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Legal Training & Development Coordinator

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Washington, DC
United States

The Washington, DC office is seeking a Legal Training & Development Coordinator to support the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development (LRD) Department as well as the local attorney professional development department.  The Coordinator will be responsible for the organization and implementation of attorney training and development programs, as assigned. 

This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff, the ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized; possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; attention to detail; and a professional demeanor.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results. 

The Legal Training & Development Coordinator is a highly visible role within the Firm and is responsible for a broad set of activities, including the following:

Essential Job Functions - Legal Training

Organize all attorney training initiatives, including trainings for New Associate Orientation
Organize trainings for Summer Associate Program
Schedule and communicate all aspects of training programs
Disseminate presentation materials and other documentation required for CLE credit
Administer surveys and evaluations for training programs
Validate attendance and prepare attendance reports for training programs
Apply for CLE credit in Virginia for all relevant training programs
Serve as point of contact for all training programs
Monitor and update training and CLE records for all Washington, DC attorneys
Monitor and oversee CLE compliance for all members of the Virginia Bar Firmwide
Partner with Firmwide Training and CLE teams to ensure compliance with training and CLE processes and procedures, including as set forth in Firm’s Training Manual
 
Essential Job Functions - Attorney Development

Focus on initiatives and programs related to the development, morale and retention of attorneys  
Coordinate associate and partner mentor programs and track mentor meetings
Coordinate integration activities for lateral hires
Support annual Associate Review, compensation and bonus processes; and maintain current status update through all stages of processes
Assist Risk Management team with annual DC Bar license renewal process
Update Attorney Development SharePoint sites, as necessary
Update bi-weekly list of training programs and attorney engagement events for office leaders
 
Activities designated to the Legal Training & Development Coordinator will continue to evolve and shift, as needed, based on the needs of LRD Strategy or in support of LRD leadership. 

Additional Role Functions:

The Legal Training & Development Coordinator will also need to demonstrate skills and other intangibles to be successful.  Examples below are not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed, as necessary:

Prepare and distribute department documents and materials
Provide meeting support, including scheduling meetings
Update and maintain department calendars
Enter accurate and timely department data into various databases
Maintain files
Prepare check requests
Provide event support
Actively participate in team and Firm meetings
Provide status of all responsibilities and tasks, as needed
Escalate risks and issues appropriately and when necessary
Build and foster working relationships with colleagues and business partners across the Firm
Provide excellent customer service
Other duties as assigned