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Litigation Paralegal
Prominent Century City law firm seeks a highly experienced litigation paralegal.
The Litigation Paralegal must have paralegal certificate and extensive knowledge of California State and Federal court rules.
Exceptional legal writing and communication skills required.
Comprehensive knowledge of Windows 8.1 and Office Suite 2013,
E-Discovery and Relativity. Excellent atmosphere.
Major or mid-size law firm background is preferred.  Excellent atmosphere. salary and benefits.

Corporate Legal Secretary

Our client, a prestigious national law firm, is seeking an experienced Corporate Legal Secretary to work with a managing partner and shareholders in its Century City offices. In this exciting role, you will:provide high level assistance and:
Prepare attorney expense reports
Maintain Shareholder calendar and organizes travel, events,
Prepares the Shareholder for all internal/external meetings
Answers, screens and places phone calls
Opens, reads and routes incoming mail
Manage Shareholder email account including assistance with culling email and filing in the firm Records Management system (VP Records)
Manage current materials for business development purposes and works in conjunction with the Marketing Department on preparation of business development and marketing events and projects
Prepares papers and correspondence of a legal and non-legal nature
Transcribe dictation
*Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities of the Corporate


Transactional Legal Secretary:

Strong knowledge of corporate transactional and closing processes
Advanced proficiency in MS Word and formatting documents with a minimum typing speed of 65 words per minute
Ability to work core business hours of 9:00 am – 5:30 pm with flexibility for overtime,

Education and Experience:
Thorough knowledge of corporate transactions and closings, with at least three (3) years’ experience in this area
Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with a Shareholder and supporting a team of at least three (3) attorneys
High School diploma or equivalent

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Chief Financial Officer

Our client, a prestigious Los Angeles law firm, is seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer. In this exciting role, you will:


Oversee the Firm's financial operations, manage its Finance Department, and provides strategic leadership to the Firm with respect to financial matters.

This is a fast-paced hands-on position that requires extremely strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with individuals at every level of the Firm. The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works with the Managing Partner, Executive Committee, practice group leaders, and administrative management team.

Responsibilities for Chief Financial Officer:

  • Oversee all the accounting function, including billing, collections, accounts payable, cash applications, taxes, payroll, financial reporting and analysis, and budgeting.
  • Advising on financial issues such as capital structure, partner compensation, firm mergers and lateral attorney acquisitions, and providing input into the strategic direction of the Firm.
  • Lead the annual budget process and coordinating all aspects of it between senior management, practice group leaders, directors and office administrators, along with continual review, analysis, and recommendations throughout the year.
  • Evaluating, upgrading, and managing the Firm's financial systems to facilitate timely and accurate financial reporting to multiple constituencies.
  • Developing financial analyses and benchmarks relating to client, matter, and practice group profitability, lateral acquisitions and mergers, new client intake, alternative fee arrangements, and other metrics. Includes giving guidance on rate structures and staffing arrangements.
  • Establishing and maintaining appropriate internal controls, monitoring cash flow and cash management, and identifying and implementing cost control initiatives.
  • Managing banking relationships and other external parties
  • Developing, documenting, communicating, and enforcing policies and procedures relating to all financial functions and Firm expense guidelines.
  • Ensuring the timely filing of all local, state, and federal tax reports and ERISA reports, as well as responding to financial surveys and insurance applications.
  • Supervising a team of high quality professionals


*Qualifications and Experience for Chief Financial Officer:

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible senior-level financial experience in a multi-office, mid-sized or larger private law firm or similar professional services environment i.e., accounting firm
  • Extensive knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles (e.g., CPA or MBA Finance emphasis).
  • Thorough working knowledge of Aderant is preferred, or similar financial application
  • Solid understanding of current and emerging technologies related to financial systems, including a proven track record of using technology-based solutions to streamline manual processes and improve access to information.



Practice Group Operations Manager

Our client, a prestigious Los Angeles law firm, is seeking an experienced Practice Group Operations Manager. In this exciting role, you will: provide high-level administrative and operational support to the Firm’s internationally recognized Infrastructure Practice Group.

