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Job ID: 4375
Updated: Nov 16, 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Category: Junior Paralegal
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
The Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a Litigation Jr. Paralegal who, under the supervision and direction of a Paralegal, helps to manage and organize the materials and information relating to particular matters and transactions. These duties allow them the opportunity to work with and assist our legal staff in preparing for depositions, due diligence investigations, document productions, trials. The projects typically involve basic file organization tasks and may require long hours and travel.
Essential Job Duties Include:
Provide legal support to Paralegal(s) and Attorneys in the Litigation Department.
Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate is a college graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and litigation law, those with the desire to attend law or graduate school, or for those wishing to pursue a career as a Paralegal. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, paralegals, clients and vendors. The successful candidate must be able to multitask and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem, Westlaw, Livenote, Concordance, Sharepoint, Legalkey is a plus. Overtime availability is a must, a bachelor's degree and two years of experience required. California ABA approved Paralegal certification a plus.
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