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Human Resources Practice Management Generalist

Human Resources Practice Management Generalist

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Human Resources

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The Practice Management Generalist works closely with the Director to carry out a wide range of associate activities and programs for the DC office practice groups, including working with the Co-Chairs and Partners of the Recruiting, Hiring, Evaluation & Compensation, and Litigation Associate Development committees with the professional development and attorney initiatives, as well as other aspects and functions of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities


Incoming Fall Associates:

  • Coordinate all onboarding activities such as monitoring New Hire Paperwork, etc.
  • Gather associate practice area and practice group interests
  • Find first assignments for incoming associates based on interests
  • Assist with identifying Associate Advisors for new associates
  • Update all New Hire/Incoming Associate charts as needed
  • Coordinate planning, executing, and attending Welcome Breakfast, Advisor Lunch, and New Associate Reception
  • Prepare materials for orientation, name tags for various events, etc.
    • Assist with new associate conflicts
      • Gathering conflicts reports and coordinating with Conflicts team in Chicago
      • Reaching out to associates for updates to conflicts as needed
      • Send clearances and screens to Local Human Resources
    • Collecting and organizing bar information
      • Collect bar status surveys and enter information into Bar Status Chart
      • DC Bar application emails and reminders
      • Send bar information and updates to Local Human Resources


Assignment and Compensation of Associates:

  • Coordinate various Compensation Committee, Litigation Lunch and practice group review meetings
  • Facilitate assembling, quality checking and delivering review binders and envelopes
  • Update Litigation Face Book for Fall Litigation Review Meeting
  • Update practice group hours charts
  • Attend and take notes at review meetings for review later


Litigation Associate Development Committee (LADC)

  • Compile Monthly Hours Report
  • Send out bi-weekly Capacity Planning Survey to associates
    • Compile report and send to LADC members
  • Assist with assigning associates to LADC members and updating matrix
  • Assist with staffing projects



  • Create and circulate invitations for events. Send reminders as needed
  • Coordinate planning, executing, and attending various events for ARC (happy hours, Family Picnic, Halloween Party, Town Halls, holiday event, etc.), Associate Advisor Program (Welcome/Farewell events, Luncheons), and Women’s Committee (Quarterly Lunches, Dinners, Holiday Happy Hour, etc.)
    • Updating program budgets following events
    • Coordinating food, set up, floral arrangements, equipment and A/V, etc., as needed
    • Securing venues and entertainment for off-site events


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Copying, scanning, and distributing materials for various meetings including Compensation Committee, Co-Chair, and LADC
  • Complete and send bar and government employment verifications
  • Assist with scheduling and coordinating Mid-Level Associate Career Development Meetings
  • Draft and send New Lawyer Announcements
  • Draft and edit Exit Interview Summaries
  • Assist with executing the annual DC Bar Firm Billing process




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
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of relevant HR work experience
  • Knowledge of HRIS systems, business office operations, and other operational procedures with a demonstrated application of process improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to manage assigned projects independently


  • Law firm or professional services firm experience
  • Experience with PeopleSoft database applications
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The use of good judgement 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
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and meet tight deadlines

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer