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.
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 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 lateral 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
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 initiatives 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
Prepare communications related to offers, and related correspondence and follow-up
Assist with orientation for, and integration of, new hires and summer associates
Coordinate firm’s relationships with local hotels and order firm gifts and giveaways, and monitor inventory
Complete general administrative tasks of the Professional Recruitment and Development Department
Other duties as assigned
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
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is a proud equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (where applicant is qualified to perform the essential functions* of the job with or without reasonable accommodations), medical condition, protected veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
About Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Neal Gerber Eisenberg was founded in 1986 by a group of lawyers of widely diverse backgrounds and personalities. Entrepreneurial and independent-minded as individuals, these lawyers were committed to a firm culture and style of practice that encouraged collaboration among colleagues at all levels. Each of the founders brought to the enterprise years of experience in and deep substantive knowledge of specialized areas of law, yet each favored practicing in ways that were broadly interdisciplinary, recognizing the fresh perspectives that approach could bring to every client matter.
The firm has grown and thrived in large part because so many of our clients have been strongly entrepreneurial and individualistic and have seen their own values and outlooks mirrored in us. Our clients appreciate that we do not view their businesses generically, but understand the uniqueness of who they are, what they do, and the legal and practical challenges they may face; that we recognize that a particular strategy or solution for one client may not be suitable for another, even if they operate in similar spheres; and, above all, that we listen. Our goal is to know the client and the client’s busin...ess as thoroughly as possible and bring creative insight to every matter. Knowing what makes each client special is what makes us special.
With 150 lawyers, Neal Gerber Eisenberg is one of the largest single-office law firms in the nation. The scope of our practice is both international and domestic and covers a full range of legal services, including transactions of all kinds, litigation, and intellectual property. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies as well as small and mid-sized businesses; public companies as well as private equity firms; established institutions and start-ups. Personalized service to entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals and families is a keystone of our practice. We also are dedicated to improving the life of our community by working with public service organizations and by making legal services available, pro bono, to those who might otherwise lack access to justice.
For more than 30 years, we’ve succeeded—and helped our clients succeed—by deploying the best legal talent as efficiently as possible, by thinking collaboratively and “outside the box,” and by partnering with our clients to achieve the results they desire. At a time when many law firms see themselves as institutions, Neal Gerber Eisenberg continues to hold that rendering legal services is a person-to-person endeavor.