Careers

RECRUITMENT

Each attorney we hire adds value to our firm and brings experience and knowledge to our legal practice. Johnson May hires attorneys with diverse backgrounds, exceptional academic achievement, and outstanding interpersonal skills. At Johnson May, you will find a career that challenges you. We believe wholeheartedly in our firm-wide team approach. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via mail or electronic submission to our Managing Partner, Matthew Christensen.

 

 

PARALEGAL & LEGAL ASSISTANT 

Positions Available in both Boise & Twin Falls Locations

Johnson May is a growing law firm with locations in Boise and Twin Falls Idaho. As the leader in the development, real estate, land use, business, estate planning, probate, litigation, bankruptcy, and family law we are seeking a full-time Paralegal and Legal Assistant.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of experience. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with attention to detail. Applicants must also be proficient in Microsoft Office; the successful candidate will be expected to work independently and manage time and tasks accordingly.

Offering competitive salary and benefits and an emphasis on work/life balance. Become part of our growing team. Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Chief Operating Officer

Position Available in Boise

As the most senior non-legal member on the team, the COO will be THE key point of leadership to all staff members and work closely with the owners of a rapidly-growing law firm on strategy, systems development, and HR issues. The COO will be involved in all phases of administration, personnel, finances, facilities, technology, and security, and will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the day-to-day operations of the Firm.
Below are the specific job responsibilities for this position.
Duties & Responsibilities
SYSTEMS & OPERATIONAL PROCESS REFINEMENT
Create, implement and maintain the Firm’s policies & procedures.
Train staff on all policies and procedures, linking compliance with the same to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and a job performance review process.
Create an internal audit system to trigger red flags when policies and procedures are not followed properly.
Coordinate case management, including priorities and work assignments for staff.
Define and implement productivity metrics.
Refine and maintain the Firm’s technology infrastructure to minimize waste and maximize internal efficiencies.
FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION
Liaison with IT, professional service, and other vendors to facilitate the smooth operation of the back-end operations of the Firm.
Identify and maintain required licenses and insurance for the Firm.
Approve the purchasing of office equipment and supplies.
Ensure emergency protocols are in place, with staff trained on the same when needed.
HUMAN RESOURCES
Determine attorney and non-attorney hiring needs. Recruit, interview, and screen applicants for attorney and non-attorney positions.
Orient, train, and act as the firm’s supervisor of all non-legal staff, including paralegals.
Evaluate all non-legal staff around defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and make recommendations regarding their work assignments, salaries, bonuses, and discipline.
Implements and enforces the Firm’s personnel rules and employment policies.
Supervise staff vacation schedules, payroll functions and administer the Firm’s benefit plans.
Prepare and identify interoffice team-building and recognitions.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Coordinate and implement the Firm’s annual marketing and operations budgets.
Collaborate with Owner to improve financial controls and assist with key financial reports to identify inefficiencies in the Firm and spot opportunities for improvement to the Firm’s bottom-line.
Coordinate with and supervise the bookkeeper on general ledger and trust accounting.
Manage the Firm’s billing functions (e.g. monitoring work in process, creating systems to ensure sure that completed work gets billed timely and in plain English, etc.).
Perform collections activities.
Education
At a minimum, the COO will have graduated from a recognized college or university with major course work in business administration or management, finance, human resources, technology or marketing, or comparable work experience.
An MBA and professional certifications like six sigma or the Certified Legal Manager designation are preferred.
Experience
At a minimum, the COO must have previous knowledge of legal or other professional service organizations and have significant experience in managing business operations such as human resources, technology, facilities, finance, and marketing. An ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in a COO-level role and will have experience helping startup-level enterprises navigate the complexities of rapid growth.
Skills & Abilities
Analytic Thinking: Ability to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it.
Organization and Planning: Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and budget in an efficient and productive manner that keeps the big picture in clear view.
Leadership: Can confidently manage support staff and delegate as necessary, maintaining good interpersonal relations and communications with lawyers and support staff, and helping to safeguard and cultivate the firm’s corporate culture.

Offering competitive salary and benefits and an emphasis on work/life balance. Become part of our growing team. Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]