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Legal Administrator 

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CITY ATTORNEY

City of Topeka (KS)

As a member of the City of Topeka’s executive management team, the City Attorney is responsible for management of the Legal Department, including Prosecution and Litigation. The City Attorney has overall responsibility for personnel management, departmental budgeting, long and short term planning and oversight of daily operations of the department. Duties include preparation and presentation of information and advice relating to city government operations to City Administration and the City Council. This is a Department Director position and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the City Manager.

Entry salary range: $86,709 to $131,322, DOQ.

Minimum qualifications: Juris Doctorate, license to practice law in the State of Kansas, five years of professional law practice with supervisory experience. Must be a resident of Shawnee County or relocate upon completion of the probationary period.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

1. A thorough knowledge of municipal, state and federal laws, and court and administrative procedures. Experience in advising a governmental body and working in a City Attorney’s office is preferred.

2. Extensive experience working with people at all levels of an organization and the ability to develop, manage, and maintain plans, programs, and people.

3. Managing complex and varied issues and being able to articulate those issues in a simple manner in a public forum.

4. Ability to problem solve by using logic and common sense while maintaining flexibility and openness to new ideas for changing work situations.

5. A confident public speaker who can remain calm under pressure.

6. Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation and open communication that promotes teamwork and fosters respect for staff at all levels.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and City of Topeka employment application to the City of Topeka Human Resources Department.

Electronic employment application available at www.topeka.org/jobs.shtml


Paralegal Position

Fulltime paralegal position available with a multi-city law firm in our Lawrence office location. Paralegal credentials or previous law office experience is required. Prior experience in domestic law is a big plus. Other areas of practice include general litigation, business law, mediation, criminal law and estate planning. We offer a competitive salary and a full range of benefits. Please send resume and cover letter to Dee Thompson, Office Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Legal Administrator (Office Manager)
Leading Topeka law firm with 13 attorneys has an immediate opening for a Legal Administrator (Office Manager).

The Legal Administrator manages the day-to-day business functions as well as the overall operations of the Firm’s law office, including financial, personnel and human resources, computer and business systems, facilities management, and office operations and assists with marketing and client development activities, among other assigned duties. The Legal Administrator reports directly to the Managing Partner.

A successful candidate must have exceptional organizational and communication skills, strong interpersonal skills to be able to work with a variety of personalities, and possess strong multi-tasking abilities to prioritize multiple projects. Dedication to confidentiality is vital. Prior supervisory and bookkeeping experience is required. A successful candidate should also possess the following minimum skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of office management experience with supervisory responsibility, preferably as a legal administrator or as a business or office manager. Previous experience in law firm office management is preferred, but will consider candidates with strong equivalent experience as a business or office manager in another industry.
  • Management skill and ability to identify and analyze complex issues and problems in management areas, and recommend and implement solutions. Can manage office functions economically and efficiently, organize work, establish priorities and maintain good interpersonal relations and communications with lawyers and support staff.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in running a business office including handling all payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial and banking accounts, and management of all records, files and accounts for the Firm. Must have prior experience analyzing financial statements and experience in setting and carrying out a budget.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of business, financial and billing software including MS Office Suite and QuickBooks, and be able to learn to use other equivalent software such as Juris for client billing. Advanced knowledge of office processes, procedures and technology a must.
  • Bachelor degree from a recognized college or university with major course work in business administration or management, finance, human resources, technology or marketing, or equivalent combination of comparable work experience and education. Professional degree or certification a plus, including either MBA or Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM designation.
  • Candidate must have experience and comfort in handling highly sensitive and confidential information; be service-oriented; possess strong communication and organizational skills; work independently; and be an effective team player. The right candidate will play an integral part in the future of our firm.

The firm offers competitive pay and benefits package including holiday, vacation and paid sick time, retirement and health benefits programs, among others. Please send resume, references and salary requirements for the position to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Group Counsel – Contracts and Retail Law

Payless ShoeSource is excited to announce an opening for a Group Counsel – Contracts and Retail Law to join our in-house corporate legal team at our world headquarters in Topeka, KS! This position reports to the Division Senior Vice President – General Counsel and will have responsibility for providing legal services to the corporation in the areas of retail law (e.g., leases, factory contracts, landlord disputes, agent agreements, and sourcing issues) and contract negotiations (e.g., complex commercial agreements and information technology agreements).

Responsibilities

Included are a variety of complex retail law and contracts issues related to advising the business. Issues include data security, indemnification, privacy, intellectual property rights, insurance, usage, and pricing. The position requires experience negotiating and drafting complex deals and providing real time advice to the business to address issues. The Group Counsel-Retail Law & Contracts will closely interact with internal clients by providing timely legal advice and solutions on a wide variety of matters. This individual will also manage outside counsel relationships as appropriate. In addition, this position will also be responsible for leading a staff including an attorney and support staff. The Group Counsel-Retail Law & Contracts will also perform any and all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Law degree from a nationally recognized law school;
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas or the ability to be admitted within a year of starting work;
  • Minimum of 10 years of applicable experience in retail law and contract negotiations;
  • Experience at a reputable law firm or a corporate law department is required;
  • Experience managing a team (either attorneys, paralegals, or support staff) is required;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, as a team member, supporting the overall objectives of the organization in a pleasant and professional manner;
  • Ability to influence senior leaders; and

Exceptional organization skills which facilitate the effective management of several tasks at once, as well as superior analytical ability.

Interested and qualified candidates may apply by using the following link: https://payless.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2qvvea8f2r7 


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