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Recruiting Coordinator, Law Firm

  • HR & Recruiting
  • Full-time
  • San Francisco, Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Staffing provides exceptional supporting talent to the world's most innovative entrepreneurs from founder, through to investor and philanthropist. Connecting the best people to the best companies since 1979.

A leading international law firm is seeking a Recruiting Coordinator for their Palo Alto or San Francisco office. This position will support hiring at various levels across the organization, special projects assigned by partners and recruiting managers, and work directly with practicing attorneys, university leaders, and future legal associates. The Recruiting Coordinator should manage workflows with meticulous detail and be a natural conversationalist. Candidate and university outreach are major components of this role, so a high level of customer service and passion for recruitment is a must.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate HR, managerial, financial, and event planning elements of the Summer Associate program

  • Provide support to local lawyers through human resources procedures

  • Maintain recruiting database and utilize its primary functions; applicant tracking, generate outreach templates and recruitment assets, and statistical reporting

  • Manage on-campus recruiting events for law students at participating colleges

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all law school recruitment follow up interviews and offers

  • Collaborate with local hiring partners and employment committees to coordinate follow up with 1L and 2L candidates

  • Communicate with lawyers, staff, colleagues, vendors, partner universities, law students, and potential lateral attorney hires on a daily or frequent basis

  • Handle highly confidential information discretely and professionally

  • Perform all ad hoc projects requested by partners and recruitment leadership



  • 2+ years of legal recruiting experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Knowledge of HR onboarding/off-boarding

  • Legal terminology and industry awareness

  • Ability to communicate effectively and with poise

  • Occasional travel, evenings, and weekends as needed

  • Potential for hybrid schedule

  • Proof of vaccination