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Professional Support Lawyer

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Organization Type

Law Firm

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Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Dec 11,2017
Practice Area
Finance >> Finance - General
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Professional Support Lawyer Responsibilities : The candidate will help to develop the Knowledge Strategy for the Finance Practice Group (“the Group”) in the United States and implement projects to meet the Group’s knowledge needs, monitor developments in the legal and business environment in order to keep both the Group and its Clients up to date, provide legal and practical expertise to support the Group’s practice, both directly and through the mentoring of junior lawyers, create, develop and manage the Group’s collection of standard forms/models, precedents and research materials, help organize, design and deliver Group training, and provide other support as needed. Will work with the Knowledge partner, the other Professional Support Lawyers who support the Group globally and the Partners who supervise their work, and the Global Director of Knowledge Management to assess the United States knowledge needs of the Group. Define and implement a plan to meet those needs that is aligned with the business goals of the Group, and mechanisms for regular review of the plan. Work with Group members to create and capture United States Finance-related knowledge content and encourage the sharing of information and knowledge generally. Create and maintain a well-organized electronic collection of practice-related knowledge resources, which include in particular United States law-governed Finance standard forms and accompanying notes, precedent documents, best practices and how-to memos, legal memos and other materials useful to the Group. Monitor and keep the Group informed about important developments in the law or business environment. Prepare regular current awareness newsletters for the Group. Work with the Group and the Learning and Development team to identify practice-related training needs of the Group, and, building on existing training programs, organize, design and deliver (personally or with others) Group training, including seminars, workshops and offsite training. Provide direct support to individual practitioners to assist them with locating practice-related internal and external knowledge resources. Assist with setting up a process for producing closing binders and collecting valuable precedent documents. Attend external training and conferences to keep up-to-date with relevant developments in the law, business environment and professional support.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: The candidate should be a lawyer with actual Finance practice experience and be admitted to practice in the jurisdiction in which the position is located. 5+ years of sound legal experience relevant to the Group as an admitted and practicing lawyer in a large law firm or corporate/financial institution legal department. Deep United States Finance subject-matter expertise. Exceptional drafting skills. High professional standards with a passion for quality product. Understanding of learning processes and different methods of training.

Additional info

Job ID: 2017-2436

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Mayer Brown LLP
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606


"Law Firm with Good Management"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

There needs to be a focus on offering employees a varied work schedule. Management should work towards improving in the area of treating the support team with more respect.

Pros : The law firm offers a salary that is in the same area as other firms. The firm does pay attention to the office and its employees. Employees are shown recognition for what they do for the firm.
Cons : The law firm falls short in offering a varied work schedule for people who struggle with balancing work. The support team is not treated with the same respect as others.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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