Sidley Austin LLP

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Project Assistant

Project Assistant

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Paralegal & Project Assistant

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A two-year position supporting paralegals and attorneys in various practice groups. This position is an opportunity for individuals interested in law school to gain prior legal experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The central task is the organization of documents, both hard copies and electronic, and includes but is not limited to data entry, database searches, extranet uploading, internet research, hard copy sorting.
  • Trial preparation and attendance at trial is a possibility depending on practice group assignment.


Qualification Requirements: 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 (current employees should contact Human Resources).



Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.


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
  • Proofread accurately
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines


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