The Manager will work closely with the Practice Group Chair to identify opportunities to improve day-to-day operations and drive the practice group to achieve and surpass its business goals and objectives. The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Specific responsibilities for the Practice Group Operations Manager include:

  • Assisting with the development and execution of the practice group’s strategic plan, including collaborating with all administrative departments within the firm on practice group strategic initiatives.
  • Identifying opportunities to promote efficiency and implement improved practices.
  • Reviewing and analyzing financial reports and key performance indicators, and making recommendations for appropriate actions to improve practice group financial performance.
  • Supporting development of annual revenue and expense budgets for the practice group, and monitoring operational expenditures.
  • Taking the lead on planning practice group retreats, and developing agendas and other materials for practice group meetings and driving follow-up after meetings.
  • Drafting quarterly practice group reports and other ad hoc reports and presentations for firm management.


Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant experience and increasing responsibility working in a medium or large law firm w/ a solid understanding of the legal industry and law firm economics.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with an advanced degree or certification desirable (e.g., JD, MBA, CPA).


Pricing Analyst

Our client, a national law firm, is seeking an experienced Pricing Analyst for its Los Angeles offices. In this Pricing Analyst role, you will:

  • Consult with attorneys to respond to complex budget and pricing requests
  • Define scope and develop task based budgets and forecasts
  • Structure and evaluate alternate pricing proposals, and prepare risk and reward analyses
  • Manage all matter budget and case updates for large clients and interact directly with clients and vendors
  • Negotiate and define workflow processes with clients and vendors
  • Provide attorneys and other department heads with relevant data to help them manage client expectations on legal spend and with business development efforts.
  • Create, optimize, and publish budget to actual reports and dashboards
  • Provide customized modeling, performance and benchmarking analyses and ad-hoc reports
  • Define a pricing framework for multiple litigation tasks or phases (analytics)
  • Define approach, analyze and interpret comparable matter data, and correct for anomalies
  • Test hypotheses, refine metrics, and increase the number of exemplars for future use Determine causes of data quality problems and recommend improvements
  • Lead technology initiatives to automate our budgeting and analytics processes and expand our competitive intelligence capabilities
  • Lead administrator for technology solutions with responsibility to optimize utilization and processes
  • Implement software solutions and liaise with IT and vendors
  • Directly manage staff, including performance management, workforce planning and day-to-day operations


Requirements for Pricing Analyst:

  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • 6+ years of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) experience or related experience involving data analysis and substantial quantitative modeling and forecasting.
  • Prior managerial experience a must with a demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves
  • Experience implementing a financial or budgeting system a must.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, MS Access, SQL, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Prior law firm experience is helpful, but not required.








Document Reviewers - Contract Attorneys
Our clients have short and long-term document review positions upcoming. Must be licensed in any state. Document review and knowledge of Relativity experience is preferred.



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Floater
Your litigation background, real estate, estate planning background is a good mix for this Pasadena boutique firm. Great atmosphere with excellent salary in the mid-$70's. Hours 8:00 - 5:30. Must know iManage, have a stable work history for this low turnover firm.

Probate and Trust & Estates Paralegal
Our client, a very prestigious boutique law firm in Los Angeles, is seeking an experienced Probate and Trust & Estates Paralegal for its Westside offices. In this exciting role, you will:

  • Draft trust and probate pleadings,
  • Prepare of federal estate returns,
  • Prepare gift tax returns,
  • Prepare asset allocation spreadsheets, asset transfers, real property forms, and client and agency interaction.
  • Some guardianship and Conservatorship administration.
  • Ability to handle a large case load from start to finish.


Requirements of Probate and Trust Administration Paralegal:

  • Certificate from an ABA approved program,
  • Bachelor of Arts degree;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ full-time experience in probate and trust administration.
  • Outstanding organization skills oral and written communication skills

Computer Knowledge: Word Perfect (X6), Word, Outlook, Hot Docs, Legal Master, Excel, Essential Forms, 706 Program (LaCerte), EstateVal, Estate Planning Tools, Calendaring (Compulaw/Vision)

Real Estate Paralegal

Work for a prestigious Century City boutique law firm. Our Century City client needs an experienced Real Estate paralegal. You'll have sophisticated assignments such as:

  • Pre-closing, closing and post-closings
  • Proofing, assembling and organizing transactional documents
  • Conducting closings
  • Preparing purchase and sale transactions,
  • Conducting due diligence projects.
  • Review of title and survey
  • Prepare closing checklists.


