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Professional Development CLE Manager

Greenberg Traurig
Chicago, IL
United States

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS; Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C.

Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Professional Development CLE Manager for various office locations. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Position Summary:

The Professional Development CLE Manager will report to the Professional Development Manager (CH) working with the CLE team and alongside the firm’s Director of Professional Development, other Professional Development (PD) Managers and Learning and Development teams to develop and implement innovative internal programs to train, develop, engage, and retain the firm’s attorneys with a focus on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and professional development initiatives. The CLE Manager will also work closely with the Professional Development CLE Coordinator and the CLE Assistant.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Firmwide Projects

The Professional Development Manager is responsible for the facilitation of firmwide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training programs. This position is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Firm’s accredited provider status for all CLE programs, as well as supporting the department in successfully executing its overall strategy. The PD Manager will be assigned firmwide projects to lead or to contribute to. The Director of PD will assign those projects as they arise.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Serves as the CLE expert and resource for CLE accreditation requirements and ensure that all programs comply with CLE regulations in jurisdictions where GT holds offices
Responsible for the coordination and facilitation of in-house CLE training programs and events
Collaborates with the Marketing Department to assess and fulfill needs for client CLE events
Reviews all course materials for CLE compliance and assist in preparation, distribution and filing
Enhances CLE workflow as necessary and suggest ways to improve CLE processes
Liaises with state CLE Boards and serve as main point of contact for questions or clarifications needed
Prepares and submits year-end CLE reports, accredited provider renewal applications, and other mandatory CLE reports to ensure the firm’s accredited provider status in key jurisdictions
Responsible for updates and maintenance of the CLE Intranet page
Monitors CLE sites for rule changes and interprets, advises and communicates how changes affect the firm and its processes
Monitors CLE compliance for relevant jurisdictions and advise attorneys accordingly
Consults with the CLE boards on behalf of non-compliant attorneys to ensure post-compliance period courses are properly recorded
Answers day-to-day questions from attorneys, practice group administrators, marketing, and other staff regarding CLE rules and individual CLE compliance
Collaborates with Directors and Managers in the development of programming for CLE eligibility. Assesses rules of jurisdictions in which we are not accredited
Educates attorneys and staff regarding requirements such as invitations containing CLE language, credits, written materials, and accreditation standards
Liaises with firm clients to locate CLE accredited resources
Manages vendor relationship with Micron and any other technology learning management tools to manage and guide technology upgrades
Participates on Professional Development project teams
Performs other related duties as necessary

Skills & Competencies:

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively and collaboratively to create support for strategies and processes
Strong communication skills needed for oral and written exchanges with attorneys, staff, and CLE Regulating Agencies
Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, team player, as well as the ability to listen well and take initiative
Passion for driving change and delivering innovative solutions
A self-directed approach to work with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
Service oriented (responsive to inquiries, independent problem solver, etc.)
A diplomatic and creative problem solver; possess superior judgment
Proven ability to build trust and gain buy-in from firm leaders and other key stakeholders
Experience and comfort with facilitating programs
Post-COVID 19, ability to travel as necessary

Qualifications & Prior Experience:

A Bachelor’s required with strong project management skills. JD degree with background practicing law at a large law firm preferred
A minimum of 5 years of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or attorney professional development experience required. Significant experience in a large law firm is also preferred
Ability to understand and interpret CLE regulations
2 years of supervisory experience desired
Experience using CE Manager or viMCLE system
Strong computer skills, web applications and database experience required
Familiarity with learning management systems, adult learning techniques and online learning technologies a plus
Database administration a plus

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

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