This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for a CLE Assistant to join our Professional Development team in Seattle.
This position is responsible for supporting the Senior CLE Specialist with seeking Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for internal and external CLE programs as well as assisting with ensuring DWT attorneys are in compliance in the jurisdictions in which they are licensed to practice law.
At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.
In this role, you will:
Provide CLE administrative support for internal and external Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) programs sponsored by DWT, to include drafting MCLE applications, verifying attendance, submitting attendance reports as required by jurisdictions, sending program evaluations and issuing MCLE certificates under the supervision of the Senior CLE Specialist
Assist with data entry into ViGlobal the firm's CLE tracking database
Generate CLE forms for external and internal CLE programs: sign in sheets, evaluations, remote attendance and other as needed
Act as CLE liaison for programs offered internally firm-wide
Assist with maintaining required MCLE program files, both electronic and hardcopy
Assist with maintaining the firm-wide training calendar in vi-LMS; includes adding courses and monitoring/tracking course attendance in vi-LM
Assist with tracking and generating data on training programs and related initiatives including program evaluation
Assist with promotion of CLE subscription services and in-house CLE programs.
Maintain the firm’s membership roster for Practising Law Institute
Assist with general administrative support for the Professional Development team
Join us if you have:
1+ years prior experience in a law firm or other professional services organization is desired
College degree preferred or equivalent combination of relevant work experience or education
Demonstrated proficiency with or ability to learn portal-related web design programs; previous experience with Vi or ability to learn and use database application preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers and staff, both in written and verbal communications
Strong client service skills, including understanding and responding to a variety of inquiries and requests
Strong attention to detail
Analysis and organizational skills
Demonstrated project management skills
High degree of sensitivity to confidential matters
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
Internal Number: 10222019
About Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
The List that Shaped a Legacy
Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.
This commitment has remained intact for decades as the firm has grown across the nation and to China. Today, Davis Wright is a full-service firm with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai. We are recognized for excellence in a broad number of areas, with 89 of our attorneys across 31 practice areas cited as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys across 56 practice areas included in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Focused on the Future
While we honor and have great regard for our history, Davis Wright is focused on the future of providing legal services. We believe the future will reward those lawyers and firms that innovate and persist in tuning their services to the real-life, changing business needs of their clients. The ability to deliver customized excellence is based on listening to and understanding our clients, and being sufficien...tly flexible to adapt our approach to the client’s needs in the context of the particular situation in which we were hired. That involves talking with our clients, learning what their success measures are, and collaborating with them to ensure our service helps them accomplish those measures.
This always involves excellent lawyering but it also includes:
deep industry knowledge,
gains in efficiency in performing work that does not require a customized solution, or
the application of technology to reduce cycle time and improve quality.
How We Work with Clients
We use a number of techniques to ensure we understand our clients. We use client teams to enhance communication and collaboration among our lawyers, to advance our understanding of our clients’ business objectives, and to confirm with clients that our service model is aligned with their needs. Each year, we conduct dozens of face-to-face client service interviews, led by senior members of the firm, to solicit specific feedback on our lawyers and work, and to understand how, from the client’s perspective, we can improve. And, on a daily basis, we expect our lawyers to deliver value that includes not just excellent legal service but also business insight, user-friendliness, and flawless support.
We believe the way we work with clients is a distinctive feature of the firm and we make it a priority to reinforce its importance.
Teams That Collaborate
In terms of our services, we supplement depth and strength in the core legal functions of litigation, business transactions, intellectual property, and employment with nationally-recognized, broadly-based teams focused on a number of highly regulated industries—including communications, media, financial services, health care, energy, and hospitality. These teams collaborate effectively to provide a unified legal solution that is well-informed by the particular business and regulatory circumstances that influence our clients’ businesses and the legal work they need.
We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all clients, but that they will place a high value on their relationship with Davis Wright.