Attorney Development Coordinator

Los Angeles

Job Summary

The Attorney Development Coordinator provides support to the Firm's professional development function in the Los Angeles office. The Attorney Development Coordinator works closely with the Attorney Recruiting & Development Sr. Manager to provide support in the following areas: career development, counseling, training, mentoring, evaluations, attorney retention, diversity and inclusion, administration and related attorney development programs and activities. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversees the fall and lateral associate integration processes for the Los Angeles office (e.g., pre-hire paperwork and reimbursements, arrival announcement emails, orientation, mentor pairings and program reminders).
  • Coordinates the Associates Comprehensive Education program, Business Development Academy, and Core Programs for the Los Angeles office.
  • Oversees Continuing Legal Education (CLE) activities in the Los Angeles office, including in-house functions, firm webcasts, and third-party training opportunities.
  • Works with Attorney Recruiting & Development Sr. Manager to identify and execute training programs to address evolving associate needs and requests. Assist in coordinating trainings and coaching sessions with consultants.
  • Serves as the primary contact for California MCLE questions for both attorneys and staff. Provides guidance for attorneys throughout the firm with a California Bar membership and partners with Marketing in the planning of client events where MCLE credit will be issued.
  • Coordinates with Attorney Recruiting & Development Sr. Manager in planning of mentor and diversity program events.
  • Partners with the Attorney Recruiting & Development Sr. Manager to oversee the office’s formal mentor program, including coordinating annual program launches, collaborating with local mentor chairs and Associates Committee, planning and coordinating periodic Mentor Program events, facilitating ongoing mentor group assignments, and creating resources to support mentor goals.
  • Researches, plans and attends attorney social functions. 
  • Prepares and distributes monthly bar status report.
  • Coordinates materials and supervises the mid-year and year-end associate evaluation and review process.
  • Responsible for maintaining attorney personnel databases; assists with maintaining personnel files, payroll notices, leaves of absence, and other professional personnel forms.
  • Prepares departure packet and required notices for departing attorneys. Conducts attorney exit interviews when necessary.
  • Works with NY attorney development team and Benefits personnel on administrative matters related to attorney benefits, flexible schedules, leaves of absence, disability and other leave arrangements.  
  • Provides policy and procedure guidance to attorneys and professional staff, including expenses and billing time and monitors attorney compliance with Firm policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for creating and distributing all payroll notices.
  • Assists the practice group leaders and attorney development partners with constructive associate feedback by collecting and organizing information regarding work performance.
  • Monitors attorney utilization reports.
  • Stays up to date with any California State Bar Minimum Continuing Legal Education updates.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organization, and planning skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgement
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of two years' experience in a similar-level role
  • Experience at a law firm or other professional services firm environment preferred
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