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Legal Education & Development Assistant

Job ID: 5798

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

Location: Austin, TX, 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 Texas offices are seeking a Legal Education & Development Assistant to provide general administrative support to our Texas offices. As part of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development Department, the Legal Education & Development Assistant will be responsible for support of attorney training initiatives, with a focus on administrative CLE functions.

(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Maintain TX licensed attorney Continuing Legal Education (CLE) records and track attorney compliance using CE Manager (Micron) and our Learning Management System processes
  • Work with the Firmwide CLE portfolio team to align and execute on CLE process and related audit reporting
  • Assist the Texas offices and FW Legal Education and Development function with learning and event planning logistics for attorney learning programs, such as Kirkland University, Summer Associate Workshops, and Local Learning programming where needed
  • Assist with the coordination of team and practice group meetings where needed, supported by use of LMS systems and standard scheduling practices
  • Coordinate with key departments to efficiently execute annual learning programs
  • Communicate and collaborate with other offices on program schedule, handouts, logistical and technical meeting support
  • Inform department managers of necessary information and feedback related to programming
  • Assist with recruiting logistics in preparation for the summer associate program; greet candidates on interview days, organize learning opportunities, and coordinate digital learning pathways.
  • Support Legal Recruiting and Development in unique initiatives and with regard to additional support when assistance is required
  • Attend Legal Recruiting & Development Department staff meetings and provide updates
  • Assist with other administrative duties as guided by manager and LRD leadership

Qualifications & Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Projects may require occasional overtime. Technical experience should include proficiency in Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate will possess strong data entry, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results.

This position requires a high level of collaboration with team members. The ideal candidate will be a team player, highly organized, self-motivated, possess excellent proofing skills, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, detail-oriented, anticipate needs, and exude a professional demeanor. 

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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