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Posted: Tue Mar 12 2024

Legal Operations Specialist

Princeton, NJ
Per Hour

Support Staffing

(Legal Operations Specialist | Full-Time: Contract | Monday - Friday | Remote – Plainsboro, NJ | Duration: 3-4 months)

LOD/Consilio is currently seeking a Legal Operations Specialist for a remote assignment to cover a 3-month unexpected leave.  Must be in or near the Plainsboro, NJ area.

Job Description:
  • Assist with the backlog of invoices (Legal Tracker), backlog of paperwork, and backlog of administrative work.
  • Some interface with OSC billing teams.
  • Manage the Legal Department operations related to process development and improvement, technology, and budgeting to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of legal services delivered to stakeholders.
  • Assess legal department operations and recommend process and system improvements to increase team productivity and efficiency and manage the rollout and training of approved process and system improvements.
  • Evaluate and recommend tools to streamline legal department processes and workflows.
  • Guide technology and systems to improve legal team productivity and efficiency in collaboration with IT, and manage the design, rollout, and training for new and updated systems.
  • Serve as a key member of a cross-functional team on the upgrade of the contract lifecycle management system.
  • Work closely with our Strategic Sourcing team to bring efficiencies to Ionis’ contracting processes.
  • Advise on the strategic plan for growth and organization of the legal department.
  • Develop training for legal department staff and internal clients who request legal department support.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting cycle and manage a portion of the budget related to legal operations.
  • Proactively take ownership of projects from inception to completion
  • Generate ideas and solutions with limited guidance.
  • Communicate responsively and proactively.
  • Manage workload effectively.

  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 5+ years of relevant experience in legal operations or the legal field.
  • Substantial prior experience establishing or growing a legal operations function; project management expertise.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across functions and levels.
  • Expertise with current and evolving legal technology (e.g., e-signature, e-billing, matter and workflow management, contract management, enterprise legal management, SharePoint, Office365).
  • Superb communication skills and excellent judgment.
  • Outstanding problem-solving and relationship-building skills.
  • Self-starter, and proactive in identifying proposed solutions and improvements and putting plans into action; and demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop and implement strategic vision.

Consilio offers flexible talent placement rates that range from $15 to $100 per hour depending upon experience level and specific skills requested by the client, candidate’s general skill set, applicability of candidate skill set to client need, client budget, number of hours requested, and other factors. A specific rate of pay for a project will be discussed with you if it is determined that you are a potential fit for a role.