The Real Estate paralegal should have:

  • BA degree
  • Paralegal certificate (preferred)


Real Estate Paralegal
Our client, a prestigious Beverly Hills boutique law firm, is seeking a very experienced Real Estate Transactional paralegal. In this exciting position, you will assist the Firm's transactional Real Estate Group with pre-closing, closing and post-closing tasks and assignments. The Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for proofing, assembling and organizing transactional documents and conducting closings for finance and purchase and sale transactions, together with being the primary lead on due diligence projects. You will also review of title and survey and prepare due diligence and closing checklists.

Requirements:
The Real Estate Paralegal should have a Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree with a paralegal certificate from an ABA qualified program.
Must have 6+ years of Real Estate/Finance experience, and have worked with a variety of lenders.

Compliance Manager
Our client, a national law firm, is seeking an experienced Compliance Manager for its Los Angeles offices. In this exciting position, the Compliance Manager will:
CLIENT COMPLIANCE

  • Ensures client audit requests are responded to in a timely fashion, collaborates with attorneys and applicable business process owners to ensure answers are accurate and properly described, and ensures back up documentation is provided as needed.
  • Acts as a conduit between client and firm to resolve client audit questions/issues as requested by the responsible attorney.
  • Manages the firm’s Outside Counsel Guidelines review process.


VENDOR COMPLIANCE

  • Reviews vendor governance strategy and risk monitoring process to ensure a streamlined approach for fulfilling internal and client standards of compliance.
  • Advises business process owners of process requirements, responsibilities, potential risks, and their oversight responsibilities in relation to the vendor as it relates to client requirements.
  • In collaboration with business process owner, ensures that applicable client requirements are addressed in vendor contracts.
  • In collaboration with business process owner, consistently monitors vendor activity to ensure they are operating within the terms of the negotiated contract with respect to client requirements.
  • In collaboration with business process owner, screens and determines documentation needed to evaluate new vendors with respect to client requirements. Work with Business Owners to complete due diligence and risk assessments for new vendors.
  • Develop processes and policies for vendor risk identification, due diligence and contract review.


DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLIANCE PRACTICE

  • Define internal compliance policies in conjunction with General Counsel, firm Management and IT Security.
  • Identifies and/or creates tools and templates to facilitate efficiency and accuracy in client audit responses.
  • Designs and implements internal compliance policies and procedures.
  • Assesses internal compliance processes for alignment with client policies.
  • Leads technology initiatives to enable more efficient processes and operations related to compliance.
  • Prepares reports for the General Counsel, attorneys and senior management on the status of compliance efforts.
  • Develops and maintains training modules for internal departments to ensure compliance is embedded into applicable processes.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS for Compliance Manager

  • Bachelor's degree required. J.D., MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • 7 years of experience in related field: compliance, audit or operations control.
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Prior law firm experience is preferred, but not required.

Litigation Associate
Our client, a prestigious boutique firm, is seeking a 5-8 year associate for its Los Angeles offices. Your background should be from a high-end firm where you have had experience playing an integral role in case and can be deployed on any sort of litigation matter, with a particular interest in complex commercial cases.

This is an excellent professional development opportunity to join an entrepreneurial firm and to take on more responsibility on cases/matters and also develop clients. The firm's Litigation Practice represents local, national, and international clients in all types of complex litigation. Applicable areas of interest include complex business disputes (contract, business torts), technology, e-commerce, media and entertainment, apparel, beauty, retail, and intellectual property.

Qualified candidates will have drafted and argued dispositive motions, deposition experience, and case management experience in commercial and complex business litigation. Responsibilities will include attending court appearances, drafting/opposing motions, and otherwise managing cases and providing advice and feedback to clients.

