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Education & Events Assistant

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is seeking a full-time, entry-level Education & Events Assistant to support the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs Department. This position presents an exciting opportunity to join NACDL in support of its mission to provide training and educational opportunities to improve the competency of the criminal defense bar and equip them to better serve all accused persons at the highest level.

Department: Programs
Location: Washington, DC
Supervisor: Associate Executive Director for Legal Education & Professional Development


The Education & Events Assistant  is responsible for administering, coordinating, and producing all relative documents and materials in preparation for events, managing CLE accreditation for all educational programming, and assists the Director of Events with all on-site logistics at CLE programs and related events. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide logistical and administrative support as needed to Director of Events and Associate Executive Director for Legal Education.
  • Manage the filing of CLE applications and accreditation with state bars for all seminars.
  • Ability to master CLE rules and regulation for all states with mandatory CLE requirements.
  • Oversees data processing for seminar evaluations.
  • Process and analyze statistics for attendance and evaluations and make relevant recommendations based on data collected.
  • Update and maintain CLE content on the Web site and in the contact database.
  • Acquire and maintain faculty information and documentation.
  • Assist with faculty communications and logistics.
  • Manage self-study CLE platform.
  • Travel/attend seminars and related social events to assist with on-site administration.
  • Respond to inquiries about CLE credits for past and future seminars.
  • Create, prepare and print seminar materials for all seminars.
  • Oversee the overall preparation of shipments for events.
  • Prepare and edit written materials for seminars.
  • Create and run attendance, product, sales reports, and analyze the statistical data obtained.

Education, Experience and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required
  • Proficient computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience in project planning and management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, specific ability to be professional with volunteer presenters

Physical Requirements & Environmental Factors

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with NACDL managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work. Employees work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet. Position requires occasional travel overnight and work at NACDL sponsored member events.


NACDL is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing.  A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.  For more information about our organization, please visit

NACDL is pleased to provide staff with a generous compensation and benefits package. NACDL affords the successful candidate an opportunity to work with a dedicated and talented team of experts. This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office.


Send cover letter and resume to with “Education & Events Assistant” in the subject line. This is an entry-level position; applicants must include a realistic statement of their salary expectation in order to be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. 

NACDL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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