The coordinator will help plan and coordinate the firm’s recruiting and diversity efforts. S/he will be responsible for coordinating relevant recruiting/diversity programs and meetings, supporting the firm’s various affinity networks, recruiting efforts for on campus interviewing (OCI) and lateral candidates and assisting in the development and implementation of recruiting and diversity initiatives.
Essential duties –
Assist with preparation and scheduling of programs and events (summer program events, legal recruiting trainings, heritage month celebrations, speaker series, etc..)
Schedule candidates for their interviews with attorneys in various practice areas.
Log in candidate applications and documents into vi desktop system (including laterals, law clerks, and law school students.)
Work with accounting department to ensure all expenses for Recruiting and Diversity are submitted.
Assist to coordinate and host ten-week summer program for Law School students upon recruitment.
Join attorneys to visit law school campuses and recruit 1L/2L students.
Compile and prepare data for women’s circles and diversity committee opportunities.
Process expense and reimbursement costs.
Self-starter with a high attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Strong writer, proofreader and editor.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a wide-range of lawyers and staff.
Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to multi-task and generate quality work product in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.
Ability to hand confidential information and sensitive matters with discretion and professionalism.
About Kramer Levin
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP has always been infused with an entrepreneurial spirit – a potent blend of proactivity, creativity and pragmatism. From 1968, when we began with six partners and eight associates, to today as a full-service law firm with approximately 375 attorneys in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris. Kramer Levin has grown exponentially on the strength of our people, our performance and the clients we serve. From the start, our attorneys have shared a vision that defies the traditional law firm stereotype and emphasizes a commitment to excellence and professionalism in an environment that respects teamwork, collegiality, flexibility and individuality. We welcome a sense of humor and offer a friendly, informal work environment. The range of matters brought to us by our clients – major corporations, smaller entrepreneurial enterprises and individuals – requires our lawyers (even in our most niche practices) to develop broad-based knowledge and skill. The repetitive, assembly line practice of law does not exist at Kramer Levin. Our attorneys develop rapidly in a non-hierarchical setting in which we consciously strive to provide hands-on, direct participation i...n legal matters. Learning, teaching, and mentoring are ongoing, integral parts of our culture.
Associates take an active part in Kramer Levin’s development. Associates have their own elected committee that monitors issues of concern to them and meets regularly with partners to discuss issues of mutual interest (e.g., compensation, professional development and work environment). They actively participate in four other key firm committees – recruiting, pro bono, diversity and summer program steering.
To supplement the firm's professional development program which includes a full array of in-house training programs, each associate has a $1,250 annual budget to spend on continuing education. Kramer Levin encourages associates to be as entrepreneurial as our clients by mastering both business development and lawyering skills. Associates receive a percentage of the billings generated by clients they bring into the firm; and after their second year of practice, associates receive a personal stipend to develop client relationships.
Our summer program offers a realistic experience. Rather than a forced rotation through our departments, we offer summer associates a choice of “sampling” practice areas in which they are interested, while trying to give them a sense of the work involved in several practice areas. We fully involve summer associates in day-to-day practice and assign work comparable to that given to junior associates. Summer associates participate in our departmental meetings, firm-wide events and training programs, and have opportunities to attend court hearings, discovery proceedings, negotiating sessions, closings and client meetings. Every summer associate is offered the opportunity to work on a pro bono matter, and associates are encouraged to pursue pro bono and community service opportunities of their choice, which are fully supported by the firm and credited as billable time.