the GC is often responsible for duties typically performed by the chief compliance officer, chief privacy officer and chief security officer if these positions have not yet been created.

The general counsel must possess strong initiative as well as excellent management, teamwork, delegation and problem-solving skills. A juris doctor (JD) is required. The amount of experience required for the position may vary depending on company size: For example, large companies (more than $250 million in revenue) may prefer candidates with 15 to 20 years of experience, while small companies (up to $25 million in revenue) may seek five or more years of relevant experience. Companies seek candidates who also possess experience in a major law firm or corporate legal department where they have held positions of increasing responsibility, such as associate general counsel or partner. Many employers want candidates with experience representing public companies, including familiarity with periodic reporting, regulatory and corporate governance mandates.

Typical duties include:

  • Advising the company and senior management on a broad range of federal and state regulatory and compliance matters, including identifying areas of risk and making suggestions for improvement
  • Managing outside counsel and developing strategy for litigation and regulatory proceedings
  • Developing an in-house organization of legal professionals to provide legal assistance to the company
  • Negotiating transactions on behalf of the company
  • Planning the company's strategy for handling government affairs and lobbying efforts
In-House Counsel (0-3 years of experience)

In-house counsel provides legal research, advice and other legal assistance as directed by the general counsel (GC), deputy GC and other senior-level lawyers in the corporate legal department. This position also may provide counsel to management within the company and coordinate with outside legal counsel. Depending on the industry or size of the company, in-house counsel may be placed in a specialized division within the legal department, such as litigation, real estate or regulatory compliance.

In-house counsel must have a juris doctor (JD) and excellent analytical, communication, diplomatic, research and writing skills. Employers may hire candidates straight out of law school for this position or require that they have one to three years of experience working for a law firm or corporate legal department.

Typical duties include:

  • Researching and analyzing law for the preparation of legal memoranda
  • Performing due diligence for a potential transaction involving the company
  • Representing the company in a court of law, administrative body or tribunal
  • Analyzing and summarizing legal documents
  • Negotiating with outside parties, outside counsel, vendors and clients
  • Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems involving the company
In-House Counsel (4-9 years of experience)

In-house counsel with four to nine years of experience would have developed some expertise within the legal department, while still providing research, advice and other legal assistance to the general counsel (GC), deputy GC and other senior-level lawyers in the corporate legal department. This legal position also may provide counsel to management within the company, coordinate with outside legal counsel and be expected to take on a more managerial role within the legal department.

In-house counsel must have a juris doctor (JD) and have excellent analytical, communication, diplomatic, legal research and writing skills. Employers may require five to nine years of experience working at a law firm or another corporate legal department, depending on the level of the position offered.

Typical duties include:

  • Developing the organization's policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance or regulatory affairs
  • Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing a brief for submission to a supervising lawyer or executive of the organization
  • Appearing in a court of law, arbitration or other judicial tribunal and initiating, prosecuting or defending litigation on behalf of the company
  • Analyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents, including contracts, and making suggestions for alterations of those documents
  • Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts
  • Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the organization and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk

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Corporate officer

Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Governance Officer
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Privacy Officer
Chief Security Officer

Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Governance Officer

The chief compliance officer (CCO), also known as chief governance officer (CGO), is responsible for the company's compliance with government regulations. In the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley, many companies have added this position. Public companies are much more likely to include a CCO within their legal departments. But this title may appear more frequently within private companies, as they face greater ethics and corporate governance concerns. Typically, a CCO is also responsible for developing a code of ethics and serving as ethics officer to the organization. The CCO works closely with the general counsel (GC). And in heavily regulated industries, the CCO may also report to the CEO or COO.

The CCO is required to have a solid knowledge of issues related to ethics, federal and state government regulations and compliance — along with strong communication, collaborative, analytical and strategic skills. Depending on company size, the CCO typically has at least 10 years of experience in either a major law firm or corporate law department. Public companies may require experience with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting. Many organizations also prefer applicants with demonstrated experience in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. And they want candidates who have held positions of progressive responsibility within a law firm or corporate legal department, such as law firm partner or GC.

Typical duties include:

  • Developing and communicating policies and procedures for the company's standards of legal and ethical conduct
  • Providing regular reports to keep the board of directors and senior management informed about the progress and status of the compliance program — and advising them of new developments in ethics and regulatory compliance
  • Coordinating with the human resources department to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees and ongoing training for existing staff
  • Instituting a standard reporting mechanism within the company for reporting compliance issues that need investigation and resolution, including confidentiality measures for reporting employees and for reporting violations to outside authorities, as appropriate or required
  • Monitoring possible areas of compliance risk and implementing corrective action plans for the resolution of current and potential problems
Chief Legal Officer

Job descriptions for the chief legal officer (CLO) and general counsel positions are nearly identical. However, the CLO position has appeared fairly recently in the corporate world, because of an evolving understanding that a company's lawyer needs a seat at the senior executives' table in order to advise the company most effectively.

