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Attorney Recruiting & Development Coordinator

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Job ID: 4366

Updated: Nov 13, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Category: Human Resources

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

The San Francisco office is seeking an Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator to provide support to the San Francisco and Palo Alto office attorney recruiting and professional development department.

Essential Job Responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of Kirkland in-house training programs for the Bay Area offices, state mandated CLE, and firm-wide initiatives
  • Maintenance of CEManager database, statistics, and calendar updates
  • Assist with local attorney recruiting efforts for the San Francisco Office
  • Provide assistance with the Women's Leadership Initiative and Diversity programming for the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices
  • Provide support for the associates, committee, Colleagues for Life initiative, alumni engagement efforts, diversity and women's leadership initiative programs
  • Collect information and monitor California Bar membership as well as submit annual California Bar dues for attorneys in San Francisco and Palo Alto and will assist local attorneys with other state bar reporting requirements. 
  • Coordinate attorney events and happy hours for the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices
  • Coordinate New Attorney and Summer Associate Directory for the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices
  • Assist with Associate Review Process as needed
  • Coordinate and track attorney bar dues, bar exam fees, and bar review course payments
  • Other general duties as assigned by the Director of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development in the SF & PA offices

Qualifications & Requirements

The Attorney Recruiting and Development team is looking for someone who has 2+ years of experience in recruiting, attorney training and/or professional development, or law firm human resources. Professional services or law firm experience and a 4 year degree is preferred. Ideal candidates will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships among lawyers.  S/he will be highly organized, possess excellent proofreading and communication skills, strong coordination and teamwork skills, the ability to manage a number of projects concurrently, and strong problem-solving and customer service skills. This position requires a proactive approach and the ability to work "hands-on" as required. The individual must have or develop strong familiarity with California CLE rules, and the ability to communicate with attorneys regarding same. Technical experience should include proficiency in law office software including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and CLE tracking software. Ability to work overtime and flexibility of schedule is required. 

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