Attorney Professional Development, Pro Bono Management, Professional Legal Management
The New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is hiring a Professional Development & Pro Bono Specialist to oversee professional development activities and pro bono projects for the 350+ associates across the U.S.
Professional Development (“PD”) Responsibilities, working under the direction of the Associate Director of Professional Development:
Oversee Willkie’s comprehensive and highly customized mentoring program from entry-level to the most senior associates.
Refine and update the orientation, on-boarding and training programs for our entry-level associates.
Track employment data and respond to surveys.
Manage and monitor visas and employment status for U.S.-based attorneys.
Provide ongoing support for one-off projects, activities and events.
Pro Bono Responsibilities, working under the direction of the Director of Attorney Training & Pro Bono:
Staff pro bono matters, provide support to attorneys on the matters and track matters as they progress.
Working with our pro bono legal services organizations, arrange pro bono training on topics of interest.
Prepare and submit nominations and supporting documents for pro bono awards, audits and surveys.
Coordinate pro bono projects and programs for the summer program.
On a biennial basis, coordinate Pro Bono Fair for NY attorneys and the pro bono organizations we support.
Promote PD and Pro Bono programs and achievements through newsletters, website and other outlets.
Support and assist various Committees and their activities.
Assist with legal personnel and recruiting projects as needed, including attending events and assisting with law school recruiting efforts.
The Specialist reports to the Director of Attorney Training & Pro Bono and the Associate Director of Professional Development.
The ideal candidate has an ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team. S/He is also a self-starter who inspires trust and confidence. JD is preferred. A minimum of 3+ years of law firm experience in legal personnel and administration is expected.
About Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Willkie is an elite international law firm that offers a wide range of legal services. Our attorneys provide effective and efficient solutions to the evolving needs of a diversified client base. Our strength lies not only in the breadth of our practice areas but also in the expertise that each of our attorneys contributes to the firm. We take pride in knowing that we deliver the highest quality work product to all of our clients.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP was founded over 125 years ago upon principles that still characterize our practice today. Our founders and memorable colleagues, like Wendell Willkie and Felix Frankfurter, established a strong foundation of integrity, innovation, pragmatism, flexibility and intellectual agility designed to continually meet the ever-changing business needs of our clients. These values form our approach to providing legal and business advisory services today.