Professional Development Administrator or Coordinator
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Professional Development and CLE Administrator or Coordinator
Axinn is a premier litigation boutique specializing in Antitrust, IP and high-stakes litigation. Our growing Legal Recruiting and Professional Development (LR&PD) Team is looking for a firm wide Professional Development Administrator or Coordinator in our Hartford, Washington, DC or New York office. This is a newly created position with room for growth.
Under the general supervision of the Director (Legal Recruiting and Professional Development), the Administrator/Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating planning and delivery of attorney development training programs and ensuring compliance with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements for all of the firm’s attorneys and for Axinn-sponsored programs. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Organize and schedule new hire orientation including laterals, summer associates and fall associates.
Coordinate and implement a wide variety of attorney training programs across the firm, including large-scale programs, skills-based workshops, practice-specific sessions, individual training classes, and one-on-one coaching sessions.
Maintain and update Axinn’s Legal training library on firm’s intranet.
Attend LR&PD staff meetings and provide updates.
Support the Department and practice groups with other programming and logistical coordination in conjunction with our remote work policy.
Contribute to department projects and initiatives related to all aspects of attorney development, including bi-annual attorney review processes.
Continuing Legal Education
Manage the CLE process and training programs within Micron’s CE Manager, our internal CLE tracking software, including setting up, monitoring and tracking programs and individual attorney credits within those systems. Regularly evaluate CLE procedures, processes, and workflows; recommend and execute changes as appropriate.
Maintain comprehensive knowledge of CLE compliance rules and requirements in various jurisdictions.
Oversee the accreditation, issuance of credit, application for and maintenance of accredited provider status, and communication regarding training and professional CLE opportunities.
Handle all aspects of the CLE process for client- and prospect-facing programs, including coordination with Axinn attorneys on requirements and deadlines for CLE approval, making applications, distributing necessary CLE materials pre- and post-program, and communicating directly with attendees and client contacts as needed. Liaise with the Marketing & BD team to ensure the success of these events. Assist with the coordination of client based CLE courses and work with BD team to get state bar accreditation.
Regularly interface with attorneys to support them in complying with their CLE requirements.
Assist with Conflict Clearing process for incoming lateral hires.
Other duties as assigned
Education, Experience, and Skills:
BA/BS degree and prior professional services or law firm experience highly preferred
Proficiency with learning management systems and CLE tracking software (including Micron CE Manager) highly preferred
Prior knowledge of CLE rules and accredited provider requirements, namely for New York and California highly preferred. Ability to interpret CLE rules in all U.S. jurisdictions and make credit and rule determinations with minimal oversight.
Familiarity compiling end of year accredited provider reports as well as accredited provider renewal applications (should we become a CLE certified firm).
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
General knowledge of office equipment and tools
Strong Microsoft Office skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and various document management tools.
Ability to build rapport with attorneys and professional staff
Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
Self-starter with high initiative and the ability to work independently but within a team environment
At Axinn, we offer market competitive wages and generous benefit options to our valued employees. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Competitive starting pay, potential for annual increases, and annual bonus eligibility
Generous paid time off benefits (vacation, personal days, floating holidays, paid holidays, and sick leave)
Firm paid short and long-term disability, plus life and accident insurance
401(k) Profit Sharing Plan and Cash Balance Retirement Plan
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
Flexible spending and health savings accounts (medical plan dependent)
Firm paid comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Student loan refinancing discounts
Fitness/Gym reimbursement program
Hybrid/remote work for all positions (currently 3 days in, 2 days remote)
This is a full-time, benefits eligible, non-exempt position with a standard 35-hour scheduled work week. Hours may be flexible, but generally must conform to a multi-state/time zone operational need (i.e. 9:00 to 5:00 M-F). Final wage will be commensurate with the incumbents experience, final title, and work location.
Axinn is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to creating an environment that draws upon the strength of the diversity of its workforce to achieve excellence in the firm's field and beyond.
Axinn combines the skills, experience and dedication of the world's largest firms with the focus, responsiveness, efficiency and attention to client needs of the best boutiques. The firm was established in the late 1990s by lawyers from premier Wall Street firms with a common vision: provide the highest level of service and strategic acumen in antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation. Axinn's lawyers have served as lead or co-lead counsel on nearly half a trillion dollars in transactions and, in the last 10 years alone, have handled more than 300 litigations.