Job ID: 6530
Updated: Apr 29, 2022
Location: New York, NY, 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
As part of the greater Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development Department, the contract Legal Education & Development Assistant’s primary focus is assisting the FW Legal Education & Development Manager in the coordination and implementation of department events and retreats. This position requires a high level of collaboration with the Legal Education & Development team and works closely with attorney practice groups to develop internal Attorney Engagement and Legal Education events from inception to execution. This high-visibility position requires the ability to work independently, and the ability to follow-up with vendors, staff and attorneys as needed.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
A Bachelor's degree and minimum of one year of experience in a professional services organization and/or law firm as well as proven experience with corporate event planning.
Ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to interface with attorneys, stakeholders and staff to achieve results. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent proofreading and communication (oral and written) skills; event coordination skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; a very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor.
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