The CLO is the head of the corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation. This role includes providing legal counsel to the board of directors, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and other senior management. As a senior executive of the corporation, the CLO also acts as a strategic business partner by providing advice and oversight in numerous areas — including ethics, privacy, transparency, data collection and storage, and regulatory and governmental changes and compliance. The CLO typically holds other positions within the company as well, such as corporate secretary, chief compliance officer or chief privacy officer.

The CLO must possess strong initiative, as well as excellent management and leadership skills and strong business acumen. A juris doctor (JD) and an applicable state license to practice law are required. The level of experience required for the position may vary, depending on company size. Large legal departments of public companies (those employing 50 or more legal professionals) prefer candidates with 15 to 20 years of experience. Small startup companies may find that five or more years of relevant experience is adequate. Companies want candidates who also have experience in a major law firm or corporate legal department, where they have held positions of increasing responsibility, such as associate general counsel or partner. Experience in the company's specific field is preferred, and broad business experience that aligns with that of the company's is highly preferred. Many employers want candidates with experience representing public companies, including familiarity with periodic reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate governance mandates.

Typical duties include:

  • Developing and leading corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company's matters
  • Developing and leading internal audit and corporate compliance programs
  • Overseeing delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities
  • Maintaining proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state and federal governmental bodies, legislatures and the community at large
  • Advising the CEO and other senior corporate officers on a variety of issues
  • Participating in the formulation of general management policy as a member of the executive management team
Chief Privacy Officer

The chief privacy officer (CPO) is responsible for developing and enforcing the privacy policies and procedures of the organization, including compliance with any state or federal privacy laws. The CPO often works closely with the chief compliance officer (CCO) and chief security officer and, depending on the company, may report to the general counsel (GC) or CEO. The CPO must have strong communication, analytical and management skills. A juris doctor (JD) is required, along with at least eight to 10 years of experience in either a major law firm or a corporate law department dealing with privacy issues. Depending on the industry, experience with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), electronic commerce or employee monitoring may be desirable. The CPO is required to have a strong knowledge of consumer protection laws and information privacy best practices. And candidates should have held positions of increasing responsibility within a corporate legal department or law firm, such as law firm partner or GC.

Typical duties include:

  • Evaluating the organization's existing privacy policies and procedures and formulating new ones, as well as reviewing all system-related information security plans throughout the company's network to ensure alignment with security and privacy practices
  • Organizing and participating in a privacy oversight committee with the chief compliance officer and other relevant senior managers — and keeping informed about new developments in federal privacy laws and information privacy technologies
  • Managing customer relations, privacy policies and procedures and an appropriate inquiry and complaint process, including ensuring that the organization maintains the appropriate privacy and confidentiality consent forms (i.e., authorization forms and information notices)
  • Providing initial privacy training and orientation to all employees, contractors, business partners and other appropriate individuals
  • Ensuring compliance with privacy policies, with consistent consequences for failure to comply across all individuals within the organization
Chief Security Officer

The chief security officer (CSO) is responsible for both physical and digital security at the organization. The position frequently interacts with the chief privacy officer (CPO) and reports to the general counsel (GC) or other senior executives. Many companies require a juris doctor (JD) for this position, along with strong leadership, technological, analytical and communication skills. In addition, CSO candidates generally need to have eight to 10 years of experience in the information technology department of a corporation — or experience in the intellectual property law department of a major law firm. Companies prefer candidates with a background in computer science and an understanding of information technology and security. They should have experience with business continuity planning, loss prevention, fraud prevention and privacy. And experience in auditing and risk management is preferred.

Typical duties include:

  • Developing an organization-wide security plan, including the identification of risks and protection goals
  • Managing a group of internal security professionals and outside vendors to protect the organization's intellectual property and computer systems, as well as its employees, visitors and physical property
  • Implementing security procedures to safeguard confidential data
  • Maintaining relationships with government agencies, investigating and documenting any breaches, and instituting a system of standard reporting, review and discipline
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the organization's security plan, including contacting outside consultants to conduct independent audits

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General administrative

Legal Receptionist
Legal Word Processor
Office Clerk

Legal Receptionist

Legal receptionists are responsible for managing a multi-line phone system — placing, receiving and directing calls. They may report to the senior/executive legal secretary and are responsible for responding to requests from callers, relaying messages, coordinating with mail delivery services, and greeting clients and other visitors. Legal receptionists may be responsible for the receipt, logging and distribution of legal documents. The position requires typing and computer proficiency, along with strong interpersonal skills.

