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Attorney Recruiting Assistant

💼 Graduate Job

San Francisco

🤑 $52K - $57K

AI generated summary

  • Bachelor's degree, 1 year administrative experience in professional environment, proficiency in Microsoft Office, strong problem-solving skills, ability to work well with team, prioritize, maintain confidentiality, client service focus, flexible, detail-oriented, excellent communication skills, ability to work in fast-paced environment, willingness to work additional hours when needed.
  • Assisting in planning and executing summer associate programs, coordinating recruitment events and interviews, managing applicant files, supporting new employee onboarding, and facilitating career development initiatives for attorneys at a prestigious law firm in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Graduate Job

Legal, People, HR & AdministrationSan Francisco


  • The Talent Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Attorney Recruiting Assistant in the San Francisco office. The Attorney Recruiting Assistant is responsible for assisting the Attorney Recruiting and Career Development & Advancement teams. The ideal candidate is creative and team-oriented with a focus on client service.  


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of administrative support experience, ideally in a professional services, corporate, or law firm environment.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to work well with all levels of firm personnel, establish effective working relationships throughout the firm and react to challenging situations appropriately.
  • Must be creative, flexible, adaptable to change and results oriented.
  • Excellent administrative and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to respect, protect, and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Possess reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting solid attention to detail is paramount.
  • Exceptional client service, both internal and external.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

People, HR & Administration


  • Summer Program:
  • Assisting the Attorney Recruiting Manager in planning the summer associate programs in San Francisco and Silicon Valley; including but not limited to, planning events, coordinating summer associate arrival and departure dates, and assisting with assignment evaluation collection, as needed.
  • Facilitating the end-of-summer exit process.
  • “Fall” Recruiting:
  • Partnering with career services personnel and faculty to raise the firm’s profile on campus; organizing, tracking, and following-up for career development meetings; interacting with the network of former Arnold & Porter summer associates.
  • Working with the attorney recruiting team and National Hiring Committee representatives to implement an overall recruiting strategy.
  • Supporting the lateral associate interview process including identifying and presenting candidates, scheduling interviews, and collecting post-interview evaluations.
  • Providing support for the callback interview process; scheduling, greeting, and maintaining communication with candidates.
  • Coordinating the on-campus interview process, including but not limited to, registering, scheduling, preparing interview materials, and submitting interview feedback forms to interviewing schools.
  • Preparing expense forms and check requests, as needed.
  • Assisting plan callback events, offer dinners and receptions, and offer visits.
  • Coordinating twice weekly decision meetings during the callback process.
  • Coordinating campus outreach events, including on-campus events designed to market the firm.
  • Lateral, Entry-Level, Staff Attorney & Judicial Clerk Hiring:
  • Assisting the attorney recruiting team to hire and integrate judicial clerks, entry-level and lateral associates, and staff attorneys.
  • Posting open positions on the firm’s external website and other job boards.
  • Maintaining applicant files in the firm’s applicant tracking system.
  • Supporting the pre-employment process (including offer approval, offer letters, reference checks, etc.)
  • Acting as liaison for new employees with other firm departments.
  • Career Development & Advancement:
  • Supporting the Director of Career Development & Advancement with new partner and counsel academy.
  • Assisting the team with projects throughout the year including, but not limited to, coordination of virtual and in-person programs and management of jobs database and intranet page, in addition to other department resources.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco


52000 - 57000 USD