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Programs and Products Assistant

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is seeking a full-time, entry-level Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs and Products Assistant to support the 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 Programs and Products Assistant is responsible for administering and producing relative documents and materials in preparation for educational training events, managing faculty communications, and assists with the production and distribution of educational content and resources.


  • Provide logistical and administrative support as needed to the Associate Executive Director for Legal Education & Professional Development, and the Senior Manager for Legal Education Product Sales.
  • Assists as needed with the administration, coordination, and logistics for educational training seminars and self-study resources.
  • Oversees data processing and tabulation of seminar evaluations.
  • Process and analyze statistics for attendance and evaluations and make relevant recommendations based on data collected.
  • Update and maintain CLE content and resourced on the Web site and Learning Management System.
  • Collect and organize faculty information and documentation.
  • Assist with faculty communications and logistics.
  • Travel/attend nationwide educational seminars to assist with on-site administration.
  • Assist with sales of educational products.
  • Respond to inquiries about educational products and resources.
  • Travel is required


  • 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 volunteers and customers.


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 95 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 “Programs and Products 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.

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NACDL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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