Position: Visiting Attorney Advisor Organization: Boston University School of Law - Boston, MA Date Posted: June 21, 2018
Start Date: July 1 or thereafter.
The Visiting Attorney Advisor will provide advising to JD students regarding internships and permanent positions, and assist with employer outreach for summer, permanent, and externship positions.
Provide career advising to JD students for internships and permanent attorney positions. Advising includes individual meetings, resume and cover letter reviews in person or by email, mock interviews, and assistance in connecting with alumni and other attorneys. Work on research projects, as assigned by Assistant Dean and Assistant Directors, related to areas of legal specialties, alumni and employer outreach, and judicial clerkships and internships. Projects may include drafting materials for the website, giving presentations or contributing to publications.
JD required. Prior experience in student counseling, legal recruiting or hiring preferred.Position Term:
Boston University School of Law is a top-tier law school, consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top 30 and in the Top 10 for Health Law, Tax Law, and Intellectual Property. The School of Law is committed to preparing graduates for successful careers in a diverse, changing legal market. Located along the banks of the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts, BU Law is part of Boston University, the fourth largest private university in the United States and a vibrant hub of intellectual, scientific, and cultural activity.
Position: Career Advisor Organization: Boston University School of Law - Boston, MA Date Posted: June 8, 2018
Boston University School of Law’s Office of Professional Development, located within the Office of Graduate & International Programs, advises BU Law LL.M. students on all areas of career and professional development.
The Professional Development Office seeks a temporary, part-time Career Advisor to support the Associate Director for Professional Development. The Career Advisor will work with BU’s foreign-trained LL.M. students in three of BU Law’s graduate law programs: American Law, Banking and Financial Law and Intellectual Property Law. This is a six-month, thirty hours per week contract position to start in late August or early September 2018. The compensation is $30/hour.
Job responsibilities include:
Meeting with LL.M. students and alumni on a one-on-one basis to review resumes, cover letters, and application materials; provide advice on requirements for the bar, especially New York, California and Massachusetts; conduct mock interviews; and discuss internal and external job search resources and how to search for law-related jobs
Organizing and preparing career-related materials
Organizing, advertising and helping to run career-related events and programs
Entering student and alumni data into various databases and keeping track of student and alumni interview and job placement information
Researching job and internship opportunities for current LL.M. students and alumni and posting job listings on our online job databases
The preferred candidate will have:
A J.D. degree
An interest in or ability to succeed at career advising
Knowledge of legal careers, legal job resources and the job market
Experience in working with international lawyers/students
Demonstrated organizational and oral and written communication skills
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to the Associate Director of Professional Development at email@example.com. Please make “Career Advisor Application” the subject line of your email.
Position: Assistant Firm Counsel & Director of Client Intake & Conflicts Organization: Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP - Boston, MA Date Posted: May 29, 2018
Join Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP (Nutter) as its Assistant Firm Counsel and Director of Client Intake & Conflicts in its Conflict of Interest Department. In this role, you will report to the Firm’s Executive Director and work closely with the Firm’s Professional Responsibility Committee and Risk Management Partners. You will be responsible for the firm’s vetting and intake of new clients and matters and for helping to protect the firm from risks associated with same.
Nutter’s vision of professional excellence and dedicated client service has guided the firm since its co-founding in 1879 by Louis D. Brandeis, who went on to become one of the most influential justices to serve on the United States Supreme Court. We are more collegial than conventional and offer an open-minded, respectful and creative environment for attorneys and staff. Learn more about us at www.nutter.com.
With the help of COI, IT, and Accounting staff, manage the Firm’s conflicts and intake systems.
Train attorneys and staff on the Firm’s conflicts and intake systems.
With the help of COI staff, draft engagement letters and waivers of conflicts of interest.
Conduct conflicts of interest research and assist in the identification and resolution of conflicts of interest.
Counsel attorneys with respect to ethical issues and issues related to conflicts of interest.
Advise concerning client-generated terms of engagement and, where appropriate, negotiate same with clients.
Manage/supervise the erection of ethical walls where appropriate.
Supervise COI staff and assist with their professional development.
Assume additional responsibilities or take on special projects, as assigned.
