Washington DC

Professional Development Assistant

CM Legal

Professional Development Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Professional Development team for all lawyer performance evaluation, professional development processes, and trainings.
  • Assist with tracking evaluation completion, scheduling meetings, and analyzing data for evaluation processes.
  • Serve as viCLE administrator; assisting with CLE administration and record-keeping for lawyers resident in the DC office and coordinate with other offices to do the same.
  • Serve as backup viEval administrator; updating the database when necessary.
  • Assist with action plan collection.
  • Assist with lawyer development programs.
  • Assist with the mentoring program.
  • Make updates to the Professional Development intranet website.
  • Collect and maintain spreadsheet data on associate profiles and associate departures.
  • Schedule welcome meetings for incoming associates with Professional Development Managers.
  • Process department budget requests.
  • Schedule all Professional Development meetings for DC associates.
  • Provide general administrative support for the Professional Development Team as needed, including preparing business correspondence and other documents, coordinating meetings and travel, etc.
  • Special projects as directed.
  • Perform other duties as needed


  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact in a professional manner with lawyers and other personnel at all levels.
  • Proven organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Ability to work in a collegial team environment, as well as to take initiative and work independently.
  • Client service oriented.
  • Strong computer skills and exposure to database search and data entry, preferably a human resources or learning management system. (Knowledge of viGlobal is a plus.).
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • 1-2 years administrative support experience in a professional setting.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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