Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
Beveridge & Diamond seeks a proactive, self-starter with law firm professional development or related experience to take a lead role in helping to develop and execute the Firm’s talent management and professional development strategy across its 7 offices throughout the United States. Reporting to the Firm’s Chief Talent Officer, the Coordinator will work in concert with Firm-wide committees and departments who share responsibilities for creating a collaborative and supportive environment and building a workplace that fosters employee engagement and supports the Firm’s business objectives and values.
The Professional Development Coordinator will assist the CTO to implement and assess Firm-wide (lawyer and staff) training curriculum and initiatives, including substantive legal training, professional skills training, diversity & inclusiveness training, and business development training, including:
Coordinating attorney training programs, working with attorneys on training schedules, logistics, materials, event support, and event follow-up (e.g., CLE certificates, attendance metrics, evaluations)
Coordinating attorney onboarding, coaching, mentoring and professional development programs
Assisting with procedures for CLE programs, including understanding CLE rules; maintaining CLE database
Supporting on and off-ramping for employees transitioning into or returning from parental, family or other longer-term leave in consultation with the Human Resources Director
Assisting with Summer Associates programming
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human resources, psychology or communications
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in HR, recruiting or professional development preferably in a law firm or professional services firm
Experience working with LMS and HRIS systems and multiple software applications, including Microsoft and Adobe Suites, iManage, Interaction, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and graphics, e-mail and document management.
Polished written and verbal communication skills
Social media savvy
Ability to work well independently and on primary and cross-disciplinary teams, in-person and remote locations. Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, professional manner. Analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work efficiently with minimum supervision.
Initiative, proactivity, a self-starter who shows ownership and commitment to the job
Ability to work effectively with lawyers and staff Firm-wide
Ability to travel domestically 4-6 times per year
Demonstrated project management skills
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Lindy Resh, Attorney Recruitment Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer and all inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
Internal Number: 060221-1
About Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Beveridge & Diamond, PC is the largest and oldest firm in the country focused on environmental law and litigation. With over 100 lawyers in eight offices, we have a national practice whose size, sophistication, and diversity is unsurpassed. We hire a small, but exceptional group of law students for our summer program, which is the most important element of our recruiting effort. We seek self-motivated future lawyers with excellent analytical and writing skills who share our commitment to providing the highest-quality representation and advocacy in a collegial and friendly environment. Summer associates can expect to work in various subject areas with many different lawyers, including nationally renowned experts in their fields. Our associates are given front-line responsibility early, including working directly with clients and consultants, conducting depositions and arguing motions, and taking major leadership roles in substantial matters. Each associate receives direct mentoring, regular opportunities for formal and informal training, and a detailed appraisal of his or her professional progress every six months. Associates take part in many firm policy decisions, and serve... on our Recruiting, Diversity, Pro Bono, and other key committees. Associates are typically considered for partnership after 7&1/2 years at the firm. Beveridge & Diamond has a strong commitment to pro bono work, and fully credits pro bono hours as “billable” for purposes of hours-based bonuses. Compensation is competitive with other Washington firms of our size.