Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, a powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, is seeking a Legal Personnel and Professional Development Assistant based in the New York, NY office. The Legal Personnel and Professional Development Assistant will have firm-wide responsibility as part of the Legal Personnel Department, and will provide critical support for attorney onboarding, attorney training and development, evaluations and legal recruiting. The hours are M-F 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., but flexibility to work additional hours is required. This position works closely with Director of Legal Personnel, the Recruiting & Legal Personnel Manager and Manager of Professional Development, but will also regularly interact with attorneys, managers and administrators throughout the firm. We are a collaborative and busy team and we are looking for someone who is eager to jump in. We offer a challenging and amiable work environment, competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Assists with monitoring attorney admissions bar and records
Assist with associate and paralegal review processes
Assist with administrative aspects of lateral associate hiring, and the 1L and 2L summer associate interviewing processes
Scheduling of lateral associate orientation
Assist with lateral associate integration programming
Assist with Summer Program events, evaluations, assignment tracking, and surveys
Maintain personnel files and viDesktop (viRecruit, Performance Management) records
Create and maintain internal tracking documents
Compile data in response to external surveys and other requests
Assist with first year orientation programming
Help coordinate social and morale events and other special events logistics
Perform various administrative duties for the attorney personnel, professional development and recruiting department as needed including processing of expense reports and invoices
Additional related responsibilities and tasks as directed by team
Previous law firm or professional experience preferred
Strong written and oral communication skills
Discretion, good judgment
Ability to take initiative and juggle multiple priorities
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Must be team oriented
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with applicant tracking systems and evaluation platforms a plus
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
About Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
A powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP values the success of our clients above all. Skilled practitioners in the areas of litigation, regulatory, real estate, corporate and bankruptcy combine talents to address the unique complexities of our clients’ legal challenges. We are practical in our advice and creative in our approach.
Founded in 1836, we’ve got history behind us, and we’re just getting started. For more than 180 years, Kelley Drye has provided legal counsel carefully connected to our client’s business strategies and has measured success by the real value we create. We apply a wealth of experience to 21st-century business problems.
Kelley Drye is a firm of more than 300 lawyers and other professionals practicing in New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles and San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; Stamford, Connecticut; Parsippany, New Jersey; and Houston, Texas.