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Junior Paralegal - Debt Finance

Job ID: 4773

Updated: Sep 24, 2018

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

A Junior Paralegal, under the supervision and direction of a Senior 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 with due diligence, pre-closing, closing and post-closing tasks. The projects typically involve clerical duties and basic file organization tasks, and may require long hours and travel.

(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

Provide legal and administrative support to Paralegals and Attorneys in the Corporate Debt Finance Department.

  • Assist with all closing matters: attend to closing materials such as distribution of documents, preparation and organization of documents and preparation of signature packets, preparation and organization of materials for shipment, preparation of indexes and labels, stock certificates and legends, deliver and pick up documents to and from various clients and law firms.
  • In preparation for a closing:  fill out foreign qualification applications, apply for Employer Identification Numbers from the IRS; prepare stock certificates and update ledgers.
  • Keep track of all relevant documents and signature pages for the Attorneys and/or Paralegals; compile consents and secretary certificates.
  • Prepare and complete UCC search requests and compile information into lien summaries; prepare UCC termination statements.
  • General Corporate Housekeeping, e.g. maintenance of corporate minute books, franchise tax filings, data base updates for subscription booklets.
  • Proofread, duplicate and scan documents to PDF and save to DMS.
  • Conduct research on the internet, utilize Excel, Access and other databases.
  • Perform clerical tasks as needed, e.g. make copies, create folder labels, prepare packages, write generic cover memos, etc.
  • Commitment to work overtime as needed, which maybe be heavy at times, and may include weekends or holidays with potential to be for extended periods of time. Available to travel.


  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree, California Paralegal Certification and a strong interest in the legal profession and corporate law.  Excellent communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, paralegals, clients and vendors.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and be able to multi-task 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.  Ability to work overtime is required.

       Certificates, Licensures, Registrations

  • N/A

       Tools and Equipment

  • N/A



  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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