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Supervising Attorney

Company: Yang Law Offices
Location: Monterey Park
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for the direct supervision of an assigned group of attorneys. This role will serve as the subject matter expert in the assigned practice area and will conduct strategy sessions and evaluate/assign cases as appropriate. -Job Duties:

  • Directs the work of assigned Attorneys and support staff, including coaching and training, assigning and reviewing work, providing performance feedback, and drafting and issuing performance evaluations, disciplinary action and performance improvement plans as necessary.
  • Provides substantive and procedural guidance to assigned Attorneys and support staff as needed, in researching, interpreting, strategizing, applying legal principles of assigned practice areas, managing cases, and trial preparation.
  • Reviews, edits, analyzes, discusses, and provides final approval for written work assigned attorneys.
  • Monitors workflow to assigned Attorneys to identify and address potential workload issues.
  • Monitors and ensures client Retainers/Trust Accounts have sufficient funds for assigned Attorneys and other legal staff to bill, ensuring SOAs/motions to withdraw are being filed in a timely manner should clients fail to pay invoices and/or depletes their trust account balance.
  • Independently researches, interprets, and applies legal principles of assigned practice areas as needed.
  • Makes decisions regarding the disposition of files and complaints.
  • Conducts legal research as necessary in various areas of federal and state law, including case decisions, evidentiary law, statutory law, procedural and court rules, and legislation.
  • Stays informed and keeps subordinates informed concerning the applicable law, rules, procedures, policies, and practices relating to responsible practice areas.
  • Evaluates administrative problems and procedures and recommends solutions or alternative methods or procedures.
  • Monitors caseloads of subordinates and work progress to ensure performance goals are met.
  • Participates in training and professional development activities.
  • Establishes and maintains effective and professional working relationships senior leaders, management, staff and clients.
  • Performs other additional duties as needed, including performing legal and case work when staff unavailability necessitates coverage of work. -Minimum Requirements:
    • Successful completion of a Juris Doctorate Degree or its equivalent as allowed under the State Bar Act.
    • Minimum of six (6) years' progressively responsible and directly related experience in the practice of law.
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite applicationsPreferred Experience/Skills:
      • Demonstrated experience as a team or project lead.
      • Demonstrated verifiable reputation for integrity and no history of disciplinary offenses as an attorney or in any other capacity.
      • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a cohesive team; willing to go above and beyond - always looking to improve process, efficiency, and support to business
      • Impeccable interpersonal acumen - able to interface at ease with all Staff and Clients respectfully and professionally
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, even under pressure and when navigating ambiguity and challenge
      • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever changing, colleague/customer-centric environment
      • Competent with conflict resolution and defusing escalated situations as needed
      • Avid problem solver - able to create win-win situations using limited resources -License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: - - - - - - -Must be an active member, in good standing, in the State Bar of California
        Physical Requirements
        • Visual capacity and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment.
        • Make fine visual distinctions reading and proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen.

Keywords: Yang Law Offices, Monterey Park , Supervising Attorney, Legal , Monterey Park, California

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