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Training Development Assistant

Job ID: 4836

Updated: Nov 14, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, 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

The Chicago office is seeking a Firmwide CLE Training Delivery Assistant to provide general administrative support to the Legal Recruiting & Development department.  This person will be responsible for support of attorney CLE with a focus on administrative functions.


  • Assistance with attorney training coordination for programs such as KITA, Kirkland University, Deposition Training, Writing Advocacy, Local training, or any or as needed programming
  • Coordination of training for Summer Associates such as: Summer KITA, Corporate, and Restructuring training, etc.
  • Assistance with the coordination of department meetings and development programs (requires lunch hour and evening overtime), ideal candidate can be flexible when working and staying off site
  • Communicate and collaborate with other offices on scheduling, handouts, logistical and technical meeting support
  • Lateral hire onboarding support
  • Maintenance of Attorney Training Inbox
  • Ongoing administrative support of all CLE needs such as (but not limited to):
    • Supporting CLE deadlines and activities
    • CLE communication Firmwide

Additional Role Functions:

The Firmwide CLE Training Delivery Assistant will also need to demonstrate skills throughout the participation of firm, team, and other intangibles to be continue to be successful.Examples below are inclusive, but not collectively exhaustive:

  • Active participation in all team and firm meetings
  • Providing responsible status of all activities/responsibilities
  • Escalating risks and issues appropriately and when necessary
  • Critical Thinking
  • Demonstrates a collaborative and supportive team
  • Accountability for primary responsibilities
  • Demonstrating servant leadership/being a good K&E Firm steward
  • Working with, identifying, developing, leading and managing key external vendor relationships as necessary
  • Building and fostering working relationships with business partners across our global firm
  • Transition plan/backfill management for team and self during time off, LOA, etc.
  • Team project management

Qualifications & Requirements

This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently.  This position requires the exercise of independent judgment.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; a very strong attention to detail; and a professional demeanor.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results. 

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Technical experience should include MS Word and Excel.

How to Apply

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