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One Eastover Center
100 Vision Drive
Suite 400
Jackson, MS 39211
Contact
T: 601.351.2400
F: 601.351.2424
Email: contact@bakerdonelson.com

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When it opened in 1995, Baker Donelson's Jackson office became the Firm's first Southeastern office outside of Tennessee.

Home to many governmental agencies and accompanying trade associations, corporate headquarters and lobbying firms, Jackson is Mississippi's business and financial center and epicenter for the state's legal profession. As such, the Firm's strategic vision has long been to attract the best lawyers and public policy professionals to offer sophisticated legal and policy advice to a diverse client base consisting of national, international and home-grown businesses.

The Jackson office serves clients in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, gaming, manufacturing, insurance, medical device, pharmaceutical, long term care and many others, in practice areas that include product liability defense, banking, health care regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, environmental, probate law, federal and state taxation, labor and employment law, complex commercial litigation, appellate law and government investigations, to name a few. We are particularly known for our trial successes in complex, high-stakes commercial and personal injury lawsuits in tough venues and our sophisticated health care practice, as well as our management of complicated corporate transactions for public and private companies of all sizes. We also have a robust affordable housing practice.

In addition, Baker Donelson is a leader in using technology in support of complex litigation, as well as transactions and compliance management. The Firm's award-winning Legal Project Management office is based in Jackson and continues to serve as a leader in the industry, offering systems that help clients manage their legal portfolios and expenditures more thoughtfully and efficiently.

Our culture of caring and inclusion is evident in our community involvement, with attorneys and staff providing thousands of hours of pro bono service and serving as leaders, volunteers and donors to numerous charitable, artistic and community service organizations. We are particularly proud of our continuing work with our adopted school of more than 16 years, Baker Elementary, and our significant participation with Toys for Tots every year since our office opened.

Legal Conflicts Review Analyst - Houston, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Baton Rouge or New Orleans

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. has an immediate opening for a Legal Conflicts Review Analyst. The ideal candidate will have administrative experience, be extremely professional, possess exceptional communication, organizational and computer skills, have strong proficiencies in the Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently. In addition, the candidate should be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment. 

The Conflicts Review Analyst will:

  1. Review assigned requests routed to Analyst though Firm’s New Business Intake (NBI) platform for accuracy and completeness; resolve any deficiencies or errors.
  2. Review conflicts reports related to assigned request.
  3. Identify any possible matches between parties in new request and Firm files.
  4. In accordance with directions, determine whether any potential matches could present a conflict.
  5. Where a possible conflict could present, communicate with attorneys to determine whether new matter may present any ethical or other conflict (e.g., is current file still active and/or whether suspect parties in new and current matter are the same).
  6. Where inquiries above identify potential conflicts, reassign matter for further review to conflict attorney for clearance.
  7. Document all actions taken in this process in NBI database.
  8. Additional tasks related to operation of Firm Conflicts Review Department as may be assigned by Conflicts Counsel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Possession of the skills attributable to a paralegal or experienced, multi-area practice secretary.
  2. Flexible, independent worker who can follow instructions.
  3. Law firm experience in opening files or clearing conflicts preferred.
  4. Involvement with the Firm's file opening/conflict system (or firm of similar size and breadth).
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Detail oriented experience/abilities.
  7. College degree preferred

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.   After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

Legal Process Engineer - Any Office Location

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz PC has an immediate opening for a Legal Process Engineer at any office location. The Legal Process Engineer (LPE) will serve as a  liaison to Departments and their associated Practice Groups ( PGs). The LPE will coordinate all projects within the Client Solutions Group (CSG), and will serve as the primary coordinator of projects supported by other CSG teams. 

The LPE must assist practice areas, attorneys, and legal teams interested in implementation of the Firm’s suite of process and technology solutions within the Firm's best practices guidelines. The LPE must also interact with various groups and committees within the Firm to gather and distribute information to assist in the betterment of any and all process and technology tools and to promote and support innovation within the Firm. The LPE will be concerned with the consultation, improvement, development, marketing, and training regarding Legal Project Management  (LPM) and BakerManage, venture funds, innovation projects, process improvement, knowledge management, budget development and pricing proposals, technology solutions and research tools, as well as any Firm adopted project management implementations. 

Many of the following duties require the LPE to act independently and proactively and also involve a strategic plan for continued involvement within PGs.  This requires excellent time management skills, self-motivation, and significant organization to maintain this level of proactive involvement while at the same time managing the active attorney and PGs requests, some of which involve urgent deadlines and may require both the support of and coordination with other departments and team members.

