Attorney Development & Recruiting Assistant

Los Angeles

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking an Attorney Development & Recruiting Assistant to join our Attorney Development team in the Los Angeles office. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, this position will play an integral role in helping the Firm provide high-quality service and support.

The Attorney Development & Recruiting Assistant provides support to the Attorney Development department in a variety of areas, including recruitment, onboarding, training and development for attorneys and summer associates, event planning and attendance, database management and special projects. This role reports to the Attorney Development & Recruiting Administrator.

  • Assists with all aspects of the on-campus interview (OCI) and lateral interview process: maintains the applicant tracking database (LawCruit); plans and organizes the fall OCI calendar and on-campus events; schedules callback interviews; prepares and distributes interview schedules; gathers interview evaluations; and prepares handouts for Hiring Committee meetings.
  • Assists with all aspects of the summer associate program: helps plan and execute social and training events; on-boards summer associates; and facilitates the work distribution and evaluation processes.
  • Assists with coordination of attorney trainings.
  • Maintains and updates the CE Manager database with new courses and CLE certificate entries and enters courses into the PCAM database.  Prepares materials for CLE Trainings.
  • Process local law school, diversity and pro bono related sponsorships as necessary.
  • Assists with event planning and coordination.
  • Assists with management of vendor/event contracts: makes revisions per firm policies and preferences; negotiates rates; and coordinates approval between the firm's General Counsel and vendors.
  • Acts as a point of contact for attorneys, summer associates and applicants.
  • Handle background check processing and work with the conflicts department for new hires.
  • Assists with aspects of professional development, women's initiatives, diversity and the mentor program as needed.
  • Answers phones, prepares check requests, processes department expenses, maintains spreadsheets, copies, files, scans, and completes special projects as assigned.   
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Provide assistance with department overflow and coverage.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software  (e.g., LawCruit, CE Manager, Symplicity) and operating systems
  • Knowledge of Firm operations, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Self-starter with a strong initiative and leadership skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to attend evening events, sometimes with short notice and with increased frequency during peak periods of the recruiting cycle
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • One year of experience in an administrative/clerical role in a law firm or other professional services firm
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