Job ID: 5292
Updated: Feb 5, 2020
Location: San Francisco, CA, 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
The Practice Assistant Coordinator supports the Practice Assistant Manager and assists with the daily functions of the Practice Assistant Team and TDS Services to ensure attorney support needs are met. Duties include coordinating daily backup coverage, visitor support, communications, scheduling, creating and updating documents and spreadsheets, event planning, and special projects. Additionally, this role assists with tasks in connection with recruiting and the new-hire process, coordinating meeting communications and logistics, and a variety of other duties.
Essential functions include those set forth below. Other duties may be assigned. Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Qualifications & Requirements
Candidates must have a minimum of 2-3 years of administrative experience with some coordination experience. Law firm or other fast-paced environment is preferred. A high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations, and ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization is required. Candidates will have proven record of outstanding customer service, creative problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Strong attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills are essential along with the ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel is required. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
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