CLE Coordinator

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category
    Legal Support Personnel - Compliance
  • Contract Type
    Direct Hire
  • Reference

Special Counsel is recruiting a CLE Coordinator for the Chicago office of a National law firm.  The CLE Coordinator works under the general supervision and direction of the Director of Attorney Recruitment & Development, the Attorney Professional Development role is responsible for aspects of the firm's professional development functions, including administering firm training programs, and coordinating firm CLE function, including monthly programming. The Attorney Professional Development role is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm's attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.


Support the Attorney Recruitment & Development Department with the coordination and execution of major programming, including firm wide Basic Skills and Trial Advocacy programs.

Support the Attorney Recruitment & Development Department with the coordination and execution of regular programming, including ensuring compliance with MCLE requirements, emailing and tracking invitations to programs, attending programs in the Chicago office to monitor attendance and collect evaluations, handling submission of CLE program to MCLE boards for approval, and updating related calendars and documents.

Track attorney MCLE compliance firm wide using the Firm's MCLE software and maintain records to ensure attorneys remain in good standing.

Oversee assigned practice group meeting CLE logistics.

Prepare accreditation material to apply for accredited provider status and generate certificates of attendance for attorneys, clients, and alumni attending CLE programs in all relevant jurisdictions.

Contribute to the firm annual evaluation program and elevation process.

Assist with special projects relating to recruitment and professional development as needed.


A minimum of two years of attorney professional development and/or CLE experience.

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of responsibility.

Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to build rapport and trust with attorneys and staff.

Possess excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills.

Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple priorities; ability to work well under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.

Computer skills including knowledge of applicant tracking systems, viDesktop, Micron, and CLE tracking software; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

A demonstrated ability and strong desire to work as part of a team in a demanding, collegial, client-centered legal services environment.

College degree in a relevant field of study required, Juris Doctor a plus

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