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File Assistant

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Job ID: 5237

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Administrative Support


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 Document Services Team is seeking a part-time File Assistant to work weekends.  Candidates must possess a high level of customer service and exhibit a professional phone demeanor.
  • The schedule for this position is Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Available to work overtime, as needed.


  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external clients, foster a sense of team, and approach all encounters with clients and colleagues in a gracious, attentive, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Answer and direct telephone phone calls and monitor Outlook email mailboxes.
  • Print, scan, organize, and distribute documents, and/or coordinate with support departments to arrange for copying, custom reprographics/binding, and courier services. 
  • General clerical tasks and other projects as delegated.
  • Resourceful, self-starter able to work proactively and independently in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Some office experience preferred and a working knowledge of MS Office Suite.  High School diploma required


  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office 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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