One of the world’s finest firms has a rare opportunity for a Paralegal Supervisor in their large DC office.

The Paralegal Supervisor will handle the day-to-day supervision and administration of the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia paralegal program, in addition to regular paralegal duties. The Supervisor will perform other related department and firm duties as assigned and ensures client services and satisfaction are attained in all areas of position.

You will Coordinate workflow, establish priorities and assign projects as needed; review paralegal hours to help manage effective distribution of work and to help ensure hours expectations are met.  Proactively work with attorneys in all practice groups to help ensure the effective utilization of paralegals.  Manage the evaluation process, including annual reviews, introductory reviews, and formal check-in meetings.  Ensure that substantive reviews are prepared and delivered in a timely and appropriate manner.  Following Firm guidelines and performance goals, recommend compensation adjustments for paralegals, including merit increases, market adjustments, promotional adjustments, high personal services awards, etc.  Ensure that performance issues are addressed appropriately, fairly, and efficiently.  Assist in the performance management counseling and termination processes for paralegals.  Collaborate closely with Human Resources throughout counseling processes.   Ensure Firm policies and practices are followed; proactively promote consistency and fairness, maintain open door policy and promote open dialog.  Ensure paralegals effectively meet client service objectives.  Maintain contact with the paralegals to determine workloads, training and technology needs, staffing issues and job satisfaction, to exchange information, and to address general concerns and issues.  Conduct regular meetings with paralegals.  Report on office utilization and hours of paralegals; assist in developing and implementing programs, policies and procedures to address issues and concerns.

You will also participate in recruiting for paralegals, coordinate with Human Resources; assist in drafting job descriptions for open positions; coordinate orientation and training of new paralegals with Human Resources and the Director of Paralegal Services. Meet with new attorneys to provide an overview of the paralegal program and the services offered by the paralegals.  Assist with the development and delivery of substantive paralegal training programs.  Assist in the development and maintenance of manuals, guidelines, checklists, and other training aids for paralegals.  Assist in identifying and developing designated paralegals as training resources in various departments and practice groups as needed.  In conjunction with the Information Technology Department, coordinate and implement training for paralegals in the use of computer technology in all relevant areas.  Monitor attendance, overtime and time records; review and approve weekly electronic time sheets; approve PTO requests and maintain PTO schedule for paralegals.

You will also prepare and submit time notes for all billable work with reduced billable hours expectations.  Help to ensure that monthly time note deadlines are met.  Responsible for assigning work rooms and ensuring work rooms are properly utilized and maintained.

You must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six years paralegal experience and previous supervisory experience in law firm is required.

The firm has a culture that is defined by their deeds. The lawyers are passionate about what they do and equally passionate about how they do it.   They believe in a model of respect for their colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make the world stronger.

9-5:30, outstanding benefits, PTO, office culture and more.  Up to $100,000

If you are ready to do the best work of your life, please send your resume as a Word attachment