The Manager of Recruiting and Attorney Development is responsible for managing all aspects of attorney and paralegal recruiting, development, performance management; and diversity and inclusion initiatives. The Manager will serve as firm representative to law schools, search firms, NALP and other professional organizations. The Manager will also develop and implement the firm's attorney and paralegal development program, including training, feedback and evaluations, as well as mentoring to support the professional growth and career success of attorneys and paralegals across the firm. The Manager will work closely with firm management, including the Practice Groups, the Recruiting Committee, the Women's Initiative Committee and the Diversity Committee, to develop programs and initiatives to recruit new attorney and paralegal talent as well as to train and develop attorneys and paralegals throughout their careers at the firm.
Associate and Lateral Hiring
- Oversee recruiting and hiring process for laterals and associates.
- Assist in developing and analyzing the economics of prospective candidates.
- Develop and implement effective and innovative recruitment strategies.
- Work with Practice Group leaders and Managing Partner to determine hiring goals.
- Screen applicants, communicate with candidates, maintain status reports and prepare offer letters.
- Keep current with industry updates and changes at competitive firms that could result in potential lateral opportunities.
- Manage the law school student recruiting process, including developing strategic outreach and communications with targeted law schools.
- Oversee NALP form updates and the completion of other necessary forms and surveys for law schools.
- Oversee all aspects of the summer associate program.
Attorney and Paralegal Development Programs
- Oversee associate and paralegal mentoring and training programs.
- Develop core competency models and curriculum guides that establish benchmarks and set clear expectations for associates and paralegals; develop methods and tools for tracking and communicating progress.
- Work with attorneys on work allocation to improve billable hours and work assignments of non-partner attorneys and paralegals.
- Direct the administration of attorney and paralegal professional development in the areas of training and mentoring.
- Plan and execute the firm’s associate and paralegal feedback initiative, including the associate and paralegal review process.
- Serve as a member of the Associate Review Committee and the Paralegal Review Committee.
- Assist in developing and analyzing reports and projections regarding compensation, hours, profitability, realization and other issues for use by committees.
- Participate in exit interviews with departing attorneys, track, aggregate, and analyze information obtained and share with appropriate partners.
Diversity and Inclusion
- Work with the Managing Partner, Practice Groups Leaders, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Women’s Initiative Committee on the development and implementation of diversity & inclusion strategies, and programs.
- Participate in the firm’s Recruiting, Diversity and Inclusion, and Women’s Initiative Committees.
- Participate in preparation of reports and analysis of diversity and inclusion activities as compared to legal profession, community and Firm benchmarks arising out of participation in the Mansfield Certification process.
Qualified candidates should possess the following:
- Law degree required.
- A minimum of five years of relevant law firm experience, must have knowledge and experience of attorney professional development, including program design, experience in recruiting, and attorney and paralegal career progression.
- Excellent presentation, writing, and verbal communication skills; proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of management, attorneys and staff.
- Outstanding relationship building skills with the ability to collaborate equally well with senior administrative managers and staff, partners and other attorneys across the firm.
- Strong project management and organizational skills, including ability to multi-task.
- Understanding of general business and management practices.
- Flexibility for occasional travel between offices.
- Compensation based on applicable experience and qualifications
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. A cover letter (including salary expectation) is required, and applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. McGinnis Lochridge is an equal employment opportunity employer.