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Paralegal Manager

McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for a firm-wide Paralegal Manager.  The Paralegal Manager works under the direction of the Director of Paralegal and Legal Support services to oversee the Firm’s corporate paralegals and serves as a firm resource on paralegals and legal support.  The ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with personnel at all levels of the firm in order to handle sensitive, urgent and confidential information appropriately and professionally.


McGuireWoods LLP, with offices in the United States and Europe, is a full-service firm providing legal and public affairs solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 200 years collectively.  Along with excellent benefits, McGuireWoods offers most employees a hybrid remote option allowing flexibility and work-life balance.  For more information, please visit  California residents have special rights with respect to personal information.  If you are a California resident applying for a position at McGuireWoods, our statement describes your rights and personal information the firm collects. 

Position: Paralegal Manager
Organization: McGuireWoods LLP
Location: Various locations considered,  VA 
United States
Salary: varies based on location and experience
Posting Start Date: 5/4/2023
Date Posted: 5/4/2023


  • Management and oversight of the Corporate Paralegals, Case Assistants and Legal Support employees.
  • Plan and coordinate the delegation and tracking of work assignments
  • Monitor overall utilization of corporate paralegals and case assistants.
  • Review, develop and administer training and development curriculum, including managing third-party programs and licenses for paralegals and legal support.
  • Update and maintain corporate paralegal program documents, training materials and other resources including the Portal page content.
  • Generate, analyze, and summarize various management reports including but not limited to overtime reports, time entry compliance tracking, productivity reports, etc.
  • Develop and cultivate positive working relationships with Corporate Department Chairs and Paralegal Coordinator.
  • Customarily and regularly direct the work of at least two full time equivalent employees. Exercises authority to hire/terminate or particular weight is given to the recommendation/suggestion of hire, termination, advancement, promotion or other status change regarding those employees.
  • Supervision includes, but is not limited to, interviewing, selecting and training employees, setting and adjusting pay and work hours, preparing and conducting performance appraisals, coaching and counseling and planning/apportioning work among employees.
  • Perform additional duties as directed.


  • Requires Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience as a supervisor to professional services staff in a law firm, professional services or corporate environment.
  • Corporate Paralegal experience required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels within the Firm.
  • Professional demeanor at all times.
  • PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other firm provided software.
  • Knowledge of budgeting process.
  • Ability to travel to other office locations as needed.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/3/2023
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Organization Information
McGuireWoods LLP

Various locations considered,  VA 23219
United States
Alison Lehman