Office managers for law firms typically perform oversight for their firm's day-to-day operations, including maintaining the office’s budget, interacting with vendors, and scheduling appointments. They are also responsible for reviewing and sometimes creating legal documents, conducting research, coordinating office staff, and fulfilling any other firm requirements. In smaller firms, an office manager may not have subordinates and is thus responsible for tasks such as basic filing, handling incoming and outgoing telephone calls, and general office custodial duties. These managers are frequently placed in leadership roles among other law office workers, and they often interact with the firm’s lawyers, outside lawyers, vendors, clients, and paralegals.
Office Manager, Law Firm Tasks
Provide support services to keep projects moving.
Assign cases, making sure work is distributed evenly among team members.
Manage the daily operations of a law firm, solving administrative problems and addressing human resources issues.
Oversee firm hiring, payroll, and budget, and make budget reports to owners.