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Director | Law Practice Management (04/23/21)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Consult confidentially with Bar members to evaluate office procedures and make recommendations for improving operations and management.
  • Advise Bar members on issues relating to personnel, risk management, equipment, accounting and billing procedures, and partnership.
  • Consult with Bar members regarding technology issues, including acquisition and/or upgrading systems, technology implementation and end user training.
  • Travel extensively when appropriate for consultations, seminars and speaking engagements.
  • Serve as a speaker at local Bar association and other events promoting the Law Practice Management Program.
  • Develop and participate in CLE seminars, and write articles for the Georgia Bar Journal and other publications.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a resource library.
  • Supervise and direct daily activities of the Law Practice Management Program staff.

Job Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in private law firm, government legal department or Bar association required.
  • Personal involvement in private sector law firm management or consulting for a minimum of four years within the previous eight years required. 
  • Law degree or full-time law firm administration strongly desired.

To Apply:

  1. Please send an email with resume to careers@gabar.org no later than, Friday, April 23.
  2. Add “LPM Director Position” as subject line of email.
  3. Include a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, summary of work experience, at least three references and your contact information.

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Executive Administrative Assistant (04/23/21)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all administrative duties and conducts a broad variety of administration tasks.
  • In addition to administrative and clerical support to the executive director and chief operating officer, and due to the physical location of the office, provides support to the Bar officers when in the office, or as requested.
  • Draft Executive Committee and Board of Governors meeting agendas, gather exhibits and materials, and finalize the agenda packet and/or Board Book, adhering to strict timelines.
  • Maintain executive’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel as needed.
  • Produce information and reports by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting data and graphics for meetings or events.
  • Responsible for exemplifying the State Bar of Georgia brand and carrying out its mission while providing member value in all interactions, both internal and external. 
  • Provides staff support to the Meetings Department for Board of Governors Meetings, Midyear and Annual Meetings, and other specially called meetings as needed.
  • Interacts with and supports State Bar leaders, members and committee volunteers.

Required Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations and maintain strict confidentiality.  

Education, Training & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • 5 to 10 years providing support for upper-level management in a related organization.

 To Apply:

  1. Send an email with resume to careers@gabar.org no later than Friday, April 23.
  2. Type “EXEC ADMIN ASST” as the subject line of email.
  3. Include a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, summary of your work experience, at least two references and your contact information.

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Executive Director | Georgia Diversity Program

The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program (GDP) is a membership-based program tasked with producing diversity, equity and inclusion programming for all members of the Bar. GDP members consist of Georgia law firms, in-house legal departments and individual lawyers. Lawyers from each member organization or individuals serve on GDP’s Steering Committee and assist the executive director by providing talent, time, ideas, resources and connections that result in the programs produced every year.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide forums to discuss recent diversity and inclusion developments in the legal profession.
  • Produce continuing legal education programs involving diversity, equity and inclusion trends, strategies, policies and initiatives.
  • Furnish resources on diversity, equity and inclusion strategies to the legal community.
  • Produce an annual business development symposium that is designed to promote inclusion of women and diverse lawyers on outside counsel teams that serve corporate and government clients; create opportunities for women and diverse counsel to develop relationships with corporate in-house counsel and government counsel; and provide opportunities for law firms to hear from corporate and government in-house counsel on how corporations and governmental entities measure diversity initiatives of firms when selected as outside counsel.
  • Produce an annual judicial and summer associates’ reception to demonstrate to law school students the State Bar of Georgia’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity in the profession, and encourage law students and new lawyers to become members of the State Bar Diversity Program.
  • Coordinate the High School Pipeline Program, a partnership between the GDP, The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc. and Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. The Pipeline Program provides an educational experience to a group of diverse high school students who are interested in law. The program provides an opportunity for the students to interact and work with lawyers and judges.
  • Partner with diverse affinity bar associations to produce diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Manage the GDP budget with assistance from the Bar.
  • Create new and relevant diversity, equity and inclusion programming on behalf of the Bar.
  • Identify opportunities to develop relationships, share best practices and initiate programming.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Juris Doctorate Degree

Skills and Abilities:

  • Creative, focused, results-oriented self-starter.
  • Passion for diversity, equity, culture work.
  • Excellent communication skills--including verbal, written, listening and presentation.
  • Strong organizational skills.

To Apply:
Contact K. Martine Cumbermack at 404-888-6224 or martine.cumbermack@swiftcurrie.com, or Rhonda Sadler-Collins at rhon.sadler.collins@gmail.com.

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