Legal Project Manager

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Category: Accounting & Finance
Job ID: 10114
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Our client, an AMLaw Top 10 global law firm, is adding a Legal PM to their team.

he Senior Legal Project Management Analyst develops, implements and coordinates legal project management tools, trains lawyers to use those tools, and leverages best practices in matter management. The Senior Legal Project Management Analyst offers scalable matter support within team environments or one-on- one, across one or multiple practice groups, for clients of varying size. Additionally, the Senior Legal Project Management Analyst develops methods to further the dissemination of Legal Project Management (LPM) as a best practice and builds a repository of models and templates.

Role overview:
  • Assist in the development of the firm-wide budget outreach and compliance reporting.
  • Assist in the development and proliferation of best practices, tools, budget templates, and reference materials across the Firm’s client portfolio.
  • Collaborate to automate the Firm’s legal project management workflow, task/phase code groupings, including the creation of dashboards for creating and updating matter budgets, viewing matter status reports, and searching historical data for future matter planning.
  • Create and facilitate LPM training for senior lawyers and associates.
  • Train, coach, and mentor lawyers on when/how to employ LPM on engagements.
  • Set and manage expectations with client and engagement team members.
  • Collaborate with lawyers and clients to define matter management strategy and goals.
  • Offer concrete project management guidance on best practices, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Work with shareholders to respond to client requests regarding pricing, budgeting, and budget tracking capabilities.
  • Coordinate meetings with shareholders to track progress.
  • Identify issues, options for resolution and course- correction on matters that begin to diverge from initial expectations.
  • Ensure compliance with client billing terms to expedite the revenue cycle.