Attorney Development Assistant

Washington, D.C.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking an Attorney Development Assistant to join our Attorney Development team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Attorney Development Assistant will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Attorney Development Assistant provides administrative and secretarial support to the Attorney Development department.


  • Provides administrative support including, but not limited to, telephone and receptionist services, logistical arrangements for meetings, maintaining calendars, and distribution of department mail. Prepares correspondence, documents, reports and spreadsheets.
  • Maintains department files, central index of attorney personnel files, records, and calendars.
  • Processes invoices, check requests, and expense reports by confirming the accuracy of the reports and ensuring that supporting documentation is attached prior to forwarding the documents for signature.
  • Coordinates conference rooms including logistics for food and room set-up.
  • Assists with the arrival and transfer process for all attorneys, including orientation schedules, providing office tours, and processing moving expenses.
  • Assists with the departure process for attorneys, including coordinating with other departments as needed.
  • Assists with attorney parental leave procedures and other leave procedures as needed.
  • Assists with logistics for attorney training programs, including invitations, tracking RSVPs and follow up efforts, creating and distributing sign-in sheets and materials, creating name badges, and coordinating with Conference Services as needed.
  • Assists with attorney bar admission process, annual bar renewals, and related reporting.
  • Assists with preparation and maintenance of continuing legal education (CLE) applications and files.
  • Assists with the administrative process for attorney evaluations.
  • Assists with attorney engagement, integration, and retention efforts.
  • Assists with tracking and monitoring of confidential legal personnel information.
  • Assists with coordinating office moves.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to interpret and follow instructions.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one year of administrative or secretarial experience.
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