Professional Development Assistant

Professional Development Assistant-New!

Global Law Firm- Chicago

Ref # 982

Entry level: Want to work for one of the most prestigious & respected global law firms, with Chicago base? New grad?  Like to provide administrative/organizational support for continuing education and training programs? Great organizational & computer skills? Attention to detail & accuracy?

Able to work in downtown Chicago? Remote: 1 day per week.

Be part of a firm that is committed to professional growth for its staff. No travel. 

Covid Precautions:

Employees required to submit vaccination cards. No testing required. Masking is optional.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Internet Explorer.
  • Attention to Detail is a MUST
  • Interest in continuing education & professional development


  • Experience coordinating lawyer training and/or professional development programs & initiatives
  • Large law firm experience
  • Project management and/or program design experience
  • Knowledge of MCLE rules and procedures
  • Proficiency & aptitude with software applications & design tools to create & format graphs, charts, & other visuals or willing & able to learn

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Use good judgment & effective interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously & effectively as team member
  • Demonstrated ownership, commitment to job, & initiative
  • Confidentiality & discretion
  • Business acumen
  • Effective written & oral communication skills
  • Proofreads accurately


Be part of Professional Development team.
Learning & Development focuses on attorney development, mostly with associates, & associate development initiatives, practice group training, & soft skills training.  

Selling Points: 
-Great team chemistry.
-Resources to do your job are readily available.
-Exciting new programs. 
-Team invested in good training for new hires.
-Growth: Internal promotions are encouraged on this team.


Professional Development Assistant will work closely with Sr. Manager-Prof Development, East Coast Director- Prof Development, Learning & Development team members firm wide, & Chicago lawyers/ staff to coordinate lawyer training, MCLE accreditation, & professional development initiatives.

Responsibilities: Day to Day:
Support Coordinator & team in all events, programs & initiatives; provide administrative support with scheduling, booking conference rooms, calendar invites, tracking attendees, supporting one off department coaching engagements, keeping spreadsheets up to date, & CLE (Continuing Legal education) compliance admin work.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordination & design of lawyer training programs/initiatives.
  • Manage meeting & program logistics, including scheduling, securing meeting rooms, coordinating meeting room set-up & materials, & troubleshooting.
  • Create & develop visual presentations using desktop-publishing applications.
  • Work independently & within team on ongoing & special projects.
  • Schedule & attend in-person & virtual planning meetings with team members; participate in team meetings, & communicate continuously.
  • Organize & analyze program evaluations & recommend program adjustments.
  • Coordinate AV & IT program needs, locally & nationally.
  • Assist with tracking IL-admitted lawyers’ MCLE compliance using MCLE database; communicate with IL-admitted lawyers regarding their compliance status.
  • Assist with maintaining & updating all CLE and lawyer training & professional development files & records in CH.
  • Generate & issue CLE certificates of attendance for lawyers attending accredited programs.
  • Help manage Lawyer Learning & Professional Development intranet site.
  • Use online tools, produce data reports & analyses as requested; develop visuals for internal team & firm-wide reports.
  • Proofread all work with attention to detail & accuracy, make all necessary changes, & perform other substantive/ administrative duties as needed.

Qualifications: Affirmative Action Employer.

Candidate must be able to perform Duties & Responsibilities satisfactorily & meet requirements. Requirements are representative of minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you need such an accommodation, please contact


To Apply: 

Please send your resume, samples of your work and answers to the questions from to Lynn Hazan: – Please refer to 

“Professional Development Assistant” in header.