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Junior Paralegal

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Job ID: 4548

Updated: Apr 30, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, 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 Washington, D.C. office is looking for a Junior Paralegal for our Appellate Group.  The Junior Paralegal position involves both substantive research and administrative work for the firm.  Candidates will work on high-profile cases and are expected to produce high-quality work.  The position will handle appellate and Supreme Court filings, conduct research for briefs, and draft research memoranda.  The position requires outstanding analytical and organizational skills, strong writing ability, proofreading skills, flexibility, and a willingness to work in a tight-knit team environment.  An ability to multi-task is important.  This position also requires a high level of precision and time management.  The ideal candidate is self-motivated, with a strong academic background, some professional experience (government, business, legal, journalism, education, public policy, or similar), and excellent time management skills.

Responsibilities encompass:

  • Legal research, analysis, and proofreading of briefs and documents;
  • Client development analysis and preparation of strategic materials;
  • Appellate filings, cite-checking, and formatting.

Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree and two-year commitment required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: strong coordination and teamwork skills; planning and organization skills, including the ability to manage a number of projects concurrently; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; proactive approach and the ability to work “hands-on” as required; strong problem-solving skills; proficiency in the use of software, including Word and Excel.

Junior Paralegals are full-time employees, and are eligible for paid holidays, paid vacation days, sick days, and insurance, as well as overtime and bonuses.  In addition, we offer a very competitive salary as well as excellent opportunities for advancement into Paralegal positions.

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