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Compliance Specialist (Bar Admissions)

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #586
  • Salary: $92,000

Compliance Specialist (Bar Admissions) 

COMPENSATION: Base up to $115K plus bonus, generous PTO, 401K, Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage, Life and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Tuition reimbursement, Corporate Gym Memberships.

LOCATION: Chicago, IL | New York, NY | Los Angeles, CA | San Francisco, CA | Washington, D.C.



  • Provide support to the firm’s U.S. state bar admissions compliance program
  • Track and maintain the firm’s bar admissions data
  • Monitor bar admissions activity for laterals, transfers, incoming associates and remote attorneys
  • Confirm and respond to bar verification requests
  • Facilitate payments to various bar jurisdictions for annual bar renewals
  • Respond accurately and in a timely fashion to firmwide inquiries
  • Ensure adherence with the firm’s bar admission policies
  • Lead communications, develop training, resources and materials around bar admissions compliance
  • Support execution of compliance improvement 
  • Escalate bar admissions-related issues in a timely manner to the Risk Management Compliance Manager
  • Identify and address non-compliance and risk assessment issues with management and partners


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5+ years of experience, preferably with a paralegal, regulatory or bar admissions background
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Able to assist the Risk Management Compliance Manager in coordinating assignments
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in writing and proofreading
  • Flexible to work overtime, especially during peak season (January through April)
  • Exercises independent judgment when approaching problems and making decisions in pursuit of departmental goals