Attorney Professional Development, CLE Management, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
We seek a full time Professional Development Coordinator to join our Washington Legal Personnel and Recruiting Department. The Professional Development Coordinator will provide efficient, responsive and thoughtful administrative, logistical, and organizational coordination to the attorney professional development function and activities including onboarding, reviews, continuing legal education, lawyer retention and other aspects of associate life. This is a great opportunity for a professional with a solid two years of relevant work experience in professional development or attorney resources to deepen his or her experience and grow at a leading global law firm. Successful candidates will demonstrate a high degree of self-initiative, strong attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, superior organization and tracking skills, discretion and the ability to exercise sound judgment, a team-player mentality, poise and a willingness to take on new challenges and projects with excitement. The successful candidate will also be willing to work overtime as needed to support the needs of the department and the firm.
Regular Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reports to: Director of Legal Personnel and Recruiting, Washington Office and Manager of Attorney Professional Development
Assist with the attorney review process by operating and updating the performance review database, managing and organizing files, preparing draft performance reviews for partner approval, preparing files for evaluators together with the Manager, supporting the Director and Manager with the Upward Review process, and participating in associate professional development meetings
Support practice group initiatives such as FPMG Day and Litigation Group dinners
Provide administrative support for the associate mentoring program
Coordinate the creation and delivery of appropriate programming for the lawyer population e.g., harassment training, etc.
Participate in the policy development/change process with the Director and Manager
Perform new associate onboarding and employment activities including issuing interoffice and intraoffice personnel notifications, coordinating new and lateral associate orientations, assisting with inbound and outbound associate transfer processes, assisting with the administration of leaves of absence, assisting with departure processes and tracking bar membership statuses
Manage HRIS database entry for lawyer population including hire, transfer and termination processes and compensation changes
Produce reports as requested by partners, committees, the Director or the Manager
Maintain current and accurate department records for lawyer personnel
Under the direction of the Manager, liaise with immigration counsel regarding lawyer visa issues and monitor same on an ongoing basis
Prepare all inbound and outbound transfer letters, detailing any issues requiring special consideration for review by the Director of Legal Personnel and Recruiting
Prepare employment contracts for part-time associates for Manager and Director review
Update and maintain the Legal Personnel Department intranet site
Together with the Manager, serve on IT committee groups that monitor and make adjustments to systems managing legal personnel data, summer associate assignments and feedback
Guide associates in how to use self-service functions of HRIS
Work with Director and Manager on planning, organizing and executing special projects related to associate life
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience required; professional development and/or attorney resources experience preferred
Workday knowledge is a plus
Proficiency with recent versions of Microsoft Excel and Word
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel with tact and diplomacy
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to handle confidential information and materials with care and discretion
Ability to anticipate issues and take appropriate steps to resolve problems
Flexible team player with the ability to prioritize among competing deadlines and tasks
Flexibility to work overtime on an as needed basis
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and robust benefits package
Cleary Gottlieb is a pioneer in globalizing the legal profession.
Since 1946 our lawyers and staff have worked across practices, industries, jurisdictions and continents to provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to their most complex legal and business challenges, whether domestic or international. We support every client relationship with intellectual agility, commercial acumen and... a human touch.
We have a proven track record for serving with innovation. We are fluent in the many languages of local and global business. And we have achieved consistent success in multiple jurisdictions.
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—Skilled resolution of high-profile, complex legal and business challenges
—A sharp focus on the issues that matter most
—A commitment to addressing our clients’ immediate needs and advancing their longer-term strategic goals
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We have 16 offices in major financial centers around the world, but we operate as a single, integrated global partnership and not a U.S. firm with a network of overseas locations.
—All Cleary clients enjoy access to the full resources provided by our offices and lawyers worldwide.
—The firm employs approximately 1,200 lawyers from more than 50 countries.
—Cleary received Chambers and Partners’ inaugural International Law Firm of the Year award, recognizing our global practice and our pioneering tradition of developing homegrown talent in the different countries where we operate.