Professional Development Coordinator

Talent Development

Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Professional Development Coordinator in Washington, DC office.  The Professional Development Coordinator handles a variety of responsibilities related to the coordination of in-house training programs and firmwide retreats as well as provides support as needed for the associate development process.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Coordinate the lateral associate orientation process in all domestic offices. 
  • Assisting in the coordination of in-house training programs.
  • Developing evaluations and managing follow up for in-house training programs.
  • Collecting, organizing, and maintaining CLE applications and course materials for in-house training programs.
  • Work with Talent team to utilize the viIntegrate system for tracking attorney mentoring.
  • Providing logistical support for firmwide retreats; such as the New Associate Retreat, Summer Associate Training Forum, Trial School, Deposition Skills Training, Mid-Level Leadership Forum and Deal School.
  • Developing internal marketing emails for the Professional Development Department.
  • Updating the firmwide training calendar to include all in-house training programs.
  • Managing and updating the PLI roster and responding to questions as needed.
  • Coordinating logistics and CLE submissions for PLI groupcasts.
  • Assisting with the administrative aspects of New Associate integration including the planning and implementation of the New Associates Committee initiatives and coordinating Arnold &Porter Academy trainings. 
  • Coordinating the collection and analysis of feedback from in-house training programs and recommending improvements based on feedback. 


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience with legal professional development and CLE accreditation rules and requirements is a plus.  
  • Minimum of two years of office experience. 
  • Experience in a law firm, corporate or professional environment preferred. 
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information. 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

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