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Why Kirkland?
Kirkland is a thriving and energetic place to work. A key success factor has been the recruitment of talented and diverse individuals whose ideas drive the Firm forward. If you want to work at a firm that promotes achievement and growth, we invite you to learn more about Kirkland.

Quality and Caliber of Work
From your first day, you will work on interesting cases and transactions involving challenging legal issues. Working directly with partners, you will get stimulating and substantive client experience early in your career. As a result, as a Kirkland associate, you can develop more quickly than your peers at other firms.

Reputation and Prestige
Kirkland is well-known and well-regarded in the legal and business community. We are very proud of our reputation because it is built by and is a reflection of everyone who works here.

Our People
Kirkland attorneys have different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, work styles, aspirations and experiences. But what they all share is motivation, intelligence and a passion for what they do. At Kirkland, you will work with diverse colleagues and partners you can learn from and respect. Learn more about what it is like to be a Kirkland lawyer from members of our team.

We understand that talent must be rewarded. That is why total compensation is top of the market at Kirkland.

Open Assignment System
Through the Firm's open assignment system, attorneys have the ability to shape their career and work experiences. The system emphasizes entrepreneurial initiative and allows associates to customize their practice for growth and success.

Self-Management Model
Attorneys are free to manage their work and time as they see fit and do not have to meet a minimum billable hour requirement.

Quality Resources
Kirkland has a great base of top-tier practitioners, and our support staff is always ready to help. No matter what the question is — a small administrative issue or a complex legal problem — there is always someone willing and able to assist.

Kirkland utilizes state-of-the-art technology and continuously improves its technology infrastructure by offering new applications, training and proficiency tools. Kirkland support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our ability to function at the very highest level of our profession is significantly enhanced by building a team of lawyers who bring us the benefits of a broad range of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and personal backgrounds. This is reflected not only in our policies, programs and committees, but also through Kirkland's efforts to build and maintain a culture that values and gathers strength from difference. Additionally, we are proud to sponsor the 1L Diversity Scholars Program, which allows selected 1Ls to participate in a one-day program where they will gain early exposure to one of the world’s leading law firms, as well as the 2L Diversity Fellowship Program, which provides stipends to several second-year students at ABA accredited law schools around the country each year.

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