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Attorney Development Coordinator

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

The Attorney Development Coordinator provides support to the overall attorney development function by coordinating attorney personnel, training and associate engagement efforts in the Washington, DC office.


Coordinates attorney new hire process, including Workday actions, personnel files preparations, planning orientation schedules and conducting onboarding trainings.
Coordinates transfer and departure process, including Workday actions, communications, and preparations for departures, including exit interview reports.
Coordinates attorney leaves of absence, including DC Paid Family Leave and related attorney communications
Coordinates bar admissions, annual bar renewals, and related reporting.
Responds to attorney employment verification requests.
Plans and implements attorney training and professional development programs, often coordinating with the New York Office Attorney Development and Attorney Training teams.
Prepares and maintains continuing legal education (CLE) applications and files.
Coordinates attorney engagement, integration, and retention efforts.
Coordinates associate mentor program, including communications, event planning, and budget tracking.
Implements professional development programs, as well as attorney retention and engagement initiatives, to meet the firm and DC office objectives and foster community.
Provides coordination and support for attorney evaluations, including compiling data in preparation for review meetings and ensuring timely completion of evaluations and reviews.
Provides support to office Diversity, Equity and Inclusion projects and events, as directed by the Attorney Development Manager and Attorney Development Supervisor.
Serves as a resource to attorneys in the office.
Coordinates and supports overall department needs with special projects.
Collaborates with Attorney Recruiting team on overlapping projects and priorities, and as assigned.
Manages firm resources responsibly.
Complies with and understands firm operations, policies, and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques.
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills that facilitate courteous and positive work relationships with others.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Demonstrates close attention to detail.
Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
Ability to use discretion, exercise good judgment and handle sensitive/confidential matters.
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Workday, Webex) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Demonstrates the flexibility to occasionally travel and adjust hours to meet operating needs (including evenings and weekends, as needed).

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 3 years related development and/or program coordination experience. Professional services industry preferred

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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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