The Bay Area office is seeking an Attorney Training & Development Coordinator to support the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development (LRD) Department as well as the local attorney professional development department. The Coordinator will be responsible for the organization and implementation of attorney learning and development programs, as assigned.
This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff, the ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
The Attorney Training & Development Coordinator is a highly visible role within the Firm and is responsible for a broad set of activities, including the following:
Essential Job Functions - Attorney Learning
Organize all in-person and virtual attorney learning initiatives, including trainings for New Associate Orientation
Organize trainings for Summer Associate Program
Schedule and communicate all aspects of in-person and virtual learning programs
Disseminate presentation materials and other documentation required for CLE credit
Administer surveys and evaluations for learning programs
Validate attendance and prepare attendance reports for learning programs
Apply for CLE credit in California for all relevant learning programs
Serve as point of contact for all learning programs
Monitor and update training and CLE records for all Bay Area attorneys
Monitor and support CLE compliance for all members of the California Bar Firmwide
Complete various tasks relating to attorney onboarding and departures as they relate to CLE compliance and attorney learning
Partner with Firmwide Training and CLE teams to ensure compliance with training and CLE processes and procedures, including as set forth in Firm’s Training Manual
Essential Job Functions - Attorney Development
Support initiatives and programs related to the development, morale and retention of attorneys, including the planning and execution of social and networking events (including those associated with the Kirkland Summer Associate Program)
Coordinate associate and partner mentor programs and track mentor meetings
Coordinate integration activities for lateral hires
Assist with tracking and reporting of attorney utilization
Support annual Associate Review, compensation and bonus processes; and maintain current status update through all stages of processes
Monitor attorney admission status with the California State Bar and assist with post-admission administrative processes
Update Attorney Development SharePoint sites, as necessary
Update bi-weekly list of learning programs and attorney engagement events for office leaders
Activities designated to the Attorney Training & Development Coordinator will continue to evolve and shift, as needed, based on the needs of LRD Strategy or in support of LRD leadership.
Additional Role Functions:
The Attorney Training & Development Coordinator will also need to demonstrate skills and other intangibles to be successful. Examples below are not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed, as necessary:
Directly and articulately communicate with attorneys in person, on conference calls, and over email
Prepare and distribute department documents and materials
Provide meeting support, including scheduling meetings
Update and maintain department calendars
Enter accurate and timely department data into various databases
Prepare check requests
Provide event support
Actively participate in team and Firm meetings
Provide status of all responsibilities and tasks, as needed
Escalate risks and issues appropriately and when necessary
Build and foster working relationships with colleagues and business partners across the Firm
Provide excellent customer service
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate will be highly organized; possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; pay close attention to detail; and maintain a professional demeanor. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results.
Education & Work Experience
At least 2 years of experience working in law firm training and CLE is preferred
Proficiency required for Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Experience with Learning Management Systems or CLE tracking platforms preferred
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in Kirkland & Ellis LLP. To complete an application and submit your resume, please go to: https://staffjobsus.kirkland.com/jobs/6796794-attorney-training-and-development-coordinator
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 5730
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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