Paralegal Coordinator

Thompson Coburn, LLP
Job Description
-PARALEGAL COORDINATOR-
Thompson Coburn LLP currently has a non-exempt position available in our St. Louis office for a full-time Paralegal Coordinator with five years of paralegal experience, including three years in a law firm required. This position will assist the Director of Professional Recruiting, Development & Diversity with managing paralegals, practice area assistants, and banking and commercial finance, immigration and litigation clerks (“PSS staff”). The person selected for this position must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
 
Job Responsibilities

·         Assists PSS staff in maintaining appropriate workloads.

·         Provides PSS staff coverage for ongoing client matter demands and special project requirements.

·         Manages payroll timekeeping system for  PSS staff.

  • Recommends and provides administrative support for professional development to enhance performance and utilization of PSS staff.
  • Assists with preparing departmental budget.

·         Performs administrative functions as they relate to recruiting and departmental onboarding and orientation.

·         Assists with preparing and analyzing financial and statistical analyses of profitability metrics.

·         Assists with developing, implementing and overseeing policies and procedures for PSS staff.

·         Assists with PSS staff performance management.

·         Completes special projects as requested.

 
Job Requirements
·         Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
·         Must have ability to read, write, and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone.
·         Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects, and strong time management skills.
·         Must have ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered.
·         Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
·         Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • The physical demands of this position are representative of those that might be met by an employee in order for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  These include being both mobile and stationary throughout the workday, having the ability to transport 20 pounds and being able to operate a computer and other business equipment found in the office.
 
Thompson Coburn LLP is a large, full service, multi-state firm with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Washington D.C. At Thompson Coburn, our behavior and the expectations we have of ourselves are guided by the values that we hold in the highest regard: integrity, a passion for excellence, a focus on serving the client, a value of diversity, innovation, creativity, trust, and loyalty. Within the Firm, we value each other as people and colleagues.  In addition to the exceptional working environment and a competitive salary, Thompson Coburn provides the following benefit options to qualifying employees:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & ADD policies
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Firm Paid 401(k) & Profit Sharing plans
  • Parking/Transportation Stipend
  • Section 125 Plan (Pre-tax premiums, dependent care and medical reimbursement)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • College Savings Plan Deductions (529 Plans)
  • Long Term Care
 
Applicants interested in applying to Thompson Coburn LLP are required to complete our online application, which can be found by visiting the site below.
www.thompsoncoburncareers.com
 
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
 
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