The Legal Process Engineer will:

Project Management Consulting

  • Develop expertise in Legal Project Management (LPM) and the Firm’s proprietary LPM model, BakerManage, as well as design and implement collaboration / case management systems using the Firm’s approved technologies such as MS365, SharePoint, HighQ and other case management solutions. .
  • Identify opportunities to integrate CSG tools such as Kira, Contract Express, Foundation, Drafting Assistant, and PLC within the Department and its Practice Groups and coordinate on projects utilizing these tools.
  • If utilized by the Department, assist with the implementation and management of practice technologies such as Immigration Tracker (Advocacy), Clarivate (Business), Simply Agree (Business), and CPI (Business).
  • Work with clients and legal teams to develop statements of work for legal engagements, stakeholder analysis, and task and activity lists or legal work breakdown structures.
  • Work with attorneys and PGs to develop and support innovative solutions and to help them set and achieve their innovative and strategic goals.
  • Work to identify technology solutions and provide support of these technologies to the attorneys and PGs within the Departments.
  • Assist, identify, and develop innovation strategies with the PGs and Centers of Excellence to assist with the implementation of their innovation goals and process improvement initiatives.
  • Work with attorneys and PGs including department operations directors to develop and support the Firm’s venture fund projects.
  • Conduct periodic reporting with department operations directors to provide updates on their department projects.
  • Coordinate expanded data capture for specific projects and data analysis requests, assist with report development, manage, and monitor reports, and assist with special report development.
  • Assist with oversight and administration of portfolios – billing, matter updates, reporting, and budget management.
  • Collect data on the LPE activities and complete reports as requested to submit to firm management to demonstrate the support provided by the CSG.

 Process Improvement, Budget and Pricing Development

  • Assist attorneys with the development of budgets and pricing models using the CSG’s historical model database or through the development of new models, prepare matter proposals for budgeting and pricing, analyze and develop rate strategies, and perform necessary research to identify the best pricing options.
  • Coordinate with Legal Data, Costing and Reporting team on proposal development and any necessary approvals.
  • Assist with the implementation of solutions to improve the performance of matters (called Strike Team).
  • Assist with workflow development, case management, and process implementation.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Legal Data, Costing, and Reporting and the Costing Analyst to evaluate alternative fee structures for the various PGs with the goal of creating customized fee proposals tailored for the different areas of practice.
  • Work with the Firm's Billing Department to implement and refine the Firm's task-based billing including development of matter types and matter plans.

 Marketing, Training, and Practice Group Coordination

  • Work with attorneys to provide technical marketing for prospective clients such as implementing specialized client solutions, supporting client meetings, and conducting demonstrations of CSG tools.
  • Create demonstration collaboration sites to highlight customized PGs and client solutions.
  • Coordinate with Marketing Liaisons on business development opportunities.
  • Develop customized marketing materials and assist with responses to Request for Proposal (RFP) to highlight Firm innovation, rates, and pricing.
  • Work to help identify legal and technological organizations for possible participation and award application (e.g., International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Project Management Institute, ABA, College of Law Practice Management, TerraLex, ILTA-PMI collaborative committee, ABA-PMI Collaborative Committee; Advocacy Legal Organizations, etc…)
  • Act as a liaison for the Firm with organizations with an interest in Legal Project Management and Knowledge Management.
  • Work with the Firm's Director of Professional Development to develop training programs for attorneys, paralegals, and other legal team members.
  • Develop training programs for client teams which will include client representatives.
  • Assist with the implementation of customized PGs pages and any design modifications on BakerHub, the Firm’s intranet.
  • Present at Department and PGs meetings to help create and maintain ongoing awareness of CSG tools.
  • Conduct training as needed on all resources including practice related tools, policies, and processes.
  • Coordinate BakerResearch requests and identify opportunities to integrate their services.
  • Identify available subscription resources for use by attorneys.
  • Develop practice guides and resources.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

Education and Experience

  • Four-year college degree.
  • Law Degree from accredited law school preferred.
  • Valid license to practice law preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of legal practice experience.
  • Preferred experience with the use of litigation/transactional support technology.
  • Preferred experience with implementation of a project management information system or knowledge management technology.
  • PMI member and project management professional certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Certification in process improvement methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma or willingness to obtain.
  • Knowledge Management certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Microsoft SharePoint and IBM BlueWorks Live knowledge is a plus.

