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Sr. Firmwide Trial Tech Specialist

Job ID: 5985

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology


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 technical support of pre-trial and at-trial functions including but not limited to graphics support, courtroom/war room setup or ‘hot-seat’ support.


  • Provide trial technology support and consultation for attorneys and support staff prior to and during trials, hearings and mock trials
  • Coordinate and train user on the use of trial presentation software, and respond to questions relating to litigation support, trial support vendors, onsite and courtroom networking, telephony, and overall trial logistics.
  • Provide creation or support for creation of high-end graphic for demonstratives per case team needs.
  • Advanced setup, support and troubleshooting of computer hardware, peripherals, imaging technology deployed onsite during trials and hearings.
  • Overtime and travel will be necessary for this position.


  • Utilize relational databases, document databases, spread sheets, transcript management software to manipulate, migrate and extract data in a variety of formats for import and export into litigation, discovery and trial support applications.
  • Coordinate courtroom surveys, equipment rental, courtroom setups and graphic design projects with vendors.
  • Coordinate video digitizing video synchronization projects with vendors.

Qualifications & Requirements


Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Education. Bachelor of Arts or Science from accredited College or University, Preferred.
  • 5+ years of Legal Technology experience, Preferred.


  • OnCue (preferred), Trial Director, TrialMax or Sanction. For Graphics specialists, Adobe Creative Cloud or similar graphics tools required. Video editing and conversion programs preferred Working knowledge of Relativity, TextMap, Concordance, MSOffice (Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) useful. K&E Technologies (Citrix, Avaya) useful.


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

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

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