Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
Reports to: Director of Recruitment and Professional Development (Director)
Basic Function: Provide administrative support and assistance to Director in the development and implementation of professional development programs for all attorneys, summer clerks, patent professionals, and paralegals. Actively contribute to Professional Development Team (PD Team) in all professional development initiatives.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Acts as a primary contact with external organizations seeking attorneys for their pro bono legal matters; reviews pro bono legal matters and matches them with appropriate H&H attorneys; works with the firm’s Pro Bono Coordinator and others to identify potential organizations in H&H states and develop relationships for future collaboration; leads pro bono related trainings and information sessions.
Assists Director and PD Team in planning and implementing attorney and paralegal professional development and/or training programs/events, including: identifying training topics and potential speakers, making necessary room reservations, arranging video-conferencing or audio-conferencing capabilities, sending invitations to attorneys and/or paralegals, inviting and confirming speakers, arranging for necessary CLE credits, tracking participation in electronic or hard-copy format, uploading and maintaining program information on firm portal for download or viewing by attorneys and paralegals.
Coordinates any other professional development related initiatives, which may include mentoring program, supervisory program, individualized attorneys professional development plan initiative.
Conducts training sessions on appropriate topics for attorneys, patent professionals, and paralegals; provides group or individual coaching on appropriate topics based on expertise.
Compiles reports, as requested by Director, on attorney and paralegal compliance with firm training policies/expectations.
Coordinates annual attorney, paralegal, and patent professional performance review process, including soliciting self-evaluation forms; preparing and distributing online evaluation forms; compiling evaluation comments; distributing comments to supervising attorneys; preparing Evaluation Teams’ and Paralegal Committee Chair’s meeting materials; and otherwise implements changes in procedure and process as directed by Director or Professional Development Committee and Paralegal Committee Chairs.
Coordinates other types of performance review processes, such as mid-year, project-based reviews, and summer clerk evaluations.
Assists Director in ensuring all newly recruited attorneys are licensed in appropriate jurisdiction in a timely manner.
Performs new hire orientation training and ensures effective integration of newly recruited attorneys, patent professionals, and paralegals.
Assists Director with responding to attorney surveys and gathering data for periodic reports.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides administrative support for Director for special projects, as requested.
Updates firm portal to reflect updated professional development programs, calendars, and other documents and correspondence as requested by Director.
Provides administrative support and assistance to Director in the coordination of attorney, paralegal and law student recruitment efforts.
Excellent interpersonal skills and attitude.
Sound judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
Creative and thoughtful self-starter with excellent attention to detail.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Experience coordinating programs for multi-office locations.
Excellent computer and software skills in MS Word, Excel, and viDesktop.
5+ years of professional development work experience in law firms, law schools, or other professional services organizations.
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience; JD degree a plus.
Holland & Hart helps clients with integrated legal solutions. We work with regional, national, and international clients of all sizes to tackle virtually any kind of legal issue. We help our clients ascend, whatever the "mountain" they face. Established in 1947, Holland & Hart today has approximately 500 lawyers providing a full range of services from 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Was...hington, D.C. Our value proposition is to provide our clients in the region and beyond with the breadth and depth of experience to enable them to meet their business objectives. We offer a client-driven culture with service that is personalized, responsive, and innovative.
Since our inception we've been focused on innovation for our clients. Whether in creating a leading trial consulting practice to complement our exceptional litigation team or positioning our practice in key markets throughout the West and in the nation's capital, we work to continuously improve our service offerings and the methods we employ to help our clients succeed. Because of our structure and culture, clients get easy access to the full range of our firm's skills and knowledge, which are delivered in predictable and transparent ways. Among those areas are:
Banking and Financial Institutions
Business, Corporate, and Finance
Economic Sanctions and Export Controls
Energy and Natural Resources
Labor and Employment
Real Estate, Construction, and Development
Tax, Benefits, and Private Client
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