Job ID: 5963
Updated: Sep 2, 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 Chicago Office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking an Attorney Engagement Assistant to provide general administrative support for our Attorney Engagement team.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event support, expense reports, budget, attorney integration initiatives, and other general administrative duties.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
OTHER FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
This position requires a high level of collaboration and the ability to work independently. 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; a very strong attention to detail; and a professional demeanor. Proficiency in Excel required. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Law firm experience is a plus.
Technical experience should include MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
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