Attorney Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
This is an entry-level managerial position and is an ideal transition for candidates that have leadership experience, but may not have formal staff management experience. The supervisor partners with the department manager to supervise attorney recruiting, training and development and oversees the department in the absence of the manager.
Supports the department manager to supervise department projects, day-to-day operations and long-range plans.
Partners with the department manager to administer all programs involving attorney recruiting (recruiting of summer associates, lateral attorneys, entry-level associates and judicial clerks), including: interview scheduling, coordinating on-campus meetings, event planning, hiring meetings, assignment process, orientation, training and development, and evaluation programs.
Assists with the preparation of recruitment and hiring statistics for firm internal use and external dissemination (e.g., NALP form, end of season results to law schools, etc.).
Travels to campus recruiting events as needed.
Supervises office and firm-wide attorney events.
Attends summer associate events and other firm-sponsored recruiting events.
Assists in developing and monitoring the department budget.
Supports department manager and D&I in the implementation of diversity & inclusion programming and initiatives.
Partners with department manager to ensure timely completion of attorney evaluations.
Supervises the Illinois CLE accreditation process Firm-wide for internal and client courses.
Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for staff, industry trends, and continued professional development for staff.
Monitors time, attendance, overtime and expense reports for department staff.
Supports manager to oversee employees' work performance and provides guidance in the resolution of problems.
Supports the development and communication of departmental guidelines and procedures.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum of four years' related experience, with a minimum of three years' experience in a law firm or other professional services firm environment
Minimum of one year supervisory experience, or a minimum of three years' leadership experience
Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrates close attention to detail
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills
Ability to effectively supervise others
Ability to employ coaching and problem-solving techniques
Ability to administer firm policies and procedures
Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize and prioritize work and delegate effectively
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
Flexibility to travel
About Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
With 22 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits.
The Chicago office, which opened in 1984, is comprised of approximately 150 attorneys and 130 professional staff and legal assistants. Our office offers clients the combination of a global law firm’s resources and an intimate understanding of how business is done in “The City That Works.” Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment... against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.
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