Professional Development & Legal Recruiting Manager

Leading global law firm seeks Professional Development & Legal Recruiting Manager. The position is an addition to headcount and will be based in their Los Angeles office.  The Legal Recruiting & Development Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of attorney recruiting from lateral associates to partners. The Manager will collaborate with Director of Legal Recruiting and oversee a small team of legal recruiting support professionals. The successful candidate will be dynamic, responsive, organized, focused, and team player. In addition, he/she must be able to effectively communicate with attorneys, all levels of administrative staff and contacts outside the Firm both verbally and in writing. Must exhibit a high degree of integrity and maintain confidentiality.


Manager is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the firm’s attorney development, training, retention, recruiting and integration efforts. This is a working Manager role. While some work can be delegated, each member of the department is hands-on and must frequently work together across offices. This Manager must be comfortable both supervising and being supervised remotely. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with Director to develop, plan and implement firm-wide skills training.
  • Serve as a resource for attorneys regarding training opportunities.
  • Work with Director on implementation and monitoring of the attorney mentoring program.
  • Support continuing legal education (CLE) administration, including monitoring attorney bar admissions, continuing legal education compliance, and accredited provider status.
  • Provide support and assistance to the Director in connection with the mid-year and annual attorney performance evaluation processes firm-wide, including support in coordinating with attorneys on submitting evaluations, reviewing evaluations,  and analyzing and drafting evaluation summaries.
  • Support all aspects of lateral attorney recruiting, ensuring appropriate communication and coordination with candidates, firm attorneys, administrative management, and any third-party recruiters.
  • Draft offer letters and relevant materials.
  • Formulate job descriptions for active attorney searches and facilitate searches.
  • Establish, maintain and build relationships with third-party recruiters.
  • Support Director in regard to all pre-employment administrative matters and communications with incoming attorneys. Conduct due-diligence for attorney candidates (e.g., references, bar admission verifications, conflicts checks, etc.).
  • Support all aspects, in collaboration with administrative management, related to temporary/contract attorney recruiting and onboarding.
  • Assist with entry-level attorney hiring, identify and manage outreach activities with law schools.
  • Assist Director with strategic research projects, reports to management and other initiatives.
  • Prepare and monitor recruiting and retention statistics.
  • Manage and assist on survey responses as needed, including NALP, Vault, and HRC’s CEI.
  • Assist with monitoring departmental budget in consultation with Director, Professional Development and Legal Recruiting.
  • Supervise assigned department employees.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least five years’ of professional development and legal recruiting, including direct experience with lateral associate and partner; experience working for a law firm or other professional services firm is preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Internet research skills required. Working knowledge of relational databases would be beneficial. Familiarity with viDesktop is a plus, but not required.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Matura Farrington is an EEOC employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and all other local, state and federal laws.

JO # 34039

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