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The Legal Training Assistant will provide support to the Legal Recruiting and Training team (part of the Firm’s Legal Talent Office) and assist in the logistical planning of all aspects of the Firm’s educational programs, including summer associate training, orientation programs, S&C Academy programs, training for lawyers at all levels, practice group meetings and client training.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Training Programs: Assist Legal Training team in executing all Firm training curricula. Handle outreach for upcoming trainings and communicate with subject matter experts; implement updates to training materials, including to reflect changes in training format or approach, comments and suggestions from program evaluations, and presenter comments; coordinate logistics, including managing invitations and evaluations, copying and distributing training materials and interfacing with relevant internal departments, such as conference services, library, media, etc. across all Firm offices. Assist attorneys with processing of reimbursements related to training programs.
CLE Compliance: Attend programs and assist with procedures for CLE-eligible training programs and practice group lunches, including gaining a working understanding of NY CLE rules, monitoring attendance sheets, preparing remote participation codes, taking timed agendas, and processing paperwork for bother internal and external CLE programs. Assist with attorney compliance and registration reminders and updating of web-based department resources such as the Legal Training webpage, training calendar and library of training materials and recordings.
Mentoring Programs & Career Development Planning: Assist in preparation of associate Career Development Plans and in the associate advisor assignment process by providing administrative support; monitor frequency of advisor communication to ensure that there is an adequate level of interaction and that program and individual career objectives are being met.
Special Projects: Handle special requests from partners and members of the Legal Talent Office team on an ad-hoc basis. Other duties may be assigned.
Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, capability to issue-spot, strong organizational skills, and independent sense of follow-through to carry tasks through completion without prompting. Must be a careful proofreader, detail-oriented, willing to learn, creative, and flexible. Professional demeanor in person, in written communications, and on the phone. Superior judgment and interpersonal skills. High proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint); knowledge of Micron, viDesktop or equivalent LMS preferred. Proficient at multitasking, prioritizing, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
College degree required. Two or more years of experience working in law firm or equivalent professional environment a plus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.