Attorney Recruiting Coordinator

Website Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with more than 4,000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking an Attorney Recruiting Coordinator for our Northern California offices. This position will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of activities supporting the overall planning, management, and administration of student and lateral attorney recruiting and integration, including on-campus student recruiting, planning of the summer associate program, orientation, and special projects for the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. This position requires a very high energy level and flexibility with occasional business travel to law schools and other Morgan Lewis offices and overtime, specifically evenings and weekends during the summer and fall.


This position offers the opportunity to gain the experience, connections, and continuous learning through routine engagement with all levels of the firm’s professional staff, lawyers, and leadership.


Although currently remote, upon reopening of the office, this position can be resident in either our San Francisco or Silicon Valley (Palo Alto) office location with a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.


Key responsibilities include:


On-Campus Recruiting:

Receives and reviews incoming resumes.
Travels on-campus and accompanies attorneys to on-campus interviews.
Welcomes students in hospitality suites.
Responds to applicant inquiries.
Drafts student status correspondence; offers and declines after-interview letters (when administrative assistant is not available).
Coordinates interview schedules:
Prepares candidate interview packages.
Coordinates on-campus interview registration/resume screening/contact with local law schools.
Schedules and coordinates callback interviews.
Coordinates hospitality suites and follow up dinners.
Maintains relationship/communication with law school placement offices.
Assists with organization and planning of student receptions.
Compiles information for NALP.
Maintains LawCruit and other on-campus recruiting databases; prepares status reports (when administrative assistant is not available).
Assists manager with preparation for recruiting committee meetings.
Prepares and processes candidate travel expenses.
Lateral Associate Recruiting:

Assists Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager with initiating searches.
Coordinates scheduling, screening and callback interviews with candidates and attorneys.
Prepares candidate interview packages.
Follows and completes lateral hiring checklist procedures.
Summer Associate Program:

Assists with preparation of agendas for committee meetings; attends meetings as directed.
Assists summer associates with all aspects of relocation, as needed.
Prepares Summer Associate page on Morgan Lewis intranet site.
Coordinates Summer Associate office orientation.
Assists in the planning and organization of summer events.
Attends summer associate events.
Develops relationship with summer associates.
Communicates frequently with summer associates regarding integration and summer experience.
Responds to questions and requests from summer associates and attorneys about summer program.
Fall Associate Orientation:

Coordinates Bar Exam Registration and Bar Review Courses.
Coordinates salary stipends while studying for the Bar Exam.
Assists with the Fall Associate orientation.

Attends and participates in professional recruiting meetings.
Assists the manager with law school outreach programs.
Coordinates due diligence for students and laterals.
Coordinates conflict clearance for students and laterals.
Prepares offer letters.
Prepares Personnel Action Notices, as required.
Supports other projects, as assigned.
Attends process and educational meetings.
Performs various assignments at the request of Professional Recruiting Committee, Office Managing Partners and Practice Group Leaders.
Fields daily recruiting/legal personnel questions for attorneys, fall associates, summer associates and laterals.

Additional Summer Responsibilities:

Assists Manager with coordination of the summer program (including training programs, orientation, events, etc.).
Assists with assignment process, collecting evaluations and other tasks as needed.
Helps assemble mid-summer and end-of-summer evaluation packets for Hiring Partner and Recruiting Committee.
Act as a main contact to all summer associates; respond to general questions from summer associates and attorneys about the program.
Additional Fall Responsibilities

Assists with on-campus registration.
Assists in preparation of on-campus materials.
Assists with the coordination of law school recruiting events.
Greets recruits upon arrival and escort them to interviews.
Prepares and distribute interview schedules.
Compiles weekly Recruiting Committee materials.
Collects interview evaluations and prepare summary.
Assists with updating and maintaining various recruiting materials/forms.
Experience and qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant professional experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Human resources, recruiting, or related experience in a law firm or professional services/consulting organization preferred but not required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to exceptional client service and dedication to high-quality work.
Time management and organizational skills to prioritize work and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.
Ability to work independently as well as manage projects and assignments in a collaborative team environment.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a wide range of individuals with differing opinions and diverse personalities.
Discretion in dealing with confidential information.
Proficiency with Outlook, Microsoft Office, familiarity using a CRM system, and ability to adapt to new software programs.