King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, currently seeks a CLE Specialist to join our Recruiting & Professional Development department. The CLE Specialist will serve as the firm’s expert resource on continuing legal education (CLE). The CLE Specialist will report to the Professional Development Partner and can be based in one of three offices: Atlanta, New York City, or Washington, D.C.
The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, discount programs, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.
Candidates will have the following responsibilities:
Manage firm-sponsored CLE programs (for firm lawyers and clients) and maintain calendar of training programs.
Determine CLE accreditation of firm-sponsored courses in approved jurisdictions (currently CA, GA, IL, NY, and TX) based on a review of relevant CLE rules and program materials; prepare applications for CLE credit for individual programs in other jurisdictions as needed.
Maintain accredited CLE provider status through record-keeping and reporting in compliance with the rules of those jurisdictions and seek accredited provider status in other jurisdictions as appropriate for firm needs.
Use the firm’s CLE tracking system (currently Micron CE Manager) to manage CLE programs and related records.
Award CLE credit for firm-sponsored programs, including issuing certificates of attendance as needed (primarily to external attendees), entering credits in CE Manager, and reporting credit to CLE regulators.
Work with practice groups to maintain and grow on-demand library of CLE courses and materials for training purposes.
Stay abreast of CLE rule changes and related developments in all relevant jurisdictions globally and develop effective working relationships with CLE regulators in relevant jurisdictions; regularly evaluate CLE procedures, processes, and work flows; recommend and execute changes as appropriate.
Educate lawyers and relevant staff (including Recruiting, Professional Development, Marketing, and Legal Practice Assistants) on CLE rules, program accreditation requirements, and compliance requirements through various methods including guides, emails, and conversations.
Track internal and external professional development spending against budget and provide reports as needed.
Manage relationships with training-related vendors including Micron, HotShots, PLI, and West Legal Ed Center; promote the use of these resources within the firm.
Update content related to professional development on firm intranet.
Successful candidates are detail-orientated, creative, curious, and able to take initiative to identify, design, and execute process improvements. Candidates should have well-developed Microsoft Office Suite skills, including intermediate Excel proficiency. Candidates should have the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment while managing simultaneous projects and deadlines. Candidates should have sophisticated analytical and quantitative abilities, demonstrate the ability to solve problems, and communicate well with all levels of personnel.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; candidates with J.D.s encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a minimum of 2+ years post-college work experience.
Preferred candidates have experience with CLE program administration in a law firm or professional services environment as well as familiarity with Micron CE Manager, LMS systems, and VI evaluation products.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.
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