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Since 1986, Hill Ward Henderson has grown steadily based on a client-focused philosophy. This philosophy combines the talent, resources, capabilities, and technologies of a large firm with the flexibility, responsiveness, and personal attention of a smaller firm. As a full-service law firm, we cater to the varied needs of clients spanning a broad range of industries and professions.

The firm recruits individuals who have a strong sense of service, have a passion for law and strive daily to make a difference. We seek candidates who want a career and not just another job. We seek those who strive to be extraordinary. Do you want to join the HWH family? If so, please review the opportunities below and take that step to invest in your future today. 

Legal Secretary

  • Litigation Legal Secretary

    The candidate will support a shareholders and associate within their busy litigation practice. The successful candidate should have the following:

    • Minimum of three years' commercial litigation experience.
    • Experience with Federal court filings
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail and organization skills
    • Ability to problem solve
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Candidate must also have a solid working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
    • Prior experience with a document management system is a plus.

Administrative

  • Scanning Assistant

    Scanning Assistant to prepare documents and assist in scanning large volumes of documents according to client specifications. Scanning Assistant activities include:

    • Prepare documents for scanning, indexing, and verifying records accurately.
    • Batch documents in proper order for prioritization using document types and tracking numbers.
    • Scan documents and move scanned files to labeled folders on the firm’s server. Documents processed must not be lost, misfiled, or destroyed.
    • Perform scanning work at an established production rate.
    • Ensure time sensitive items are completed and processed by deadline.

    Required Skills

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
    • Skilled in written and oral communications.
    • Possess strong commitment to team dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives.
    • Strong computer skills.

    Required Experience

    • One or more years’ overall experience with document prepping/scanning and/or administrative experience.

  • Operations Manager

    The Operations Manager is responsible  for the overall management and smooth coordination of all facilities functions including managing space planning, office services, reception desk and conference room coordination, purchasing and inventory control, staff and vendor management, renovation projects, and ensuring all facilities are properly maintained and “client ready” at all times.

    Responsibilities:

    • Maintain day-to-day coordination of building-related issues and ensure optimal functioning of Tampa and Clearwater facilities.
    • Manage direct report employees and oversee on-site independent contractor relationships; ensure all direct reports and independent contractors deliver quality, cost effective and efficient services to both internal and external clients.
    • Act as liaison with building management, contractors and other related entities.
    • Meet regularly with outsource providers and ensure service issues are resolved in a timely fashion.
    • Manage off-site records storage and vendors; monitor storage costs and ensure optimal use of space.
    • Maintain inventory control of firm furniture, equipment, and property; coordinate equipment inventory with Director of Information Technology.
    • Oversee security card key access systems; coordinate requests for overtime air conditioning and manage ventilation issues.
    • Negotiate agreements for services and equipment leases.
    • Manage vendor relationships and evaluate vendor performance to insure competitive cost and service.
    • Coordinate the business continuity program and emergency response plans with the Director of Information Technology.
    • Oversee purchasing and receiving of furniture, fixtures, and equipment to coincide with attorney, building, and/or construction schedules.
    • Prepare and manage office services, outsourced services, supplies, off-site storage, print management services and staffing budgets.
    • Develop and implement office emergency procedures and in consultation with all relevant department heads.
    • Supervise and manage new construction and remodeling projects including office space planning and moves for both permanent and temporary office needs.
    • Recommend and implement “green” initiatives, as approved by the firm’s Management Committee.
    • Administer attorney and staff parking/space acquisition/relocations.
    • Administer the firm’s Small Business cellular phone plans.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred 
    • Five (5) years’ experience in operations management
    • Prior experience in the legal services industry is preferred
    • Prior experience supervising, training, development and appraisal of direct reports
    • Experience in budget development and oversight
    • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written; ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the firm

Paralegal

  • Real Estate Property Litigation Paralegal

    The Firm is seeking qualified paralegal candidates for its Real Estate Property Litigation Group.

    • Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience in the area of commercial litigation and/or general business litigation.
    • Previous real estate litigation and/or trust & estates experience is a plus
    • Strong knowledge of Federal and Florida state court rules
    • Experience in a mid- to large-size firm preferred
    • Candidates must also have previous trial experience
    • Experience with legal software (i.e. Xera, Concordance) desired
    • Strong computer skills including MS Office
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

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