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Legal Training & Development Coordinator

Job ID: 4731

Updated: Aug 28, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Category: Human Resources


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

As a member of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development Department, the Washington, D.C. Legal Training & Development Coordinator will work with all aspects of Legal Development/Training programs in Washington, D.C. The Coordinator is responsible for working closely with the team in the overall administration of legal training and development process. Individual must possess excellent oral and written communication skills; be a team player; demonstrate strong client service; have the utmost respect for confidentiality and attention to detail; work independently and be able to follow up with minimal instructions; have the ability to prioritize work and work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Individual must be flexible with work allocation and have the ability to work overtime.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least 2 years of experience in law firm training or development is preferred
  • Experience working for a law firm is preferred. 
  • The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent time management, proofing and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Very strong attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results; position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Some event planning and execution experience preferred.
  • Experience writing training and/or event communications a plus.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and using the Internet is required.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases preferred and/or learning management systems preferred.
  • Typing speed of 50+ wpm is required

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

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