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Director of Legal Recruiting and Professional Development!

Amazing senior level law firm role! R&W Group has a unique opportunity with one of our favorite law firm clients.

Our client is looking for someone to lead the legal recruiting and professional development team. This position, based in DC, is a highly visible role which involves interface with firm leadership including the Executive Committee, Chairs and Co-Chairs of Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Hiring Committees, Professional Development and Training Committees, and administrative department/office leaders.

You would carry out the firm’s strategic initiatives with a heavy emphasis on attorney professional development and training. You must have a highly organized, innovative, engaged leader with strong client service orientation, diplomacy, excellent written/verbal communication skills along with ability to manage in a collaborative environment.

This position is also responsible for the following:

  • Oversight of attracting and retaining talented and diverse lawyers. Includes recruiting law school and lateral hires at all levels, onboarding, integration and alumni relations.

  • Oversight of the development, execution, and reporting on Diversity & Inclusion initiatives to advance the firm’s commitment to the overall program.

  • Manage and oversee attorney training and development, continuing legal education (CLE), mentoring, program curriculums and other related functions.

  • Oversight of performance management system and career progression for Associates, Counsel, Contract Attorneys and other professionals.

  • Lead department operations to include policy definition, budget, innovative workflow process, project management, metrics, and market awareness.

Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. JD or advanced degree is preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years of legal administration is required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of attorney professional development/recruiting experience is required.

  • Proven track record of effectively leading a team of exempt and non-exempt staff.

Solid compensation and benefits. Beautiful offices (Metro accessible.) Fantastic team. Apply on-line or register with us at

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