Attorney Professional Development Manager

Attorney Professional Development Manager

Attorney Professional Development Manager


Human Resources


Washington, DC

Employment Type



$100000 - $115000

Job Description:


* Meet with associates regularly to discuss their workload, areas of interest and identify appropriate professional development opportunities

* Manage staffing of time-sensitive assignments to ensure excellence in client service and provide development opportunities for associates based on interests, availability and client needs

* Monitor associate workload with a view to ensuring equity and proper work levels, tracking billable, non-billable and pro bono hours

* Become familiar with attorney practice areas and keep abreast of changes within each practice

* Ensure the staffing database is updated on a weekly basis to facilitate monitoring of associate work levels

* Monitor and analyze utilization reports

* Monitor associate development and performance

* Assist partners and the Human Resources team with the associate feedback process by gathering and organizing feedback and guidance on associate performance

* Document feedback as directed, elevating issues to the Head of Professional Development - Americas as needed

* Coordinate Academy, departmental and practice area trainings

* Manage the Career Development Mentor program for the Houston and Washington, DC offices

* Partner with HR and Lateral Recruiting to ensure successful integration for all associates; assist in presenting professional development sessions for all incoming associates during orientation

* Assist with the administration and maintenance of Firm-sponsored CLE programs including in-house training programs

* Manage the Bar Admissions status for non-admitted lawyers in the Houston and Washington, DC offices

* Assist with the client secondment process for the Americas region

* Oversee the staffing process for the summer law clerks in the Americas region

* Arrange coaching engagements for lawyers in the Americas region, as needed

* Assist with the planning of new hire orientation for the Fall Law Clerks

* Organize associate related events and team building activities for the Houston and Washington, DC offices

* Maintain the Holiday/Out of Office tracker for the Litigation group to ensure that plans are in place for coverage

* Provide coverage for the CLE Compliance Specialist as needed

* Work on other assignments/projects/initiatives as assigned

Job Requirements:


* 4-6 years of professional development/human resources experience in a professional services organization; law firm experience preferred

* Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred

* Ability to work under pressure and prioritize competing demands to meet deadlines

* Strategic thinker and problem solver

* Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and growing environment

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Facility in making effective decisions using sound judgment

* Proven ability to work collaboratively and maintain strong internal working relationships

* Excellent organizational and client service skills

* Proficiency in MS Office (highly proficient in Excel)

* Ability to work outside the core business hours as needed

* Ability to travel to as needed (infrequent)