JD degree required.
5 years’ experience practicing at a medium- to large-law firm in any practice area.
2 years’ experience as a conflicts attorney at a law firm or in a similar role.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Experience with electronic new business intake and conflicts systems, such as Intapp Open and Conflicts.
Experience with family tree research tools such as D&B’s Hoovers, Family Tree Portal, DNBi, or Capital IQ.
Excellent communication skills, both in person, by phone, and in writing.
Excellent grammar, spelling and proofing for content and context.
A high degree of organization, flexibility and reliability to set priories, manage multiple responsibilities and work well under pressure.
Ability to assume responsibility for assigned tasks, and if necessary, able to delegate workload in order to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills including good verbal skills, tact and diplomacy as well as the ability to interact positively with all types of people in all levels of business.
Ability to work collaboratively with team members as well as attorneys and staff throughout the firm.
Adaptable to last minute changes and disruptions, and able to accommodate occasional work outside normal business hours.
Position: Professional Development Manager Organization: Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP - Boston, MA Date Posted: May 25, 2018
The Professional Development Manager (“Manager”) is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Professional Development and Pro Bono Programs. This is a full time role, working Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From time to time it may be necessary for the Manager to work outside of his/her regular schedule in order to meet business needs.
The Professional Development Manager works closely with the Director of Professional Development and Pro Bono Programs and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of a full range of professional development activities, with an emphasis on firm-wide and department/practice group legal training programs.
Collaborates with the Director of Professional Development and Pro Bono Programs and key attorneys to identify and address training and development needs, develop curriculum, and implement programs to maximize effectiveness and quality.
Works with internal presenters to develop and deliver effective training.
Coordinates events and sessions including preparing presenters, content, invites, materials, space, agendas, meals, advertisement of the program and any other information specific to the training program.
Acts as liaison with and offers related support to appropriate committees and legal departments/practice groups to ensure attorney training and development program goals are identified and met.
Keeps abreast of trends in legal training and development for attorneys. Makes recommendations around program creation.
Assists in the attorney review process, including oversight of the review software database and preparation of performance evaluations.
Manages the firm’s mentoring programs for all levels of attorneys.
Coordinates with Recruiting Team on new hires and the Summer Program.
Collaborates with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee to implement certain diversity initiatives as approved by Firm Management, including retention programs and diversity and inclusion training.
Compiles and analyzes feedback from program attendees and recommends improvements.
Maintains databases for training, CLE, and bar-related certifications.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
BA/BS degree required.
2+ years of related experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
Proficiency in ViDesktop preferred.
Ability to work with minimal supervision; a self-starter.
Ability to work with all levels of attorneys and support staff.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize work, meet multiple deadlines, to follow-up and follow-through.
Ability to work effectively, efficiently and collaboratively.
Positive, people-oriented and demonstrates “can do” attitude.
Ability to multitask and work under pressure.
Strong project management skills.
Adaptable to last minute changes and disruptions, and able to accommodate occasionally longer hours.
Work most regular hours in the Boston Office.
Accept and perform well when given more independent tasks.
Retain, implement and continually learn the necessary skills to perform job duties.
Work in an organized manner to ensure timely and efficient work performance as well as continuity of services.
Remain composed and professional in all situations.
Communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically.
Position: Senior Attorney Recruiting & Development Coordinator Organization: Skadden - Boston, MA Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a leading global law firm with 22 offices worldwide, is seeking a Senior Attorney Development and Recruiting Coordinator who will be responsible for the recruitment, development and administration of professional personnel for its Boston office. This position reports to the firmwide Directors of Recruiting and Development.
Attorney Recruiting Responsibilities: Leads all aspects of law student, lateral and judicial clerk recruiting. Manages the summer associate program, including event planning, training, assignments, evaluations and summer hiring meetings. Oversees on-campus recruitment process, travels to campus recruiting events and attends other firm-sponsored events throughout the year.
Attorney Development Responsibilities: Partners with attorney development department and manages implementation and oversight of attorney professional development and training programs, women's initiatives, diversity and inclusion efforts.
Qualifications: Three years of recruiting/development experience (law firm preferred). Bachelor's degree preferred.