Professional Development Specialist

Professional Development Specialist

Professional Development Specialist


Administrative Support Staff


Employment Type



$75000 - $100000

Job Description:

− Work closely with the Professional Development Manager, training and development team, and internal stakeholders on legal and staff training initiatives and programs, including Practice Group training, Business Skills programs, and First Year Associate training, across all US offices.

− Handle program logistics, including working with front of house and IT teams on reserving conference rooms, catering, room, and technology set-up.

− Draft internal program invitations and communications, and track program attendance.

− Handle compliance aspects such as program attendance/CLE sign-in sheets and evaluations.

− Work with internal and external program faculty on program needs and materials.

− Support the planning and execution of the First Year Associate orientation program, including managing logistics, liaising with faculty and organizing events.

− Support multi-day global programs (e.g., NITA workshops, off-sites, business and lawyering skills programs)

− Oversee the firm’s PLI and Hotshot memberships.

− Manage the Training and Events calendar and email inbox – add programs to the calendar, track RSVP’s, and answer attendee questions.

− Manage the US program information on the firm’s Intranet and Learning Portal.

− Handle accurate data entry of program information into Micron systems for CLE tracking and compliance.

− Conduct induction meetings for new joiners to introduce training and CLE resources.

− Liaise with the Marketing team for client CLE presentations.

− Assist as needed with CLE and Bar requirements for all US-admitted attorneys across the firm.

− Assist with the PD budget, and submit invoices and expenses for PD/HR team.

− Participate in other HR/PD Functions (eg, talent management/Compass, coaching, and mentoring programs).

Job Requirements:

Key requirements

− At least 3 years experience in the Professional Development area in a law firm

− Collaborative, resilient, high-energy, team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced, intellectually rigorous environment.

− Strong attention to detail.

− Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.