Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Legal Learning and Development Assistant

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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  • Overview

    We seek a Legal Learning and Development Assistant to provide support to the Legal Learning and Development Specialist and the Legal Learning and Development department in our Washington, DC office. This position will be responsible for logistics surrounding associate orientation, core curriculum, and other trainings, liaising with various departments, tracking lawyer developmental needs, and working on CLEs for lawyer development. Law firm or other professional service environment experience, events coordination skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to be proactive are musts in this role. 


    Position: Nonexempt


    Regular Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


    Reports to: Director of Learning and Development


    Training Programs

    • Assist in the planning, organization and execution of New Associate Orientation, Core Curriculum and other trainings, including sending out invitations, reminders and surveys, and tracking attendance
    • Liaise with other Firm departments (e.g., catering, facilities, audio/video) to schedule, plan and execute pre- and post-program logistics
    • Support the Legal L&D Specialist and other team personnel and attorneys in preparing training program materials, and ensure that they are kept updated on the Firm's online resources
    • Track lawyer developmental needs, liaising with the Attorney Development team to ensure that training programs are informed by annual associate reviews, staffing meetings and mentor debriefings
    • Publicize the Firm's training resources and improve information sharing among global offices
    • Liaise with training contacts in other offices for multi-office programs and events


    • Issue CLE credits to lawyers, maintaining an expertise in the CLE rules as needed
    • Manage eLearning materials on Firm's learning management system using Micron CE Manager
    • Publicize CLE opportunities (both internal and external) and assist in logistical planning of CLE programming
    • Monitor weekly arrivals and departures of lawyers and ensure that all relevant department files are updates to reflect status and developmental needs of current associates
    • General work and assistance on ad-hoc projects


    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Experience in a law firm or other professional services environment preferred
    • Strong events coordination and organization skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, client service, and written and verbal communication skills
    • Exercises good judgement, has excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail
    • Proactive. Able to work independently, plan ahead, push projects forward and meet deadlines
    • Experience with viDesktop and Micron CE Manager a plus
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Lotus Notes


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