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Document Services Operator (Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

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Job ID: 6181

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, 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

  • Revise, format and compare documents
  • Convert documents from various formats to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Visio and format according to the firm’s standard format
  • Expert Excel skills including advanced formulas and the ability to combine formulas, conditional formatting, pivot tables, data tables, advanced charting and macros
  • Create and modify PowerPoint presentations utilizing the firm’s templates
  • Create and modify large organizational charts
  • Generate and modify Tables of Authorities
  • Convert and reformat large SEC documents, including financials
  • Execute defined terms checks and automate cross-referencing in legal documents
  • Modify, compile, and redact PDFs
  • Download, organize and print data room documents
  • Assist with answering troubleshooting calls
  • Assist with technical software troubleshooting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Position Overview

  • The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (includes a one hour meal break).  Available to work overtime, as needed.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • The qualified candidate will have 3+ years of experience as a word processor in a legal or financial services organization.  Experience working with compendium documents a plus. 
  • A college degree or business certification is preferred; equivalent work experience will be considered. 


  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat, OmniPage or Nuance Power PDF, and Outlook is required, as well as a minimum typing speed of 55 wpm.  Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator experience is a plus. 

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
  • The schedule for this position allows employees to troubleshoot and interact with the attorneys, staff and clients on a regular basis.

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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