Attorney Professional Development, CLE Management, Professional Legal Management
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Senior Attorney Development and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Coordinator to join our winning team, located in New York. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.
As a Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator at Latham, you will be responsible for the onboarding and integration of new associates in the NY office, as well as efforts to re-integrate associates into the office after leaves of absence, secondments, and other time out of the office. The Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator will be responsible for supporting various firm Committees and affinity groups and assisting with local state bar admissions and CLE accreditation, compliance, and reporting. The Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator will act as a mentor to, and assist with the supervision of the Coordinators, Assistants, and Trainees in the NY Attorney Development Department. The Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator will serve as the back-up to the Manager of Attorney Development and Programs for unassigned associate staffing and will be responsible for summer associate staffing. The responsibilities of the Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator will include:
Working with the Manager of Attorney Development and Programs, NY office leadership, and various firm Committees and support departments to coordinate all aspects of orientation, training, and onboarding for new associate hires, as well as permanent and temporary transfers in the NY office, and helping coordinate firm efforts to reintegrate associates following leaves of absence and secondments.
Assisting the Manager of Attorney Development and Programs with developmental efforts for lawyers in the office, including practice group support, weekly work reports, associate staffing, associate relations initiatives and events, recordkeeping and file maintenance, budget monitoring, Bar admission monitoring, orientation, and integration.
Assisting the Manager of Attorney Development and Programs with unassigned associate staffing when needed and having primary responsibility for summer associate staffing.
Serving as the point of contact and lead support staff for the NY Pro Bono Committee, assisting the local Committee and liaising with the global Pro Bono Committee support staff, and assisting NY affinity groups with local events and programming.
Assisting with local office MCLE courses and reporting of such courses to applicable state CLE board.
Coordinating arrangements in the office related to certain firm-wide training events, including announcements, enrollment, handouts, catering and room logistics and requirements, and meeting with speakers.
Performing other administrative duties related to attorney development programs for the local office, as directed by the Manager of Attorney Development and Programs, and assisting in the supervision of the Coordinators, Assistants, and Trainees in the Attorney Development Department.
Assisting with special projects on various issues as needed.
Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers.
As a Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator will have well-developed and professional interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus. The ideal candidate will be able to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm and have strong communication skills, both written and verbal. The Senior Attorney Development and MCLE Coordinator will have the organizational skills to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines, as well as the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion. The candidate will have strong attention to detail and quality assurance processes, in addition to knowledge and proficiency in PC applications, including MS Office.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. A minimum of four (4) years of attorney development experience or a J.D. and experience practicing law at a law firm is desired.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ link.
Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.
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About Latham & Watkins LLP
Founded in 1934, Latham & Watkins is a full-service global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers in its offices in the world's major financial, business and regulatory centers. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm's growth into one of the world's premier business law firms. With that growth, we have built internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, corporate, litigation and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering. Our lawyers, paralegals and professional staff throughout the world comprise a rich mixture of men and women of different races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, cultures and primary languages. We are strengthened enormously by this diversity, and our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity enables us to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to recruit and retain the best lawyers and create one of the world's leading law firms.