Professional Development Manager, Litigation

For the Washington, DC Office of a Prestigious Global Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Implement associate development programs; act as liaison between partners and associates; follow-up with individual attorneys to monitor progress and coach them as needed;
  • Coordinate associate and counsel review and evaluation processes; ensure participation in all required CLE programs;
  • Participate in defining the overall training agenda for the practice area and coordinate training to meet identified development needs;
  • Work with staffing partner to ensure that each attorney is fully utilized and has the opportunity to work on diverse matters and with a variety of partners;
  • Ensure consistency of experiences and equitable distribution of assignments across the practice area and monitor high-end of utilization; intervene as appropriate;
  • Manage various practice requirements including bar admission status updates, mentor assignments and time recording compliance.

Qualifications include:

  • 3+ years of professional development experience at a professional services firm; bachelor's degree required; JD a plus;
  • Outstanding project management skills and the ability to management multiple priorities well;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written;
  • Well-developed EQ with the ability to use discretion and strong judgment;
  • Strong client service orientation and the ability to build trusted relationships;
  • Highly professional, with experience dealing with people and confidential information.


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