Director of Attorney Professional Development
Company: Perkins Coie LLP
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Job Description:At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals who are
self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services
and, above all, have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for
their work. We've created a culture that is based on collaboration,
devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie
is committed to advancing both within the firm and throughout our
collective communities. Work for , get great health insurance,
tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid
sabbaticals.GENERAL PURPOSEProvide leadership in strategic
planning, implementation and management of all areas related to
attorney training, development, evaluation, advancement and
promotion, and performance management.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThese
essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be
able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable
- Create, oversee and measure a talent development strategy for
our attorney populations.
- Provide leadership in strategic planning, implementation and
management of all areas related to attorney training, development,
evaluation, advancement and promotion, and performance management
for associates, counsel, senior counsel, partners and others.
- Develop competencies focused on legal skills and experience
based on practice area and seniority as well as professional skills
such as leadership and business development. Design training
curriculum aligned with these competencies. - Identify and
implement best practices in delivering training curriculum.
- Develop and produce training programs for firm retreats
including the annual first-year associate, new counsel and new
partner retreats as well as, where appropriate, training programs
for practice group and subgroup retreats and retreats for women
attorneys and diverse attorneys. -
- Oversee and direct special programs including NITA deposition
and trial advocacy programs, extended business development coaching
programs for select partners and counsel, and Kellogg leadership
program for firm leaders.
- Develop and deliver training in areas of expertise where
- Oversee the evaluation and promotion processes for all
non-partner attorneys, including the work of the firm evaluation
and promotion committees. - Oversee performance management
processes and matters related to the evaluation process.
- Collaborate practice group talent advisors to identify critical
training and development needs and other resources. - Collaborate
with staff training and development team to leverage resources and
- Develop and implement strategies to build and maintain a
culture of feedback, mentoring and coaching. - Provide direction
and oversight for formal mentoring programs.
- Oversee integration processes and initiatives for newly hired
attorneys including entry-level and lateral attorney hires. -
Collaborate with legal recruiting team and Talent Advisors to
ensure best practices in integration.
- Oversee and manage individual coaching engagements and evaluate
outcomes and value of coaching engagements generally.
- Identify preferred external providers for training and coaching
services, oversee engagements with those providers, and maintain
professional relationships and network with those providers.
- Develop and apply metrics to evaluate the efficacy of all
attorney training and development programs and initiatives.
- Oversee CLE accreditation, compliance and tracking
- Oversee and evaluate current technology tools and systems and
potential technology solutions related to attorney training,
development, evaluation, advancement and promotion, and performance
management including, e.g., viGlobal's evaluation and real-time
feedback tools, Panopto and CE manager. - Oversee subscriptions for
PLI and WestLegalEd.
- Direct and facilitate the work of the firm's Attorney
- Oversee development of annual budget for attorney training and
develop programs, initiatives and resources.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and
as needed in the position, consistent with the Firm's attendance
- This position requires travel.SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIREDSolid
understanding of the intricacies of large organizations, preferably
a large law firm; ability to work effectively in a highly complex
matrixed organization and ability to build consensus across
functions and departments. Strong customer service skills with
extensive experience in training and development functions across a
large geographically dispersed professional services organization.
A proven track record of initiating and leading change. Experience
with persuading leaders of the importance of a competency model and
development of the same. Excellent written and verbal
communications skills conveying confidence and credibility to
multiple constituencies. - Ability to analyze and summarize data,
develop budgets and manage budgets effectively.EDUCATION AND
EXPERIENCE Ten or more years of experience in all aspects of
attorney training and professional development, specifically
including development of competencies and curriculum; delivery of
training and related technology; feedback, mentoring and coaching;
and evaluations and performance management. - The ideal candidate
would have either a JD or an MA or PhD in Organizational
Development, or in a related discipline. Previous Human Resources
experience desired.This position may be filled in Colorado or New
York. These ranges are specific to Colorado and New York, depending
on qualification and experience and may not be applicable to other
locations. Colorado compensation range: $177,890 to $320,240
annually, New York compensation range: $206,420 to $371,59
annually. Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually
and information regarding benefits can be found.
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