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General counsel
Assistant director of CLE
Learning Management System analyst

General counsel

Purpose:  The general counsel is responsible for overseeing legal matters and providing legal advice, guidance, and support to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations to achieve the mission and purposes of The Missouri Bar. The general counsel will provide strategic insights and assist in managing risks and protecting The Missouri Bar’s best interests.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice to the Board of Governors and its Executive Committee and to departments and committees of The Missouri Bar

  • Monitor and stay updated on relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards that impact The Missouri Bar to anticipate and identify legal issues and assist in developing legal strategies and solutions

  • Provide guidance and compliance recommendations consistent with Keller v. State Bar of California and related cases as relevant to a unified state bar

  • Conduct legal research; prepare legal documents (including opinions, memoranda, briefs, reports); and provide legal interpretations, risk analyses, and solution-oriented recommendations in support of the operations, strategic mission, and purposes of The Missouri Bar

  • Oversee litigation matters, legal investigations, and other legal proceedings, working with external counsel when necessary

  • Recommend and monitor the work of outside counsel

  • Review, draft, and negotiate various contracts and agreements, including without limit, client contracts, vendor agreements, and partnership agreements. Ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions, protecting The Missouri Bar’s interest

  • Recommend policy and procedure updates and assist with policy and procedure development

  • Participate in meetings of the Board of Governors and its Executive Committee, and other meetings of staff or members of The Missouri Bar, to address legal issues

  • Manage and coordinate special projects of strategic concern and/or legal importance to The Missouri Bar

  • Proactively look for solutions and better practices to mitigate risk and maximize legal rights

  • Prepare and manage an annual budget for risk management

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the executive director or Board of Governors

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:  The General Counsel must be licensed to practice law in Missouri and be a member of The Missouri Bar in good standing (or be eligible for admission to practice in Missouri within a reasonable time after employment). A juris doctorate degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school and ten or more years of experience practicing law are required. Five or more years of experience as a general counsel or in a senior legal leadership role are preferred. Understanding of corporate governance and demonstrated experience working with a governing body are also preferred. Proven ability to think strategically, analyze complex legal issues, and provide practical solutions. 

  • Strong organizational, verbal/written communication, and negotiation skills

  • Commitment to excellence with high level of integrity and ethical standards

  • Strong people skills, including the ability to be patient, discreet, and tactful and to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals and stakeholders

  • Knowledge of the applicable laws and regulations and current and developing legal issues and trends that might affect the policy and operations of The Missouri Bar

  • Ability to provide competent legal advice and counsel to the leadership of The Missouri Bar on a wide range of legal and policy issues

  • Ability to anticipate and analyze intersecting legal, regulatory, and operational issues in a variety of regulated and risk areas

  • Ability to develop and implement legal strategies and solutions

  • Even temperament and ability to deliver unwelcome advice, deal with unhappy stakeholders, and manage challenging situations

  • Demonstrated leadership and experience managing or interacting with multiple workstreams and multiple departments or individuals

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively as part of a team

  • Working knowledge of legal and office technology (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams; Adobe Acrobat; and remote work technology) and willingness to learn evolving technology for purposes of effective administration

  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of legal professionals, paraprofessionals, and consultants

  • Knowledge of the judicial system and procedures

  • Knowledge of legal documentation procedures and requirements

Reports to:     Executive director

Position located in Jefferson City. Some travel required. Hybrid remote work schedule (three days per week in office in Jefferson City, two days remote) and excellent benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to
Preference will be given to applications received by May 20, 2024, but the posting will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

Assistant director of CLE 

The Missouri Bar seeks an assistant director to assist in managing a team to develop, coordinate, and market continuing legal education publications, programs, and conferences through various delivery methods to improve Missouri lawyers’ knowledge of the law and to assist them in fulfilling their minimum continuing legal education requirements.