Legal Word Processor

Legal word processors scan, clean and repair documents, as well as and transcribe notes and dictation from Lawyers to produce correspondence, pleadings and other legal documents. They may report to the senior/executive legal secretary. The position requires outstanding typing skills (at least 75 words per minute) and the ability to type tables of authorities for lengthy briefs. Legal word processors need to be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and transcription software and equipment. A high school diploma is required, but employers may prefer a bachelor's degree and prior law firm experience.

Office Clerk

Office clerks distribute mail and perform filing, copy and clerical work for lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other legal staff. Office clerks typically report to the senior paralegal and require excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, along with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.

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Law firm attorney

Lawyers play many different roles in the practice of law. Within a law firm, they generally fall into one of two areas — litigators or transactional lawyers, each area having its own range of specialties. Litigators conduct research, write legal briefs or memoranda, and provide advice, opinions and other legal assistance to companies and individuals. Acting for a client, litigators may initiate, prosecute or defend litigation or arbitration on the client's behalf. Transactional lawyers negotiate and draft contracts for a business or financial deal, draft and oversee real estate and probate transactions, and work to keep clients in compliance with provincial and federal laws.

Law firms are generally structured as closely held corporations where partners own equity in the firm. A managing partner, akin to a chief executive officer, oversees the running of the firm, while an executive committee may perform other executive functions. Law firms tend to be hierarchical, with junior associates reporting to senior associates or partners. The of counsel role is becoming more common. It allows senior-level associates with extensive experience to eschew partnership and remain in the firm as associates. In this case, the associates receive a wage instead of a share of the profits.

Lawyers should have a juris doctor (JD) and be a member of an applicable state bar. Lawyers also need excellent analytical, communication, diplomacy, legal research and writing skills. Employers may require prior experience in a law firm or corporate legal department, depending on the legal positions. Practice areas, such as intellectual property or healthcare, may require graduate degrees in the relevant subject matter.

Typical duties include:

  • Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing briefs for submission to a supervising lawyer
  • Synthesizing legal research and analysis into a coherent written memorandum or brief for submission to a client, court or arbitrator
  • Appearing in a court of law, arbitration or other judicial tribunal on behalf of the firm's client, as well as presenting well-reasoned arguments to the judicial body
  • Analyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggesting alterations to those documents
  • Performing discovery of various electronically stored data and hard copies of information in preparation for litigation
  • Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
  • Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the law firm or for a client — and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
  • Performing due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions

Equity and Non-Equity Partner (12+ years of experience)
First-Year Associate
Lawyer (1-3 years of experience)
Lawyer (4-9 years of experience)
Lawyer (10+ years of experience)
Managing Partner (12+ years of experience)
Of Counsel (10+ years of experience)

Equity and Non-Equity Partner (12+ years of experience)

Law firm partners are senior-level lawyers who are joint owners and operators of the law firm. Some firms have a two-tiered partnership structure: equity and non-equity. Equity partners have ownership interests in the firm and share in the firm's profits and losses. Non-equity partners do not have ownership interests in the firm and are paid a salary, but they may be vested with certain limited voting rights in firm matters. Generally, Non-equity partners are promoted to full equity status in one to three years. They are frequently required to make a capital contribution or "buy-in" to become an Equity partner. Candidates are required to have experience in a major law firm or corporate legal department where they have held legal positions of advancing responsibility. Partners are expected to oversee legal teams within their practice and bring in new clients and business.

First-Year Associate

The duties, attributes and educational requirements of a first-year associate are generally the same as those listed in our general job descriptions for lawyers. Entry-level associates perform a variety of tasks under heavy supervision and should be familiar with standard legal concepts and procedures. They should have a juris doctor (JD), and be a member of an applicable state bar. Employers prefer candidates with summer associate or law clerk experience.

Lawyer (1-3 years of experience)

The duties, attributes and educational requirements of a junior associate are generally the same as those listed in our general job descriptions for lawyers. Entry-level associates perform a variety of tasks under general supervision and should be familiar with standard concepts and procedures within a particular practice area. This position typically requires one to three years of experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.

Lawyer (4-9 years of experience)

The duties, attributes and educational requirements of a senior associate are generally the same as those listed in our general job descriptions for lawyers. As a senior associate, the lawyer still answers to the partner in charge, but has greater latitude in conducting cases, more access to clients and is generally in charge of managing the entry-level associates and professional staff. This position typically requires four to nine years of increasing responsibility and experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.

Lawyer (10+ years of experience)

The duties, attributes and educational requirements of a senior associate with 10 or more years of experience are generally the same as those listed in our general job descriptions for lawyers. However, these senior-level lawyers must have extensive skills, knowledge and legal practice experience, and they typically perform a variety of difficult and complex legal work — and operate with substantial discretion and minimal direction or supervision. An experienced senior associate creates proactive or defense strategies regarding major legal actions and may provide functional advice or training to less-experienced attorneys. This legal position typically requires 10 or more years of increasing responsibility and experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.

