American Bar Association Senior Associate Executive Director and General Counsel
The American Bar Association, the nation’s largest voluntary bar association, is soliciting applications for the position of Senior Associate Executive Director and General Counsel to join its executive leadership team. The ABA is dedicated to serving its members, the legal profession and the public, enhancing diversity in the legal profession and the justice system and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.
The Senior Associate Executive Director and General Counsel, reporting directly to the Executive Director, will provide leadership in two distinct areas:
As General Counsel of the organization of America’s lawyers, responsibility for legal guidance and counsel to ABA senior staff and volunteer leadership and for managing the lawyers and paraprofessional staff in the ABA’s Office of the General Counsel
As Senior Associate Executive Director, responsibility for oversight of the office that manages the ABA’s law school accreditation process, along with additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director
Requirements for the position are
A JD from an ABA accredited law school and an active license in at least
one state; a minimum of 10 years legal experience
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an organizational manager; including
leadership in establishing policies and developing strategies that have
broad-based organization impact
Experience and skill with public speaking including presentations to
governing bodies; evidence of strong written and verbal communication
Indications of interest, inquiries, resumes and nominations should be emailed to Barbara Mendel Mayden, of Young Mayden LLC, at email@example.com
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
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