ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK Jenner & Block (www.jenner.com) is a law firm with global reach, with more than 500 lawyers and offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors. TheAmericanLawyer magazine has ranked Jenner & Block as the #1 pro bono firm in the United States 10 times, most recently in 2019. The firm has been ranked in the top 10 in this category every year since 1990.
The CLE & Programming Specialist will report to the Talent Development Director and in part to the Director of Business Development. The CLE Specialist is responsible for the daily coordination and facilitation of firm wide CLE and development programs and CLE compliance for firm lawyers. The CLE Specialist will work closely with the Talent Development department establishing and maintaining accredited provider status, as applicable, aggregating CLE compliance knowledge and serving as the firm’s content expert when administering CLE courses and supporting individual lawyer compliance requirements. The CLE Specialist will also work with the BD department on CLE compliance for external programs. The role, an exempt position based in Chicago, serves all offices.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
CLE Training and Programs:
Provide daily direction and oversight for the CLE function
Work with the appropriate CLE sponsors to ensure appropriate training materials are received and meet accreditation standards.
Manage CLE processes and approvals for firm-wide training and weekly CLE programs
Work with Talent Development team to review and approve associate and partner training program CLE eligibility
Work with Talent Development and Business Development teams to review and approve client program CLE eligibility, including large-scale client CLE events
Create and provide training to new hires regarding CLE processes and rules
Stay aware of current issues and regulation changes in CLE and informs the department
Suggest ways to improve our processes and programs
Provide input on annual CLE programs and brochure
Serve as CE Manager subject matter expert (SME) and troubleshoot system issues as appropriate
Generate monthly CLE status reports, and work on annual departmental report
Direct the CLE Coordinator on the following CLE initiatives:
Tracking firm-wide usage of the Micron CLE tracking database
Maintaining attorney CLE records
Monitoring and maintaining state CLE requirements
Managing annual CLE accreditation processes and ensure ongoing compliance requirements for approved providers in all jurisdictions, including: CA, IL, and NY
Creating and maintaining CLE training calendar and CLE intranet page and resources
Trouble shooting issues and addressing attorney and secretary inquiries as they relate to training and CLE
Ensuring that materials are properly prepared for all programs
Ensuring that sign in sheets or attestation forms and other requirements are properly executed and maintained, including: presentation slides, timed agendas and other required documentation
Monitoring individual attorney compliance and liaise as necessary for any noncompliance issues
Validating program attendance and adjusting CLE credits as needed
Other Tasks and Activities:
Assist in routine department tasks which vary widely in level of complexity
Create and distribute ad hoc projects as required
Demonstrates the ability to deliver high quality work while maintaining a customer service focus. A professional with experience in training, with an understanding of a law firm or professional services environment.
College degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
5+ years of CLE specific work experience in a law firm environment. Demonstrated knowledge of jurisdictional CLE compliance rules and regulations.
Experience with Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s Mentoring Program CLE rules is a plus
Able to work with a team of highly-skilled professionals in situations that require diplomacy and confidentiality
Able to maintain a good rapport with various personnel at all levels
Proficient in basic computer applications including: CE Manager, Windows XP, and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience using SharePoint, BeaconLive, and Vuture a plus
Possess project management skills, sound business judgment and the ability to multi-task
Must be detailed oriented and a critical thinker
Possess excellent organizational, verbal and written communication and phone skills
Must have excellent proofreading skills
COVID-19 VACCINATION PROTOCOL
Jenner & Block LLP requires all US employees be documented as fully vaccinated. Exemption requests related to a medical or pregnancy contraindication, or a sincerely held religious belief, will be reviewed and considered dependent on the firm's ability to provide an accommodation without undue hardship. The firm will not allow negative COVID-19 test results in lieu of verification of full vaccination.
Jenner & Block LLP is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment and employment decisions are not made on the basis of an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, arrest record, matriculation, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital, parental, veteran, military, or order of protection status, or any other protected status or that of their relatives, friends, or associates.
Founded in 1914, Jenner & Block is a law firm of international reach with more than 500 lawyers. Our firm has been widely recognized for producing outstanding results in corporate transactions and securing significant litigation victories from the trial level through the United States Supreme Court. Companies and individuals around the world trust Jenner & Block with their most sensitive and consequential matters. Our clients range from the top ranks of the Fortune 500, large privately held corporations and financial services institutions to emerging companies, family-run businesses and individuals.