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Legal Education & Development Specialist (Any US Office Location)

Job ID: 6299

Updated: Feb 2, 2022

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, 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


Kirkland & Ellis is seeking a Legal Education & Development Specialist as a member of the Legal Recruiting and Development Department to support the Salt Lake City office. The Legal Education & Development Specialist will provide support to legal education, engagement, & development efforts for the Salt Lake City office. 

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

  • Provide administrative support for events and development programs, which may require lunch hour and evening overtime
  • Support and coordinate the Utah State Bar New Lawyer Training Program:
    • partner junior and senior attorneys with respect to mentoring
    • leverage Utah MCLE guidelines to support mandated CLE mentoring requirements
    • work with the Firmwide CLE Compliance team with respect to CLE tracking, accreditation measures, and process
  • Provide support with lateral attorney integration, including event assistance, coordination of integration efforts, and local lateral onboarding and orientation
  • Work with the Firmwide Associate Review team to coordinate localized annual review processes and related requirements
  • Coordinate attorney office transfers to Salt Lake City, including welcome announcements, office tours, and integration
  • Analyze, organize, and support local engagement needs for the local Salt Lake City office
  • Assist with coordination of Associates’ Committee meetings and related projects and initiatives
  • Support all Salt Lake City diverse affinity group events
  • Support the Women’s Leadership Initiative
  • Support local and Firmwide diversity events, including liaising with broader Salt Lake City Engagement team on diversity efforts and strategy
  • Support the Salt Lake City Legal Recruiting team during the summer program and fall recruiting
  • General administration duties related to the support of engagement related programming:
    • Update department documents on a quarterly basis
    • Process expenses reports and check requests
    • Miscellaneous administrative duties such as filing, creating labels, nametags, managing swag, scanning, and copying
    • Managing calendars for Attorney Engagement
    • Maintain attorney engagement-related initiatives on internal website


  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in similar setting, law firm, or professional services strongly preferred
  • High level of collaboration and the ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills including excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) abilities
  • The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results
  • Ability to work overtime and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines; position schedule will follow the Salt Lake City Mountain Time office hours
  • Regular travel to the Salt Lake City office is required


  • Technical experience should include the Microsoft Office Suite; Proficiency in Excel required.

How to Apply

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Closing Statement

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