Managing Partner (12+ years of experience)

The Managing partner is a senior-level lawyer or founding member of the firm. Depending on the size of the firm, this may be a revolving position where all partners with voting rights elect a senior partner for a term. The Managing partner typically heads an executive committee made up of other senior partners — and helps establish and guide the firm's strategic vision. Responsibilities also include all aspects of supervising and coordinating the efforts of a legal team, including budget and legal practice area management and case assignment, as well as the hiring and professional development of staff. Additionally, the Managing partner is expected to bring in business, assume management responsibilities and maintain a full-time law practice.

The position demands strong initiative, along with excellent skills in management, team building, delegation and problem-solving. The experience required for the position may vary with the law firm's size. Larger law firms may prefer candidates with more than 12 years of experience, while smaller firms may require less. Managing partners should possess a juris doctor (JD) and be a member of the applicable state bar. Candidates are required to have experience in a major law firm or corporate legal department where they have held legal positions of advancing responsibility. Firms may also prefer to hire lawyers with business development experience, particularly the ability to cultivate new clients and expand the existing practice.

Of Counsel (10+ years of experience)

Generally, of counsel lawyers are senior-level associates with a book of business, and they obtain the position in various ways. In some firms, of counsel lawyers are independent contractors who provide expertise that the firm is lacking, while practicing under the umbrella of the firm. In other firms, they are senior lawyers who are semiretired from daily practice or who provide occasional consultation. Some of counsel lawyers prefer to stay in associate status, rather than taking on the additional responsibilities of partnership.

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Law firm administration/legal management

Business Development Manager
Legal Administrator
Office Manager
Practice Group Administrator/Coordinator
Practice Group Manager

Business Development Manager

The Business development manager is responsible for implementing management's strategic plan for expanding the firm into new practice areas or client bases. This professional generally works with the law firm's marketing department to reach new business opportunities and manage current client relationships. The Business development manager should have a bachelor's degree in business, management or business administration, along with relevant experience in a law firm or corporate setting.

Typical duties include:

  • Developing and executing a plan for identifying appropriate business opportunities in all applicable practice offerings with new and existing clients
  • Responding to requests for proposal, requests for qualifications and other requests to engage clients
  • Overseeing the implementation of a client satisfaction program throughout the client's representation
  • Building and maintaining relationships with industry leaders, associations and organizations in relevant and new markets
Legal Administrator

A legal administrator, also known as a law firm administrator or executive director, is responsible for supervising a law firm’s administrative functions, including finance, facilities, human resources and information services. In small and midsize firms, these duties may include financial and facilities management, conflict resolution, contracting with vendors, budgeting, and coordinating a firm’s physical relocation. In larger law firms, the administrator may supervise department managers in accounting, human resources, office services, IT services and benefits administration.

Typical duties include:

  • Developing and maintaining a network of vendors for equipment, supplies and human resources, as well as negotiating contracts and leases for office space and equipment
  • Providing the firm’s managing partner, managing committee or executive director with regular updates on issues affecting the firm’s operations and staffing
  • Serving as a liaison between a law firm’s headquarters or main office and its other offices
  • Creating and implementing the firms annual budget and tracking finances throughout the year
  • Overseeing administrative departments, including (depending on the firm’s size) marketing, paraprofessionals, human resources and finance
  • Participating in or supervising strategic planning
Office Manager

At smaller law firms, the responsibilities of office managers tend to be the same as legal administrators — supervision of all administrative functions. In very small firms, duties also may include helping attorneys in scheduling appointments and ensuring timely and proper preparation of documents. By contrast, office managers at larger law firms tend to focus more specifically on facilities management and information services. This role generally requires at least an associate’s degree and five years of experience in an office administration role, as well as strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Typical duties include:

  • Facilities management, including leasing, building maintenance and cleaning services
  • Provision and maintenance of equipment
  • Provision of office supplies
  • Coordination with IT to ensure quality information services
  • Management of office budget
  • Visitor hospitality
  • Employee onboarding
  • Event planning, from in-office catering to parties and conferences
Practice Group Administrator/Coordinator

Practice group administrators/coordinators work with the practice group manager to develop and implement the group's business strategy, support the lawyers and paraprofessionals in the practice group, and manage staffing and case distribution. These professionals tend to be lawyers with law firm experience in the specific practice group or non-lawyers with corporate experience. They should possess superior organizational and time-management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build credibility with lawyers.

Typical duties include:

  • Working closely with the practice group manager to implement strategic initiatives and oversee the daily operations of the practice
  • Communicating the needs and plans of the practice group to management and overseeing the resource allocation process for the practice group
  • Coordinating matters relating to marketing and client development for the practice group
  • Handling the associate and paralegal evaluation process
  • Preparing the practice group's annual budget
  • Ensuring appropriate processes are followed for management of conflicts and risk
Practice Group Manager

The Practice group manager is responsible for creating and implementing the group's business strategy and managing work assignments to ensure superior client service. Responsibilities include directing staffing and case distribution, as well as supporting, training and developing associates and other legal professionals in the practice group. Practice group managers are typically lawyers with extensive law firm experience in the specific practice group area or non-lawyers with substantial corporate experience. They should have superior organizational capabilities, management expertise and business knowledge to ensure the practice group operates effectively and is profitable for the firm.

