• Administrative Coordinator (Continuing Legal Education)

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    Continuing Legal Education
    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for an entry level professional to fill the role of Administrative Coordinator, Continuing Legal Education.  This position requires a Bachelor’s as well as data entry experience and strong organization skills.  PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 


    This opportunity is ideal for a recent graduate who takes pride in their meticulous attention to detail and has interest in working in a non-profit, educational environment.





    The Administrative Coordinator, Continuing Legal Education is an entry-level role (1-2 years of experience) with focus on administrative tasks related to the attendance reporting process for continuing education programs. The Coordinator will assist with research projects, perform updates to the various resources used that contain accreditation rules and policies, and will help to troubleshoot high-level customer inquiries and issues related to PLI’s internal system.



    • Assist in the accreditation of PLI continuing education programs, which primarily involves preparing various application forms which are then submitted for accreditation approval. These forms must be completed with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail. 
    • Ensure the accurate and timely entry of required accreditation data for various jurisdictions into PLI’s internal business systems ensuring the efficient issuance to PLI program participants of certificates showing course completion. Keep thorough records and files of all relevant approval notices. 
    • Learn and maintain in-depth knowledge of accreditation rules and requirements for all U.S. states, as well as knowledge of rules associated with other Continuing Education (CE) types for professionals outside the legal community. 
    • Handle internal and external customer inquiries. Work with other department staff on customer credit inquiries, accreditation, reporting, and compliance issues. 
    • Assist in research-intensive projects related to accreditation and compliance. Regularly update the internal references and FAQs with new and changing state rules. 
    • Other duties, as assigned.



    • BA degree is preferred, however requisite experience will be considered.
    • Attention to detail and an ability to consistently complete work with accuracy is essential to success in this position.
    • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment are required.
    • Must display a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy in all interactions.
    • Minimum of 1 to 2 years professional experience which involved similar expectations for attention to detail and accuracy is required.
    • Experience working in a Continuing Education or professional development environment is a plus.  
    • Excellent computer skills (Database management, Outlook, Word, and Excel). An emphasis on strong Excel skills for assembling and working with existing reports. Aptitude to learn how to interpret data and understand what to do with the information it presents is desired.
    • Strong communication skills, both oral and written required. Candidate must possess tact and a high EQ.
    • Must have experience conducting research.
    • Ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment.


    For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 


    In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.




    PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and supportive.


    Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

    Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

    EEO Statement

    PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship or veteran status.


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