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Firmwide Legal Education & Development Assistant

Job ID: 7751

Updated: Apr 9, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Legal Recruiting & Development


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 Chicago office is seeking a Firmwide Legal Education & Development Assistant to provide general administrative support to the Legal Recruiting & Development department. This person will be Firmwide resource that actively supports training delivery locally for the Chicago office, as well as for Firmwide training programming at Kirkland.


  • Coordination and day of event support resource for all Firmwide and Chicago-specific training programming for Litigation/IP Litigation training events, learning lunches and forums
  • Partnering with CLE compliance to coordinate and align with CLE process as needed for attorney training programming
  • Scheduling and communicating all aspects of scheduling training programs
  • Serving as training program and event support for all sessions as needed
  • Assist the Firmwide Learning Curriculum and Firmwide Training Delivery Supervisor with event planning and logistics of attorney training programs, such as Kirkland Litigation University, New Associate Orientation, and Summer Associate Workshops
  • Participate in individual goal setting and annual review process
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, previous law firm or professional services industry experience a plus
  • Strong data entry and analysis capabilities
  • Highly organized, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to collaborate and work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results
  • The ideal candidate will be a team player, self-motivated, possess excellent proofing skills, detail-oriented and anticipate needs
  • Ability to work overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices, and a professional demeanor
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel. OneNote and Power Point required

How to Apply

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