Boston MA
Human Resources

Human Resources Manager

CM Legal

HR Manager – Boston, MA

Our client is seeking an HR Manager to join their team in Boston. This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time. Responsibilities for the HR Manager include:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with attorneys and employees across all sections.  Gain a deep understanding of the firm’s capabilities and resources.
  • Provide excellent service and become a trusted colleague.  Act as a helpful resource who advocates appropriately and proactively for positive change and creative solutions.
  • Manage the orientation and on-boarding processes for all attorneys, monitoring program effectiveness, and suggesting enhancements. Support successful integrations by working with Section Management and other administrative departments.
  • Work with our Immigration and Legal Recruiting colleagues on all candidates and existing attorneys with Immigration needs.
  • Manage all aspects of the Mentoring and Advising Programs, including identifying pairings, training and communications; monitor program effectiveness and suggest enhancements.
  • Participate in the associate and patent agent evaluation processes.  Review feedback and collaborate with Attorney Development colleagues and Section Management to assess performance.
  • Establish and monitor external coaching arrangements.
  • Manage the Firm’s Flexible Work Arrangement program.  Coach attorneys who are considering flexible work arrangements through the decision and process.
  • Liaise with attorneys, management, and Benefits team regarding attorney ADA accommodation requests.
  • Manage the implementation of the firm’s Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment quarterly trainings.
  • Manage the departure process for all attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors.  Conduct exit interviews.  Streamline the exit interview process and aggregate firm-wide results for presentation to Attorney Development colleagues and management as appropriate.
  • Collect and coordinate responses to survey data inquiries.
  • Work with HR Specialist and HRIS team to ensure attorney data is accurate.
  • Plan and coordinate various office and class events to enhance engagement and morale.
  • Work with the HR Specialist/Coordinator to ensure active bar admission status in each of the firm’s jurisdictions.
  • Manage secondment process by collaborating with management and attorneys to ensure needs are met.
  • Work with Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Diversity Committee, and firm’s affinity groups as needed.
  • Collaborate with other Attorney Development Managers and Practice Managers to implement the Firm’s attorney development strategy.
  • Supervise HR Specialist/Coordinator and support their professional development.
  • Stay current in professional development best practices and trends t by attending conferences and joining relevant networking groups.
  • Travel regularly to other offices.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.


  • BA/BS required; JDs welcome to apply.
  • 8+ years of experience Human Resources required. Experience in law firm preferred.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the business model of large multi-disciplinary law firms.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency. Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.
  • Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Outstanding customer service.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort, in handling and maintaining confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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