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Attorney Career Development Manager

Robinson & Cole LLP
Hartford, CT
United States

Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw200 law firm, is seeking an Attorney Career Development Manager to join our Talent Management team. Position may be based in Boston, Hartford, New York or Stamford. The Attorney Career Development Manager will work collaboratively with the Chief Talent Officer, Practice Group Leaders and Talent Management Team to further the Firm's strategic objectives to develop, retain and advance highly accomplished and dedicated attorneys.

The Attorney Career Development Manager will work directly with, and report to, the Chief Talent Officer. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Career Development

· Develop and refine benchmarks for Associates at different levels in each practice area and monitor progression
· Regularly review utilization and productivity of attorneys across the firm
· Monitor work allocation and assignments to provide for (i) substantive knowledge and skills development; (ii) achievement of benchmarks; and (iii) an appropriate mix and variety of matter, client and partner exposure
· Support the CTO and Practice Group Leaders with balancing the business's staffing needs and client service considerations with attorney career development goals
· Identify attorney specific training and coaching needs
· Consider creation of shadowing program and/or additional development mechanisms
· Assist CTO with preparation for and administration of attorney career development plans and meetings
· Monitor market developments relating to attorney career development
Feedback and Evaluations
· Oversee Associate and Counsel evaluation processes
· Explore additional feedback programs (e.g., real time feedback, 360° reviews)

Attorney Onboarding and Integration

· Assist with onboarding and integration of new attorneys
· Work with Practice Group Leaders and CTO to ensure appropriate work flow to new attorneys
· Assess new attorney training and development needs

Additional Responsibilities

· Support Firm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and initiatives
· Special projects as requested by the Chief Talent Officer

· J.D. strongly preferred, with at least 5-8 years of experience at an AmLaw firm
· Absent J.D., equivalent prior experience in law firm Professional Development field will be considered
· Bachelor's degree required
· Understands attorneys, law firms and the legal market
· Strong leadership, interpersonal and management skills
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Pro-active, self- motivated, organized and detail-oriented
· Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing demands on time
· Ability to travel to other offices

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