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Legal Project Specialist (Remote)

New York, NY

KJM Staffing Solutions has a great, remote opportunity for a Legal Project Specialist with a top ranked global law firm. This role offers excellent growth potential, a highly competitive salary (OT Eligible)  and excellent benefits package.
 

Role Summary

The Legal Project Management team is an established global team focusing on innovation and efficiency, working with our lawyers and clients to deliver innovative and efficient legal solutions.

As the demand for LPM continues to grow, we are expanding our team looking for a proactive individual to work with us, with full training provided and real potential to progress as the team grows.

The primary objective of the Legal Project Specialist is to support the successful delivery of two of our key LPM offerings: Pricing & Matter Management and Business Analytics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Find and cleanse relevant data to support subsequent LPM team analysis.

  • Create draft presentation decks e.g. for training programs and presentations.

  • Coordinate regular meetings in consultation with legal and business services stakeholder(s) to develop plans, track timelines, prepare notes and follow up on action items.

  • Review processes and research practice areas to identify potential areas of improvement.

  • Collaborate with the firm’s Revenue Administration team to support in the creation of appropriate pricing structures for matters.

  • Collaborate with other members of the LPM team to improve, maintain and further develop our process improvement and LPM toolkits and training materials.

  • Identify process improvement initiatives, workshops and documentation of process maps to enable creation and implementation of efficient processes.

  • Own and update process improvement program plans and team dashboards for management visibility and proactive identification of risks.

  • Perform such other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Proactive, highly motivated self-starter, flexible in approach and able to handle multiple tasks to meet team deadlines and targets.

  • Communicates effectively and collaboratively at all levels.

  • Can be relied upon to keep stakeholders informed and provide input on actions that may be necessary to keep projects on track.

  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to capture and convey information in writing and presentations.

  • Strong time management skills and project management capability.

  • Responds quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize appropriately.

  • Anticipates problems and issues and exercises independent judgment to make sound, justifiable recommendations.

  • Takes action in solving problems while knowing when and to whom to escalate issues.

  • Delivers high quality, accurate and timely work product and results, and demonstrates the ability to follow through on agreed objectives.

  • Takes initiative in professional development by seeking out feedback and learning new skills; continually learning and improving LPM-related expertise.

  • Comfortable with MS Word and Excel.  PowerPoint and MS Visio expertise a plus.

Education & Experience

  • This role requires an interest in project management and process improvement with some experience in project management or consultancy desirable, alongside strong analytical, communication and organizational skills. Training on LPM, Process Improvement and law firm economics will be provided.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • 2-4 years of prior experience working in project management or consultancy within banking or other professional services firms.

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