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Job ID: 4703
Updated: Sep 21, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Legal Secretary/Practice Asst
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
Essential job functions include those set forth below. Other duties may be assigned. Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Qualifications & Requirements
The Practice Assistant Trainee position is an entry-level position for candidates with 2+ years of secretarial/office experience who wish to learn the skills necessary to become a Practice Assistant. This position offers a blended learning opportunity with on-the-job training coupled with classroom and on-line technical training. Incumbents will attain on-the-job training by working on delegated tasks while becoming acclimated to the Firm’s administrative functions and culture. Technical skill instruction is a combination of classroom and e-learning opportunities that include hands-on training in formatting and revising legal documents, on-line tutorials and assessments to track progress. Classroom and on-line learning requirements are mandatory.
The Practice Assistant Trainee Program is designed to develop an incumbent’s administrative and technical skills with the expectation that participant’s will move into Practice Assistant positions supporting a team of legal professionals upon completion of the Program.
Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, a customer service orientation, a proactive work ethic, attention to detail and flexibility for overtime.
Schedule Requirements: The ability to work the core business hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with flexibility for overtime, as required.
Experience/Education Requirements: 2+ year’s secretarial/office experience, preferably in a legal or corporate environment. Minimum typing speed of 45+ words per minute and experience using Microsoft Office Suite are required. Must have high school diploma, associate degree preferred.
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