Washington DC
Human Resources

Legal Recruiting Assistant

CM Legal

Legal Recruiting Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Legal Recruiting Assistant provides administrative support to the Legal Recruiting department.
  • Assists with the organization and implementation of the Summer Associate Program, including but not limited to, tracking pre-arrival information, drafting arrival notices, scheduling orientation sessions and exit interviews, creating nametags, and assisting in the planning of social events and training programs.
  • Assists with all aspects of the on-campus interview process, including, but not limited to, registering for on-campus interview programs, resume collect programs and job fairs, maintaining on-campus interview and candidate files, and scheduling candidates for interviews.
  • Responsible for answering the Recruiting Department main phone line and directing calls as appropriate.
  • Responsible for monitoring the general Legal Recruiting Outlook email account on a daily basis and fielding emails as appropriate.
  • Assists with organization of lateral associate and judicial clerk candidate applications, including but not limited to, preparing summaries of candidates for hiring partner review and corresponding with select search firms.
  • Maintains legal recruiting database, viRecruit, and all candidate files. Primary team member for entering all applications into viRecruit.
  • Prepares all department correspondence to potential candidates and incoming legal personnel.
  • Coordinates payments for incoming and lateral associate hires (bar, clerkship, moving/travel expenses), as well as travel expenses for associate and summer associate candidates.
  • Provides direct administrative support to senior team members and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion. Demonstrates use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Balances competing priorities and works efficiently under the pressure of meeting multiple deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job; accepts responsibility and takes initiative.
  • Must be available to work additional hours, specifically May through September.
  • A college degree is strongly preferred.



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