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.
-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.
-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.
-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.