Job ID: 6105
Updated: Oct 27, 2021
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Category: Legal Secretary/Practice Asst
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 Washington, DC office is seeking a service-oriented Practice Assistant (“PAs”) to support the Firm’s incoming first year associates, as well as becoming an integral part of the implementation and ongoing support of the newly established Firmwide PA associate support team, known as GPS. Qualifications include excellent written and oral communication skills; superb customer service orientation; a proactive work ethic; attention to detail; the ability to work well under pressure in a constantly changing legal environment; excellent attendance, including punctuality, occasional flexibility for overtime; and the ability to work effectively and cohesively in a team-oriented environment. Strong organizational skills are also essential, including the ability to analyze, assess and prioritize work assignments, as well as the ability to multi task competing priorities effectively. Selected candidates should possess the ability to display general overall flexibility and enthusiasm, while building and participating in the Firm’s initiative of providing a strong and knowledgeable support system for our new associates.
Responsibilities include, but are certainly not limited to, legal document word processing using the Firm’s software (Office 2016, Adobe Acrobat DC and DMS); document comparison and proofreading. Entering attorney time, travel arrangements, bar renewals and expense reimbursement along with other general duties and projects as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Essential functions include those set forth below. Other duties may be assigned. Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Qualifications & Requirements
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