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Attorney Training & Development Coordinator

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Job ID: 5730

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Location: San Francisco, CA, 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 Bay Area office is seeking an Attorney Training & Development Coordinator to support the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development (LRD) Department as well as the local attorney professional development department.  The Coordinator will be responsible for the organization and implementation of attorney learning and development programs, as assigned. 

This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff, the ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.

The Attorney Training & Development Coordinator is a highly visible role within the Firm and is responsible for a broad set of activities, including the following:

Essential Job Functions - Attorney Learning

  • Organize all in-person and virtual attorney learning initiatives, including trainings for New Associate Orientation
  • Organize trainings for Summer Associate Program
  • Schedule and communicate all aspects of in-person and virtual learning programs
  • Disseminate presentation materials and other documentation required for CLE credit
  • Administer surveys and evaluations for learning programs
  • Validate attendance and prepare attendance reports for learning programs
  • Apply for CLE credit in California for all relevant learning programs
  • Serve as point of contact for all learning programs
  • Monitor and update training and CLE records for all Bay Area attorneys
  • Monitor and support CLE compliance for all members of the California Bar Firmwide
  • Complete various tasks relating to attorney onboarding and departures as they relate to CLE compliance and attorney learning
  • Partner with Firmwide Training and CLE teams to ensure compliance with training and CLE processes and procedures, including as set forth in Firm’s Training Manual

Essential Job Functions - Attorney Development

  • Support initiatives and programs related to the development, morale and retention of attorneys, including the planning and execution of social and networking events (including those associated with the Kirkland Summer Associate Program)
  • Coordinate associate and partner mentor programs and track mentor meetings
  • Coordinate integration activities for lateral hires
  • Assist with tracking and reporting of attorney utilization
  • Support annual Associate Review, compensation and bonus processes; and maintain current status update through all stages of processes
  • Monitor attorney admission status with the California State Bar and assist with post-admission administrative processes
  • Update Attorney Development SharePoint sites, as necessary
  • Update bi-weekly list of learning programs and attorney engagement events for office leaders

Activities designated to the Attorney Training & Development 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 Attorney Training & Development Coordinator will also need to demonstrate skills and other intangibles to be successful.  Examples below are not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed, as necessary:

  • Directly and articulately communicate with attorneys in person, on conference calls, and over email
  • Prepare and distribute department documents and materials
  • Provide meeting support, including scheduling meetings
  • Update and maintain department calendars
  • Enter accurate and timely department data into various databases
  • Maintain files
  • Prepare check requests
  • Provide event support
  • Actively participate in team and Firm meetings
  • Provide status of all responsibilities and tasks, as needed
  • Escalate risks and issues appropriately and when necessary
  • Build and foster working relationships with colleagues and business partners across the Firm
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

The ideal candidate will be highly organized; possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; pay close attention to detail; and maintain 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. 


Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 2 years of experience working in law firm training and CLE is preferred


  • Proficiency required for Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Experience with Learning Management Systems or CLE tracking platforms preferred


  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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