Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! Davis Wright Tremaine is looking for a Lawyer Recruiting Coordinator to join our team in one of our California offices (Los Angeles or San Francisco). At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.

This position is responsible for providing professional support to the Lawyer Recruiting Managers with a particular focus on lawyer recruiting activity in our California offices.

Lateral Attorney Hiring
  • Assist Lawyer Recuiting Managers with all aspects of lateral hiring and integration
    • Prepare due diligence documents as requested by manager
    • Prepare interview schedules and candidate packets
    • Assist managers with lateral attorney sourcing activities
    • Prepare offer letters and regret letters
    • Prepare check requests and reimbursements for lateral hiring activity
    • Greet lateral candidates as needed
    • Prepare reports on hiring activity, as requested by managers
  • Assist new hires with relocation
  • Source for candidates as needed
Attorney Onboarding and Integration
  • Develop and schedule orientation for new attorney hires
  • Work with firm management to provide integration support for lateral attorney hires
Administrative Tasks
  • Process incoming mail
  • Enter applicant information into the recruiting database as needed
  • Maintain electronic files
  • Order lunches or make reservations, as needed
  • Handle details for miscellaneous events or department functions, as needed
  • Assist with other HR projects, as needed
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality. Adhere to schedule by being timely on breaks, lunches and meetings
Prior administrative experience in law firm or other professional services recruiting is required
Experience with data management software is required.  Experience with recruiting databases is preferred
Experience synthesizing and analyzing data is preferred
High school diploma or GED is required.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel is required.  Experience with PowerPoint, Office 2016, Windows 10, and viRecruit is preferred  
Strong interpersonal, communication and technical skills are required
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, staff and other business contacts is required
Ability to read and write English, including the ability to compose memoranda, agenda, letters, etc. 
Ability to organize assignments, work under pressure and meet deadlines
High degree of attention to detail
Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.  We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.


Application Instructions

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