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Litigation Training Portfolio Coordinator

Job ID: 5676

Updated: May 3, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Legal Recruiting & Development


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 Firmwide Litigation Training  Portfolio Coordinator is an integral member of our Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development (“LRD”) Department.  Reporting to the Firmwide Litigation Training Portfolio Manager, this coordinator will be a Firmwide resource that actively supports training delivery locally for the Chicago office, as well as for Firmwide training programming at Kirkland. 

The Firmwide Litigation Training Portfolio Coordinator will serve as a master scheduler, coordinator, and day of event support resource for all Firmwide and Chicago-specific training programming, practice retreats and forums for Litigation.   Additionally, this coordinator will be a first point of contact for Knowledge Management (“KM”) attorneys, other members of the LRD team, and attorney stakeholders regarding logistics for litigation training programming.  Further, in this coordinator’s Firmwide role, they will also serve as a resource for other offices delivering Firmwide training programs.

The Firmwide Litigation Training Portfolio Coordinator is a highly visible role within the firm and responsible for a broad set of activities. The specific activities this Coordinator is charged with includes the following:

  • Collaborating with other Kirkland offices to coordinate Firmwide litigation training programs
  • Scheduling and coordinating local litigation training programs and coordinating the scheduling of Firmwide programs across non-local offices
  • Partnering with the CLE compliance group to provide appropriate CLE for  attorney training  programs
  • Collaborating with conference services and IT to ensure seamless program delivery
  • Organizing training materials and coordinating distribution
  • Creating and tracking courses within CE Manager
  • Uploading training content, including videos and support materials, to Kirkland’s website and LMS
  • Sending invitations and administering surveys for training programs
  • Ordering instructional materials, sending required communications, and collecting and organizing responses
  • Deploying Legal Education and Development programs as assigned
  • Partnering with members of LRD and Leadership where necessary to manage for the continuous improvement of Legal Education and Development
  • Serving as training program and event support for all sessions as needed
  • Attendance at, and assistance with coordinating, Kirkland’s annual week-long trial advocacy programs in both our Chicago and D.C. offices.

Activities designated to our Firmwide Litigation Training Portfolio Coordinator will continue to evolve and shift as needed based on the needs of LRD strategy or in support of LRD leadership. 

Additional Role Functions:

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

  • Actively participates in all team and firm meetings
  • Provides status of all activities/responsibilities
  • Escalates risks and issues appropriately and when necessary
  • Acts as  a collaborative and supportive team member
  • Accountable for primary responsibilities
  • Is  a good Kirkland Firm steward
  • Works with external vendors as necessary
  • Builds and fosters working relationships with business partners across our global firm
  • Coordinates effectively with management during time off, LOA, etc.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

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; ability to adapt effectively to shifting needs, 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, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Experience with LMS or CLE Tracking Platforms (CE Manager) is preferred.

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