Oversee the summer and entry-level legal recruiting program working with the firm’s Entry-level Recruiting Committee Chairperson and committee members, office leadership, practice group chairs.
Manage the on-campus interview cycle to include tracking and managing candidates from the resume screening stage through callback interviews; manage and aggregate all interview feedback. Serve as the initial and ongoing point of contact for summer, entry-level and lateral associate candidates. Conduct initial phone screen interviews with attorneys.
Develop summer program, including budget, social and training calendar, assignment process and assigning mentors. Collect and maintain work product and evaluations. Team with entry-level hiring committee and office management to ensure success of each summer associate, and prepare materials for end of summer offer meeting. Work with BBS Events staff and Recruiting Coordinator to plan and execute firm-sponsored social events.
Participate in law school campus events and law student job fairs to increase and improve visibility at targeted law schools. Develop and foster key contacts with law schools.
Work closely with the Entry-level Recruiting Committee, practice group chairs, office management, managing directors and other professional departments regarding the extension of offers, follow-up, and office set-up and orientation and integration upon arrival for the summer program.
Organize local information for firm-wide legal recruiting projects (i.e., online summer associate directory, annual NALP forms, firm wide summer event, AmLaw and Vault surveys).
Track and analyze the results of Summer Associate class outcomes to create meaningful data for a better understanding of future success factors.
Each year analyze strengths and weaknesses of the summer program and offer strategies for continual improvement of the summer program.
Conduct exit meetings for departing summer associates.
Manage all aspects of the entry-level including resume submission processing, candidate tracking, scheduling interviews, aggregating feedback, providing office tours, coordinating candidate reimbursements for travel and expenses, initiating conflicts reviews, coordinating candidate relocation, and providing ongoing candidate management.
Monitor market trends to keep Firm management and the Director of Attorney Recruiting apprised of trends in salary, bonus and other benefits related to associates and summer associates.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required; JD Preferred
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in legal recruitment or in law school career services. Prior experience in law school admissions also considered.
Prior legal recruiting experience with the ability to manage sourcing and hiring law students and lateral associates. Experience with on-campus recruiting, callbacks, and summer associate programs is strongly preferred.
Thorough knowledge of NALP’s principles and standards.
Maturity and seasoning that engenders respect and trust from others. Good judgment, professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative style.