Job ID: 6901
Updated: Oct 26, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Administrative Management
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
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a Pro Bono Coordinator. This individual will support the firm’s pro bono initiatives, working with our Firmwide Pro Bono team. This is a non-exempt position, reporting to the global director of pro bono and supporting the Chicago pro bono practice and the firmwide immigration practice.
The Pro Bono Coordinator will work closely with the pro bono team to assist in helping attorneys find meaningful pro bono work that interests them. Primary responsibilities include, interacting with legal service organizations and nonprofits to solicit or bid for new matters, determining capacity and interests of attorneys in the Chicago office, communication with partner coordinators regarding program goals, assisting with high-volume projects, and otherwise supporting the pro bono program.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills:
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, flexible and adaptable, possess excellent proofreading and communication skills, have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, be able to meet concrete deadlines, have a can-do attitude, and be a solid team player. All candidates for this role are required to provide a writing sample detailing their interest in the position upon application.
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