Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, a dynamic mid-sized Firm with deep roots in San Francisco, is seeking a Director of Legal Talent to join our Management Team. The Director reports to the Firm's Chief Operating Officer and works closely with the Practice Group Leaders, the Managing Partners, and the Chairs of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The Director is responsible for the Firm's Professional Development (PD) and Attorney Recruiting and Retention functions, and for supporting the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategies and goals. The Director supervises the Manager of Legal Recruitment and the Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator. The role encompasses the following responsibilities:
Assesses, designs, implements and manages attorney professional development programs to effectively establish an environment that promotes attorney education and career development and the retention and promotion of diverse talent.
Supports the success and well-being of attorneys through formal and informal counseling, education, mentoring and performance review programs.
Assesses the process and function of legal recruitment, and oversees the Manager of Legal Recruitment in sourcing the best legal talent for the Firm.
In coordination with the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair(s) and Firm leadership generally, champions diversity strategies across the Firm.
The role serves multiple internal constituencies, which requires a client service orientation and the ability to work successfully with individuals at all levels. In addition to possessing strong interpersonal communication skills, the successful candidate will be a proactive and creative self-starter with a passion for guiding attorney professional development. Organizational and project management skills are fundamental to the role, as is a high degree of discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information. Candidates should have a minimum of five years of recruiting and professional development experience, ideally in a law firm setting.
About Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Coblentz is an independent mid-size law firm with deep roots—more than 125 years in the Bay Area—and an innovative approach to the law and how we practice it. People come to Coblentz because of our record of performance and service; people stay at Coblentz because they love working here.
Talent, ability, and old-fashioned hard work drive our firm’s success, and we believe our size helps seal the deal. We’re small enough to maintain a close connection with our clients and provide the responsiveness they expect, and we’re also large enough and experienced enough to handle the toughest cases and tackle the most complex issues.
In addition to offering a competitive salary, bonus, and benefits program, we foster an inclusive and collegial work environment.