Typical duties include:

  • Creating and implementing strategic initiatives and managing the daily operations of the practice
  • Directing and managing work assignments, staffing and case distribution
  • Supporting, training and developing legal professionals in the practice group
  • Communicating the needs and plans of the practice group to management and overseeing the resource allocation process for the practice group
  • Coordinating matters relating to marketing and client development for the practice group
  • Overseeing the associate and paralegal evaluation process
  • Directing the practice group's annual budget and ensuring that the group operates within budget parameters
  • Ensuring appropriate processes are followed for management of conflicts and risk

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Lease administration

Lease Administrator
Lease Assistant
Lease Manager
Title Closer

Lease Administrator

A lease administrator is generally found in a real estate practice or in a commercial property management company. The duties and responsibilities of this specialist include creating leases from templates, tracking leases through the process, ensuring compliance with county, state, and federal regulations for landlords and tenants, reviewing leases and verifying related documents for proper execution, abstracting leases into a database, and maintaining data integrity. Preferred candidates typically have worked as an administrator or office manager before, preferably in a law firm or corporate law department, and have experience managing personnel, benefits, payroll, vendor relationships and financials. Post-secondary education and experience in retail leasing, retail or commercial property development are also preferred. Excellent computer and organizational skills are required.

Lease Assistant

A lease assistant supports the lease administrator or manager in creating, tracking and storing leases, collecting and verifying related documentation, and ensuring compliance with regulations governing landlords and tenants. Typical duties include filing, database management, report creation, reviewing and drafting legal corporate documents, and ensuring adherence to deadlines. While there are no specific education requirements, candidates should demonstrate attention to detail, strong communication skills, and some knowledge of leasing regulations and processes.

Lease Manager

Lease managers are generally found in large real estate practices or commercial property management companies. Typical duties include supervising all aspects associated with documentation and operational support of lease and loan transactions, document analysis and preparation of documents, managing leasing systems, and supervising team members. Preferred candidates possess previous management experience, preferably in a law firm or corporate law department, and have experience managing personnel, benefits, payroll, vendor relationships and financials. Post-secondary education and experience in retail leasing, retail or commercial property development are also preferred. Excellent computer and organizational skills are required.

Title Closer

Titles closers are responsible for preparing all the legal documentation — including mortgage documents, deeds, tax records and insurance policies — necessary for the closing of real estate sales. They also evaluate these documents to ensure there are no problems such as outstanding liens or taxes due. Finally, they help prepare title commitments, settlement statements, financial distributions and closing packages. While a college degree is not required, title closers generally need to have a notary license and some training in real estate law and processes.

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Legal secretary

Legal secretaries are trained in law office procedures, law office technology and legal terminology. While the position provides a wide range of clerical support to the lawyers and paralegals, candidates are expected to have specialized skills and knowledge pertaining to the legal profession.

For senior-level positions, law firms may require 12-plus years of experience as a legal secretary in a law firm or corporate legal department. Employers prefer candidates with at least some postsecondary education. More experienced legal secretaries are expected to be competent in software applications, word processing, spreadsheets and database management. Legal secretaries must have excellent written and oral communication skills. They should be technically savvy and pay strong attention to details and time management. Employers also value good judgment, discretion, a proactive work ethic and well-developed interpersonal skills.

Typical duties include:

  • Attending and taking notes at meetings and assisting lawyers in collecting legal and factual documents
  • Communicating by phone with opposing counsel and other parties, clients, judicial administrative staff and vendors
  • Scheduling depositions, site inspections, hearings, closings and meetings for lawyers and other legal staff
  • Preparing legal documents and notices, and updating transactional documents with the most recently negotiated language
  • Transmitting legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials by electronic filing, mail, fax or messenger
  • Completing administrative forms, such as time cards and expense reports for supervising lawyers. Other duties include arranging travel plans and organizing and maintaining case and correspondence files

Administrative Assistant
Legal Secretary (1-2 years of experience)
Legal Secretary (3-6 years of experience)
Legal Secretary (7-11 years of experience)
Senior/Executive Legal Secretary (12+ years of experience)

Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants prepare administrative documents and correspondence and oversee day-to-day office operations and administrative support activities. They may support receptionists or secretaries as needed. Administrative assistants work directly with the legal support supervisor and must maintain a professional working relationship with lawyers and legal staff. Employers generally prefer two to five years of work experience. Administrative assistants must be detail-oriented and have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Typical duties include:

  • Managing budgetary information and coordinating the ordering of office supplies and facility maintenance
  • Preparing a variety of documents necessary for the administrative operations of the law office, such as time cards and expense reports, and fulfilling check requests
  • Preparing, organizing and maintaining correspondence and administrative files
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings and conferences
  • Providing relief to receptionists by answering incoming phone calls or assisting secretarial staff by handling word processing, filing and document transmission
Legal Secretary (1-2 years of experience)

A Legal secretary provides legal and administrative support for lawyers and paralegals. Duties include transcribing dictation, producing letters and court documents, and coordinating mailings. This position works directly with the legal support supervisor. The position requires exceptional computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, as well as law office technology such as legal calendaring software.

