Legal Personnel & Development Coordinator

Boston, MA 02109

Posted: 11/29/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Specialty: Human Resources/Training Job Number: 82563

Our client in Boston, MA is seeking a Legal Personnel and Development Coordinator to join their team. The Legal Personnel and Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting the delivery of programs and projects in alignment with the firm’ s overall competency-based talent management program for lawyers. This program primarily focuses on professional development and training initiatives with the expectation of additional support for legal personnel, recruitment, and diversity initiatives as needed. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Legal Personnel and Development Coordinator:
Professional Development and Training
  • Coordinate legal development and training programs for attorneys
  • Work with internal presenters to develop and deliver effective training
  • Manage all logistics of meetings and programs including scheduling, vendor support, etc.
  • Identify and address training and development needs, develop curriculum, and implement programs to maximize effectiveness and quality
  • Offer related support to appropriate committees and legal departments/practice groups to ensure attorney training and development program goals are identified and met
  • Create meaningful evaluative process for all training and development programs to include survey creation and administration and results collection and tabulation
  • Comply and analyze training and development statistics for attorney and firm metrics reporting and external survey purposes
Legal Personnel and Development
  • Coordinate the semi-annual evaluation processes for associates, senior associates, counsel, special counsel, discovery attorneys, attorneys, and staff attorneys
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of all firm policies and practices as it relates to attorneys and works to ensure the appropriate implementation of each
  • Ensure the appropriate reimbursement of expenses as well as tracking and paying of vendor bills in accordance with firm policies
  • Comply and analyze statistical information and creates necessary reports to assist with various information requests and survey submissions
  • Coordinate other training and development as well as more general attorney programs and processes
  • Coordinate the law school student recruitment process. Facilitates the selection and scheduling of law schools for campus interviews
  • Schedule student and attorney interviewers for on-campus and in-office interviews
  • Coordinate and review interview feedback and facilitate the hiring decision process with the Hiring Committee
  • Aid in the effective engagement and ongoing relationship building with law schools and law student groups throughout the calendar year 
  • Coordinate the recruitment of judicial clerks and aspects of the lateral attorney recruitment process
  • Coordinate all aspects of the arrival process for lateral hires, incoming attorneys, staff attorneys, and technology specialists
  Diversity and Inclusion
  • Assist with planning and coordinating various firm-wide and local Diversity and Inclusion programs, events, and meetings
  • Serve as local office liaison for the Women’ s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee and Diversity Committee, responsible for the execution of local office events and programs
  • Coordinate and oversee local diversity sponsorship programs and events, including tracking attendance, and securing payment
  • Update affinity group distribution lists as necessary
  • Assist with the annual budget preparation and monthly monitoring of accounts, anticipates and resolves discrepancies, handles related payments, reimbursements, and issues
Service Excellence
  • Contribute to the Firm’ s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally
Requirements for the Legal Personnel and Development Coordinator:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree
  • 1-3 years of experience, preferably in law firm or other professional services firm
  • Experience working in a professional environment and interfacing with significantly senior colleagues is required
  • Prior experience working independently or with little supervision on some projects
  • Excellent technical skills required, including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Proficiency in talent management software systems preferred such as viDesktop, LawCruit, and PeopleSoft
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills, and superior attention to detail required
  • Excellent analytic skills; ability to compile, review and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data or information that is varied in content or format
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities; ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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