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Practice Manager

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Job Summary

Also called practice coordinator, the ideal candidate will be responsible for practice management including lawyer recruiting, legal assistant supervision, implementing professional standards and other practice management functions in a law firm. The practice manager will also be accountable for information and details sharing within the law firm. He or she will be tasked with receiving information and details from employees and communicate it to the managing partner. He or she will effectively handle the business management of the law firm and run it with the intent to build efficiency and make profit.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS:        

  • Proven extensive experience as a practice manager.
  • LL.B/B.L and a minimum of 8 years practical experience is required for this position.
  • Business development and marketing expertise.
  • Demonstrate high standard of personal and business behaviour, and high level of professionalism.
  • Strong interest in how law and indeed how law firm’s works, and a willingness to stay abreast of current affairs in the profession.
  • Self-motivation and dedication to the legal process.
  • The ability to handle pressure, long hours, and strict deadlines.
  • Keen attention to details.
  • Ability to deliver on assigned mandates within predetermined timelines.
  • Demonstrable and possess leadership abilities.
  • Team building techniques.
  • Law school degree.
  • Preferably, the ideal candidate should be a seasoned lawyer that has acted in the capacity of a practice manager within the legal industry and or law firms.
     

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise company’s day to day operations and management.
  • Monitor and follow up on briefs till completion.
  • Coordinate communication and efficiency within support areas.
  • Drive organizational initiatives.
  • Prepare implement and regularly review the firm’s strategy against set goals with a combination of detailed HR, Finance, IT, and Marketing strategies.
  • Regularly review industry best practice and research industry norms, in order to identify opportunities and exploit them.
  • Monitor and oversee client management.
  • Take a central role in coordinating and driving the firm’s performance in line with its strategic objectives.
  • Ensure that the Firm is compliant and fulfils tax related, legislative and law society requirements.
  • Liaise with external and internal parties and vendors on financial, accounting, and operational matters.
  • Prepare or oversee internal and external audit and reporting material.
  • Review financial statements with management committee.
  • Direct, manage with strong oversight over cash flow requirements of the firm, ensuring collection of outstanding invoices/money and the payment to creditors occur in the best interest of the firm.
  • Provide strategic direction to development and managing of the annual planning and budgeting process.
  • Analyse and report on the firm’s performance against set objectives.
  • Determine areas of need and development withing the law firm and its staff.
  • Liaising with other legal professionals such as solicitors to improve the firm’s processes.
  • Drive decision making from the management and creates medium and long-term improvement for the firm.
  • Manage and contribute significantly to the firm’s operations and management.
  • Drive and participate in determining the assumptions in the salary increase process.
  • Participate in the performance management process and certain recruitment processes.
  • Monitor performance of IT service providers.
  • Assist in project management.
  • Other activities as assigned by the management.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Skilled in the art of multitasking.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong presentation and advocacy skills.
  • The ability to present a point of view convincingly.
  • Quick-witted, self-awareness and excellent persuasion skills.
  • SALARY: N200,000 – N250,000
     

WORK HOURS: As the Practice Manager, the work hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 7:00pm. However, it is important to note that the practice manager may be required on occasion to work extended hours and on weekends.

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