Sidley Austin LLP

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This is a part-time position with hours from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday.


A Receptionist operates the firm’s telephone equipment to relay incoming, outgoing, and interoffice calls, and manages the reception desk by performing the following Duties and Responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answers incoming calls; routes calls to the appropriate personnel and takes accurate messages.
  • Receives client and vendor visitors to the firm; obtains their names and the nature of their business, and directs them to the appropriate individuals within the firm or to the conference center.
  • Receives visiting Sidley personnel and assists them with any questions or other needs.
  • Schedules and confirms conference room requests.
  • Reserves Visiting Attorney offices.
  • Assists with after-hours meal requests.
  • Logs incoming and outgoing envelopes and packages as received, and notifies recipients immediately.
  • Provides basic Firm information to callers and visitors.
  • Maintains standard desk operating procedures and the professional appearance of the reception area.
  • Maintains a safe and unobstructed work area, including a neat and well-organized desk.
  • Demonstrates safe work practices.
  • Assists other personnel as requested by the Office Manager or HR Generalist, and performs other work related duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email


Education and/or Experience:


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)



  • Previous experience in a law firm or professional services environment


Other Skills and Abilities:

In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with lawyers, staff, managers, clients, and the public Ability to understand oral instructions and to ask for clarification when necessary

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.