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Professional Development Coordinator


Job Details

Firm Name: Bennett Jones LLP
Posted: Fri. Jul 26, 2019
Location: Downtown

Job Type

  • Professional Development
  • General

Professional Development Coordinator

Bennett Jones LLP is a top tier, full service international law firm with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Beijing and New York.  We are proud that Bennett Jones was ranked as a Platinum Level Best Employer in the 2019 "Best Employers in Canada" survey conducted by AON.  The firm has also been recognized for 2019 as one of "Alberta's Top 75 Employers" and as a Top Employer for Young People in a study conducted by Mediacorp.  The firm has been ranked as one of the top places to work in Canada for 17 consecutive years.

We are currently recruiting for the following role in our Toronto office:

Professional Development Coordinator

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the LSO accreditation process for internal and external CLE sessions

  • Track CLE sessions for LSO reporting

  • Update/maintain CLE calendars for website and intranet

  • Assist with the performance evaluation process for students and associates including setting up the reviews on viDesktop, inputting data and drafting reviews

  • Manage registrations for external conferences

  • Research external speakers for events

  • Coordinate bookings and liaise with speakers for events

  • Manage logistics before, during and after events

  • Manage agreements and invoices for external speakers and training sessions

  • Assist with the development, planning and organization of the CLE programs and student and new associate training programs

  • Participate in student and associate events


  • Experience working in a Professional Development Department in a Law Firm preferred

  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize competing deadlines

  • Maintains professionalism, confidentiality and discretion

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to handle routine tasks with little supervision

  • A strong team player with the ability to handle a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-starter with exceptional project management and record-keeping skills

  • Preference will be given to those with working knowledge of viDesktop


Apply To:

Human Resources
Bennett Jones Services Limited Partnership
3400 One First Canadian Place
P.O. Box 130
Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
Fax: 416.863.1716

Please note that relatives of current employees are not eligible for consideration.

All offers of employment are conditional upon the satisfactory verification of a Canadian criminal record check.  Determination of the factors that constitute satisfactory verification is within the sole discretion of Bennett Jones.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Bennett Jones is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005.  If you require accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



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