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Job Profile: Law Office Manager

Job Profile: Law Office Manager

Are you interested in managing a law office? Learn what being a law office manager entails as well as get a sense of the hiring outlook for this legal administrative job.

The Job

-Law office managers support law office operations by supervising staff and maintaining legal reference resources, office supplies and equipment.

-They ensure that the office complies with legal requirements and work to reduce operating costs.

-They also identify future client service requirements.

Skills

-Efficiency in managing support staff, budget expenses, office supplies and client records.

-Ability to communicate effectively, make decisions and solve problems.

-Attention to detail.

Education -Many employers require office managers to have some education or training beyond high school.

-An associate’s degree is enough for many jobs, but some employers prefer office managers have bachelor’s degrees in office administration or management.

-Courses are available at vocational and business schools as well as community colleges. Helpful courses include personnel and office management, supervision and time management.

Outlook -Employment is expected to grow more slowly than average for all occupations through 2014.

-Besides the job openings arising from growth, a large number of openings will stem from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or leave this large occupation for other reasons.

Related Careers

-Several other occupations call for a specialized understanding of the law and the legal system but do not require a lawyer’s extensive training. These include legal secretaries, abstractors and title examiners, paralegals, claim examiners and tax preparers.

-Other similar careers include accountants and auditors, bookkeeping and accounting clerks, buyers, purchasing agents and secretaries.


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