Legal Recruiting Coordinator

Human ResourcesAll Practice AreasDallas, TX, Houston, TX

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking a Legal Recruiting Coordinator to join the Dallas, TX or Houston, TX offices. The Coordinator will be part of a regional recruitment team responsible for all lawyer hiring and onboarding for the firm’s four offices in Texas – Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston - and will report to the Regional Recruitment Manager for this region. In addition to local office duties, this Coordinator will have a dual-reporting role to the firmwide lateral recruiting team. We expect this will include involvement in lateral partner candidate interviews and feedback collection, analysis of lateral associate job opening requests, lateral associate sourcing and marketing initiatives, and data tracking.

Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are required. We seek a highly motivated individual who desires to build their skill set and expand their exposure within the legal industry by working alongside lawyers and allied professionals in a variety of geographic markets.

Student and Lateral Associate Recruitment: Coordinate details for candidate interviews, including interviewer scheduling, feedback, candidate travel arrangements and expense reimbursements; collaborate with Recruiting Manager and firmwide team to develop and execute law school recruitment events and necessary follow-up; assist in producing necessary correspondence related to recruiting efforts; assist with the preparation, coordination, and scheduling of on-campus and job fair interviews; process resumes received from candidates, placement firms, and referrals; collaborate closely with DE&I team to ensure recruitment efforts align with diversity goals; maintain recruitment ATS and all recruitment and candidates files; maintain expenses and monitor budget
Summer Associate Program: Coordinate events, including orientation, training programs, and social events; assist with tracking of summer associate assignments and evaluations; attend summer associate events as necessary; assist in producing necessary correspondence related to the program
Talent Management: Coordinate pre-arrival and onboarding details for new lawyers, including, but not limited to, bar examination and review course fees, stipend payments, orientation programs, and new hire paperwork; coordinate portions of the lateral integration program for Texas hires

• Working on ad hoc projects and completing other operational or administrative duties as required

• Ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience in recruiting, talent management, or training and development, preferably in a law firm or other professional services industry
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Must have a professional demeanor and demonstrated ability to work well with lawyers, management, other administrators and support staff
• Must demonstrate the ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally
• Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task
• Must be able to work in a demanding, fast-paced, and service-oriented environment
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that will require periodic overtime, especially during the summer months
• Must be highly proficient with MS Office Suite and PeopleSoft or other HRIS/applicant data tracking systems



K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.