Legal Secretary (3-6 years of experience)

The responsibilities of a legal secretary with three to six years of experience encompass basic administrative duties, as well as additional tasks, such as court filings, maintaining lawyers' calendars, scheduling lawyer time and completing billing sheets. Candidates should possess precise knowledge of court forms and filing procedures and an understanding of one or more specific practice areas. The ability to multitask and prioritize is critical, as the position may support up to five lawyers. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail are required.

Legal Secretary (7-11 years of experience)

The duties of a legal secretary with seven to 11 years of experience include the basic responsibilities as well as taking on a supervisory role of the legal support staff. The legal secretary can oversee day-to-day workflow of legal support staff and scheduling, provide support for lawyers and paralegals, assist with case management, and manage administrative functions. Candidates should have precise knowledge of court forms and filing procedures and experience and in-depth understanding of one or more specific practice areas. A legal secretary at this level must have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to multitask and prioritize.

Senior/Executive Legal Secretary (12+ years of experience)

In addition to handling legal secretarial duties, the senior/executive legal secretary may also interact with clients and assume a supervisory role by managing legal support teams or secretarial departments. This also includes overseeing day-to-day workflow and scheduling, as well as monitoring evening and weekend support for lawyers and paralegals. The senior/executive legal secretary often is responsible for hiring general administrative staff.

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Legal specialist

Docket/Calendar Clerk
File Clerk
Law Librarian
Patent Agent
Records Clerk
Records Manager
Title and Billing Clerk

Docket/Calendar Clerk

Docket/calendar clerks manage lawyers' calendars for conferences, depositions, motions, trials, filing deadlines, docket appearances, and discovery response and demand deadlines. They also manage and track case files and seek due diligence materials in advance of deadlines. This position is particularly prevalent in intellectual property and trademark practices. Candidates must have an understanding of court rules and orders, calendar and docket database management experience, an understanding of legal terminology specific to the practice, proficiency in basic legal research, and excellent computer skills. This is typically an entry-level position, although an associate's degree is preferred.

File Clerk

In addition to duties similar to those of records clerks, file clerks generally take on additional clerical tasks, from making photocopies to handling office mail. Employers usually require only a high school diploma. However, candidates should demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills, plus the ability to adhere to strict confidentiality rules.

Law Librarian

The law librarian maintains the law firm's internal law library and ensures that legal journals, reports, laws and regulations are updated and memberships to online databases are current. The law librarian is an integral part of any law firm and assists lawyers and paralegals in complex legal research, trains staff on how to use legal resources, and supervises the library staff.

Candidates must possess reasoning, analytical, organizational and communication skills and be able to perform efficiently under deadline. Experience working effectively with lawyers and legal staff in a law firm environment is preferred. A law librarian should have a master's degree in library science (MLS), and many employers prefer candidates with a juris doctor (JD) as well. The position typically requires two to five years of experience in a law library or non-law library experience combined with a familiarity with legal information resources. Law librarians need strong computer skills, must keep informed of the latest developments in legal research technology, know the best sources for both summary and specific legal research, and maintain a general knowledge of diverse legal topics.

Typical duties include:

  • Maintaining an organized library of legal reference books, periodicals, legal databases and reports
  • Researching complex legal issues for lawyers and legal staff
  • Reviewing the latest publications and software from legal content and research companies, such as LexisNexis and Westlaw
  • Advising lawyers and legal staff on the best means of performing research for a particular legal issue, taking care to tailor the research to the individual's needs
  • Retrieving court filings and providing access to court rules
Patent Agent

Patent agents help clients secure patents for scientific inventions from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). While patent agents don’t have to be attorneys, they must pass the patent bar examination given by the USPTO. They are also generally expected to have a bachelor’s degree in the area in which they specialize, for example, engineering, computer science or the life sciences.

Typical duties include:

  • Study of client inventions and their potential for being patented
  • Research, preparation and filing of documents with the USPTO
  • Negotiation and drafting of patent agreements
  • Handling of communications between the USPTO and client
Records Clerk

A records clerk is responsible for maintaining both electronic and manual systems where cases, evidence and records are organized and filed. This entails developing and maintaining organized filing systems, organizing files and case documents, keeping track of discovery documents, preparing records to be sent off-site for storage, assisting the legal team with document requests and file creation, and disposing of files in accordance with established document retention procedures. While candidates don’t necessarily need a post-secondary degree, they should demonstrate excellent organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs and the ability to adhere to strict confidentiality rules.

