Job ID: 7431
Updated: Nov 21, 2023
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Category: Information Technology
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 alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; 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 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
The Technology Training Specialist is responsible for delivering training to all attorneys and staff on how to best use the Firm’s technology to enable their success. Training is to be conducted in alignment with Firm policies, Firmwide training standards, procedures and guidelines and reporting key success indicators. Training delivery includes, but may not be limited to, virtual, classroom training, webinars, individual coaching, support, and document troubleshooting. Using our approved templates, layout, and branding, the candidate must be able to create basic troubleshooting documentation, along with detailed step-by-step instruction for the Kirkland user. Training is delivered following standardized firmwide lesson plans that include knowledge of Microsoft Office products, proper use of Word to construct legal documents and the use of Document Management is essential along with the ability to proactively learn new applications quickly, proficiently, and independently.
Training in this role will include new hire computer orientation, software upgrades and deployments, and on-going skills enhancement. Other job responsibilities include needs assessment, change management planning, application testing, support, and other project work as required. The position is an exempt position and, as such, will require availability to work overtime to train evening staff and participate in Firmwide initiatives. The position is based in Washington D.C. but works with a global team to deliver training anywhere in the world, either by audio/video conferencing or in person.
Three or more years of professional training in Legal is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills on administrative matters is essential in addition to the use of those skills for training/knowledge sharing purposes. The ideal candidate must project a professional, engaging demeanor and provide a positive, high-energy learning experience.
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