Attorney Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is a Chicago Loop law firm seeking a Legal Recruiting Coordinator. This individual will support the Professional Recruitment and Development Department and will report to the Director of Talent & Diversity. This individual will also be responsible for coordinating all aspects of law student and lateral recruitment and will help support the firm’s diversity initiatives.
This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff, and the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail orientated, and have strong communication skills.
Responsibilities: • Serve as an ambassador of the firm with candidates, summer associates, law school administration, law student organizations, vendors and diversity organizations • Coordinate all aspects of law school recruiting and the summer program, as well as support the lateral recruitment process • Plan on-campus receptions, law school events related to fall recruiting, summer events, and practice group lunches • Participate in relevant professional associations for law firm recruitment (CALPA and NALP) • Assist leadership with the recruitment process, including processing and tracking applications, scheduling interviews, preparing correspondence, preparing interview schedules and packets • Maintain and update print/online attorney recruitment material, the intranet page, as well as, the “Careers” section of firm website • Maintain records for employment activity tracking • Log and respond to lateral, headhunter, and law student inquiries • Prepare law school recruiting statistics after fall recruiting • Assist in the preparation of annual budget for recruitment and diversity activities and coordinating law school sponsorships and events • Coordinate bar exam expenses/reimbursements, bar exam care packages, post-bar celebrations, bar admission gifts and in-house receptions • Process relocation expenses • Support the Diversity Committee and assist with developing and implementing diversity programming for the firm • Coordinate diversity sponsorships and attorney attendance at sponsored diversity events, including in-house receptions and firm visits • Assist with planning and executing firm initiatives and events such as attorney retreats • Prepare offer letters and related correspondence and follow-up • Assist with orientation for, and integration of, new hires and summer associates • Support the Hiring Committee in evaluation process, including the preparation of evaluation summary reports, and other materials for hiring committee meetings • Update NALP forms and complete other necessary forms and surveys for law schools • Assist in weekly preparation of work status reports • Coordinate firm’s relationships with local hotels and order firm gifts and giveaways and monitor inventory • Coordinate review processes • Complete general administrative tasks of the Professional Recruitment and Development Department • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree • Minimum 2 years related experience in law firm or professional services firm • Familiarity with viDesktop a strong plus • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment • Ability to work well in a team environment and build consensus with colleagues • Strong verbal and written communication • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously • Attention to detail is critical • Results oriented; strong work ethic • Ability to sit for long periods of time • Ability to stand for a length of time at a photocopier • Ability to bend, reach, twist and push while sitting or standing
About Neal Gerber Eisenberg
Neal Gerber Eisenberg (NGE) is a Chicago-based law firm of more than 140 attorneys spanning 23 practice groups. Our client base consists of privately and publically held companies, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and high net worth individuals, and reflects virtually every business segment. It also includes a number of Fortune 100 companies.
NGE is a great place to start and build your career. We work hard an finding talent and work just as hard to at nurturing the talent. We are proud of our open and inclusive environment, where individuality is valued and unique perspectives are sought.