Records Manager

A Records Manager is usually responsible for managing a firm’s records center, including both hard-copy and electronic records as well as developing, implementing and maintaining the firm’s records and case management policies and procedures. Candidates should demonstrate five-plus years of experience and the expertise needed to manage a records department. Experience in a supervisory role within a law firm and Certified Records Manager (CRM) certification or similar credentials are usually preferred by employers.

Title and Billing Clerk

The title and billing clerk, also known as a billing clerk or legal billing clerk, is responsible for tracking all the hours worked for individual clients, plus other related client expenses. They then communicate that information to clients and create invoices. They may also perform other accounting and bookkeeping duties as needed. Some firms require only a high school diploma, while others require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, plus accounting or bookkeeping credentials. Required skills include excellent attention to detail, ability to maintain confidentiality, and a proven ability to work with numbers.

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Litigation support/eDiscovery

The litigation support/eDiscovery professional (also called an eDiscovery professional) is a hybrid paralegal and IT specialist that supports the litigation needs of the law firm by using law office technology to manage voluminous data in various formats so that it is readily accessible.

In a large firm setting, the litigation support/eDiscovery professional typically reports to the practice group manager. In many midsize firms, paralegals with specialized law office technology training may fill the litigation support/eDiscovery role. Litigation support/eDiscovery professionals typically have a college degree, advanced technical skills, and training on database and litigation support applications. Some also have advanced certifications in addition to their degrees. Candidates must have solid IT knowledge, familiarity with document management systems and trial presentation software, and strong communication skills in interacting with lawyers, staff and vendors, as well as excellent organizational abilities, critical thinking skills and attention to detail.

Typical duties include:

  • Using litigation and eDiscovery software to manage evidence and case-related documents
  • Designing and implementing databases for managing, sorting, indexing and abstracting large volumes of data produced in litigation
  • Providing training and user support to lawyers, paralegals and other support staff on litigation technology software and systems
  • Supporting and supervising in-house scanning and processing of electronically stored information
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal rules regarding electronically stored information
  • Implementing litigation hold and document retention procedures within the law firm and within clients' organizations

Document Coder
Litigation Support/EDiscovery Director (10+ years of experience)
Litigation Support/EDiscovery Manager (3-6 years of experience)
Litigation Support/EDiscovery Manager (7-9 years of experience)
Litigation Support/EDiscovery Specialist/Analyst (1-2 years of experience)

Document Coder

The document coder receives, organizes and enters data into database programs, imports data to specialized legal software and prioritizes/batches material for data entry. The position often reports to the senior paralegal or senior legal secretary. Candidates are required to have technical proficiency, knowledge of legal concepts, organizational skills and attention to detail.

Litigation Support/EDiscovery Director (10+ years of experience)

The litigation support/eDiscovery director oversees the litigation support/eDiscovery team and acts as the primary liaison with the litigation practice group, clients' in-house discovery team, opposing law firms and vendors. This position supervises large-scale document review and litigation support/eDiscovery projects.

Litigation Support/EDiscovery Manager (3-6 years of experience)

The duties are similar to those detailed for other litigation support/eDiscovery positions, but the litigation support/eDiscovery manager also oversees all project teams and litigation projects undertaken by the litigation support/eDiscovery department. This position calls for strong project management, professional and interpersonal skills.

Litigation Support/EDiscovery Manager (7-9 years of experience)

The duties are similar to those detailed for other litigation support/eDiscovery positions, but the litigation support/eDiscovery manager also serves as the primary liaison between outside firms and vendors. The position manages document-intensive litigation projects and supervises project teams.

Litigation Support/EDiscovery Specialist/Analyst (1-2 years of experience)

The duties for the litigation support/eDiscovery specialist/analyst are similar to those detailed for other litigation support/eDiscovery positions, but also include conducting eDiscovery and other data tracking for litigation. The litigation support/eDiscovery specialist/analyst also assists the litigation support/eDiscovery manager. This position requires proficiency in case management and eDiscovery software, great attention to detail and project management skills.

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Paralegal/legal assistant

Paralegals and legal assistants directly support lawyers and may be required to supervise other legal staff, such as legal secretaries or file clerks. While they cannot offer legal advice, they work closely with lawyers on legal matters, perform basic legal research and draft legal documents for lawyers' review.

