Legal Project Manager (Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time, Permanent - Part time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Experienced Lawyers, Corporate Services

About Allens 

Allens is a leading international law firm with a long and proud heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region for almost 200 years, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Over this time, we've grown in scale and reach, today offering clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations through our global alliance with Linklaters.

The opportunity

Our Legal Project Management team works with our lawyers to equip them with the tools and resources they need so that they can work more efficiently and effectively to provide the right advice to their clients on time and on budget.  

We are currently seeking a Legal Project Manager (LPM) to join the Legal Project Management team in our Melbourne office. Full-time and part-time applications will be considered but full-time applicants are preferred.

The Legal Project Manager will work as part of our Legal Project Management team, which is responsible for implementing the firm's LPM initiatives. The core responsibilities of the role include:

  • Assisting with the roll out of an LPM training program to all levels of the firm, and to some clients, including preparing and delivering content;
  • Project managing matters, where appropriate, or providing specialist advice to lawyers across all legal project management phases;
  • Consulting with legal teams and practice groups to identify LPM improvements and helping embed the improvements in practice;
  • Implementing technology solutions to support LPM; and 
  • Supporting Allens' practice groups to develop and roll out LPM and pricing initiatives.

What you'll bring

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in legal project management and process improvement. Strong knowledge of legal processes, gained from either practising as a lawyer or providing high-level corporate services in a mid or top-tier firm, is essential.

You will have excellent written, verbal and communication skills and be able to work as part of a team and with people at all levels.  

Exceptional time management skills and the ability to deliver under pressure and work to tight deadlines will be important in this role. You will also be able to accept direction and understand accountabilities and responsibilities for quality work. You will be expected to contribute to the national LPM group on strategic national projects.

A law degree or equivalent and experience in legal project management is desired. 

What we'll offer 

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way.

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Are you ready to begin?

We prefer to hear from you directly. Please submit your resume via our online careers site addressed to Courtney Reynolds, Resourcing Consultant or contact Courtney for a confidential discussion on + 61 3 9613 8935.

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