Coordinates attorney development and training, including local and Firmwide CLE/non-CLE program planning, California bar admissions and mentor program tracking. Coordinates all attorney employment activities including processes for hire, termination and leaves of absence, and maintains Workday data. Maintains personnel, evaluation and attendance files. Coordinates all relevant verifications, clearances, registrations, reports, reimbursements and notifications for attorneys.
Plans and implements training and professional development programs, often coordinating with the New York Office Attorney Development and Attorney Training teams.
Coordinates new hire process for all attorneys including Workday entry, personnel files and orientation.
Coordinates new attorney conflicts clearance process.
Coordinates various aspects of incoming and lateral attorney orientations, including designing orientation schedule and conducting onboarding trainings.
Processes Bar Exam and moving expense reimbursements.
Coordinates attorney departure process including termination packets, Workday entry and announcements.
Assists with updates to Attorney Manual annually.
Maintains attorney information in
Tracks and monitors attorney leaves of absence.
Provides coordination and support for attorney evaluations, including inputting evaluations, compiling data in preparation for review meetings, and ensuring timely completion of reviews. Maintains attorney evaluation files.
Coordinates attorney bar admissions and continuing legal education compliance.
Orders miscellaneous flowers and gifts for clients and attorneys.
Completes attorney employment verification forms and Bar Admission Affidavits.
Runs monthly Bar Status Report and forwards to New York office.
Sends monthly DTE time entry e-mail reminders.
Coordinates the maintenance of CE Manager; monitors individual attorney CLE status and sends periodic updates and reminders concerning reporting deadlines.
Assists with coordinating and tracking mentor activities and expenses.
Responds to various departmental questions or requests.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
Manages Firm resources responsibly.
Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
Provides support to the office diversity, equity and inclusion committee and affinity networks, including scheduling and event coordination.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER JOB-RELATED COMPETENCIES:
Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software (e.g., LawCruit, CE Manager, Symplicity) and operating systems
Advanced WebEx skills
Understands firm operations and complies with firm policies and procedures
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
Self-starter with strong initiative and leadership skills
Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrates close attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities; effectively prioritizes department work requirements
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
Flexibility to travel
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 3 years' development and/or program coordination experience in a professional services environment
With 22 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits.
The Chicago office, which opened in 1984, is comprised of approximately 150 attorneys and 130 professional staff and legal assistants. Our office offers clients the combination of a global law firm’s resources and an intimate understanding of how business is done in “The City That Works.” Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory pract...ices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.
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