While paralegals may train on the job in some jurisdictions, they are increasingly required to attain degrees or certifications from postsecondary paralegal education programs. Often, employers seek candidates with a bachelor's degree and paralegal education. Paralegals should have computer and technical knowledge as well as strong analytical, communication and organizational skills. Larger law firms generally prefer three to five years of paralegal experience in a law firm or other corporate legal department. Employers may require previous clerical or administrative experience, or demonstrated knowledge of particular computer software programs.

Typical duties include:

  • Assisting lawyers in preparing for transactional closings, depositions, hearings, trials and conferences; completing many administrative tasks, including individual cases or transactions
  • Investigating the factual evidence of a transaction or case and preparing exhibits, charts and diagrams to display information
  • Drafting legal court documents, such as pleadings, motions, affidavits and subpoenas; transactional documents, such as trusts, wills, contracts and real estate leases; and closing documents
  • Conducting routine discovery
  • Obtaining due diligence materials, such as corporate certificates of good standing, real estate and title information, and securities filings
  • Organizing and tracking files for important transactions or case documents, including pleadings and voluminous discovery documents; creating and maintaining a case-management database

Case Clerk (0-2 years of experience)
Midlevel Paralegal (4-6 years of experience)
Paralegal (2-3 years of experience)
Paralegal/Legal Assistant (hybrid)
Paralegal Manager
Senior Paralegal/Legal Assistant (hybrid)
Senior/Supervising Paralegal (7+ years of experience)

Case Clerk (0-2 years of experience)

Individuals in this entry-level position support lawyers and legal staff. Their duties include basic legal research, data entry, document review and case file management. The job requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, computer expertise and the ability to follow instructions. Law firms prefer candidates with a bachelor's degree and one to two years of experience in a law firm or judicial environment.

Midlevel Paralegal (4-6 years of experience)

The responsibilities for the midlevel paralegal encompass basic paralegal duties but also include providing advanced litigation support to lawyers and clients, conducting extensive case research, preparing detailed reports and memoranda, assisting with transactional closings, and drafting legal documents. The position often handles technical aspects of case management, and advanced knowledge of legal concepts and procedures is required.

Paralegal (2-3 years of experience)

The responsibilities for the paralegal at this level encompass basic paralegal duties and are primarily focused on extensive document review and organization. The Paralegal produces transcript summaries and prepares documents for discovery, performs data entry, document coding and imaging, and other support functions during trial and motion preparations. Candidates must understand legal concepts, terminology, principles and procedures. Experience in one or more specialized practice areas is a plus.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant (hybrid)

Legal assistants, or those in legal secretary/paralegal hybrid roles, often work closely with lawyers on legal matters, perform basic legal research and draft legal documents for lawyers’ review. In addition, they are usually expected to perform clerical duties traditionally performed by legal secretaries. Legal assistants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, technical savvy and strong attention to detail.

Typical duties include:

  • Note taking at meetings
  • Communicating with clients, witnesses, court officials, opposing counsel and other parties
  • Scheduling depositions, site inspections, hearings, closings and meetings
  • Preparing legal documents and notices
  • Updating transactional documents
  • Maintaining case and correspondence files
  • Assisting lawyers in preparing for transactional closings, depositions, hearings, trials and conferences
  • Investigating the factual evidence of a transaction or case, and preparing exhibits, charts and diagrams to display information
  • Conducting routine discovery
  • Obtaining due-diligence materials, such as corporate certificates of good standing, real estate and title information, and securities filings
  • Organizing and tracking files for important transactions or case documents, including pleadings and voluminous discovery documents; creating and maintaining a case-management database
Paralegal Manager

Paralegal managers are responsible for managing both paralegal teams and the systems and technologies they use to create and track legal documents. Requirements usually include a bachelor’s degree, paralegal certification, about five years of paralegal experience, and excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Paralegal managers also are typically responsible for: 

  • Case assignment and workflow
  • Support for team members in legal research, including use of relevant technologies
  • Accurate and timely delivery of projects
  • Coordination with lawyers, especially on urgent or complex tasks
  • Recruitment and training of paralegals
Senior Paralegal/Legal Assistant (hybrid)

Legal professionals in these senior paralegal/legal assistant hybrid roles generally supervise other members of the legal support teams. In addition, they may take a more active role in client interactions. They are generally expected to have three to five years of experience as a legal assistant, some previous supervisory experience, and at least an associate’s degree, preferably in a law-related field.

Besides their legal assistant work, additional duties include:

  • Overseeing day-to-day workflow and scheduling
  • Ensuring coverage during evenings and weekends as required
  • Hiring and training general administrative staff
Senior/Supervising Paralegal (7+ years of experience)

The responsibilities for the senior/supervising paralegal are similar to those detailed for other paralegal positions. They also include supervising discovery and litigation support teams, assisting with case management, performing court filings, participating in evaluations and hiring decisions, and working closely with lawyers and clients on high-level matters. The position requires advanced knowledge of the law and legal procedures, along with superior leadership and management skills. Experience in a specific legal practice area is highly preferred.

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