Legal Project Manager in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Perkins Coie LLP   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Legal & Accounting


5 - 7 years

Posted 30 days ago

Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Legal Project Manager (LPM). You are encouraged to apply if you are passionate about being aligned with the Firm's strategy and desire to play an important role in advancing the Firm's innovative approach to the delivery of legal services. This role supports client-facing engagements to ensure successful implementation of such projects. You will provide support for all practice groups and will affect efficiency, quality, profitability, competitive position and client satisfaction. An ideal candidate will interact with legal and business professionals internally and externally and is expected to uphold the image of the Firm by maintaining positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist legal teams and practice groups with the delivery of legal services for complex, high profile client engagements employing project management methods and tools.
  • Provide project management oversight, principles, methodologies and tools as defined by legal teams and practice groups for internal and client-facing projects with limited complexity.
  • Manage assigned projects and associated activities to ensure resources are channeled to produce planned deliverables on time and within scope and budget.
  • Organize project teams into work groups and work closely with relationship attorneys to support and guide the entire project team in their effort to achieve business goals and produce deliverables within the specified time frames and on budget.
  • Monitor the project scope management process to ensure key stakeholders are apprised of scope change requests and impact to project.
  • Collaborate with team resources to plan for custom solutions and oversee the design, plan and implementation for client-facing technical or process solutions.

Specific Skills Required:

Proficiency in MS Office applications required. Must be flexible and adaptable with changing and evolving technologies. Making difficult and independent decisions. Highly organized, excellent communication skills, record keeping, data collection and analyzation, and writing abilities. Ability to lead meetings and present in group settings. Critical thinking, planning, directing, and evaluating processes to lead people and manage resources to achieve desired results. Knowledge in SharePoint, Visio, and MS Project preferred.

Education & Experience:

Experience in a similar role at either a professional services company or in a legal environment. Minimum three years formal project management experience preferred or equivalent work experience. PMP, JD or MBA preferred. Understanding of project estimation and management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle. Minimum 5 years law firm or legal operations experience required.

Valid Through: 2019-11-13