Sidley Austin LLP

  • CLE Assistant - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Recruiting Location US-NY-New York
    Training & Development
  • Summary

    Based in New York, the incumbent assists with CLE accreditation of Sidley’s programs and our lawyers’ compliance with relevant state requirements. The CLE Assistant will help maintain records, reports, and files to ensure Sidley remains in good standing with CLE regulators in all jurisdictions. The Assistant will work closely with the CLE Manager and with other Lawyer Training & Professional Development team members in all offices to ensure that Firm-produced programs meet applicable CLE requirements in order to obtain the maximum available credit for all formats: live in-person, webcast, teleconference, videoconference, etc. The CLE Assistant will also support lawyer training and professional development initiatives as needed.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide programmatic and CLE accreditation support for Sidley-produced lawyer training programs
    • Provide initial review of course materials and other program documentation submitted for internal CLE accreditation; answer lawyer inquiries
    • Prepare program attendance and evaluation forms
    • Support and maintain CLE program files and update related calendars and spreadsheets
    • Process attendance forms and issue CLE certificates for internal and client CLE programs
    • Support attendance tracking
    • Enter data from external CLE certificates into Sidley’s CLE tracking system (Micron CE Manager)
    • Complete and submit individual program applications for CLE credit to state regulators in relevant jurisdictions
    • Support on-site, off-site, and online CLE programs produced by the Firm
    • Coordinate submission of CLE programs to relevant CLE Boards for approval
    • Keep abreast of CLE regulations in the various jurisdictions in which Sidley lawyers are licensed
    • Assist the Lawyer Training and Professional Development team with special projects and initiatives as needed
    • Other duties, as assigned


    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:



    • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Familiarity or experience with CLE rules and requirements and with Micron CE Manager
    • Law firm experience

    Other Skills and Abilities:


    The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
    • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities


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


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