Job ID: 4860
Updated: Dec 14, 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
Responsibilities include converting, formatting, revising and comparing legal documents, spreadsheets and presentations using the Firm’s software (Office 2016, Adobe and DMS), transcription and proofreading. Administrative responsibilities include assisting at the Intake Desk, answering phones, courier and reprographics tasks, attorney time entry, travel arrangements and other general secretarial duties and projects as assigned.
Customer/Client Service and Teamwork:
Qualifications & Requirements
The qualified candidate must have exceptional customer service skills, advanced document processing skills using Microsoft Word, and proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Acrobat,. Must be able to manage heavy call volume, troubleshoot documents and spreadsheets and offer just in time training when needed.
The qualified candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with attorneys, staff and clients. Must be a self-starter, demonstrate the ability to make independent, well thought out decisions, and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, a team-oriented proactive approach, and strong attention to detail are necessary.
3+ years’ prior experience in a legal support environment, or any combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Minimum typing speed of 50+ words per minute required, graphics experience is a plus. Must have high school diploma, associate degree preferred.
There are two shifts available for this position: Saturday & Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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