Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw200 law firm, is seeking an Attorney Career Development Manager to join our Talent Management team. Position may be based in Boston, Hartford, New York or Stamford. The Attorney Career Development Manager will work collaboratively with the Chief Talent Officer, Practice Group Leaders and Talent Management Team to further the Firm's strategic objectives to develop, retain and advance highly accomplished and dedicated attorneys.
The Attorney Career Development Manager will work directly with, and report to, the Chief Talent Officer. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and refine benchmarks for Associates at different levels in each practice area and monitor progression
Regularly review utilization and productivity of attorneys across the firm
Monitor work allocation and assignments to provide for (i) substantive knowledge and skills development; (ii) achievement of benchmarks; and (iii) an appropriate mix and variety of matter, client and partner exposure
Support the CTO and Practice Group Leaders with balancing the business's staffing needs and client service considerations with attorney career development goals
Identify attorney specific training and coaching needs
Consider creation of shadowing program and/or additional development mechanisms
Assist CTO with preparation for and administration of attorney career development plans and meetings
Monitor market developments relating to attorney career development
Feedback and Evaluations
Oversee Associate and Counsel evaluation processes
Explore additional feedback programs (e.g., real time feedback, 360° reviews)
Attorney Onboarding and Integration
Assist with onboarding and integration of new attorneys
Work with Practice Group Leaders and CTO to ensure appropriate work flow to new attorneys
Assess new attorney training and development needs
Support Firm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and initiatives
Special projects as requested by the Chief Talent Officer
J.D. strongly preferred, with at least 5-8 years of experience at an AmLaw firm
Absent J.D., equivalent prior experience in law firm Professional Development field will be considered
Bachelor's degree required
Understands attorneys, law firms and the legal market
Strong leadership, interpersonal and management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Pro-active, self- motivated, organized and detail-oriented
Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing demands on time
Ability to travel to other offices
Established in 1845, Robinson+Cole is an AmLaw 200 law firm recognized as one of the Northeast's foremost commercial practice law firms. With more than 200 attorneys across 11 offices, our clients range from large Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial businesses. With offices in Albany, Boston, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, New London, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Stamford, and Wilmington our lawyers serve our institutional and industrial clients in a full range of legal disciplines from intellectual property and technology, energy and communications, environmental, land use, bankruptcy and restructuring, and real estate development to corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities, labor and employment, contracts, tax, and financial services. A distinguishing feature of the Robinson+Cole culture is a significant commitment to community service, as exhibited by the firm’s pro bono activities and the personal commitment of firm attorneys, who sit on over 100 boards of directors of civic, community and volunteer organizations throughout the region.
Robinson+Cole makes a commitment not only to our clients' needs and to our community, but also to the recruiting and t...raining of new associates. First-year associates gain a thorough introduction to the practice of law at Robinson+Cole through our Professional Development Program. Orientation to the firm begins with a comprehensive introduction to administrative procedures and personnel, firm systems, practice area functions, and expectations for new associates. Incoming associates are matched with senior and junior-level mentors who commit themselves to provide guidance and insight into the practice of law and the firm culture of Robinson+Cole.
Our associate professional development program is designed to facilitate the transition from law student, law clerk or junior attorney to practicing lawyer at Robinson+Cole. Training is provided on both a firm wide scale and a practice-specific basis. Throughout the year, we conduct monthly seminars including topics such as pro bono work, client relations skills, and practice administration as well as a luncheon discussion series that addresses various hot topics in the law that are of interest to our lawyers. As a tool to further assist ongoing training and learning, the firm has created a state-of-the-art mock trial room, which enables litigation lawyers to prepare witnesses more effectively and work on trial strategies. The facility is also used for the highly engaging firm-wide mock trial competition. In addition, the firm's Professional Development Committee develops and presents mandatory in-house seminars geared toward attorneys at all levels. Robinson+Cole's philosophy is to hire associates who will eventually become the future of our firm.