Legal Talent Coordinator

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Legal Talent Coordinator

Cooley is seeking a Legal Talent Coordinator to join the Legal Talent team.

Position Summary: Primarily responsible for coordinating local legal talent efforts. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Position Responsibilities:


Assist Legal Talent Manager with the coordination of interview processes (including lining up interviewers, scheduling office interviews and escorting recruits)
Assist in Local Hiring Committee meeting organization and provide support to local Hiring Committee as requested
Data entry of all search firm, unsolicited and on-campus applicants into the attorney recruiting database;
Assist in updating recruiting files and reports
Update and maintain local Hiring Committee materials
Monitor recruiting expenses and process recruit expense reimbursements
Assist in coordinating follow-up for recruits, including correspondence to recruits
Coordinate the organization of all applicant files, on-campus interview (OCI) planning files and other seasonal office files; set up new database and/or record books for each year
Assist the Legal Talent Manager in spring recruiting efforts which may include traveling to law schools (and, in some instances, an overnight stay) to assist in on-campus recruiting
Prepare OCI reservation forms and secure interview dates

Summer Program

Assist Legal Talent Manager with the planning of the summer associate program
Plan and organize various summer associate activities (e.g., luncheons, seminars, social activities)
Assist summer associates looking for housing
Assist Legal Talent Manager in preparation, completion and distribution of summer associate letters, questionnaire, conflict check and housing information
Assist in the planning for the local summer associate orientation and the assembly of documentation to be distributed to summer associates
Assist in the making of initial office assignments for summer associates and confirm other arrangements with departmental/support personnel
Assist in compiling/proof-reading summer associate picture book
Code expense reimbursements and maintain expense database


Maintain close communication with headhunters and recruiters in other law firms
Establish and maintain contact with law schools, minority law groups and other professionals involved in recruitment/placement
Prepare local fall recruiting (OCI) statistics including overall summary stats, individual school results, 2L/3L/Lateral hiring results
Assist in organization of Firm-sponsored receptions, including preparation and invitations

New Attorney Hires

Finalize and send out new associate letters, questionnaire, conflict check, bar information, relocation policy, etc.
Assist in the implementation of programs and events designed to integrate new and lateral attorneys into the Firm
Working with local and/or central HR, update and distribute local Attorney orientation materials.
Coordinate bar activities for all incoming attorneys including, but not limited to, taking the exam, reimbursements and other licensing matters
Supervise new associate mailings

Other Duties

Assist Legal Talent Manager in the preparation of status reports and charts
Assist the Legal Talent Manager in conducting an interviewer-training seminar
Assist Office Administrator and Facilities Manager in planning office moves (information re: hiring, including buddies, fields of interest, etc.)
Assist the Legal Talent Manager in ensuring that all Legal Talent forms and documents are kept current
Perform various clerical/secretarial duties for the attorney recruiting function as needed
Exercise care in the course of work to prevent injuries to oneself and co-workers
All other duties as assigned or required

Skills & Experience:


Available to work overtime, as required
After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications
2 + years’ experience working within and supporting legal talent/HR department


Bachelor’s Degree
HR software experience a plus
Prior experience in a law firm
Knowledge of current hiring/staffing/termination trends at other competing law firms


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Good presence
Ability to work well with others
Strong knowledge of the firm’s various practice areas, offices, and attorney staffing needs
Strong organizational skills with ability to juggle several tasks at once
Reliable and cooperative manner
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Proven supervisory and/or leadership skills

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package.


Pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, please find the compensation range specific to this role if based in CO, as well as a description of bonus and benefits generally applicable across all US offices.

Colorado pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on skillset and experience – $26 to $28 hourly.  Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus.  Employees in this role will have the option to elect various benefits, including medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, long-term care insurance, health savings accounts (if enrolled in an HDHP), health/dependent care spending accounts, 401(k) and profit sharing.
Other benefits include PTO and the option to participate in our tuition reimbursement program and wellness program, which includes fitness reimbursement each year.