The State Bar of Wisconsin has an opening for a friendly, creative, deadline-driven person to work on our fast-paced and collaborative professional development team as a Seminars Planner. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with top professionals in the legal community in the development and delivery of high-quality and innovative legal education seminars for Wisconsin Attorneys. Don't miss this chance to have meaningful work with accomplished and interesting professionals in the legal industry.
Who We Are
The State Bar of Wisconsin is a professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for all attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license. With more than 25,000 members, the State Bar exists to serve its members and the public by promoting the law and access to justice. We aid the courts in improving the administration of justice, provide continuing legal education and other services for our members, support the education of law students, and educate the public about the legal system. The State Bar of Wisconsin also provides public services -- such as attorney referrals and public education – and supports programs that provide reduced-fee legal assistance for low-income state residents.
What You Will Love
• Variety, creativity, autonomy and the opportunity to build relationships with the thought leaders and experts in Wisconsin’s legal community.
• Working with a mission-driven organization that acts with integrity, promotes justice, and addresses systemic racism and implicit bias in the legal system.
• The people and the culture! We care about our work, our members, and our colleagues. We work hard, but we also make time for fun as an organization. When pandemics aren’t happening, we’ve enjoyed time together in-person at holiday dinners, multicultural potlucks, and trivia competitions. Most recently, we’ve gotten together for fun events like virtual Bingo, Irish music, and a cooking class over Zoom.
• Flexibility and team support. Like our state’s motto, your colleagues at the State Bar want to see you move “Forward” and grow in your career. We offer flexibility and encourage and support professional development opportunities. Your growth contributes to our team and the organization’s growth.
What You Will Do
• Monitor legal developments, anticipate and plan for attorneys' educational needs
• Help develop engaging, thought-provoking course content
• Recruit faculty through a network of volunteer attorneys and specialists
• Build on-going relationships with members and other sources of information regarding emerging legal topics, legal practice trends, and diversity, equity and inclusion principles
• Apply adult learning principles in the design, development, and implementation of innovative and engaging continuing legal education seminars
• Evaluate, provide feedback and influence content developers so that our seminars are educational, interesting, engaging and thought-provoking.
What We Are Looking For
• Bachelor's degree in business, education or related field required; law degree or law office experience desirable
• Understanding of adult education principles and experience with program design. Adult learning certification is desirable.
• The ability to build trust and rapport and communicate effectively with a diverse, professional audience
• Knowledge of distance learning practices and tools
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects. Proven ability to meet deadlines and work in fast-paced environment. Must be proactive and organized.
• Candidates must be willing to travel up to 15% (post pandemic), some overnight stays required
• Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion principles and the importance of integrating these principles into continuing legal education
Compensation and Benefits
The State Bar of Wisconsin offers competitive compensation with merit increases and excellent benefits including generous vacation and sick time, excellent health and dental insurance, 10 paid holidays, flexibility, and an 8% 401(k) contribution!! The State Bar is also a “qualified employer” for purposes of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
How To Apply
To apply, visit www.wisbar.org/careers to upload a resume and a cover letter, including salary expectations. This position will be posted until it is filled, but priority will be given to applicants who submit early, so don’t wait. Apply today!
The State Bar of Wisconsin is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and seeks to create a supportive, welcoming community for all. Candidates who share these values and reflect the
diversity of our community are encouraged to apply.