Requirements:

  • Superior academic credentials
  • Degree from a top law school, top 20% of law school class
  • CA Bar, local candidates preferred
  • Highly developed organization, research, analytical, writing and communication skills are essential
  • Superior oral advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Substantial discovery and motion writing experience, including electronic discovery experience

Business Development Manager
Our client, a prestigious Los Angeles/Orange County law firm is seeking a strong and dynamic Business Development Manager to lead the business development and marketing efforts for the Firm's Water, Environment and Land Use and Eminent Domain practice groups.
Work with attorneys and practice group leadership and to expand client relationships, develop prospective clients, and increase visibility in targeted industry sectors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing and implementing effective marketing and business development plans aligned with Firm goals, and overseeing budgets to support the initiatives.
  • Coaching attorneys regarding business development and marketing strategies.
  • Conducting client satisfaction interviews and developing client service improvement programs.
  • Collaborating with the Marketing & Events and Communications Teams on identifying and assessing business development and marketing opportunities such as sponsorships, events, organization memberships, awards and honors, press releases
  • Assisting with the creation of targeted, well-written marketing materials, the procurement and analysis of competitive intelligence and other research, and the submission of winning proposal/pitch/presentation materials in conjunction with the New Business Pursuits Team.
  • Sharing cross-selling opportunities between practice and industry groups and offices.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required, JD or MBA and majors in related fields a plus.
  • 7+ years business development experience in a leadership position in professional services. Law firm experience necessary. Legal substantive knowledge of litigation, real estate and/or land use is a plus.
  • Proven track record in developing and administering successful business development and client service programs.
  • Law firm background preferred

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Corporate/Real Estate Legal Secretary

Our client, a prestigious Pasadena law firm, is seeking a very experienced Corporate/Real Estate legal secretary to work with two partners.

  • Prepare corporate transactional documents,
  • UCC's, minute books, minutes,
  • Handle heavy phones,
  • Handle eMail and Correspondence,
  • Book travel,
  • Meet and greet clients,
  • File documents with Secretary of State,
  • Prepare transfer documents and more.
  • The Corporate/Real Estate Secretary candidate must demonstrate a very stable work history and have experience working in a law firm.
  • iManage skills necessary.


Excellent salary and benefits in a nice atmosphere with very low turnover.

Temporary Legal Assistants/Secretaries
We are always seeking excellent temporary legal secretaries for upcoming short and long term assignments. Must have excellent skills and references. We offer excellent rates.

Temporary Paralegals
Are you seeking temporary work? Contact us. We are seeking paralegals with litigation, corporate, real estate and trust & estates background. BA degree and paralegal certificates, excellent references required.


Entertainment and Litigation Secretary

Work with high-profile entertainment lawyer. Roll calls, handle PR, set up Red Carpet events, handle some light litigation. Must have at least 2 years litigation experience and know the entertainment industry. Excellent salary and benefits.


Accounting Manager

This mid-size law firm is seeking an experienced Accounting Manager. In this exciting role, you will:

  • Prepare P&L's
  • Prepare monthly billing
  • Prepare A/R and A/R
  • Handle General Ledger
  • Distribute monthly financials
  • Handle Collections
  • Supervise Billing Clerk
  • Handle all aspects of firm's accounting

Must have at least 5 years solid work history in a law firm, BA degree and be knowledgeable of Juris.


Corporate Secretary
The Corporate Secretary will work for a high-profile partner. You will:

  • Prepare UCC's
  • Formation of corporations
  • Handle Minute Books
  • Heavy correspondence
  • Meet and greet clients
  • Handle correspondence
  • Work with Secty of State
  • Prepare travel arrangements
  • Must have at least 3 years law firm corporate secretary background


Corporate Transactional Attorney
Our client, a prestigious Atlanta boutique law firm, is seeking an Associate Corporate transactional attorney with 5-12 years experience. In this role, you will work with the Managing Partner. Your exciting responsibilities include:

Working in this “hands-on” law firm focused on corporate and intellectual property/technology law. The firm provides general corporate and intellectual property counsel to businesses focused on monetizing and protecting their IP assets.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Handling client contractual issues such as: licensing, distributor and other revenue generation agreements, strategic alliances, partnerships and suppliers; good working knowledge of IP law, privacy law and related areas applicable to technology based businesses.
Providing clients with corporate and strategic counsel services focusing on representing the multi-disciplinary needs of business clients.
Structuring strategy, implementation and management of client intellectual property legal issues (domestic and international); brand protection and building, creative protection, and general IP management.
Strategy, protective negotiation and constant interaction with client business teams.

