Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates
July 23, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
This position is responsible for developing and planning continuing legal education programs and program content for lawyers and law students.
Lead the ABOTA Foundation’s Professional Development efforts.
Work with ABOTA members and subject matter experts to create and manage legal education content to be disseminated to partners, and customers.
Coordinate and manage the ABOTA National Trial College
Coordinate International Professional Education programs held periodically.
Assist in creating and managing annual Professional Development budget.
Monitor new developments in continuing legal education across the country.
Professional Education Program/Content Design
Create, revise and package ABOTA Foundation legal education content for dissemination to ABOTA Chapters, partners, and partner CLE providers.
Facilitate the creation of new programs, develop materials for such programs and advise ABOTA chapters/partners of the availability of new programs for future use.
Ensure the brand integrity of ABOTA Foundation content, the ABOTA National Trial College, and other programs as they are developed.
Establish and manage strategic partnerships with professional education organizations.
Work closely with the Professional Education Committee and related subcommittees, including developing content, planning distribution, preparing agendas for and scheduling meetings and conference calls.
Oversee the marketing of the Foundation’s content to ABOTA Chapters, partners, and other legal education providers.
Promote the Foundation’s mission to equip and inspire lawyers and law students to act in the most skilled and ethical manner.
Provide editorial assistance for the organization’s communications and publications efforts, including the Foundation Annual Report, Foundation updates, and the website.
As requested, contribute to the periodic reports distributed to the Trustees by the Executive Director/Associate Executive Director.
Meetings and Events
Maintain a master calendar of all educational programs sponsored by the Foundation.
Plan and manage live and online continuing legal education events.
Plan and manage the ABOTA National Trial College.
Attend and provide onsite support at all National and Foundation meetings including registration, coordination, and execution of event details.
Coordinate the Foundation’s participation with legal professional education organizations through sponsorships, conference exhibits, conference presentations and marketing opportunities at external events.
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Executive Director and the Executive Director.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience in adult education program planning.
History of working with a diverse group of volunteers, staff, and vendors, preferably in a membership association.
Meeting planning experience desirable.
The ability to deal professionally and effectively with stressful situations and demanding people.
History of working effectively with partner organizations.
Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills.
History of successful collaboration and desire to work in a team environment.
Willingness to travel.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
About Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates
The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the 7th Amendment to our United States Constitution.
The Foundation of ABOTA is an affiliated charitable entity, the mission of which is to support the purposes of ABOTA through education and research.
ABOTA membership approximates 7,600 lawyers and judges spread among all 50 States in 96 Chapters and the District of Columbia. The headquarters for the ABOTA National Office and the ABOTA Foundation are located in Dallas, Texas.