Attorney Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
The Legal Recruiting Assistant provides administrative support to the Legal Recruiting department.
Assists with the organization and implementation of the Summer Associate Program, including but not limited to, tracking pre-arrival information, drafting arrival notices, scheduling orientation sessions and exit interviews, creating nametags, and assisting in the planning of social events and training programs.
Assists with all aspects of the on-campus interview process, including, but not limited to, registering for on-campus interview programs, resume collect programs and job fairs, maintaining on-campus interview and candidate files, and scheduling candidates for interviews.
Responsible for monitoring the general Legal Recruiting Outlook email account on a daily basis and fielding emails as appropriate.
Assists the Legal Recruitment Manager with organization of lateral associate and judicial clerk candidate applications, including but not limited to, preparing summaries of candidates for hiring partner review and corresponding with select search firms.
Maintains legal recruiting database, viRecruit, and all candidate files.
Prepares all department correspondence to potential candidates and incoming legal personnel.
Coordinates payments for incoming and lateral associate hires (bar, clerkship, moving/travel expenses), as well as travel expenses for associate and summer associate candidates.
Performs other duties as assigned.
For California-based Professional Development training programs, serve as point of contact for internal presenters and outside consultants and vendors. Manage program scheduling, registration, and logistics including conference facilities, food service, and technology. Assemble, produce and distribute training materials. Draft and distribute program communications. Assist in promotion of professional development activities.
Have a knowledge of California CLE rules and support CLE administration and record-keeping for attorneys resident in the California offices.
Manage record-keeping for information on California associates (e.g. attrition data, action plans, coaching information, mentoring, etc.).
Assist with the administration of associate and counsel evaluation processes. Support Director in pursuing completion of evaluations, scheduling of evaluation meetings, and other activities involved in delivering evaluations to attorneys.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; proofreads accurately, efficiently and dependably.
Must be available to work additional hours, specifically May through September.
Exercises confidentiality and discretion.
Demonstrates use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills.
Balances competing priorities and works efficiently under the pressure of meeting multiple deadlines with frequent interruptions.
Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job; accepts responsibility and takes initiative.
A college degree is strongly preferred.
About Covington & Burling LLP
From our offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, we practice as one firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and the quality of our work on their behalf, and that include an emphasis on teamwork among our lawyers and other professionals and a belief in the obligation of lawyers to make legal services available to all who need them.
Our lawyers are recognized nationally and internationally for their legal skills and the depth of their expertise. Many have served in senior government positions. Virtually all of them provide public service through pro bono representation. The diversity of our lawyers strengthens our ability to evaluate issues confronting our clients and to communicate effectively on their behalf in any setting. And because every client is a client of the firm, not of any specific lawyer, every client has the ability to call on any of our lawyers as needed.