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Attorney Development Assistant

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Washington, DC
United States

Skadden is seeking an Attorney Development Assistant to join our Attorney Development team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Attorney Development Assistant will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Attorney Development Assistant provides administrative and secretarial support to the Attorney Development department.


Provides administrative support including, but not limited to, telephone and receptionist services, logistical arrangements for meetings, maintaining calendars, and distribution of department mail. Prepares correspondence, documents, reports and spreadsheets.
Maintains department files, central index of attorney personnel files, records, and calendars.
Processes invoices, check requests, and expense reports by confirming the accuracy of the reports and ensuring that supporting documentation is attached prior to forwarding the documents for signature.
Coordinates conference rooms including logistics for food and room set-up.
Assists with the arrival and transfer process for all attorneys, including orientation schedules, providing office tours, and processing moving expenses.
Assists with the departure process for attorneys, including coordinating with other departments as needed.
Assists with attorney parental leave procedures and other leave procedures as needed.
Assists with logistics for attorney training programs, including invitations, tracking RSVPs and follow up efforts, creating and distributing sign-in sheets and materials, creating name badges, and coordinating with Conference Services as needed.
Assists with attorney bar admission process, annual bar renewals, and related reporting.
Assists with preparation and maintenance of continuing legal education (CLE) applications and files.
Assists with the administrative process for attorney evaluations.
Assists with attorney engagement, integration, and retention efforts.
Assists with tracking and monitoring of confidential legal personnel information.
Assists with coordinating office moves.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Ability to interpret and follow instructions.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates close attention to detail.
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of one year of administrative or secretarial experience in a professional services environment.

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

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