This position requires management of a team and multiple projects requiring a high degree of communication and collaboration with volunteer lawyers, judges, and staff. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, have effective project management and human resource management skills, be extremely detail oriented, and possess the ability to oversee the operations of the CLE department.

Lead a team to:
-Recruit, assemble, and effectively work with volunteer planning committees
-Create and manage long term goals
-Develop, produce, and implement programs to support the strategic direction of The Missouri Bar
-Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle
-Develop an evaluation method utilizing performance metrics to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement
-Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.

- Assist in the management, oversight, and supervision of CLE staff, contractors, and volunteers
- Assist in developing an annual master calendar of programs and conferences
- Manage multiple projects involving deadlines and tasks
- Work with the CLE director to define program budget including fixed costs, variable costs, revenue/funding, overhead, and tuition
- Reconcile program budgets post event
- Occasional travel to programs and meetings
- Create and provide training to new hires regarding CLE processes and rules
- Perform other duties as assigned

Key competencies:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Must be comfortable working directly with lawyers, judges, and bar leadership
- Must be deadline driven and able to adapt to changing priorities
- Ability to manage a team and work as team player
- Ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple long-term and short-term projects from inception to completion
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Proficient in using new technologies and demonstrated familiarity with social media, networking, video streaming, and video conferencing
- Knowledge of and ability to efficiently use various software applications including MS Office
- Professional demeanor, presentation of self, and vocabulary

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in business or a related field. A law degree is preferred. Program management and team management experience desirable. Experience in planning adult continuing education programs helpful.

Position located in Jefferson City. Some travel required. Hybrid remote work schedule (three days per week in office in Jefferson City, two days remote) and excellent benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Candidate review began in November, but the posting will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

Learning Management System analyst

The Missouri Bar seeks a analyst to manage and customize the learning platform, create and upload course content, create and deliver education and training programs, track the progress and performance of such educational programs, and provide users with technical assistance and training.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with a learning management system (LMS), experience with online/virtual concepts and tools, and instructional design knowledge. This position requires someone who can work independently, exercise sound judgment, is well organized, and who can manage multiple priorities and deadlines. The ability to interact with staff and members at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining adaptable, proactive, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism is crucial to this role. Written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and superb customer service are equally important.

- Administers or implements educational and training-related applications including the LMS
· Ensures quality of educational data reported to members and other end-users
· Supports the continuing legal education department by processing information in LMS, including creating program courses, completing member information, entering member data, registering members, researching databases for information, pulling and reviewing instructions, and researching and resolving system-related problems
· Creates, maintains, and updates management structures
· Inputs data and performs quality control of data input by other staff
· Validates and implements system upgrades
· Prepares customized and regular reports
· Validates report data
· Performs data analysis
· Recognizes trends and provides feedback to management
· Creates and validates reports as needed
· Interacts with technical vendors, help desk, IT, members, and other end-users
· Provides guidance and recommendations for decisions and/or problem resolution related to LMS
· Coordinates with network/server administrator to facilitate database file maintenance and problem resolution
· Delivers database training to appropriate audiences
· Writes desk procedures/process manuals and quality work instructions

Key competencies:
· Proficient verbal and written communication skills
· Attention to detail
· Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
· Excellent organizational skills
· High-level accuracy using a personal computer
· Internet-based technology skills
· Basic business math proficiency
· Advanced problem-solving skills
· Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information with discretion
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and virtual meeting software

Preferred skills and abilities:
· Any skill level using SQL/HTML/CSS
· Statistical analysis experience
· Database use experience
· Excellent communication skills
· Advanced problem-solving skills
· Ability to learn additional software programs
· Ability to navigate the internet for research purposes
· Ability to learn/master specialized reporting/database software

Bachelor's degree or two-year degree plus two years of job-related experience preferred. Experience with CE21 a plus. 

Position located in Jefferson City. Some travel required. Hybrid remote work schedule (three days per week in office in Jefferson City, two days remote) and excellent benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Candidate review began in September, but the posting will remain active, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


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