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Director, Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Position: Director
Company: State Bar of Georgia
Department: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Location: Downtown Atlanta
Job Type: Full-Time


The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) of the State Bar of Georgia seeks a director. The director is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of ICLE, strategic partnerships with related organizations, oversees a staff of 15 and an annual budget of $5M. The director sets the overall business, marketing and IT strategy for ICLE and provides leadership for its staff and its many volunteer speakers and authors.


  • Direct the program; participate in the research, design, development and execution of CLE programs.
  • Manage program operations, including supervision of staff.
  • Conduct program research and planning, work with the ICLE board, the executive director of the State Bar, faculty, staff and others to discuss program ideas.
  • Secure and evaluate seminar speakers;instruct speakers on programming, policy and CLE requirements.
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors/hotels/convention centers and oversee and monitor performance.
  • Manage and administer program budget.
  • Manage course registrations and oversee reporting of CLE hours to the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (CCLC) to ensure member credit for courses taken.
  • Confer the State Bar executive director, chief operating officer and chief financial officer regarding financial, programming and administrative matters.
  • Design, edit and prepare course materials and other ICLE publications.
  • Oversee the preparation of program evaluations.


  • Bachelor degree required.
  • J.D. or executive level experience with a professional or law-related association or CLE programming preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience directing continuing education programming for a professional association or institution of higher learning preferred.
  • Familiar with technology trends in online learning and planning, overseeing, and conducting live seminars, webinars and satellite broadcasting.
  • Creative and innovation with a high-level management of technical resources is preferred.
  • Experience in event planning and contract negotiation with the hotel/convention industry is preferred.


Commensurate with skills and experience, $100K+.

How to Apply

Please follow the below directions completely.

1. Send an email with your resume attached to sandrad@gabar.org on or before June 19, 2017.

2. In the subject line of the email, type "ICLE Director."

3. The body of your email should be your cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your experience, your availability for an interview and the best method of contact.

You will receive an automated response confirming receipt of your submission. Please do not send additional inquiries, we will contact you for an interview if you are a viable candidate. The State Bar is a smoke-free workplace.