Practice Management, Professional Legal Management
The Director of Practice Support works with attorneys, paralegals, the Chief Information and Risk Officer, the firm's other Directors, support staff, and others to develop, implement and sustain firm-wide Practice Support services, processes, and systems. This includes primarily the firm's services, process, and systems for e-discovery in litigation and for investigations and regulatory inquiries. The Director is expected to establish and maintain communication and information sharing with firm leadership.
In partnership with the Information Services department, the Director coordinates projects for proposed software and hardware solutions and recommends appropriate acquisition and implementation. The Director is expected to maintain awareness of state-of-the-art information technology as it relates to areas of responsibility. The Director manages budgeting process for Practice Support area of responsibilities.
The Director is also responsible for assuring that the firm's attorneys and staff are fully aware of the services offered by Practice Support and trains or manages training on use of those services, including Relativity, as needed.
Required Education & Experience
· Undergraduate degree in relevant field.
· Thorough knowledge and experience with current Practice Support and e-discovery technology including Relativity and data processing tools.
· Strong leadership skills managing a diverse group of Practice Support Consultants.
· Ability to lead team members across multiple offices.
· Experience in the design and implementation of comprehensive Practice Support systems.
Preferred Education & Experience
· JD preferred.
· Large law firm experience a plus.
· Experience with data collection, processing and production for litigation and investigation using tools such as Nuix, LAW and Relativity.
· Experience with trial support using Trial Director or similar software.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Practice Support Management (95%)
· Collaborate with Chief Information and Security Officer and director peers to design, prepare, and maintain Practice Support program and procedures.
· Supervise and manage the performance of the Practice Support staff.
· Ensure the firm is using the appropriate tools and methodologies.
· Oversee the in-house development efforts through the development team.
· Market the Practice Support department within the firm and to the clients as needed.
· Maintain a strong working relationship with the Technology support group, assisting with troubleshooting software and supporting Technology in its initiatives.
· Organize and develop on-going educational program for firm technology users.
General and Administrative (5%)
· Performs other duties as assigned.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.
· Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
· Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
· Strong professional, independent thinking skills with strength in problem solving and the ability to offer constructive opinions and creative solutions.
· A team player who motivates and educates other team members.
· Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.
· Ability to successfully manage direct report(s), including performance evaluation, goal-setting, employee development and problem-solving.
This position includes supervisory responsibilities.
Travel required, as necessary.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. If an employee is unable to perform the essential functions of the position, Stinson LLP will evaluate whether a reasonable accommodation can be made to enable the employee to perform the described essential functions of the position. Generally, due to the nature of this office position, while performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
Stinson LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran, disabled and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Stinson LLP is a federal contractor. Information gathered through applicant Voluntary Self-Identification will be used periodically with various government agencies for statistical reporting and to measure the effectiveness of our Affirmative Action and EEO outreach efforts. All information is requested on a voluntary basis and will be kept confidential. We will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
Applicants with a disability that are in need of an accommodation to complete the Stinson LLP application process should contact Human Resources at 316.268.7962 or email Talent@stinson.com.
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