Like helping people through tough times? Do you have a compassionate heart that also has a critical thinking mind? If you do, you could be a great legal manager. So what is legal management? Legal management is associated with a variety of different things, such as studying about the State and its elements. You are connected with Law, Law Practice and other legal matters. You can be connected with many other things related to law, which can be very good if you love anything that has to do with the law. Management here helps because management is always associated with organizing, helping, sorting and by being manager of legal matters, you can squeeze in almost anywhere you want.
You can start off working as a Paralegal, Law clerk or Public Administrator or any other type of law relating job. This is good because as we said earlier, you can be connected with staff and recourses in the Legal department.
Your job is primarily depending on reviewing and providing legal advice on documents, reviewing cases and advice management, to take action where there are legal risks. Most importantly you can provide legal protection and advice to management and many firms and companies will at times depend solely on you. You need to be very organized and have various combinations of problem solving skills if you want to be more successful at this job. You will be connected with many important people and it is important that you don’t mess something up. Ensure your clients that all information required is provided for them accordingly. This will require you to sometimes work longer hours and monthly prepare reports for the department for executive management meetings. Legal management job can often be very stressful and this is where they will look if you can work under pressure. Assure them that you can and the job will be yours easily.
If the company messed something up, you will be required to review every single contract or any other documentation that need to be brought to the executive manager’s attention. Your job will not be that difficult, you will not have to do everything on your own. At times you will however need to modify contractual instruments to assist and support many business activities. Here you will have to prove your creativity in problem solving ability, the faster you solve the problem, faster you will receive praise from your boss.
You will have to be a person who can show outstanding leadership skills, as well as the supervision, training and development of your department staff. Everyone needs to see that you have valuable and effective team. You also need to motivate them more often, because at times people lose motivation and you need to present your team as motivated to ensure success.
Most of your time will be spent on legal advisory and contracts management, and the least of your time will be devoted to risk management and people management because there are departments who are devoted to them.