Attorney Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
The Legal Talent team at Goulston & Storrs is growing under the leadership of our Chief Legal Talent Officer, Karen Febeo. We are looking for an enthusiastic Legal Talent Coordinator to join our modern, vibrant law firm, where serious business is conducted with genuine camaraderie and fun, our people are paramount, and where mutual respect drives open discussion, fresh ideas and optimal solutions for our clients.
The Legal Talent team serves as ambassadors for our law firm and leads the firm’s efforts to grow our practices in each of our core markets and to develop, engage, retain and advance our existing legal talent by delivering cutting-edge, relevant professional development programs to our lawyers. Legal Talent team members also serve as stewards of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as fundamental components of the firm’s recruitment, retention, development and advancement of a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace.
If you’re looking to work in a multi-faceted position with an opportunity for growth in a highly collaborative, dynamic and supportive environment, we encourage you to apply for the Legal Talent Coordinator role.
As a member of the integrated Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Team, the Legal Talent Coordinator will play a key role in collaborating with and supporting the team in the areas of legal recruiting, orientation and integration, as well as training and development of lawyers across the firm. The Legal Talent Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment and play a key role in coordinating the firm’s summer associate program, on-campus interview (OCI) program, and building and strengthening law school relationships. The Legal Talent Coordinator will also serve as a supporting resource for the mentoring and diversity programs at the firm. The Legal Talent Coordinator will collaborate with the Senior Manager of Talent Development to implement firm-wide legal and professional skills training for lawyers across the firm.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working with the Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment, coordinate the firm’s on-campus interview (OCI) program in support of the firm’s summer associate program;
Assist the Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment with building and strengthening law school relationships;
Coordinate Mentor assignments for Associates, and monitor Mentor-Associate meetings;
Coordinate and manage the summer associate calendar. This includes scheduling orientation, educational seminars, and social events
Coordinate quarterly attorney cocktail parties and the annual attorney reception.
Assist with attorney, paralegal and summer associate onboarding.
In collaboration with other Legal Talent team members, coordinate social events for the mentoring program as well as Associate meetings and social events in and across all firm offices;
Provide support to the Senior Manager of Legal Recruitment for key recruiting and diversity events such as mock interviews, resume reviews, job fairs, etc.;
Serve as liaison to Practice Group Leaders and Pre-Directorship Review Committee to coordinate the bi-annual evaluation meetings for Associates, Senior Attorneys, Counsel, and Senior Counsel and related logistical planning, including assembly of materials for evaluation meetings;
Assist Senior Manager of Talent Development in the implementation of practice area and firm-wide training curricula, including coordination of logistics, in collaboration with the IT and Facilities Departments;
Coordinate the collection and analysis of feedback regarding in-house and external training seminars and recommend program enhancements based on feedback;
Support firm lawyers with mandatory CLE requirements by understanding and keeping up-to-date on CLE guidelines and requirements in jurisdictions where lawyers are licensed and assisting lawyers with compliance;
In collaboration with Senior Manager of Talent Development, use specialized knowledge to review course materials for NY CLE compliance;
Assist the Director of Professional Development and Flexible Work Mentors with the administration of the firm’s Flexible Work Program;
Assist the Legal Talent team members with administration of industry surveys.
Assist the Legal Talent team members in supporting and implementing the goals of the Associate Development Committee;
Collaborate with Legal Talent team members and other firm business operations leaders on lawyer orientation, integration and departures to enhance processes and materials and ensure smooth transitions;
Maintain Legal Recruiting database and provide analytical reports and statistics regarding law firm and law school information as needed;
Work on special department or firm projects as needed.
Understanding of law firm or professional services firm business operations, preferred.
Detail and action-oriented with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
Proactive and deadline driven.
Strong verbal and written presentation skills.
Ability to troubleshoot problems and implement solutions in a fast paced environment.
Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively across all levels.
Knowledge and experience with NY CLE Accredited Provider requirements, preferred.
Highly Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CLE tracking software and database management systems.
Goulston & Storrs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, disability or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Goulston & Storrs complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
About Goulston & Storrs
Goulston & Storrs is a modern, vibrant firm where the practice of law is pursued with deep expertise, wide diligence and inspiring camaraderie. As an Am Law 200 law firm, we have a rich bench of lawyers, paralegals and business professionals collaborating across multiple disciplines and industries. Known for its roots as a real estate powerhouse, the firm includes leading corporate, litigation, and private client and trust practices.