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Director Of Litigation

Company: Bighorn Law
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

Director of Litigation

At Bighorn Law, we are dedicated to aggressively and ethically securing justice for our clients. We were built on a simple premise - taking care of our family, friends, and community in Las Vegas. We have assembled an expert attorney network that is supported by a team of professionals; with the drive to fight hard for maximum settlements for every case to ensure the end result is worth it. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our clients every day. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our clients that delivers on our promises.

The right candidate will provide daily support to our litigation team, be comfortable working in an exciting, fast-paced environment and who is compatible with our team of hardworking, fun, and committed staff.

The Director of Litigation reports directly to the Vice President of Operations.

Position Summary

The Director of Litigation is a highly focused team point of contact who is trained to lead in meeting departmental goals, including performance and quality. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in the litigation process, organizational procedures, and goals. This position is responsible for departmental improvements, and oversees the training and mentoring of new litigation team members.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities
--- Effectively assists in overseeing the performance of the Litigation Team, by providing daily supervision and support; is available for staff to utilize for questions and guidance on how to handle day to day operations.
--- Actively monitors all litigation case deadlines and all Statute of Limitation deadlines for the firm.
--- Assists in the resolution of interdepartmental issues and collaborates to develop solutions.
--- Evaluates the bandwidth for each litigation desk and ensure that teams are managing their caseload effectively.
--- Serves as subject matter expert to Litigation Managers/Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Litigation Schedulers, and Bighorn's Spanish Translator.
--- Communicate clear goals and expectations.
--- Responsible for team meetings - whereby discussions of important matters, training, and processes are shared.
--- Manages the process of transitioning pre-litigation (claims) cases to the litigation department within the firm.
--- Overseeing retention of original documents and evidence.
--- Develops and manages firm standard operating procedures and forms/templates for Learning and Development.
--- Actively communicates changes with Court Rules and Procedures within the State of Nevada.
--- Manages the process of referring out cases to outside law firms.
--- Overseeing all interpleader cases for the firm.
--- Assists with developing templates within Bighorn's legal management software (Filevine) and
--- integration of new products/services.
--- Develops and manages vendor relationships, including monitoring vendor invoices.
--- Manages attendance, overtime requests, paid time off requests, and disciplinary actions of direct reports.
--- Crucial in creating a positive team environment.
--- Assists with the hiring and training of new hires within the Litigation Department.
--- Develops and manages firm goals for production, staff bonuses, and monthly staff incentives.
--- Conducts performance reviews for direct reports.
--- Attends continuing education/personal development conferences.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements
--- College degree required.
--- Deadline driven excellent attention to detail.
--- 7 years of Legal experience is required.
--- Management experience preferred.
--- Ability to motivate direct reports to achieve excellence.
--- Positive, confident, and charismatic attitude.
--- Great active listening skills.
--- Intelligent analytical mindset.
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
--- Resourceful and proactively creates solutions.
--- Professional attire and demeanor.
--- Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
--- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-project environment.

About Company:
At Bighorn Law, we not only believe in making the best first impression but making that best impression with every engagement and interaction. Our goal is to help people recover from a variety of misfortunes, accidents, and other injuries.

We recognize the uniqueness and value of each team member! We also believe that making the workplace a great place to be is a priority, so we strive to engage our team members and create an environment that is collaborative and supportive.

Keywords: Bighorn Law, North Las Vegas , Director Of Litigation, Legal , North Las Vegas, Nevada

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