Website Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, a powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, is seeking a Legal Personnel and Professional Development Assistant based in the New York, NY office. The Legal Personnel and Professional Development Assistant will have firm-wide responsibility as part of the Legal Personnel Department, and will provide critical support for attorney onboarding, attorney training and development, evaluations and legal recruiting.  The hours are M-F 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., but flexibility to work additional hours is required.  This position works closely with Director of Legal Personnel, the Recruiting & Legal Personnel Manager and Manager of Professional Development, but will also regularly interact with attorneys, managers and administrators throughout the firm.  We are a collaborative and busy team and we are looking for someone who is eager to jump in.  We offer a challenging and amiable work environment, competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Assists with monitoring attorney admissions bar and records
  • Assist with associate and paralegal review processes
  • Assist with administrative aspects of lateral associate hiring, and the 1L and 2L summer associate interviewing processes
  • Scheduling of lateral associate orientation
  • Assist with lateral associate integration programming
  • Assist with Summer Program events, evaluations, assignment tracking, and surveys
  • Maintain personnel files and viDesktop (viRecruit, Performance Management) records
  • Create and maintain internal tracking documents
  • Compile data in response to external surveys and other requests
  • Assist with first year orientation programming
  • Help coordinate social and morale events and other special events logistics
  • Perform various administrative duties for the attorney personnel, professional development and recruiting department as needed including processing of expense reports and invoices
  • Additional related responsibilities and tasks as directed by team


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Previous law firm or professional experience preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Discretion, good judgment
  • Ability to take initiative and juggle multiple priorities
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be team oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with applicant tracking systems and evaluation platforms a plus

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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