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Bar Admissions Analyst

Job ID: 7780

Updated: Apr 18, 2024

Location: New York, NY, United States

Category: Risk 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 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 position interacts with Human Resources, Legal Recruiting & Development, Pro Bono and CLE team.  The ideal candidate will be able to work well under pressure and work well with the other members of the Risk Management Compliance team.  Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational and communication skills, a customer service orientation, ability to work independently, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, and proficiency with Word, Excel, and the Internet.  Must also be skilled at writing and proofreading.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.) As a full-time member of the Risk Management Compliance team, the Bar Admissions Analyst will support the firm’s bar admissions compliance program to:

  • Monitor bar admissions activity for all attorneys including laterals, transfers, incoming associates, and remote attorneys, seeking admission new admission, whether via new exam or waiving in;
  • Confirm and respond to bar verification requests by conducting searches for attorneys barred in specific jurisdictions;
  • Facilitate payment of annual bar renewal fees on behalf of the firm, including monitoring registrations to ensure attorneys completed their submissions;
  • Facilitate bar-related reimbursements for incoming associates, as needed;
  • Proactively respond to firm-wide inquiries through a shared email inbox and hotline and respond accurately and in a timely manner to requests. Includes triaging inquires to appropriate RMC team members and flagging any necessary escalations;
  • Conduct bar admission audits on a routine, rolling basis;
  • Promote adherence with the firm’s various bar admission policies;
  • Maintain data pertaining to bar admissions including review of firm records and general support to ensure attorney bar admission information is complete and accurate;
  • Report on bar admissions activities, including, the development of metrics and/or dashboard for bar admissions data;
  • Remediate compliance improvement challenges, identifying gaps, streamlining processes and improving workflows.
  • Properly escalate bar admissions-related issues properly to Associate Director, Risk Management Compliance;
  • Special projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

A college degree with some work experience is preferred.  Law firm experience is a plus.  Experience in the above-mentioned tasks is not required.  Extensive training is provided.  This position reports to the Attorney Licensure Compliance Manager.


  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and the internet.

How to Apply

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