Palo Alto CA

Attorney Development Coordinator (Palo Alto)

CM Legal

Attorney Development Coordinator

Provides coordination and support to the Attorney Development department in a variety of areas including, new attorney and summer associate onboarding, engagement, learning and development, event planning, HRIS database management and special projects.

  • Collaborates with team members to coordinate firmwide/local training and evaluations, as well as organize and attend in person professional development or engagement programs.
  • Provides support for the attorney performance review process, including compiling data in preparation for review meetings and ensuring timely completion of reviews.
  • Collaborates with team members to coordinate CA bar and CLE compliance, including admission progress, generate periodic reports, and email reminders to attorneys and team.
  • Processes expenses for reimbursement including, moving expenses, bar and CLE related expenses, vendors, etc.
  • Coordinates attorney arrival/departure process including new attorney onboarding and integration processes, building orientation schedules, monitoring completion of training, maintaining department files, tracking attorney progress. and termination packets.
  • Assists with Workday entry and announcements relating to arrival/departure process, CA bar admission, and other tracking related to Firm policy.
  • Coordinates local Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion events and tracks mentoring program activities.
  • Collaborates with speakers and vendors, and stores materials in relevant document management systems.
  • Actively participates in team meetings and shares recommendations for improvement.
  • Serves as a liaison to respond to various departmental questions or requests.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with colleagues.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Proficient knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Self-starter with initiative and resourcefulness
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work calmly in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent teamwork skills, ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally
  • Ability to attend evening events, sometimes with short notice and with increased frequency during peak season
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years' related program or event coordination experience

Salary Details
The starting base salary for this Palo Alto position is expected to be between $75,000 to $85,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.


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