Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Organize activities related to the recruiting and hiring of lawyers (entry level, lateral, and non-partner track career attorneys) and assists with other recruitment initiatives as required. Assists the Legal Recruiting Department leadership including the Director of Legal Recruiting and local Legal Recruiting Manager and works with other Legal Recruiting staff on all matters related to hiring.
Support the on-campus recruiting process, including organizing and hosting hospitality suites, prepare materials needed for call back meetings, scheduling screening and callback interviews, meet and greet candidates, track and follow-up with attorneys for evaluations, assist manager in organizing agenda materials for local office hiring partner meetings, updating legal recruiting database and coordinates appropriate communication to candidates regarding their employment status.
Continuously keep on-campus interviewing lawyers apprised of the status of their call back candidates.
Network and partner with career services personnel and faculty to raise firm’s profile.
Help to organize outreach initiatives, including attending and engaging candidates at 1L recruiting receptions designed to market the firm.
Support the execution of the local office summer associate program including logistical planning, work assignment tracking , preparing for mid-summer and end-of-summer evaluations, organize and attend summer program meetings and summer associate social events and other duties associated with the summer program as assigned by the Legal Recruiting Manager.
Assist the Legal Recruiting Manager with lateral associate, career attorney and technical advisor recruiting initiatives including drafting job postings, reviewing and processing resumes, identifying and presenting qualified candidates to the PGLs , organize interview schedules, collect and synthesize interviewer’s feedback, generate offer letters, submit conflict and background checks paperwork and organize local orientation logistics.
Acts as liaison with legal placement agencies and/or prospective candidates from the initial screening stage through employment decision stage.
Assist with the administration of annual survey requests, including Vault and AmLaw.
Under the direction of the Legal Recruiting Manager, provides updates to the hiring web site and recruiting print materials.
Inputs and updates information into the legal recruiting database (LawCruit) for recruiting and tracking purposes.
Using the legal recruiting database (LawCruit), generate recruiting reports and statistics.
Represents the firm through membership at local legal recruiting organization (NYCRA); stay current of evolving developments in recruiting field.
Conducts market research with peer firm representatives as requested.
Performs additional duties as assigned by the Legal Recruiting Manager.
Support other members of HR and administrative staff on assigned projects.
Ability to recognize confidential information and to maintain confidentiality of such information.
Flexibility in responding quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel and with a wide spectrum of candidates.
Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
Ability to consult with attorneys and staff across levels of seniority to conduct searches to determine best approach to fulfilling staffing needs, re-evaluate as necessary.
Must be innovative and proactive in marketing firm to various candidate constituencies.
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to follow up and follow through.
Ability to multi-task, manage, and prioritize projects effectively.
Ability to work independently, under the direction of others, and as a part of a team.
Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
Proactive in learning and adapting to new systems and processes.
Ability to perform under stressful conditions in a thoughtful, organized, and professional manner.
Continually looks to streamline recruitment processes for greatest efficiency.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor's Degree Preferred
Three - six years of attorney recruiting experience at a mid-sized or large law firm or career services environment is preferred
Familiarity with and involvement in industry organizations, such as NYCRA, preferred.
Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with database programs (e.g., LawCruit, Symplicity); advanced social media (LinkedIn etc.) and web-based programs skills are highly desirable
Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
This is an exempt position. Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Some travel is required.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
Ropes & Gray is a preeminent global law firm with a 150-year heritage of providing the highest-quality advice on critical legal and business needs. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals.
The firm maintains a culture of collaboration, with colleagues frequently working together across our ...global office network. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo.
Many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions are longtime firm clients. We work with global industry leaders, start-ups, financial institutions, hospitals and health care organizations, colleges and universities, investment firms, and individuals, among other clients.
We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, business and securities litigation, privacy and data security, antitrust and government enforcement. Around the world, we particularly focus on the asset management, technology, health care and life sciences industries.
Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.