The Professional Development Specialist works closely with the Director of Professional Development in overseeing firm wide professional development initiatives, programs and projects. This position also assists in associate and paralegal staffing and resource management, and provides day to day support to the Director of Professional Development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Take a lead role in the development and implementation of attorney training, including assisting in assessment of skills and learning needs, compiling and analyzing data, and managing in-house training programs.
Oversee the tracking of California Continuing Legal Education (CLE) compliance.
Work closely on attorney staffing and overflow issues to ensure full utilization and balanced workload.
Assist with the annual career development plan program, implementation of mentoring initiatives and in the execution of internal and external events and programs.
Facilitate onboarding, orientation and integration of attorneys and paralegals.
Process expense reports, respond to surveys, maintain professional development databases, coordinate calendars and schedule meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Abilities, Experience, Education:
Extraordinary interpersonal and writing skills.
Strong planning and organizational skills including excellent attention to detail.
Strong sense of client service, work ethic, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Ability to work under pressure and to manage multiple projects in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with the flexibility to work overtime when necessary.
Polished, professional demeanor.
High level of proficiency in MS Office, iManage, viDesktop and SmartSheet.
Bachelor's degree. Three years of law firm professional development experience. J.D. a plus.
About Hanson Bridgett LLP
Hanson Bridgett is a California law firm with more than 170 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los Angeles. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas.
Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While our offices are located throughout California, our attorneys frequently work on matters that cross domestic and international borders. To ensure our clients receive flawless service and top notch legal counsel wherever they may be located, we have forged alliances with firms in national and international legal networks. As members, we can provide our clients with legal expertise on the ground across the US and worldwide.
We are a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro bono legal work and hands-on service.