Job ID: 5057
Updated: May 28, 2019
Location: Washington, DC, 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
The Washington, D.C. office is looking for a Junior Paralegal for our Litigation Group. A Junior Paralegal is an entry-level Paralegal. Junior Paralegals generally work under the supervision and direction of Paralegals and/or Advisors. They help 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 in preparing for depositions, due diligence investigations, document productions, hearings, and trials. The projects typically involve data and document management and organizational tasks, and may require long hours and travel. We use some of the latest technology available for electronically managing documents and information, and we strongly encourage staff to take advantage of our extensive software training.
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor's Degree and two-year commitment required; ABA Certified Paralegal Certificate preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: strong coordination and teamwork skills; planning and organization skills, including the ability to manage a number of projects concurrently; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; proactive approach and the ability to work "hands-on" as required; strong problem-solving skills; proficiency in the use of software, including Word and Excel.
Junior Paralegals are full-time employees, and are eligible for paid holidays, paid vacation days, sick days, and insurance, as well as overtime and bonuses. In addition, we offer a very competitive salary as well as excellent opportunities for advancement into Paralegal positions.
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