The Attorney Development Assistant will provide support to the Attorney Development team and assist with the logistical planning of all aspects of the firm’s training programs and other professional development initiatives, as well as provide administrative support to the Director of Professional Development and Attorney Development Managers.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Handle all administrative aspects in connection with firm training programs (including draft and distribute program announcements and reminders, track RSVPs, create links for remote connections, prepare and distribute program materials, coordinate catering and audio-visual requirements, and provide on-the-ground support for all programs in the local office.
Assist with logistics in connection with Attorney Development retreats and special programs (e.g., the NITA Deposition and Trial Skills Programs and the Strengthening Your Network Business Development Programs).
Upload training programs to Panopto, the firm’s video recording library, and test program recordings and archive material.
Draft department surveys via Qualtrics and coordinate the collection and analysis of feedback for in-house and external training programs.
Compile statistical data in connection with firm training programs and other special projects.
Maintain the department training calendar and assist with developing content for the Attorney Development intranet page.
Track mentor/mentee assignments and distribute materials in connection with the firm’s Building Bridges Mentoring Program.
Assist with the maintenance of department spreadsheets and databases.
Process departmental invoices and coordinate travel and expense reimbursements.
Perform other duties as needed.
This position may require travel.
Specific Skills Required:
Commitment to professional development and delivering excellent client service is essential.
Outstanding organizational and planning skills with the ability to multi-task.
Strong, written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to think critically, show initiative and enthusiasm for innovation.
Work collaboratively in a multi-office law firm, fast-paced team environment.
Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
Specific Skills Preferred:
Knowledge of SharePoint, CLE rules and familiarity with CLE tracking databases (e.g. Micron CE Manager) or other learning management systems a plus.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of one year working in an administrative support role or equivalent preferred. Experience working in a law firm or professional services environment a plus.
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