Duties and responsibilities
Communication: Listens and shares by providing regular, consistent, and meaningful information. Listens carefully to others and ensures message is understood. Ensures important matters are shared with all appropriate parties. Communicates in a clear and concise manner. Using appropriate grammar, punctuation, and tone to enhance understanding and demonstrates professionalism through body language, including eye contact and posture. Tailors communication style to needs of recipient.
Social and Emotional Learning: The ability to recognize and regulate your emotions and behaviors in the workplace, while maintaining the ability to recognize the ability to recognize others emotions and perspectives and take them into account. Having the ability to understand and effectively manage emotions to achieve a particular positive outcome.
Problem Solving: Decision making and reasoning: considers multiple sides of an issue. Weighs consequences before making final decision, makes informed decisions based on available factual information. Recognizes issues, and determines actions needed to advance the decision making process. Follows-up as necessary. Adaptability: not discourage by ambiguous situations. Is open to new ideas and processes, and adjusts approach to achieve results.
Functional Knowledge and Skill: Demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant to one’s own function or work group. Applies current best practices and discipline over specialty areas. Stays aware of major developments in discipline or specialty area recognized by customers and team members for functional knowledge and skills.
Dependability / Reliability: Demonstrates a high level of dependability on all aspects of the job by showing commitment and accountability to one’s work. Arrives to work on-time every day and is dedicated to following through on all projects, goals, and aspects of one’s work within the timeframes necessary
Legal Excellence: Research, interpret, and explain case law to employees and clients to advise on issues.
Critical Thinking and Judgement: Demonstrates understanding of the law by problem solving with strategic thinking and creative innovation, by effectively analyzing the problem. The ability to independently make decisions that best represent the Firm.
Qualifications / Required Skills
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
The ability to work in an office environment, seated for long periods of time, in front of a computer, while typing documents, responding to emails, managing calendars and answering phones. This position requires frequent travel, up to 25% of work week, to various court proceedings.
Assist in managing a team of up to 15 employees, to include team leads, legal assistants, and paralegals.
SouthLaw, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.