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Paralegal Program Coordinator

Job ID: 6829

Updated: Sep 13, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Administrative Support


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer

Essential Job Functions

Relevant experience in a large law firm preferred. Excellent communication skills with the proven ability to interact effectively with attorneys and staff is critical.  Candidates must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to work independently and efficiently with excellent customer service skills and ability to prioritize/multi-task. Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

Administration/Time/Attendance Management

  • Review and manage PeopleSoft and Carpe Diem administrative tasks for multiple offices
  • Create and update relevant case status reports
  • Review and process contract paralegal time
  • Build relationships across the Firm with individuals and departments

Review Process/Orientation/Training

  • Provide administrative support for the Paralegal Review Committee relating to the review process
  • Compile relevant review material and update same
  • Assist with paralegal new hire coordination and related documents including scheduling paralegal training

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills:

  • Relevant large law firm experience of 5+ years preferred
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills


  • Core technologies include Microsoft Office, Adobe, Carpe Diem, PeopleSoft

How to Apply

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