Join Our Team

At Balch, our professional staff play a key role in achieving excellence for our clients, fulfilling indispensable responsibilities and functions that allow us to sharpen competitive advantages. 

Your energy and talents are essential to the advancement of our firm and our clients. In our collaborative environment, you will team up with skilled and approachable colleagues to deliver unsurpassed service to those who trust us to help them navigate their most complex legal challenges.

Benefits & Resources

Industry-leading benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, profit-sharing contributions, 401 (k) deferrals with qualifying match, paid time off and paid holidays, paid birth and adoption leave, and a back-up childcare and elder care program, to name a few. 

Because we want you to grow your career with Balch – and maintain a healthy work-life balance – we also offer a variety of other perks: financial wellness seminars, onsite flu shots and health screenings, fitness programs, community service opportunities, CPR/AED training, social events, discounted gym memberships and more. 

Advance Your Growth

Do you want to propel your professional growth and development? We are committed to providing advancement opportunities for all, and will give you the support and resources you need to hone your skills. At Balch, we help you grow your impact through ongoing training, mentoring, coaching and other professional development opportunities.

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Opportunities
  • Legal Secretary (Litigation) - Birmingham, AL

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Organize and maintain electronic and/or paper files.
    • Maintain and track schedules, deadlines and calendars.
    • Schedule meetings and conferences.
    • Coordinate travel arrangements.
    • Answer incoming telephone calls.
    • Enter, edit and/or finalize billable time and client billings, adhering to Outside Counsel Guidelines for multiple clients.
    • Research and respond to inquiries and requests for information.
    • Maintain confidentiality of work product.
    • Provide other support as necessary.

    SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and video conferencing platforms.
    • Knowledge of ABA Litigation Codes for proper assignment to matters.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other team members.
    • Ability to handle and adjust to competing deadlines and priorities.
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
    • Client service focused.
    • Some overtime may be required.
    • Prior litigation experience required, including experience with electronic filing systems in state and federal courts in Alabama.
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Manager of Client Development - Houston, TX

    Responsibilities:

    This role will hold a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:

    • Firm wide event development and management; sponsorship optimization 
    • Lead the planning and execution of select client and prospect-building events, educational programs, and external networking opportunities across the firm’s footprint.
    • Create and manage budgets for events as well as monitor and track the overall event budget.
    • Partner with the business development team in reviewing event analytics.
    • Direct all event logistics for external events. 
    • Develop best practices for events that can be replicated across the firm’s primary markets. 
    • Together with the marketing, business development team, manage invite campaigns, guest lists and responses.
    • Create detailed post-event reports to help the business development team and event stakeholders measure ROI and cultivate actionable recommendations.
    • Conduct venue and vendor research; negotiate contracts.
    • Establish and maintain appropriate vendor relationships.
    • Work with practice groups and offices to develop event concepts and create programming that demonstrates our ability to “look around corners” and inform clients on forward-looking issues.
    • Provide support for firm-wide industry sponsorships, seminars and related events to create opportunities to generate the most value and support sponsorships with successful implementation and follow through, as needed.

    Texas marketing and business development 

    • Work with the CMO to execute and manage the firm’s short and long-term Texas marketing and business development strategy, including the support of initiatives to expand client relationships, increase revenue and brand recognition. 
    • Serve as the go to person for marketing and business development activities in Texas, supporting attorneys in Texas offices and working alongside other marketing and business development colleagues to execute key initiatives.
    • Manage the relationships and logistics associated with Texas industry sponsorships; performing administrative tasks associated with Texas attorneys’ BD and visibility raising efforts and monitoring industry trends and best practices.
    • Serve as the marketing ambassador for new attorneys joining the firm in Texas.
    • Collaborate with the marketing and business development team, located throughout the firm’s geographic footprint, on broader marketing initiatives and the execution of firm-wide events.
       

    Skills & Qualifications

    • Requires a flexible schedule to accommodate day, evening, and weekend events.
    • 7 – 10 years’ of business-to-business event planning experience required, professional services experience preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field.
    • Strong writing and communications skills.
    • Advanced proficiency in Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other virtual event platforms.
    • Proven ability to execute live-streaming events (hybrid events) in partnership with audio visual vendors.
    • Advanced proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
    • Some travel is required. 
     
  • Office Administrator - Montgomery/Birmingham, AL

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Direct the recruiting and hiring of non-lawyer staff.
    • Provide support to recruiting initiatives for attorneys.
    • Assist with the onboarding process for new attorneys and staff.
    • Coordinate training and professional development of non-lawyer staff.
    • Organize and manage work assignments and coverage of support services.
    • Prepare expense and trust account checks; perform other light accounting functions as needed.
    • Participate in the annual budgeting process; operate within expected financial guidelines and budgets.
    • Plan office special events, meetings, parties, and community service initiatives.
    • Implement firm policies, procedures and standards.
    • Conduct performance evaluations, counseling, and disciplinary actions for non-lawyer staff within prescribed guidelines.
    • Support facility maintenance activities.
    • Other special projects as requested.

    SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Previous experience in a legal or professional services environment strongly preferred.
    • Ability to work well under time constraints and pressures.
    • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
    • Effective communication with a large and diverse group of individuals.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and lead effective and successful teams.
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and video conferencing platforms.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or comparable field required..

    Email your resume to hr_careers@balch.com to apply today.

     
     

Balch & Bingham LLP is an equal employment opportunity employer. Balch & Bingham LLP provides equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. All applicants and employees will be treated in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity or expression), genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.