General

  • Strong leadership, managerial, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to maintain effectiveness during change.
  • Ability to work flexible/extended hours when necessary.
  • "Do whatever it takes” attitude.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented individual.

Working Conditions

Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, extreme temperatures, and the like. The nature of the legal industry requires that some of the job responsibilities be completed during non-business hours. In accordance with industry standards, it is expected that CSG professionals be flexible with regards to availability when work must be performed during non-business hours. Occasional travel required. 

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume. After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process. We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

Legal Collections Specialist

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Legal Collections Specialist. Candidate may reside in Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Houston, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Atlanta, or New Orleans areas. The position is remote other than the 2nd and 4th mandatory Wednesdays of each month.

Salary is based upon years of experience and location.

Responsible for collection activities such as collaborating with client (billing) attorneys regarding their aged a/r. Sending follow-up inquiries, negotiating with past due accounts. Document and maintain accurate records. Know commonly used collection concepts, practices, and procedures. Use firm established guidelines and procedures to perform the functions of the job. Maintain ambitious standards and professional collection activities and support. This position is considered professional level. Reports directly to the Client Accounts Manager. Daily contacts include but are not limited to the Director of Revenue Services, CEO, COO, CFAO, Managing Shareholder, Office Administrators, Accounting, Finance, Administration, Attorney, and Secretaries.

Key Responsibilities include:

  1. Compile information for reporting of the progress of collections and accounts receivable aging.
  2. Analyze, investigate, and clarify problem
  3. Report problem and/or doubtful accounts to appropriate parties (CEO, COO, Managing Shareholders, Office Administrator, CFAO, Director of Revenue Services).
  4. Facilitate and expedite the allocations of aged accounts
  5. Monitor the opening of new matters for existing clients with collection and/or write-off issues.
  6. Monitor accounts with collection
  7. Oversee automatic rebilling for the Firm, making sure that waivers and reminders are being generated and mailed.
  8. Follow up on approved electronically billed
  9. Monitor receivable write-offs for the
  10. Manage any client/attorney
  11. Participate in monthly Client Accounts meetings to report collection
  12. Assist Manager with compiling, tracking, and monitoring Firm fiscal year end process as requested.
  13. Manages other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Revenue Qualifications will include:
  14. Computer experience with knowledge of Word, Excel, Collections software
  15. ARCS and ADERANT a plus
  16. Must have good organizational, communication and math skills.
  17. Must be detail oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  18. Ability to use good judgement and discretion in establishing and maintaining relationships with attorneys, staff, and clients.
  19. Overtime may be required.
  20. Travel may be required.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume.  After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process.  We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

Law Firm Experienced New Business Intake Specialist

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Law Firm Experienced New Business Intake Specialist. This position reports directly to the New Business Intake Manager and will be part of the Revenue Services Department.

The ideal candidate will have NBI Software experience, be extremely professional, possess exceptional communication, organizational and computer skills, have strong proficiencies in the Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently. In addition, the candidate should be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment.

Candidate may reside in Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Houston, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Atlanta, or New Orleans areas. The position is remote other than in office work days on the 2nd and 4th mandatory Wednesdays of each month.

Essential duties and responsibilities will include:

    1. Performing functions leading to the production of conflict reports, client-matter openings, and edits
    2. Creating client-matter numbers, producing conflict reports to be distributed to the Centralized Conflicts Review Department
    3. Processing conflict reports for all potential new hires
    4. Reviewing client engagement letters
    5. Maintaining firm databases by entering, updating, and retrieving data
    6. Creating Excel spreadsheets for importing client-matter information and conflict parties
    7. Adhering to departmental policies and procedures are
    8. Research and answer questions for internal clients
    9. Handle other job-related duties including special projects as assigned by the New Business Intake Manager or Director of Revenue Services

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

    1. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
    2. Must be able to interact across departmental divisions
    3. Must have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and presentation competence
    4. Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, work under pressure, and balance multiple competing priorities
    5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
    6. Must demonstrate the ability to analyze complex problems and recommend and/or implement solutions
    7. Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with both attorneys and staff
    8. Must be able to learn quickly, be flexible, and think strategically
    9. Must work well independently and in teams, share information, support colleagues, and encourage participation
    10. Should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and effective under pressure
    11. Should have a strong work ethic and keen attention to detail and accuracy
    12. Overtime may be required

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Thank you for submitting your resume. After our hiring committee has had a chance to review all candidates for this position, we will reach out to only those that will be moving on to the next step in our recruiting process. We appreciate your interest in the position and will contact you if further action is necessary.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression and marital status.

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