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Other Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Practice Area


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

May 07,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018

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Attorney Career Counselor Duties: Responsible for providing career counseling, coaching and advocacy to attorneys in all phases of their careers, including career development and management, leadership, business development, time and project management, work/life balance, advancement, and transitions to/from leaves. Serve as a positive role model, advisor, and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the Firm’s attorneys, managing the balance of protecting individual confidences while protecting the firm’s interests. Fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner which is consistent with the Core Values. Provide bespoke, confidential advice and guidance to attorneys at varying levels of seniority on all aspects of career growth and development, including career planning and management, leadership and business development, time and project management, work/life balance, transitions to/from leaves and potential next steps in their professional careers, both within and outside of the Firm. Create and maintain relationships within the Firm at all levels, establishing a reputation as a trusted advisor for career advice and guidance. Develop and manage a firm-wide career development counseling program for attorneys. Partner with Attorney Recruiting & Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Alumni Relations and firm leaders on career development programs and resources. Partner with senior Human Resources leadership and the General Counsel’s office as necessary on sensitive employee matters. Partner with practice leadership, follow up after annual evaluation processes to identify opportunities and resources for individual and group coaching. Partner with Alumni Relations, provide networking, job search and other career guidance to alumni of the Firm. As appropriate, partner with third-party providers to provide specific skills-development, coaching and programming for attorneys. Track, report and present as requested to firm leaders on program metrics, trends, offerings and successes to Firm stakeholders and leadership. Other related tasks as required and assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, JD Degree or counseling degree preferred. 5+ years of related experience in a law firm, professional services organization, or institution of higher education required. Career and/or executive level coaching experienced required. Advanced coaching certifications strongly preferred.Certification to administer and analyze -assessments such as MBTI desired. Ability to read, write and speak English. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers; attorneys; office, firm and practice management; and outside business partners. Understanding of professional responsibility, risk mitigation and ethical issues. Demonstrated commitment to maintaining confidentiality. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated judgment, discretion and tact. Ability to work independently and with a team. Ability and willingness to travel to other firm offices. Ability to use assessments and critiques to improve performance. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Commitment to firm. Commitment to professional growth and development.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Building
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1564