Family Law Firm Administrator

Hobson & Hobson - Marietta, GA

Full-time
We are a Marietta based Family Law Firm devoted to protecting parental rights and fighting for fair financial futures during divorce and custody proceedings. We are looking for an experienced Family Law Firm Administrator to assist the Owners in the operations and management of the firm.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Manages the business functions as well as the overall administration and operations. Reports to the managing partner.
Participates in regularly scheduled management meetings. Assumes general responsibility
for financial planning and controls, personnel management and administration, information
technology, and facilities management. The legal administrator identifies and plans for the
changing needs of the organization, shares responsibility with the appropriate partners or
owners for strategic planning, practice management and marketing, and contributes to costeffective
management throughout the organization.

Whether directly or through a management team, the legal administrator is responsible for

most or all the following:Financial Management:
Including planning, forecasting, budgeting, variance analysis, profitability analysis, financial
reporting, general ledger accounting, billing and collections, cash flow control, banking
relationships, investment, tax planning, tax reporting, trust accounting, payroll, pension plans
and other financial management functions.

Human Resource Management:
Including recruiting, selection, training and development, performance evaluation, salary
administration, employee relations, motivation, counseling, disciplining, discharging, benefits
administration, workers’ compensation, personnel data systems, job design, resource
allocation and other human resource management functions for the legal, paralegal and
support staff.

Systems Management:
Including systems analysis, operational audits, cost/benefit analysis, computer systems
design, programming and systems development, information services, records management,
library management, office automation, document construction systems, information storage
and retrieval, telecommunications, litigation support, legal practice systems and other systems
management functions.

Facilities Management:
Including space planning and design, purchasing, inventory control, reprographics, records
storage, reception/switchboard services, telecommunications, mail, messenger and other
facilities management functions.

As a member of the organization’s management team, the legal administrator manages and/or

contributes significantly to the following:Operations/Management:
Including strategic and tactical planning, business development, risk management, quality
control, organizational development, firm planning processes and other general management
functions.

Practice Management:
Including lawyer recruiting, lawyer training and development, legal assistant supervision, work
product quality control, professional standards, substantive practice systems and other practice
management functions.

Marketing:
Including management of client profitability analysis, forecasting of business opportunities,
planning client development, marketing legal services and enhancing the firm’s visibility and
image in the desired markets.

Job Requirements

Knowledge:
Has knowledge of legal or other professional service organizations, and has experience managing
business operations such as human resources, technology, facilities, finance and marketing.

Skills and Abilities:
Can identify and analyze complex issues and problems in management areas, and recommend
and implement solutions. Can manage office functions economically and efficiently, organize
work, establish priorities and maintain good interpersonal relations and communications with
lawyers and support staff. Displays excellent supervisory and leadership skills. Demonstrates
willingness and ability to delegate.

Education:
Graduation from a recognized college or university with major course work in business
administration or management, finance, human resources, technology or marketing, or
comparable work experience. Professional certifications a plus, including Certified Legal Manager
(CLM) designation.