Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
The Legal Learning and Development Specialist significantly contributes to content generation and training administration at the firm to ensure attorneys are equipped with skills to excel. The Specialist also oversees the work of the Legal L&D Assistant.
Work with the Senior Manager of Legal Learning and Development to gain an in-depth understanding of the developmental needs of associates at specific seniority levels and in particular practice areas in order to develop tailored training programs accordingly.
Screen and retain outside consultants to assist in the development and deliverance of specific soft and managerial skills training courses.
Liaise with Associate Development Coordinators in each practice group to ensure necessary training is being delivered to associates and assist groups in leveraging best practices from one another.
Coordinate training programs across the New York office to eliminate redundancies in efforts; help publicize courses through the development of a publicly available course calendar and catalogue for associates.
Continue the build out of the Cleary Core Skills (C3) curriculum (required soft skills training for first - fifth year associates) and New Associate Orientation program.
Prepare and analyze participant satisfaction surveys for each course to help make continued enhancements.
Assist in the preparation of training materials such as Power Point presentations, handouts, and reading materials, and oversee logistics such as conference space, A/V requirements, etc.
Distribute information on required soft skills courses to associates and track attendance.
Develop and maintain expertise in New York’s CLE Rules and research other states’ CLE rules as needed.
Serve as resource / point of contact for questions on necessary requirements to make programs eligible for NYS CLE credit.
Liaise with CLE/training contacts in other offices for multi-office programs and events.
General work and assistance on ad-hoc projects.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Juris Doctor preferred.
Experience in a law firm or other professional services environment required.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, client service, and written and verbal communication skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Exercises good judgment, has excellent organization skills, and strong attention to detail.
Able to work independently, plan ahead, push projects forward and meet deadlines.
Understanding of New York CLE requirements and rules preferred, but not required.
Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
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