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Director Attorney Professional Development

Attorney Training & Development Programs 

Attorney Professional Development

Location: New York, NY – Midtown Manhattan

Hours:  Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM

The Organization: Large Multinational Law Firm 


Compensation: Base salary to $250,000 plus Competitive Bonus, Medical, Dental and Vision and additional benefits coverage; Excellent Paid Time Off and Vacation; 401K; On-site amenities, commuter benefits, and more.  The firm is noted as one of the desired to work for globally.


Summary:  The Director of Professional Development & Training will have firm-wide responsibility for the Legal Personnel and Professional Development Department. This role is responsible for assisting both the Chief of the department in managing all aspects of the departmental functions, including the evaluation process and professional development initiatives for all associates firm-wide. The Director will be a visible part of the Firm's positive culture and a clear resource for all associates.


  • Oversee, work with and provide guidance to Training Managers on departmental-based curriculum and firm-wide training

  • Support the Attorney Development Committee and related initiatives

  • Assist with utilization of benchmarks in all practice areas, including the development of adaptations for sub-specialties and branch offices

  • Help support the Partner Advisor Program in the NY Corporate Groups

  • Support first-year and mid-level mentoring programs

  • Assist with exit interviews for departing associates

  • Oversee CLE compliance and Bar Admissions function, including supervising the CLE Senior Coordinator and CLE Assistant

  • Assist with annual “Firm Update” meeting content development and execution

  • Assist with overseeing the planning and content of annual Departmental Overviews and related events

  • Act as attorney contact for Leave of Absence and Flex-time related responsibilities, including being the primary interface with associates on individual questions and logistics and reintegration

  • Meet with associates individually regarding transition and integration

  • Assist with associate & counsel coaching efforts

  • Assist with reinforcing various legal personnel policies, e.g. diary compliance, vacation tracking

  • Support the Chief on increasing cross-departmental functionality

  • Assist with Legal Recruiting and D&I related functions on an as-needed basis

  • Serve as departmental contact for Manager of Alumni Engagement

  • Serve as an advisor and liaison between associates and partners; direct attorneys to resources within the firm to help resolve concerns or problems and coordinate available resources to help find solutions



  • 4 to 5+ years of professional development leadership experience at a respected professional services firm

  • Bachelor's Degree; JD and prior professional coaching/counseling experience a plus

  • Knowledge of CLE rules

  • Strong interest and experience in professional development and optimizing professional development programs in a noted global law firm. 

  • A collaborative approach to working with others of all seniority levels

  • Excellent collaboration and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects; Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to self-direct, manage multiple priorities, analyze needs and implement solutions

  • Strong judgment and the ability to respect, protect, and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information

  • Knowledge of CLE rules

  • Must be team oriented, contributing as needed on unexpected projects or requests

  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and comfortable working in web-based databases/software, e.g. viDesktop will train on all firm systems.


To Apply for this job:  If your professional development experience meets the requirements of this Attorney Professional Development position, please submit your resume through the "Resume Submission Link" Thank you




Mary Suneetha

Managing Director

Filcro Legal Staffing
New York, NY  10017


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