Knowledge & Skills Required

  • 5-12 years of solid experience in areas of business law and technology practice.Practice at a large or substantive corporate technology practice a plus.
  • State bar memberships in GA required (NY, FL and/or CA a plus)
  • Proven track record of developing and expanding client representations
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Excellent drafting, writing and communication skills
  • Solid work history
  • Good schools and academic background



Send your resume to:

chere@estrinlegalstaffing.com




Jobs!

Accounting Manager CPA
Our client, a prestigious CPA firm, is seeking an experienced with a minimum of 7 years experience CPA to work in its Palm Springs offices. CPA strongly preferred who enjoys work & having fun? Are you energetic with exceptional communication & people skills?
Here is what you'll be doing:
Can you lead a team and are not afraid to roll up your sleeves & produce?
Do you have a great positive mental attitude?
Extensive experience with QuickBooks required.
Create Financial Statements, Reviews, Compilations, Forecasts, Valuations & other high level accounting reports for complex entities.
Tax Return preparation experience preferred.

Competitive salary, flexible schedule, benefit package & partnership track for the right individual.

Administrative Assistant - Los Angeles
Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking an administrative assistant. You will:

  • Answer heavy phones
  • Prepare correspondence
  • Assist the CEO
  • Work with entertainment clients
  • Work on fast-paced desk
  • Work with celebrities

As an administrative assistant, you must have:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • BA degree
  • Excellent references


Attorney Recruiter and Development Manager
Our client, a major national law firm, needs an experienced Attorney Recruiter and Development Manager for its Los Angeles offices. In this exciting role, you will:

LAW SCHOOL RECRUITMENT:
Manage on-campus hiring process, including coordinating interview dates

  • Manage law school outreach year round, including visits during non-peak recruiting times
  • Coordinate the Fall-recruiting process, including active participation on the Recruiting Committee, managing all aspects of the interview process (determine interviewers, schedule interviews, facilitate follow-up and documentation of offers and declines).
  • Work with LA Hiring Partner to establish and meet recruiting targets and initiatives.


SUMMER ASSOCIATE RECRUITMENT:

  • Plan, organize, and manage the Summer Associate Program including coordination of the Summer Program Calendar (program dates, training events, social events).
  • Administer the Summer Associate Program on a day-to-day basis and assist the Hiring Partner and Assigning Attorneys with issues throughout the Summer.
  • Serve as the key contact and point of information for all Southern California summer associates and attorneys involved in the Summer Program.


LATERAL RECRUITMENT:

  • Work with department heads and office managing partner to identify and analyze lateral hiring needs.
  • Develop job postings, screen candidate resumes, and work with firm attorneys to identify candidates to be interviewed; oversee the timeline preparation and distribution of candidate and search firm correspondence.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with legal search firms.
  • Oversee the candidate conflicts clearing process, reference and background checks and bar verification process.
  • Manage orientation for income associates (and other non-partners) in the Southern California offices.


ATTORNEY TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT:

  • Oversee all aspects of the Los Angeles office’s MCLE initiatives, including coordinating accreditation of in-house programs and maintaining attorneys’ MCLE hours.
  • Assist with the Firm’s national attorney development programming.
  • Oversee implementation of attorney development initiatives including training, performance management, career development and mentoring programs.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • May directly supervise and manage employees and be responsible for their overall direction, coordination, and evaluation. Responsibilities include interviewing and training; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; making recommendations for hiring, promotion, compensation, and termination.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree and three or more years recruiting experience required, JD preferred.
  • Experience coordinating and managing attorney recruiting and development activities in a large law firm environment preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have law firm experience